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Now available: 2014 Girls Inc. Annual Report 
Thanks to you, our supporters and donors, Girls Inc. helps change the lives of hundreds of thousands of girls across the U.S. and Canada. Read about our achievements and the Girls Inc. girls who benefit most from your generosity.

 

 

Spotlight

Donna Brace Ogilvie: Dedicated to Girls Inc.

As a Girls Inc. supporter and advocate for over 60 years, Donna Brace Ogilvie has helped bring transformational Girls Inc. programming to thousands of girls. Her commitment is an exemplary representation of what it means to be strong, smart, and bold. We cannot express enough our gratitude to Donna for her long-time dedication to Girls Inc. 

Click here to learn more about Donna and why she supports Girls Inc. 

Exploring STEM, Changing the Statistics

As we celebrate the accomplishments of Latinas throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, we also celebrate Girls Inc. girls who are breaking past their own barriers to make history. Girls like Alicia, who spoke very little English when she came to Girls Inc. and rarely saw women outside of traditional roles or pursuing college and careers. With the guidance of bilingual Girls Inc. staff leaders, Alicia not only gained the reading and writing skills that allowed her to open up to teachers and classmates, but her confidence soared and she became an assertive and engaged student. 

After seven years at Girls Inc., Alicia joined Girls Inc. Eureka!, which encourages girls’ personal development and exploration of careers in science, math and technology. There, she discovered topics such as women’s rights and environmental science. Eureka! also developed Alicia's networking skills that helped her land an internship at the Stanford Research Institute International where she met women working in technology. The self-assurance that Alicia gained at Girls Inc. also propelled her to join sports teams at school, lead student social justice organizations, and theatre productions at school.   

Earlier this year, Alicia was awarded a Girls Inc. National Scholarship and this month she took the tools she gained at Girls Inc. to Kalamazoo College, where she is studying Sociology and Anthropology. Currently, only 5% of all Hispanic women who earn degrees in a STEM field. Alicia is on her way to helping change those statistics.

Are you a Girls Inc. alumna? If so, we want to hear from you. Connect with the Girls Inc. Alumnae Network today!

News

Lockheed Martin $500,000 Grant Supports STEM

Girls Inc. is proud to partner with Lockheed Martin to strengthen its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming for 500 girls, connecting girls ages 9-12 with Lockheed Martin mentors across the U.S.

Learn more about this exciting partnership. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Girls Inc. is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year, Girls Inc. serves thousands of girls, 22% of whom are Latinas. The Girls Inc. Latina Initiative provides our affiliate network with the tools, training, and support they need to effectively reach and serve Latina girls. We focus on developing leadership skills, maintaining healthy lifestyles, sound decision-making skills, and providing the right preparation so girls are equipped to go onto college. 

Learn more about the Girls Inc. Latina Initiative.

Girls Inc. Joins Google Made with Code

September is full of new beginnings and setting academic goals for the school year. This summer we started something new at Girls Inc., too: coding! In partnership with Google’s Made with Code, Girls Inc. is giving hundreds of girls the opportunity to learn the skills that will equip them for careers in tech, an industry largely under-represented by women. 

Get an inside look and stay tuned for more updates from Girls Inc. coders!

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Teavana Oprah Chai Benefits Girls Inc.

Teavana Oprah Chai Tea is on sale at Starbucks and Teavana stores across the U.S. and Canada. Proceeds from the sale of Teavana Oprah Chai benefit Girls Inc., so try a chai, take a picture, and share it using #TeavanaOprahChai and #girlsinc.

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