What's Happening at Girls Inc.

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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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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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