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Partnership for Children & Youth

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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Girls Inc. of Alameda County Supports Eat.Learn.Play Foundation with Construction of New Playground in Oakland

Girls Inc. of Alameda County provided volunteers to support Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s Eat.Learn.Play Foundation with the construction of a new playground at Bella Vista Elementary School in Oakland. This build marked the foundation’s 11th overall schoolyard project in the Oakland Unified School District. Over 200 volunteers from companies including…

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High Schoolers Dive Into Finance With Comerica Bank

Thank you to our Partner, Comerica Bank, for sending Danette Winkler, VP of Commercial Banking, and Araceli Dominguez-Singh, VP of Commercial Relationship Management, to our Simpson Center for Girls to lead a finance workshop for our high schoolers. Danette and Araceli presented the basics of banking and credit and did…

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Program Spotlight: Eureka!

Eureka! is a results-based, career exploration and development program for rising 8th to 12th grade girls. Eureka! promotes confidence, sisterhood, and college/career readiness for girls of color from disinvested areas in/around Oakland. Because girls, especially girls of color, lack exposure and encouragement to enter STEAM fields, Eureka! intentionally provides…

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The Magic Continues on Day Two of Future Leaders

On Day two of Future Leaders—a two-day mentorship program that pairs our youth with employees of the Golden State Warriors and Rakuten—our high schoolers crossed the Bay Bridge to reach the Chase Center, where more surprises awaited their arrival. Dressed in the business attire they had selected the day before,…

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