Message from Girls Inc. CEO
An incredible ripple effect is created when you invest in a girl. These girls grow up to become strong, smart, and bold. They improve their own personal economies and invest in their surrounding communities. Entire generations are impacted. This is the ripple effect...
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County has been creating ripples, one girl at a time since 1958. We’ve come a long way since serving 20 girls in a 900 sq/ft cottage. Today, we serve over 7,500 girls and their families with our proven award-winning model. No other Bay Area agency offers such comprehensive programming, specifically designed for the needs of girls.
With growth comes increased need for space and opportunity. After careful analyses, planning, and support from our incredible community, we have purchased and begun renovations on a 34,000 square-foot building, located at 510-16th Street in downtown Oakland.
Nearer to public transportation and closer to the girls we serve, this space presents a unique opportunity and perfectly matches our need for space, location, affordability, and continued growth.
Most importantly, this new building, the Girls Inc. Simpson Center for Girls, helps to expand our impact. More six-year old girls will be reading at grade level. More middle school girls will excel in math and science. More high school girls will go to college, forever impacting their future. More strong, smart & bold communities will emerge.
We invite you to join us by investing in this once-in-a-generation opportunity. Make a donation and help us to build the new Girls Inc. Center. Thank you for your support!
-Linda Boessenecker | Chief Executive Officer, Girls Inc.