What's Happening at Girls Inc.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Honoring Ancestors and Fulfilling Dreams How are you your ancestor’s wildest dream? This was a question that program leader Selina posed recently to a group high school juniors in our College Access Now (CAN) program. This October, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and also of Hispanic Heritage Month, the…

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Building Robots to Change the World

If you could build a robot to change the world, what would you build? That was the question posed to a group of Girls Inc. middle school students on a field trip to Cloudera, a software company in San Francisco. The trip was facilitated by Give to Get as part…

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How to Build Intentional Community

Who would have thought toothpaste could be a powerful learning opportunity? This month, our elementary students are taking part in lessons known as “Building Intentional Community”— lessons where they learn how to make and keep friends, and be positive members of a group. One of these lessons, of course, involves…

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La Escuelita
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A Stellar Start at Two New Schools

This month was the kickoff of new Girls Inc. programs at two schools in Oakland: La Escuelita (K-8) and Aurum Preparatory Academy (6-8). Through this expansion, 260 more students will have access to afterschool experiences that will support their success as they move into high school and beyond! These first…

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Girl Finds Shoes
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“ShoeMobile” Brings My New Red Shoes!

Remember the thrill of picking out new shoes before school started? Thanks to our partners, My New Red Shoes, each of our girls received a new pair of shoes—and then went back-to-school shopping with a $50 gift certificate to Old Navy. It all started when the My New Red Shoes…

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SLUSD New
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Changes to Programming in San Leandro

Girls Inc. of Alameda County has been in operation for 60 years, and it has been our privilege to have partnered with San Leandro Unified School District for the last 44 years! Since 1974 we have provided extended learning / out of school time programming in San Leandro schools, including…

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Alumnae Reunion
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Alumnae Inspire Each Other at Reunion

Girls Inc. is only the beginning for strong, smart, and bold young women. Two weeks ago, at our Alumnae Reunion, former Girls Inc. participants came from across the Bay Area— from young women who graduated just a few months ago (including two of the speakers from our Strong, Smart, and…

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