What's Happening at Girls Inc.

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Women of Impact January Breakfast

Attendees of our recent women of Impact Breakfast gained insight into our host of Health and Advocacy programs available to high schoolers. Program Coordinator Mahaugoni Sellman discussed the main objectives and highlights from each program: Achieving Change Together (ACT), Helping Everyone Achieve Success Together (HEART), and Healthy Evolving Relationships (HER). Read More »
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Pioneering a Professional Pathway in Expanded Learning

How the Partnership for Children & Youth and its Partners Made Registered Apprenticeships a Reality in California Education A leading partner in the launch of our Expanded Learning Apprenticeship, Partnership for Children & Youth, recently published a case study about apprenticeships as a sustainable model for both staffing the afterschool…

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Program Spotlight: Literacy (Elementary School)

Literacy has been a key component of our programming for several decades, but the official launch of our intensive literacy program* dates back to 1999. It was the brainchild of the late Barclay Simpson, a wildly successful entrepreneur, equity advocate and longtime champion of Girls Inc. of Alameda County, and…

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National Mentorship Month

January is recognized as National Mentoring Month, a time to actively celebrate the power of supportive and meaningful mentor relationships. Activating a network of supportive adults who are connected to our youth in a mentorship capacity–*as program leaders, field trip hosts, academic tutors, essay mentors and many others—is…

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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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