What's Happening at Girls Inc.

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Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s Great Bake-Off!

We celebrated Valentine’s Day all week with the Great Girls Inc. Bakeoff! Our middle and high school girls were challenged to create unique sweet treats without recipes in only 30 minutes, employing skills like effective communication, delegation, and teamwork to accomplish a shared goal. Girls Inc. Read More »
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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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