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The Project for Women

Inspiration

For Julayne Virgil, after forging a successful career in the private sector in NYC, she returned to her roots. Not only did she return to her hometown of Oakland, but to carry on the legacy of family women before her who dedicated themselves to bettering the world through education…

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Highlights from Girls Inc.’s 29th Annual Luncheon

Thank you to everyone who attended Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s sold-out 29th Annual Strong, Smart & Bold Luncheon this afternoon. Today we honored three accomplished high school students from Oakland and San Leandro—Daniela Garcia, Donna Wong, and Serenity Williams—and heard from girls in our Advocating Change Together program. In…

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Girls Champion Reproductive Health

This is a critical time for reproductive health rights in our country— and girls in our HEART (Helping Everyone Achieve Respect Together) program are increasing access to information and resources amongst their peers. As part of the program, high school girls learn about reproductive health and local resources, and then…

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Stars of Disney’s “Moana” visit Girls Inc.

On May 1st, Girls Inc. of Alameda County welcomed Auli’i Cravalho, leading actress of Disney’s Moana, and Hollywood Records artist Jordan Fisher, to our Simpson Center for Girls in downtown Oakland. Auli’i shared her journey from a small town in Hawaii to becoming a nationally recognized singer and actress; her…

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Girls Speak
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Girls Speak: The Impact of Violence

At Girls Inc. of Alameda County, we are inspired by the girls we serve. We are proud to say that they have a genuine passion for creating positive change in the world. This year, the girls in our Advocating for Change Together (ACT) program identified violence in Oakland as the…

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Introducing our #GirlsHaveTheRight Campaign

We are all needed to make the world right for girls. Girls Inc. of Alameda County is working closely with girls in the San Francisco Bay Area, community members, and investors to highlight recent policy changes that have real ramifications for girls and their families – and to provide a…

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Our Girls in Washington
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Our Girls in Washington, DC

When Girls Inc. of Alameda County girls Samantha, Vanessa and Kaylianna learned they would have a chance to go with the CloseUp Foundation to the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, they were thrilled. “I was sure when I applied that Hillary was going to win,” says…

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Next Steps for Girls
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Next Steps for Girls in the Era of Trump

Last week at Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s Community Education Series panel, “Girls in the Era of Trump,” over 200 community members demonstrated their readiness to engage with the issues impacting girls. During the panel, leaders in our community discussed this critical point when girls face both new and continuing…

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Stand with us. Stand with girls.

For decades, Girls Inc. of Alameda County has been committed to empowering and inspiring girls to navigate barriers so they can thrive. As an agency dedicated to the advancement of women and girls, we have never had the luxury of turning a blind eye to the gender bias, sexism, and…

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