News and Events

May 4th, 2015

Let My List Grow

Ashley Miser

This week is National Girls Inc. Week and we are celebrating Champions for Girls. We will be updating the blog with stories about Champions for Girls who play a wide variety of roles in improving girls’ lives. Make today a happy day by focusing on the women who have helped shape you. Women who have encouraged you to be generous, […]

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May 1st, 2015

YWIL Girls Go to Washington

Jessica Morris

Girls in our Young Women In Leadership (YWIL) Program are encouraged to seek male dominated leadership roles, plan for secondary education and/or training, and understand the need for financial independence. From Wednesday, April 22 through Thursday, April 23, Program Service Coordinators Jamila Scruggs and Jessica Morris chaperoned a trip to Washington, D.C. with four of […]

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May 1st, 2015

Send a girl to camp and help honor Nancy Clifton-Cripe

Girls Inc.

Nancy Clifton-Cripe was a beloved member of the Girls Inc. family and we were deeply saddened at her passing on July 19, 2013. Nancy served on the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis Board of Directors since 2010 in roles that included Chair of the Governance Committee, member of the Executive Committee, and member of the […]

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May 1st, 2015

Touchstone Honoree: Dr. Mercy Obeime

Lindsay Wenning

Girls Inc. is pleased to announce Dr. Mercy Obeime as one of the women to be honored at our 2015 “Make Your Mark” Touchstone Awards. Maria M. Quintana and Pat Garrett Rooney will also be honored during the awards luncheon, and will be profiled in upcoming posts. Our fourth honoree, Betsy Bikoff was announced in […]

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May 1st, 2015

2015 Girls Inc. Day Chronicles

Ashley Miser

Saturday April 25th Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis hosted another successful Girls Inc. Day. With the help of Purdue Women in Engineering, dedicated parents, and our sponsor, Salesforce, 76 girls and Girls Inc. staff left Indianapolis for West Lafayette in the early morning. Mother Nature and her incredible rainfall did not slow this group down! […]

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May 1st, 2015

Featured Supporter: Moorehead Family Foundation

Amber Smith-Gipson

Big thanks are in order to one of our newest funders, the Moorehead Family Foundation! The Foundation was created to serve, support, and provide needed financial assistance to organizations and people of all ages within Grant and Marion County, as well as the surrounding areas. The Foundation funds programs, organizations, and individual foundations dedicated to […]

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May 1st, 2015

Volunteer Appreciation Month

Hazel Owens

This past week we have posted on social media fun facts on just how amazing our volunteers are! From the number of programs the average volunteer leads in a given cycle, to the hours of hard work and dedication, to the passion and drive our volunteers have for the mission of this agency and the […]

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April 27th, 2015

Think An Hour Doesn’t Create Impact? Think Again.

Hazel Owens

Today after a Lunch Bunch with 5th grade girls at Nora Elementary, the girls wrote thank you notes to the volunteers. Let me say that this group of girls was extremely shy, and for many of them, this was their first time coming to Girls Inc. One of the girls wrote a thank you note to […]

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April 21st, 2015

The Month of April Reminds Us to Stay Aware

Lindsay Wenning

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. It is easy to feel like these kinds of things will never happen close to home. We all experience moments where we think we’re invincible. It’s easy to think, “It hasn’t happened yet, so I doubt it ever will.” As a college student, I have heard […]

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April 9th, 2015

Say, “Cheese!”

Ashley Miser

When I asked a group of girls ages 6-8 what Girls Inc. means to them the responses were literally epic! The girls began to shout out comments like, “No boys allowed.”/ “Girls can do what boys can do!” / “We like to roller skate and play ball!” / “We are strong!” And the comments went […]

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