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Snow Alert & Holiday Shop Announcements

The Schenectady School District is closed today (Tuesday, December 3rd) due to winter road conditions, therefore our Schenectady center is also closed and there will be no after-school programming.

Our Albany center is operating on a normal schedule today.

Due to our Schenectady center being closed today, our Schenectady Holiday Shop that was originally scheduled for today has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, December 10th. Our Albany center’s Holiday Shop is still being held this Thursday, December 5th.


Snow Closings – Dec 2

Due to the snowstorm impacting the Capital Region, the Albany and Schenectady School Districts are closed on Monday, December 2. Therefore, the Girls Inc. centers in Albany and Schenectady will also be closed on December 2 and there will be no after-school programming.


Snow Closing – Schenectady

The Schenectady City School district is closed today, therefore our Schenectady Center is closed. There are no after-school programs today in Schenectady.

Our Albany Center is open and operating on a normal schedule today.


unGala Friendraiser at Yanni’s Too

Reserve your table Saturday, October 26 at Yanni’s Too for a Mexican dinner featuring guest chefs Jory and Sasha Kassoff. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Girls Inc. unGala 2019. In fact, an extra $10 will be donated by William Newman for every person who mentions they saw the menu on our Girls Inc. website! These amazing Mexican meals will be served starting at noon and throughout the evening. Don’t miss this great event! Call to reserve your table: 518-756-7033
http://yannisrestaurants.com/yannis.html


Join unGala 2019

It’s the most unique way to make a year end gift to Girls Inc. A two-month campaign, culminating on Giving Tuesday December 3, the unGala has become a popular way for people to raise funds on behalf of Girls Inc. Last year, teams of people had parties in their homes or did corporate challenges to introduce the mission of Girls Inc. to others. Some people sponsored the event, joined the Honorary Committee, or made general donations to the campaign. There’s something for everyone with unGala 2019 and there’s no event anyone has to attend!

Every year we choose a fun or empowering new unGala theme and center all of our titles, lingo, graphics and promotions around it. Our 2019 theme is Female Champions! Throughout the campaign, we’ll be highlighting inspiring women in sports, nationally and locally, who are role models for our Girls Inc. members. With no actual event to attend, we’d love to see pictures of how people are spending their unGala evening – even if it’s your slippers propped up on the coffee table! Post pictures of all your unGala activities and especially what you’re doing on December 3, Giving Tuesday. Don’t forget to tag us onTwitter (@GirlsIncGCR), Instagram (@GirlsIncGCR) or Facebook (@GirlsIncCapitalRegion) or LinkedIn. Please use the hashtag #GIGCRunGala2019

How can you get involved?

  • Visit the official unGala 2019 website
  • Sign up here to create and plan a friendraiser event at home, with friends or at work. Download our friendraiser toolkit.
  • Make a general donation or join our Honorary Committee here
  • Sponsor our event for great social media promotions – learn more

Vote for us!

We’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit our nonprofit. For full program details and restrictions visit Target Circle.


Join our team

Looking to join our exceptional team of program specialists who work with our girls each day? We have part-time positions open in our Albany and Schenectady Centers. Help us inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!


Fall 2019 Registration

Our FREE After-School Programs have a whole new design, including FUN Fridays! Fall Registration for your K-12th grade girl begins this week!

Registration for Schenectady After-School Programs begins on Tuesday, September 10th from 12 pm – 7 pm at our center at 962 Albany Street in Schenectady.

Registration for Albany After-School Programs begins on Wednesday, September 11th from 12 pm – 7 pm at our center at 80 Central Ave. in Albany.

Programs run from Monday, September 16 – Friday, December 13, 2019. Click the links above for registration forms and more information.


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.