What's Happening at Girls Inc.

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“What Did You Do This Summer?”

As our girls head back to school this year, they will inevitably be faced with questions about what they did over the summer—and they will have some extraordinary answers. A high school girl will talk about how, during a tour of Southern California colleges, she got to see first-hand the…

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Girls Reading
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Ready to Read: Exciting Ideas for a New Year

Last year, in considering how best to support elementary school participants’ self-perception as readers and scholars, Girls Inc. staff decided to try engaging a class of 4th and 5th graders as reading role models for their younger peers. Soon, each student in the younger class was paired with a more…

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Girls at Gap

This summer Gap Women in Leadership (GapWIL) partnered with Girls Inc. to launch a summer menteeship program at Gap Inc. Through the course of the 3 week program, 3 high school juniors, “wonder women in training”, met with career coaches, visited stores, developed technical skills through crash courses in retail, inventory…

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Alumna Ph.D. Student Returns to Girls Inc.

When Amaurita Kanai was growing up in San Leandro, her parents struggled at times to make ends meet. Her mother realized that her young daughters needed somewhere positive to stay after school while she worked, and placed them with Girls Inc. of Alameda County. Today, decades later, Amaurita is in…

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Girls Champion Reproductive Health

This is a critical time for reproductive health rights in our country— and girls in our HEART (Helping Everyone Achieve Respect Together) program are increasing access to information and resources amongst their peers. As part of the program, high school girls learn about reproductive health and local resources, and then…

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Stars of Disney’s “Moana” visit Girls Inc.

On May 1st, Girls Inc. of Alameda County welcomed Auli’i Cravalho, leading actress of Disney’s Moana, and Hollywood Records artist Jordan Fisher, to our Simpson Center for Girls in downtown Oakland. Auli’i shared her journey from a small town in Hawaii to becoming a nationally recognized singer and actress; her…

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Girls Speak
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Girls Speak: The Impact of Violence

At Girls Inc. of Alameda County, we are inspired by the girls we serve. We are proud to say that they have a genuine passion for creating positive change in the world. This year, the girls in our Advocating for Change Together (ACT) program identified violence in Oakland as the…

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Introducing our #GirlsHaveTheRight Campaign

We are all needed to make the world right for girls. Girls Inc. of Alameda County is working closely with girls in the San Francisco Bay Area, community members, and investors to highlight recent policy changes that have real ramifications for girls and their families—and to provide a safe and…

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Highlights From
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Highlights from Girls Inc.’s 29th Annual Luncheon

Thank you to everyone who attended Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s sold-out 29th Annual Strong, Smart & Bold Luncheon this afternoon. Today we honored three accomplished high school students from Oakland and San Leandro—Daniela Garcia, Donna Wong, and Serenity Williams—and heard from girls in our Advocating Change Together program. In…

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