News and Events

August 27th, 2015

Summer Internship Wrap Up

Maria Paez

I am sad that my time at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis has come to an end. But I am extremely happy I was given the opportunity to be the Public Relations (PR) Intern. I have learned so much throughout my time here. I am now more confident in my writing skills, posting on social […]

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August 26th, 2015

Featured Supporter: ECMC Foundation

Whitney Thomas

The Institute of Women’s Policy Research collects statistics about the status of women across the state and awards specific grades to each of six categories. In the Status of Women in Indiana 2015 Report, Indiana received a D for the status of women’s employment and earnings across the state. Specific indicators for this very poor […]

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August 26th, 2015

Visiting Artist Series

Maria Paez

On Thursday July 16, 2015, art by Anne Cleary filled the walls of Encore Sotheby’s International Realty. The Visiting Artist Series was presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis where Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis were the event’s beneficiary. The two hour event consisted of staff members from Encore Sotheby’s and The National Bank of Indianapolis […]

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August 26th, 2015

Volunteers Inspire!

Maria Paez

We cannot express enough how valuable our volunteers are to us, to our mission, and to our girls. Volunteers make the most impact when they facilitate Girls Inc. programs to the girls. They are there to teach girls how to think, not what to think; our volunteers give girls the tools to be strong, smart, […]

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August 26th, 2015

Back-to-School for Girls Inc.

Maria Paez

As young girls throughout Greater Indianapolis head back to school this fall, it’s a time of excitement and anticipation. What will middle school be like? Will I make new friends? What if Algebra is too hard? What if I don’t fit in or I get bullied again this year? It’s important that girls have the […]

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August 19th, 2015

#GapKidsxED Creates A Social Movement for Girls

Maria Paez

I am beyond excited for GapKids x ED limited edition clothing apparel! The campaign, PR NEWSWIRE shares, “encourages girls everywhere to be themselves, do what makes them happy and take pride in who they are.” #GapKidsxED launched Tuesday August 18, 2015. I remember in elementary school, I wanted to have the coolest shirt and the […]

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August 13th, 2015

Media Literacy in Real World Action

Whitney Thomas

BIC World, pen-making giant, has sparked worldwide controversy over their most recent advertising campaign. The advertisement reads, “Look like a girl. Act like a lady. Think like a man. Work like a boss.” Thankfully this campaign did not make it far without swift outrage and criticism. Harriet Minter, journalist for The Guardian UK, took issue […]

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August 6th, 2015

A Girl’s Back-to-School Success Kit

Ashley Miser

The top 5 things a girl in your life needs as she heads back to school. 1. Self-Confidence 2. Encouragement 3. The materials to excel in class (i.e. pencils, paper, etc.) 4. Positive role models Sign up to volunteer and be a Girls Inc. role model! 5. Girls Inc. programming Donate for a girl to be inspired by our strong, smart, […]

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July 31st, 2015

Featured Volunteer: Brittany Bayles

Hazel Owens

Brittany has been an outstanding volunteer since she joined the Girls Inc. family in 2014. Brittany is now on her fourth program with this upcoming Fall I cycle. Since volunteering at Girls Inc., Brittany has recruited some of her friends to join in on the mission as well. She was the winner of our Girlfriends […]

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July 31st, 2015

Meet Whitney Thomas: Grants Manager

Maria Paez

We are excited to welcome the newest addition to the Girls Inc. team, Whitney Thomas, Grants Manager. Learn about what makes Whitney strong, smart, and bold. What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? I will be managing the grants process, including researching prospective foundation and corporate donors, submitting funding proposals, and reporting on […]

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