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Combatting sexual harassment in Oakland schools

Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s girls participated in the recent report highlighting the impact of sexual harassment and assault on girls of color in Oakland Schools– a report that is helping guide the district’s new Sexual Harassment Policy.

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How Would You Build a Flying Saucer?

The first week of December, Girls Inc. hosted a Family Night for 34 girls and their families in the Eureka! program where girls discussed their projects and talked about what they learned. In the 8th and 9th grades, girls in Eureka! learn about and practice STEM topics, develop their leadership…

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2017-2018 Annual Report

The results are in…working together we transform lives. Here’s how. This year, Girls Inc. of Alameda County celebrated 60 years of inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold. As the year winds to a close, we at Girls Inc. are grateful for all our girls, our community, our investors,…

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Building Literacy and Community

During the fall two of our literacy units are “everyone belongs” and “around the world”. Students read books that embody the values of building community, sharing, helping, and including others, and other books depicting different cultures practices from around the world. Then they spend time making self-portraits to show how…

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Girls Inc. National Scholarship Competition

Fall and early winter is college scholarship application time at Girls Inc. The Girls Inc. national organization sponsors a competition which awards scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Last year, three girls from Girls Inc. of Alameda County were honored with scholarships and we are extremely proud of them and…

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#GirlsToo: Respect Starts Young

While sexual assault has been in the public spotlight in recent months, Girls Inc. has long been committed to preventing sexual harassment and violence because we have seen first-hand the impact these violations have on girls’ lives. All too frequently, these incidents are not taken seriously and are swept under…

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Celebrating 60 Years of Coming Together for Girls

On October 20th, Girls Inc. proudly celebrated six decades of serving girls in Alameda County with our 60th Anniversary Gala. THANK YOU to our sponsors, investors, board members, alumnae, volunteers, friends, allies, staff, and local businesses who came together to make the event a huge success. With your help…

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Honoring Ancestors and Fulfilling Dreams How are you your ancestor’s wildest dream? This was a question that program leader Selina posed recently to a group high school juniors in our College Access Now (CAN) program. This October, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and also of Hispanic Heritage Month, the…

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Building Robots to Change the World

If you could build a robot to change the world, what would you build? That was the question posed to a group of Girls Inc. middle school students on a field trip to Cloudera, a software company in San Francisco. The trip was facilitated by Give to Get as part…

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How to Build Intentional Community

Who would have thought toothpaste could be a powerful learning opportunity? This month, our elementary students are taking part in lessons known as “Building Intentional Community”— lessons where they learn how to make and keep friends, and be positive members of a group. One of these lessons, of course, involves…

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A Stellar Start at Two New Schools

This month was the kickoff of new Girls Inc. programs at two schools in Oakland: La Escuelita (K-8) and Aurum Preparatory Academy (6-8). Through this expansion, 260 more students will have access to afterschool experiences that will support their success as they move into high school and beyond! These first…

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