What's Happening at Girls Inc.

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Girls Inc. Advocacy Program (ACT) wins two activism grants!

The Oakland Youth Advisory Commission (OYAC) launched a Youth-to-Youth Mini-Grant program with a focus on funding creative and dynamic projects to support and increase community resiliency and healing for Oakland’s most marginalized communities in East and West Oakland. Our advocacy program (ACT) won two of the twelve youth activism grants…

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High School Girls Join Women’s March and #MeToo

Girls Inc. girls are learning skills to make real change in their local communities, and adding their voices to powerful national movements. Sultanah, a 17-year old member of our Leadership and Advocacy program, was one of Girls Inc.’s 13 girls and 8 staff members who joined the Women’s March last…

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TASTE: Coming Together for Girls

Thanks to the support of generous local businesses, chefs, friends and allies, Girls Inc.’s TASTE Gala was a huge success— and raised more than $560,000 in support of girls. As Lizbeth, our alumna speaker, put it, “I am the real-life outcome of what happens when you invest in a girl.”…

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Leadership According to a Girls Inc. Senior

When asked what a leader is, Destinee pauses thoughtfully. It’s a question with a lot of answers, she explains, since there’s so much that goes into being a leader. Then she decides on what she wants to say. “I think it’s someone who’s collaborative, someone who’s honest, and someone who’s…

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Orientation to Success

During High School Program Orientation Night in September, girls learned how they would be supported while at Girls Inc., even during the most difficult times. At first glance, the approximately 50 girl and family attendees in the Simpson Center for Girls were coming to hear about the basics of their…

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New Staff Share “Why They’re Here”

On the morning of New Staff Orientation, 27 staff members entered the Simpson Center for Girls for their first day of work. Some had been in the building only for their interview; some had been Girls Inc. participants since they were in elementary school. All were hired for their skill,…

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