What's Happening at Girls Inc.

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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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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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Girls Inc. Honored at Warriors Parade

Girls Inc. of Alameda County, CEO Julayne Virgil was one of four local leaders selected by NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant to ride on his bus, sponsored by Nike, during the Warriors Parade. Kevin Durant’s motto is “Rise. Grind. Shine. Again.” For the parade, he wanted to be accompanied by…

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Concordia
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Concordia Park Summer is Ready for Takeoff

Summer learning loss, also called, “the summer slide” is responsible for much of the achievement gap between students from under-resourced communities and their more affluent peers. But this week, elementary and middle school girls from across Oakland and San Leandro arrived at Girls Inc.’s Concordia Park Summer program for a…

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Dressed for Success This Summer? Our Girls Are!

Girls Inc. high school participants prepared for their internships this summer by shopping for professional wear—in Girls Inc.’s yoga studio! Many of our girls don’t have the opportunity or resources to buy new professional clothing. But thanks to Vici, who transformed the studio into a “boutique,” our girls had a…

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