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Post News Group

Senior Summer Participants go on College Tours

College Access Now! (CAN!) participant Daisha Williams documented Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s summer college tours and was published by the Post News Group. During this year’s Senior Summer, Girls Inc. of Alameda County took their participants on four college tours, led by two Girls Inc. of Alameda County employees, Gabi Reyes-Acosta and Judy Cordova.

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Cal State East Bay Pioneer

Eureka! participants visit Cal State East Bay

California State University, East Bay hosted Girls Inc. of Alameda County at the Hayward campus as part of an annual summer partnership. Girls Inc. and CSUEB have maintained a long-standing collaboration under the Eureka! Program, wherein a group of middle- and high-school girls across the East Bay area are given an opportunity to attend university-level classes and immerse themselves in a college environment.

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San Francisco Chronicle Datebook

New Literary Project workshops at Girls Inc. of Alameda County

Giving girls the confidence that their voice, their story, their art matters — and that “how they view the world is meaningful” — can be transformative, says Virgil. She remembers one New Literary Project showcase where a father wept listening to his daughter read her work. “This is so important for her,” he told Virgil. “She’ll never be the same.”

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What's Happening at Girls Inc.

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2022 Girls Rise Gala – Reaching Higher

Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s 2022 Girls Gala, Reaching Higher, First-of-its-Kind Celebration On Saturday, October 15, we hosted our 2022 Girls Rise Gala: Reaching Higher, our first in-person fundraising event since 2019. It was a beautiful evening of celebration, inspiration, and connection.   The gala was an interactive, first-of-its-kind…

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Future Leaders Event

Fourteen of our high school scholars had a two-day experience of a lifetime! Earlier this month, Girls Inc. of Alameda County was invited to be a part of the Future Leaders Event sponsored by Rakuten and The Golden State Warriors.  The girls were matched with a mentor from either Rakuten or Warriors and were led…

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March is Women’s Empowerment Month

March is an important time to ground ourselves in women’s history and empowerment, and the work at the intersection of gender, race, and economics. While the girls we serve are entering into a world very different from the one that generations before them entered, we cannot deny that they will…

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In-Person Author Event

  As part of our partnership with The New Literary Project (formerly Simpson Literary Project), author Danielle Evans recipient of the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Award visited in-person with our youth. This was our first in-person event at the downtown Oakland Girls’ Resource Center in two…

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Black History Month

February is #BlackHistoryMonth – a time when the contributions of African Americans are more broadly recognized – in addition to our intentional effort to honor the achievements and central role of African Americans in the United States year-round. The youth in our programs continued our celebration of Black history with…

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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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