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November 25th, 2015

Why Invest in Girls?

Girls Inc.

Girls today face a variety of challenges and intense pressures that compromise their abilities to perform at the highest levels. These issues affect both their personal lives and their educational achievement negatively, and cause girls to under-perform relative to their potential. Thirty percent of girls are bullied on school property. Girls as young as five are […]

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November 25th, 2015

Featured Volunteer: Ashley Leonard

Nakisha Jones

Dedicated . . . passionate . . . AMAZING . . . are just a few words to describe Ashley. Ashley is currently co-facilitating her sixth program, and moving toward her seventh with our upcoming Winter cycle! She has a heart and a passion for girls and the Girls Inc. mission. Her dedication to inspiring […]

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November 25th, 2015

Featured Supporter: Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Girls Inc.

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust was established in 1997 upon the death of Nina Mason Pulliam, a compassionate business and civic leader. The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust seeks to help people in need, especially women, children and families, to protect animals and nature, and to enrich community life in the metropolitan areas of […]

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November 25th, 2015

Girls Inc. Takes on #GivingTuesday

Girls Inc.

At this point, I’m sure your inboxes are full of #GivingTuesday emails. However, instead of deleting every single email, you should be excited! #GivingTuesday is more than donating; it’s about celebrating generosity and generating awareness for your favorite nonprofit organizations. #GivingTuesday was created in in 2012 by a cultural center in New York called 92nd […]

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November 23rd, 2015

Girls Inc. is Thankful for Volunteers

Girls Inc.

As we wrap up Thanksgiving festivities, we want to thank a very special group of people to Girls Inc. – our volunteers! Last year, volunteers gave 7,240 hours of direct service. Without their hard work and commitment to the Girls Inc. mission, we would not be able to serve the girls of Greater Indianapolis. Last […]

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November 23rd, 2015

Girls Inc. Holiday Campaign

Shannon Cochran

There are many influences in a girl’s life. With Girls Inc. girls develop the skills they need to discern the positive from the negative and chart a course to achieve their goals. Makala learned the importance of being a leader and setting academic goals in our Young Women in Leadership program. Now a senior in […]

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November 23rd, 2015

Linda Hicks Receives Women of Influence Award

Girls Inc.

We are thankful for our hardworking and committed Board of Directors. Their support allows us to continue inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We are happy to announce that Board Chair, Linda Hicks, received the 2015 Indianapolis Business Journal Women of Influence award. Growing up, Linda was encouraged by her engineer father to […]

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November 23rd, 2015

Girls Inc. Girls Say Thank You

Girls Inc.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all we are grateful for in our lives. This Thanksgiving, we want to express how truly thankful we are for you and your support of girls. Your generosity and advocacy on behalf of young girls in our community inspires us! The video below is a thank you from […]

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November 23rd, 2015

Salesforce CEO Strives to Close Wage Gap

Girls Inc.

Each month, I log into Salesforce to put together our e-newsletter. As I’m clicking about the page, I never really think about the company that makes all of this possible. I just know that they help me get my work done! However, I just found out that Salesforce’s CEO Marc Beinoff matched his female employees’ […]

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November 13th, 2015

Girls Inc. Day: Agriculture

Girls Inc.

On October 24, girls participated in four different programs at Purdue University during Girls Inc. Day. The programs provided girls with real-life experiences within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields offered throughout the academic departments in Purdue’s College of Agriculture. For example, in the agriculture group, girls learned about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) […]

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