Girls Inc. es una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a inspirar a las niñas y a las jóvenes a ser seguras, inteligentes y decididas.
In January of 2005, Girls Inc. implemented a national initiative to address the needs of Latinas aged 6 to 18, with the goal of increasing the number of Latina girls served by Girls Inc. affiliates and increasing the sensitivity to Latinas in all Girls Inc. efforts.
With specific funding, Girls Inc. has been able to focus on providing Girls Inc. affiliates with the tools, training, technical assistance and support needed to effectively serve Hispanic girls in their communities. Key areas are: affiliate operations such as recruiting and retaining Latino/a staff, connecting with parents/guardians and families, diversifying affiliate boards of directors, developing external partnerships with key organizations, and delivering Girls Inc. programming to Latina girls.
Diana Avila, Girls Inc. of Orange County
Diana began attending Girls Inc. in middle school and quickly developed a connection to her peers and the staff mentors. As Diana developed a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), she also began to trust others more easily, and she developed her leadership skills. At Girls Inc., Diana set goals for her future and she received the tools she needed to achieve them.
Angelica Villegas, Girls Inc. of the Central Coast
As a Girls Inc. girl, Angelica learned about topics such as building healthy relationships, job interviews, careers, public speaking, and leadership. As a teen facilitator, Angelica shared her knowledge with her Girls Inc. peers and inspired herself to fulfill her dream of being the first in her family to complete high school and graduate from college.
Latina Initiative Advisory Council Spotlight: Lucy Sorrentini
Girls Inc. is proud to announce that Girls Inc. Board member Lucy Sorrentini was awarded the Santiago Rodriguez Diversity Award from Great Minds in STEM. Presented at the New Orleans HENAAC Conference in October 2013, Great Minds in STEM recognizes the achievements of America's top engineers and scientists within the Hispanic community. The Santiago Rodriguez Diversity Award honors those who have made a difference in their organization's approach to Hispanic advancement in education and business development within the community.
As the Principal of Talent Development and Diversity at Booz Allen Hamilton, Lucy Sorrentini has served as the firm's Latin American Forum (LAF) executive sponsor, which celebrates the heritage, culture, and diversity of Booz Allen Hamilton's Latino and Hispanic employees.
In addition to her Board service, Lucy plays a key role on the Girls Inc. Latina Initiative Advisory Council, where she is instrumental in supporting the Latina Initiative's goal to reach more Latina girls. Lucy's success and dedication is an inspirational example for the girls we serve.
Congratulations on this extraordinary achievement, Lucy!