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Pioneering a Professional Pathway in Expanded Learning

Girls Inc. of Alameda County and partners launched the state’s first registered apprenticeship program in expanded learning, a partnership that also guarantees apprentices fair wages with opportunities for raises, free community college tuition, on-the-job training, and real-time, practical support every step of the way. This program is growing a professional workforce for expanded learning and a stepping stone to other careers in education.

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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.

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Thank You Corporation & Foundation Partners!

Foundations and corporations make up nearly 30% of our annual revenue, 100% of which goes into the programs, facilities and resources that inspire girls in our community to be Strong, Smart & Bold! This month we would like to acknowledge and thank Vitner’s Daughter and the Fairview Foundation for their invaluable…

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Thank You Foundation Partners!

Foundations and corporations make up nearly 30% of our annual revenue, 100% of which goes into the programs, facilities and resources that inspire girls in our community to be Strong, Smart & Bold! This month we would like to acknowledge and thank a handful of partners—the Warriors Community Foundation, the…

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Do Not Miss our 2022-23 Impact Report!

The impact and longevity of Girls Inc. of Alameda County is a direct result of the investments you have made in us, enabling our agility and responsiveness in delivering critical programs and services to our community for the last 65 years. We continue to achieve outstanding results in our foundational literacy programs, especially within Black, Latinx, and English Learner populations, and for the 9th consecutive year,…

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Girls Inc. National Scholarship Essay Judging

We are extending a huge “THANK YOU!” our volunteer community who worked with us and our youth throughout various stages of the Girls Inc. National Scholarship competition! Girls Inc. National sponsors a competition among affiliates—open to all Girls Inc. high school juniors or seniors and 8th-grade students with two years…

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National Apprenticeship Week

November 13th – 17th, we celebrated the 9th Annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW)! NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity,…

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Halloween-Themed Family Game Night

We hosted a Halloween-themed Family Game Night at our Simpson Center, where girls and their families participated in Family Feud and Jeopardy, competed in a costume contest, tried their luck in a raffle and experimented with henna tattoos! We greatly value instances where we can foster shared, positive experiences among…

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Lights On Afterschool in Oakland and Across the Nation

Rallies across the country celebrate Lights on After School, on the last Thursday of October every year since 2000, to illuminate the importance of out-of-school time for youth development. Afterschool programs are critical to providing young people with exposure to mentors and new ideas, skill-building opportunities, relationships, and social capital…

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International Day of the Girl

We observe International Day of the Girl – an acknowledgement of the challenges and barriers that persist for girls and a celebration of their leadership and their power—and dedicate our work to making every day a celebration of girls and gender-expansive youth. Read More »
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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

We honor the perseverance and courage of Indigenous peoples and show gratitude for their contributions to our world. Our office and areas of operation are on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Chochenyo-speaking Muwekma tribe of the Ohlone people who continue to live, work and thrive here. Read More »
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Benefit, BART & DPR Expose Girls to Career Opportunities

Our field trips and partner-hosted activities build upon our intentionality to connect girls with a network of supportive women and with future opportunities. They enable girls to both see how their current studies can be applied to specific career paths and gather new  insights about particular paths and how they could pursue that career if they are interested. 2023 Girls Summit Encourages Girls…

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