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Holiday & Gift Shops are almost here!

 

The Gift Shop offers members the opportunity to purchase and wrap items for gift giving, at the cost of 25¢ per item. Members are allowed to purchase items for their immediate family only; parents/guardians, grandparents, sisters and brothers. This year there will be a limit of 6 gifts per member. Names of eligible family members must be recorded on the permission slip and returned on or before Friday, December 1st. All girls will shop on a first come basis.

Schenectady’s Holiday & Gift Shop

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017  

2:30-5:45pm

 

Albany’s Holiday & Gift Shop

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

2:30-5:30pm

 

 

All staff will be assisting with the Gift Shop; therefore all regular activities are cancelled.

 

If you have any questions, would like to volunteer on the day or would like to drop off a donation for either Holiday shop, please contact Diana Suits at 374-9800 ext. 232.


Join us for our Strong, Smart & Bold Breakfast!

Strong, Smart & Bold Breakfast

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

7:30am- 9am  at The Radisson, Wolf Road, Albany

Join us for breakfast! Discover ways our community can inspire and empower girls and women to explore a career in business ownership.

Click on this link for more information and to register!

https://gigcr.ejoinme.org/StrongSmartandBold2017

Thank you to our sponsors:

CAP COM Federal Credit Union           Couch White, LLP    

 


The Strong, Smart and Bold Institute was a success!

On Saturday, October 21st,  more than 50 girls had the chance to participate in our first Strong, Smart and Bold Institute held at Siena College.

The day included:

  • Breakfast & lunch at Snyder Hall
  • A tour of Siena’s campus
  • A Financial Aid information session & campus tour just for parents
  • Unique, hands-on programming in the Morrell Science Center, facilitated by students enrolled in Siena’s Albany Medical College Program.
  • Exciting programming about entrepreneurship at the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Siena’s new Stack Center.
  • A College Reality Series facilitated by Girls Inc. Staff.

 

We would like to thank the amazing students, professors, and staff for welcoming us on campus and giving our ladies an informative and empowering day. Thank you to Sara Rindenello, Dr. Dorecy Applyrs & Destiny Roseman for kicking of the day with some inspirational words!

The day would not have been a success without the support of our sponsors Siena College, Berkshire Bank  and Albany Medical Center.

 


Purchase a Fuel Her Fire Raffle Ticket for a Chance to Win!

You and a guest will fly coach class on Southwest Airlines and spend a week in a vacation home in Celebration, Florida ( about 20 miles from Orlando).

Thank you to Girls Inc. Board member, Bill Newman and his wife, Linda for donating their vacation home and travel vouchers for this raffle!

Winner will be announced at the conclusion of Girls Inc.’s 3rd Annual FUEL HER FIRE Awards Celebration on Wednesday, September 27 at Wolfert’s Roost Country Club in Albany.

Purchase your RAFFLE tickets when you register to attend Girls Inc.’s FUEL HER FIRE Awards Celebration – https://gigcr.ejoinme.org/FuelHerFire2017

Can’t attend FUEL HER FIRE? You CAN still WIN the RAFFLE! Get your raffle tickets here – https://gigcr.ejoinme.org/FuelHerFire2017FLORIDA

Details & Pictures Below:

 

About Celebration, Florida:

  • a quaint village about 25 miles from Orlando airport with boutique shopping,dining, and stunning homes surrounding a beautiful lake
  • 15 minutes from all Disney World parks and Universal Studios
  • shoppers, golfers, foodies, and entertainment seekers will find lots to do
  • walking trails, dog park
  • Town swimming pool (3 blocks from house)

Vacation Home Details

This beautiful vacation home in Celebration, Florida is available to the winner from April 1 through December 31.

Main House

  • 2 bedrooms and 1 sleeper sofa
  • 2 full baths * eat–in kitchen * dining room * living room * small family room
  • Full fridge & freezer * electric stove & oven * dishwasher * full laundry room
  • Screened porch * fenced backyard * 2-car garage

Guest House (studio)

  • 1 bed
  • Small kitchen; no sitting area

Sleeps 6, total

 


And the Winners Are…

Join Us for our 3rd Annual Fuel Her Fire Awards Celebration on Wednesday, September 27th at Wolfert’s Roost County Club, Albany.

Join us in recognizing these empowering individuals who fuel the fire of local women and girls!

Click to Register

 


Thank you for a great trip to the Adirondacks!

We would like to thank everyone that helped make this trip becomes a reality! The girls and staff had a blast on their trip to the Adirondacks, during Session 3 of Albany Summer Fun! The overnight trip will be Thursday, July 27th – Friday, July 28th. This trip was made possible through the collaboration and generosity of many organizations and people!

SANDRA & JOHN RESCHOVSKY

Adirondack Diversity Initiative

ADIRONDACK PARK INSTITUTE

 

 

Adirondack Trip Itinerary

July 27th

Travel to ESF

Canoeing on Rich Lake

Hiking & Science activities on Adirondack Interpretive Center Trails

Capture the Flag

Campfire & Dinner at Rich Lake

July 28th

Breakfast at Rich Lake

Trip to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY  (wild walk exploration, animal encounter & museum exploration)

Pizza Lunch

Tour of Olympic Ski Jumps & Ski Deck in Lake Placid, NY

Dinner & travel home.

 

There are still a few spots available! If you are interesting in registering please contact us at 374-9800.

 

 

 


Congratulations Eureka! Graduates

Congratulations to our first graduating class of Eureka! girls! These young ladies completed our 5-year STEM based program, which included two summers of camp at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, three summers of paid internships, and earned Eureka! credits throughout the school year by attending monthly Girls Inc. programs, volunteering and attending college tours.

A special thank you to SEFCU for sponsoring all 5 years of this cohort and helping us bring this life-changing program to the Capital Region!


Register Today for Summer Fun!

Summer Fun 2017!

Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region is pleased to announce our summer program for 2017!  We welcome girls to join us in a variety of programs and activities geared to inspire all girls to be strong smart and bold.

Who:

Girls who are entering Kindergarten through 8th grade

What: 

Schenectady- a 4 week Summer Fun Program

Albany- a 6 week Summer Fun Program

When: 

Schenectady: Monday- Friday, June 26th- July 21st

Albany: Monday- Friday, July 10th- August 18th

Where:

Schenectady: 962 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY

Albany: 301 Washington Ave, Albany, NY

Cost: $115 per week or $210 for 2 weeks paid in advance. The discount does not apply to scholarships.

REGISTRATION:

Stop by either site to pick up your registration packet or Click Schenectady Summer Fun or Albany Summer Fun for the registration packet! Completed paperwork and full payment for all sessions will be due by Thursday, June 15th. If payment has not been received by this date spaces will be forfeited to those on our waiting list. There are no refunds for withdrawal from the programs after Thursday, June 22nd.

Scholarships are available on a limited basis for our summer program. A copy of your most recent tax return must be submitted with the registration form if you are applying for a scholarship.

Payment Options: Camp MUST be paid prior to the start of each session: payment can be make in cash, check, money order, Visa or MasterCard.

Please feel free to contact us :

518-374-9800

Summer Fun 2017 Sponsor!

 

 

 

 


You Can Be Here!

Win a 2-night stay at Saranac Lake’s Ampersand Bay Resort

 

To win you have to bid, To bid you have to be there!

Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region’s 28th Annual Dinner & Auction

April 27th, 2017

Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia

Cocktails & Silent Auction 5:30pm

Dinner & Program 6:30pm

Live Auction with LeGrande Serras 7:35pm

Heads or Tails Raffle 8:40pm

Click Here to Register


Join us for…

Mother Earth and Us

Who: Girls in grades K-8

What: During this week girls will explore Mother Earth. They will participate in activities about Earth Day, the water cycle, and planting. Girls will also visit the NYS Museum in Albany and go swimming

Where: Albany Center

301 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12206

or

Schenectady Center

962 Albany Street

Schenectady, NY 12307

 

When: Monday 4/17/17- Friday 4/21/17

9am- 5pm (Early drop off is available upon request, $5 fee per day)

 

Cost: $10-$15 per day based on a sliding scale fee. (due to limited spaces, fee will increase $5 a day if registered and/paid after 4/12)

Contact: Administrative Office- 374-9800

Click here for the registration form