NEW YORK - December 2013 – Girls Inc. affiliates across the U.S. and Canada deliver programming, which encourages girls to develop enthusiasm for and skills in STEM through hands-on activities think like scientists. Through Operation SMART, girls establish meaningful mentoring relationships with leaders in STEM fields. Affiliates also partner with colleges and community corporations for girls to explore careers and higher education options in STEM industries.
Girls Inc. brought its expertise on providing girls with life-changing out-of-school-time programming and experiences to Washington, D.C. on November 14.
Girls Inc. President & CEO Judy Vredenburgh, Orange County CEO Lucy Santana, and National Scholar Adriana Embus spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing about the importance of supportive girls-only environments in helping girls unleash their inherent strengths.
Adriana, a Girls Inc. alumna from Georgia and current student at Yale University on a full scholarship, spoke about how Girls Inc. helped her cope with her father's PTSD, take on leadership roles, explore STEM, and thrive at a competitive high school.
We were thrilled to partner with Mrs. Obama on her initiative to encourage more low-income student to attend college.
On November 14, 2012, we recognized four incredible leaders from around the entertainment community and four outstanding Girls Inc. National Scholars at our 17th Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon. Held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Luncheon brings together leaders from across the entertainment industry who embody the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Partnership will provide Girls Inc. network of 136,000 girls with access to Discovery Education’s STEM Camp resources.
NEW YORK - September 24, 2013 – Girls Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold, and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, announced a partnership to provide Discovery Education’s STEM Camp resources to girls across the United States.
President & CEO Judy Vredenburgh and Girls Inc. National Scholar Speak on the Freedom to Prosper
NEW YORK - August 22, 2013 – Girls Inc. President & CEO Judy Vredenburgh and Girls Inc. National Scholar Shantia McCarthur joined social change leaders and current and former U.S. Presidents in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of freedom on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
NEW YORK - August 6, 2013 - A new CDC report shows a small but significant decrease in obesity among preschoolers from low-income households in 18 states. This decline is particularly worthy of celebration because preschoolers who are overweight or obese are five times more likely to be so as adults.
It is also a critical opportunity for examining what works and invigorating efforts across youth and family service organizations, as the report also found obesity rates held steady in 20 states and increased in three.
Innovative Approach Brings Investing Know-How and Confidence to More Girls Across U.S.
NEW YORK - March 20, 2013 – After three years of creating hands-on investment experience for girls, ING U.S. and Girls Inc., announced that they will expand their innovative education effort to serve more girls in more locations throughout the U.S. The program expansion includes the addition of five new ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge teams and the creation of a new one-year program that will take place at 19 locations. For more information and images, visit the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge media kit.
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NEW YORK - June 28, 2012 - Girls Inc. is proud to announce the inclusion of the organization and President and CEO Judy Vredenburgh in the inaugural STEMconnector™ 100 Women Leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) publication.
Girls Inc. Alumna Honored as White House Champion of Change for Encouraging Girls in STEM Fields
NEW YORK - December 7, 2011 – Girls Inc. congratulates Bianca Bailey, an alumna of Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas and past Girls Inc. National Scholar, on her selection as a Champion of Change by the White House. Bianca is one of 12 recipients of the Champions of Change honor for being leaders in the effort to recruit and retain girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
NEW YORK - September 2, 2011 - Girls Inc. is honored to be ranked atop high-impact youth serving nonprofit by Philanthropedia, a GuideStar research organization. Philanthropedia surveyed 88 experts with an average of 19 years' experience for their recommendations. Out of 178 national organizations identified, Girls Inc. ranked fifth of nine top nonprofits.
NEW YORK - January 26, 2011 - Girls Inc. applauds President Barack Obama for his recognition of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and achievement as vital to the success of our nation.
NEW YORK - September, 2010 - Girls Inc. proudly attended the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting as a member organization. From September 20 -22, Girls Inc. President & CEO Judy Vredenburgh joined heads of state, corporate CEOs, and other nonprofit directors in discussing innovative ideas and creating programs to affect lasting change.
Teams of Girls in Four Cities from New York to Los Angeles To Learn the Basics of Long-Term Investing While Managing $50,000 Virtual Portfolios
Girls to Keep Portfolio Gains in the Form of College Scholarships
NEW YORK - February 12, 2009 - The ING Foundation and Girls Inc., the nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold SM , announced the launch of the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge — an innovative program that will give participating girls practical, hands-on investing experience while allowing them to keep their gains in the form of college scholarships.
With the help and guidance of trained Girls Inc. staff and ING employee volunteers, teams of girls ages 12-18 build and manage diversified, real-time portfolios as part of an integrative investment- and economic-literacy curriculum. The program begins with a one-year pilot in New York City, Denver, and Los Angeles and Alameda counties in California.
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