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Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold


Chisom's Transformative Summer Programming Experience

At the start of middle school, Chisom went through a difficult time at home, dealing with custody issues between her parents -- and at school where she struggled to make friends due to the stressful transitions at home. Additionally, growing up in a culture where she saw women with few choices beyond childcare or housework, Chisom felt limited by her circumstances and unclear about her future.

The summer before her eighth grade year, Chisom joined Girls Inc. Here, she found a support network and discovered her potential. She first became involved with the Eureka! Summer program, which provided her with long-lasting friendships while exposing her to the STEM field, college life, women’s health, and much more. “I was in an open place where people accepted and truly believed in me. That summer opened so many doors for me.”

After that summer, she stepped up to lead as a peer advisor, an experience that taught her about public speaking, confidence, and strength. Through Girls Inc., Chisom also had the opportunity to connect with women professionals from various fields, confirming and further inspiring her interest in the medical field. If these women could beat the odds and achieve, Chisom felt that she could as well.

Chisom’s experience at Girls Inc. greatly shaped her desire to earn a bachelor’s degree in health science, attend medical school and become an OB/GYN. For girls like Chisom, summer and out-of-school-time programming are transformative, helping them see beyond their current situations and believe they can achieve.

“I no longer feel as though my past experiences prevent me from being an outspoken and thoughtful individual. At Girls Inc., I am constantly reminded that I have a voice in this world and that I am someone who matters.”

Read more about how Girls Inc. is making a difference in the lives of girls.

Girls Inc. Alumnae Network

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Girls Inc. Featured in USA Today

USA Today highlighted three organizations helping put young girls on a path to success. The publication featured how Girls Inc. is inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

Read more on USA Today.

Girls Inc. Expands to Chicago

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Girls Inc. of Chicago. Coming to Chicago is part of our five-year growth strategy to double the number of girls we serve, particularly in low-income communities. Led by the new Chief Executive Officer Arshele Stevens, previously President of Kennedy-King City College in Englewood, Chicago programming will begin this fall. The focus will be on girls in grades K-3 at Martha Ruggles Elementary School on the South Side of Chicago. 

Read more about Girls Inc. of Chicago.

Girls Inc. President & CEO Profiled in Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping profiled 10 women who prove it is never too late to be a leader. Our President & CEO Judy Vredenburgh is featured as "The Girls' Champion"

Read more about our President & CEO Judy Vredenburgh

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Save the Date for the 2017 Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon

Join us on November 15 for the 2017 Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon. Learn more and register today.

Girls Inc. Receives 4-Star Rating Once Again

Girls Inc. has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.

Girls Inc. is Enamored with Chuao Chocolatier

With a shared commitment to empowering girls and women, Girls Inc. is excited to announce our new partner Chuao Chocolatier. $1 for every seven Enamored Collection bars sold will benefit Girls Inc. Available now online and in select stores.