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Register for Summer Fun

Register now for our Summer Fun program! Open to all girls in the Greater Capital Region grades K-8, this exciting summer program engages girls in fun, interactive, and hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities at our Albany and Schenectady centers. There’s so much to explore, discover, and imagine! Check out our weekly themes and download a registration form.


April Vacation Week Program

Girls in grades K-8 can register for our April Vacation Week Program! Join us for a fun-filled week all about the environment: Celebrate Earth Day, and learn about Arbor Day and what the Gratitude Tree is! Girls will explore the outside world and learn how nutrition and the environment are related. Field trips include the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology and local parks.

April Vacation Week Program available in both our Albany and Schenectady centers. Space is limited and the cost per day is $10-15 based on a sliding scale fee. Get all the details and download an application here.


30th Annual Dinner & Auction

Our 30th Annual Dinner & Auction is just around the corner on April 25, 2019 at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, New York. Join us as we honor Angelo Mazzone for this long-time support of Girls Inc. and his philanthropic efforts throughout the Capital Region.

To become a member of our Honorary Committee, with Honorary Chair, Mary Bayly Skevington, or to purchase tickets or an advertisement in our program, donate a silent or live auction item, or sponsor our event visit our event website. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and our evening program beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Got questions? Contact Tina Gleason, Development Director, at 518-374-9800 x241 or [email protected]


Join the Girls Inc. Team

We’re hiring for part-time positions with benefits at our Schenectady Center located at 962 Albany Street. Get all the details, and send us a cover letter a resume.


Our Albany Center’s new home

Three Capital Region non-profit organizations have joined forces to share resources and serve the community in a larger capacity!  This morning, Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region (Girls Inc.), LifePath (formerly Senior Services of Albany), and Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA), cut the ribbon on the newly renovated building at 80 Central Avenue in Albany.

“Turning the challenges of three non-profits into one collaborative community solution has been an incredible journey,” said Ashley Jeffrey Bouck, Executive Director for Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region, an organization providing free after-school and mentoring programs to girls grades K-12. “We’re excited to see our collective vision come to life because it doubles the capacity for Girls Inc. and allows us to serve more girls, particularly in the City of Albany.”

NABA, who assists individuals, who are blind or visually impaired, achieve independence and growth, has owned the 8,300 square foot property for many years. “We had been searching for another non-profit organization to fill the building’s vacancy, “ said Christopher Burke, NABA’s Executive Director, “Bringing all three of us together under one roof, by building out the two unfinished floors of the property, was a great idea that allowed us to maximize the available space.”

“We are thrilled to be part of this innovative collaboration,” said Monika Boeckmann, Executive Director of LifePath, an organization whose mission is keeping our older neighbors and friends healthy and safe by providing effective programs and support to help them stay connected to our communities. “This community center will provide inter-generational programs, evidence-based health education, and a large variety of recreational activities for older adults in the City of Albany. It will be a place to access community resources and provide neighbors with a place to connect.”

With daytime programming for seniors and after-school and evening programming for girls grades K-12, the new community center will now be fully utilized. The shared resources of the three organizations connects their missions, and provides opportunities for intergenerational and non-traditional programming that enriches the lives of children, seniors, and the visually impaired. The collaboration also advances Albany Mayor, Kathy Sheehan’s plan to reduce the number of vacant buildings in the City of Albany.

A capital campaign to renovate the building began in 2017 and is ongoing. “Our tri-nonprofit collaboration has had tremendous support from Capital Region donors and philanthropists who believe in what we’re doing. Without them, none of this would be possible,” said Ashley Jeffrey Bouck.


January Registration

Registration for our free Spring 2019 after-school programs will begin in Schenectady on Tuesday, January 8th from 12 pm to 7 pm, and in Albany on Wednesday, January 9th from 12 pm – 7 pm. *Please note that our Albany location has moved to 80 Central Ave!*  

Got questions? Call us at (518) 374-9800.

Spring 2019 Registration Packet

Spring 2019 Program Packet – Schenectady

Spring 2019 Program Packet – Albany


Chances to Win FIVE (5) $1,000 Cash Prizes

We’ve got FIVE (5) $1,000 cash prizes being raffled as part of our unGala 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign! Purchase your $25 raffle tickets for chances to win by:

  1. Calling Girls Inc. at (518) 466-3006 to purchase raffle tickets over the phone with a credit card.
  2. Mail a check or money order (made payable to Girls Incorporated) to:  unGala 2018 Raffle, Girls Inc., 962 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY  12307.
  3. Stop at Girls Inc. located at 962 Albany Street in Schenectady to purchase tickets in person.

    For purchasers paying over the phone or through the mail, raffle ticket numbers will be emailed to you by the Girls Inc. Development Office. Raffle tickets must be purchased by November 30, 2018. Winning tickets will be drawn on Monday, December 3 at approximately 12:00 noon at Girls Inc. headquarters at 962 Albany Street in Schenectady. Winners will be notified by phone and email and will have until Friday, December 7 to respond, otherwise additional winners will be drawn.


Be a part of unGala 2018!

It’s the social event of the year you won’t be attending! Make a donation between now and Giving Tuesday, November 27 and receive chances to win FIVE (5) $1,000 cash prizes. The unGala is a great and unique way to make a year end gift to Girls Inc. Visit our event website for all the details!


Fall 2018 After School Registration

Registration remains open throughout the program session.

*Schenectady Kids Corner (K-2) Registration is closed. The program is full & there are no spots available on the waitlist. Please check back at a later date to see if there are any opening. We apologize for any inconvenience.

*Albany Kids Corner (K-2) has spaces available on the waitlist only.

*There are still spots available, in Albany & Schenectady, for girls 3rd-12th grade.

 

For more information, download our registration packets and schedules.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Administrative Office at 518-374-9800


See the Yankees from Behind Home Plate!

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT to purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win four (4) field level seats behind home plate to see the New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers on August 10 at 7 p.m.

Click here for more information and to purchase raffle tickets.

Special thanks to our corporate partner, Bank of America, for making this raffle possible.