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Oakland Literacy Coalition

Member Spotlight: Girls Inc of Alameda County

We are excited to spotlight Girls Inc of Alameda County, which plays an important role in supporting literacy and enrichment in Oakland schools. Girls Inc programs serve youth both in schools in OUSD and at the Girls Inc. Simpson Center for Girls in after school programs. Their K-5 programs serve both girls and boys with a focus on Literacy and Enrichment curriculum.

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What's Happening at Girls Inc.

self defense workshop

Strong, Smart & Bold Self-Defense Workshop

Boundary setting, personal safety and physical self-defense skills? Check. Thanks to Impact Bay Area, a local, mission-aligned organization that teaches self-defense in a safe, empowering environment. Part of our mission of inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart & Bold includes focusing on their physical well-being and their right to…

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College Tours 2023

Overnight College Tours

Our rising high school seniors went on a weekend trip to visit UC Santa Cruz, Cal State Monterey Bay, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo! Due to time and financial constraints, campus visits are not always possible for our youth and their families, but they can greatly influence a student’s…

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Women of Impact June Breakfast

At our second-ever Women of Impact Breakfast, our own Celene Alva, Literacy Specialist, and Eva Gutierrez Cahill, School-Based Program Manager, led a discussion on how our program demographics mirror the demographics of students experiencing the largest opportunity gap in the Oakland Unified School District. In this session they focused on…

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2023 Strong, Smart & Bold Luncheon: Imagine

Thank you to our Board Members, Sponsors, Investors, Women of Impact, and our entire community who helped us raise funds to inspire girls at our 2023 Strong, Smart & Bold Luncheon! With your sponsorships, ticket purchases and day-of investments, we surpassed our fundraising goal, raising a grand total of:…

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