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October 31st, 2014

Featured Volunteer Pair: Cassandra Gray and Allyse Wirkkala

Cassandra Gray and Allyse Wirkkala met during their volunteer training in September 2013, built a connection, and have been volunteering together ever since. Cassandra and Allyse fill a room with positive energy, patience, and acceptance each time they volunteer with a group of girls. They are strong, smart, and bold women and an absolute delight […]

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October 31st, 2014

Featured Supporter: United Way of Central Indiana

              As the holiday season approaches, we would like to take the time to thank our largest ongoing supporter: United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI). Since our partnership began in 1976, UWCI has donated more than $5 million to Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. UWCI has encouraged growth, change, […]

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October 31st, 2014

Life Lessons from Girls Inc. Girl Makala

Makala’s Annual Meeting remarks: At Girls Inc. I have had many positive experiences that changed the way I thought about the world and the people around me, but my greatest experience was learning the true definition of beauty. I learned that beauty is not what society says it is or what your friends think it […]

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October 31st, 2014

Volunteers Make Our World Go Round

Our Girlfriends for Girls Inc. volunteer recruitment campaign was a hit! Volunteers took the challenge to spread the word about Girls Inc. within their social networks both online and off, helping to build awareness of our mission and get friends excited about volunteering. Participation increased by more than a third from last year’s campaign–thank you […]

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October 31st, 2014

Speakers at Annual Meeting Inspire

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis held our fourth Annual Meeting on Oct. 7th, joining with partners, volunteers, funders and friends of the organization to celebrate a successful year of empowering girls. Thank you to all who joined us! Board chair Jenny Banner and CEO Pat Wachtel highlighted the many accomplishments Girls Inc. has achieved with […]

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October 6th, 2014

Spotlight: JPMorgan Chase Good Works Volunteers

  We absolutely love our long-lasting volunteer partnerships! Long-term volunteer partners like JPMorgan Chase Good Works Volunteers play a huge role in carrying out our mission to serve Greater Indianapolis girls. As the relationship with Chase has evolved, the company has developed a strong presence supporting our volunteer efforts. Approximately 26 Chase volunteers have donated […]

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October 6th, 2014

Featured Supporter: Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Girls Inc. “Strong, Healthy Relationships” programs teach girls how to handle the various challenges associated with friendships, bullying, self-esteem, puberty, and peer pressure. The Strong program suite including Work it Out and Girls Inc. Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy® have been sponsored by a three-year, $300,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. since April 2013. This funding from […]

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October 6th, 2014

Girls Inc. Annual Meeting Tonight

Join us tonight for our fourth Annual Meeting! We’re celebrating all that our supporters, volunteers, and community partners have helped us achieve for Greater Indianapolis girls. The event will be held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. tonight in the WFYI Reuben Room, 1630 N. Meridian St. in Indianapolis. Featured speakers will include stand-out Girls Inc. […]

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October 6th, 2014

Girlfriends for Girls Inc. Kickoff

Share your love for Girls Inc. and help us recruit more amazing volunteers–join us as we kick off our annual “Girlfriends for Girls Inc.” volunteer recruitment campaign! The campaign officially begins tonight at our Annual Meeting and ends on Oct. 21st. We need your help to make it a success! You are our greatest advocates […]

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October 6th, 2014

Young Women in Leadership Starts This Month

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is thrilled to announce the kickoff of a new pilot program for high school girls—Young Women in Leadership (YWIL). This invitation-only program recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who have demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities. For the first year, 15 girls have been selected through nominations by six current high […]

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