It's good to be a girl in this world today. I like being a girl because I can speak for myself. I can stand up for myself. Being a girl makes me strong.
Girls Incorporated receives a major percentage of its national funding from private foundation and government grants. This restricted support is crucial to the development of Girls Inc. research-based programs and our ability to make them available to girls nationwide. Grant funds also enable us to facilitate the growth of our affiliate network, expand our use of technology, conduct research in support of girls' positive development, advance public education and advocacy on critical girls' issues, and strengthen our overall effectiveness.
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Featured Partner: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Each year, Girls Inc. partners with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to offer the Family Strengthening Awards that recognize Girls Inc. affiliates for outstanding programs that make families stronger and thus, help girls reach their full potential. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is committed to helping children and families living in tough communities do better. The foundation believes that children do well when families do well, and that families do better when they live in supportive communities.
Through the Family Strengthening Awards program, Girls Inc. rewards the selected affiliates with awards as well as materials to help them publicize their award-winning work locally. The program also spreads best practices in family strengthening throughout the entire Girls Inc. network, by enabling our affiliates to learn from the awardees. Girls Inc. documents the winning programs and strategies, and the award-winning affiliates lead roundtable discussions and peer-to-peer mentoring sessions on working with girls' families.
Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.
"We will change the future for thousands of our most vulnerable children by changing the present for their parents," says Miriam Shark, the Casey senior associate who oversees the Family Strengthening Awards program. "The Family Strengthening award-winners show how much can be accomplished by connecting families to the opportunities and supports they need to succeed."
Check out our current award recipients:
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