What's Happening at Girls Inc.

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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 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 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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Congratulations Girls Inc. Class of 2018!

Over their years at Girls Inc. of Alameda County, our seniors have grown in confidence and sisterhood, nurtured dreams for the future, and made an impact on the world around them. One senior, Destinee, describes how Girls Inc. supported her through a tumultuous time in her life to recognize the…

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Girls Inc. Activists’ Events a Success

Girls Inc. teen leaders created bright spots of hope for their communities this month by leading and hosting two events helping prevent sexual violence and increase health equity. Two months ago, with the desire to create awareness to support change around these issues, the girls applied for – and were…

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Trauma-Informed Classrooms Change Everything

Girls Inc. staff member Jaime Sanchez describes that sometimes, before students joined his afterschool class, daytime teachers would warn him, “watch out for that student’s behavior issues. And make sure to keep those two away from each other.” Jaime is the first to recognize that many students who join Girls…

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