What's Happening at Girls Inc.

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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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Girls Inc. Leader Hears from Michelle Obama

Sultanah, a 17 year old member of Girls Inc.’s Advocating for Change Together program, is a leader. Along with her Girls Inc. sisters, she has taken a stand on issues like sexual violence and environmental injustice, and she has even stepped up to be an intern mentor for younger girls. Read More »
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First Time Camping: a Bold Adventure

At the beginning of this month’s camping trip for 7th grade girls, six of the seven participants had never been camping before. As they started off, many of the girls were nervous about what was ahead— from being in the pitch dark in the wilderness, to the possibility of run-ins…

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Seeking Summer Internships for Girls

Each summer at Girls Inc., internships at local organizations provide high school girls with professional growth opportunities that impact the rest of their lives. Last summer, one participant had doubts about what she could accomplish due to negative messages from the past. But at her internship, she was supported to…

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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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