Category: Girls Inc. Updates

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Building Community Connection

A group of our dedicated volunteers and the scholars they support were invited to a special night of poetry and art. Girls Inc. staff led a workshop around writing Haiku poetry, and then each participant wrote one of their own. The poem became the theme of a small jigsaw puzzle they created. Read More »
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Winter Volunteer Engagement

Last month we were excited to have several in-person volunteer engagements after almost 2 years of all virtual volunteerism. We arrived on-site at partner organizations masked and ready to wrap. We brought books and gift-wrapping supplies while our partners rounded up excited volunteers. We are proud to have…

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The Impact of Mentors

January is National Mentoring Month, but at Girls Inc. of Alameda County we celebrate mentors all year long. Our staff and volunteers all serve as mentors: providing guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling for the participants in our programs. This focus fits squarely in our guiding principle to…

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Lois De Domenico Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Congrats to Lois De Domenico, our Board Member Emerita and Co-Chair of our Capital Campaign for our downtown Oakland Girls’ Resource Center, on her Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual or family with a proven lifetime…

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Reunited

The beginning of a new program year is always an exciting time. It can be felt in the hustle and bustle the moment you step on our partner school campuses all across town.  After 18 months of remote programming, our School-Based Programs are back in person at elementary and middle school…

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High School Summer Programs

Internships Many of our high school participants held Virtual Internships with amazing corporate partners such as Golden State Warriors, Rakuten, Benefit Cosmetics, Google, Zumper, and H2O+. Internship host Divya Kathuria came back for another summer of hosting an intern after her first experience was…

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Middle School STEAM Programming

Our middle school girls learned about coding and worked with mentors from EY to create online magazines with their new skills. They also took several virtual field trips to companies including Adobe, Simpson Strong-Tie, Protiviti, Turner Construction, CellFE and Zumper to learn about careers…

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A College Shower Celebration for our 2021 Graduates!

The traditional Graduation March, shrieks of excitement, honking horns, and the beat of tambourines filled the air in Oakland and three surrounding cities as a caravan of decorated cars filled with Girls Inc. staff paraded to our graduates’ homes to congratulate them and wish them well in their bright futures. Read More »
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Take Your Daughter to Congress Day

On National Take Our Daughter/Son to Work Day in April, four girls from West Oakland Middle School went to congress for the day – with a larger group from Girls Inc. affiliates all over the country – and heard from women serving as Congressional Representatives. The most impactful…

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The Power of Envisioning the Future

How can reflecting on your identity and setting goals and intentions for the future, impact the way you build self-love and a deeper, intersectional understanding of your own identity? Girls in the Girls Inc. of Alameda County ACT (Achieving Change Together) and HEART (Helping Everyone Achieve Respect Together)…

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