Wednesday 1st February, 2017 - 3:37pm
READY, SET, GO WILD!
February Vacation Week Program
Who: Girls in grades K-8
What: During this week girls will unearth new facts about animals and their habitats. Girls will find out how our daily activities impact these environments. To accomplish this we will incorporate cooking, physical activity, field trips, and much more!
Where: Albany Center Schenectady Center
301 Washington Ave. 962 Albany Street
Albany, NY 12206 Schenectady, NY 12307
When: Tuesday 2/21 – Friday 2/24
9am – 5pm (Early drop off 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/or paid after 2/15)
Contact: Administrative Office – 374-9800
Registration for the Dinner & Auction is Open!
Monday 30th January, 2017 - 3:21pm
April 27, 2017, join us for our 28th Annual Dinner and Auction at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. We’ll celebrate our agency’s 80th anniversary of serving local girls!
Snow Day Jan. 24, 2017
Tuesday 24th January, 2017 - 7:31am
No afternoon programs on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in Albany and Schenectady centers.
Save the Date: Community Conversation 2/22/17
Tuesday 10th January, 2017 - 9:00am
A level playing field for girls and women in our offices and in our schools — what can each of us do to ensure equal opportunity? Join local panelists in a discussion of ways each of us can help create an environment of equal opportunity for all.
Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region’s 2017 Community Conversation:
Advocacy for Equal Opportunity for Girls and Women in Education and in the Workplace
Join us for breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Doubletree Hotel, 100 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:30; discussion follows from 8:00-9:00am with the opportunity for questions prior to the conclusion.
Carmen Duncan, CEO and Founder – Mission Accomplished Transition Services
Gretchel Hathaway, Chief Diversity Officer – Union College
Karen Magee, President – NYSUT
Ed Mitzen, Founder and CEO – Fingerpaint
Our Thanks To:
Spring 2017 Registration
Wednesday 4th January, 2017 - 2:18pm
Are you ready for Spring registration? We are at Girls Inc. of the Greater Region! Spring registration dates are Tuesday, January 10th from 12-7pm at our Schenectady Center located at 962 Albany St, and Wednesday, January 11th from 12-7 at our Albany Center located at 301 Washington Ave, 2nd Floor in the Northeast Association of the Blind building.
If you cannot make those two dates, we register girls all year during normal business hours of 9-5 in Schenectady and 10-6 in Albany.
*Please remember you must register in person*
Thanks For Giving
Tuesday 8th November, 2016 - 5:49pm
We cannot thank YOU enough, our steadfast Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region supporters, for all you do to support the dreams and futures of all of our members. Because of you, we can provide our afterschool programs at both our Albany and Schenectady centers for FREE.
As a strong supporter of Girls Inc.,YOU are the catalyst to these life-changing experiences! YOU and YOUR support of this invaluable work make more success stories possible.
In 2017, Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region will celebrate 80 years of a strong supportive community and of parents and families who entrust our agency with their daughters for foundational educational opportunities and life-changing whole-girl experiences, community engagement projects, and career exploration.
We ask for your continued support. Please make your 2016 gift today and give more parents the joy of seeing their daughters pave brighter futures for themselves and their community by becoming strong, smart, and bold young women. Thank you!
4th Annual Strong, Smart and Bold Breakfast
Tuesday 8th November, 2016 - 5:08pm
Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region Presents:
4th Annual Strong Smart and Bold Breakfast
Tuesday November 29, 2016 7:30 – 9:00am
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY
More education helps increase women’s earnings, but it still doesn’t close the gender pay gap. Some advocacy groups estimate the pay gap won’t close until 2058. Join us as we have a discussion about this important topic and unveil our focus for 2017:
Advocating for equal opportunity for women and girls in education and employment.
Fall 2016 Afterschool Programs
Tuesday 6th September, 2016 - 4:06pm
Are you ready for the new school year? We are at Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region! Fall Registration dates are Tuesday September 13th from 12-7pm at our Schenectady Center located at 962 Albany St, and Wednesday September 14th from 12-7 at our Albany Center located at 301 Washington Ave, 2nd Floor in the Northeast Association of the Blind building.
If you cannot make those two dates, we register girls all year during normal business hours of 8:30-6 in Schenectady and 10-6 in Albany.
*Please remember you must register in person*
FUEL HER FIRE Award Celebration
Sunday 7th August, 2016 - 3:36pm
2nd Annual FUEL HER FIRE Awards Celebration
September 29, 2016 90 State Events, Albany
This Albany event presents the FUEL HER FIRE award to a local female who is a demonstrated catalyst of professional success in the Capital Region. The Emerging Leader award is presented to a young professional who is blazing a trail toward personal advancement and is a role model for girls and women. Our Agency’s 2015-2016 Girls of the Year will be introduced to the audience. The event includes a VIP reception with Honorary Patrons and the year’s award winners.
This year’s Honorary Chair is Courtney Burke of Albany Medical Center. Our Fuel Her Fire award winner is Elaine Houston of WNYT Channel 13. And our Emerging Leader is Victoria Carosella Baecker of CDPHP.
$300 Gold Honorary Patron
TWO tickets with VIP valet parking and an exclusive VIP reception with open bar from 5:00 –6:00 pm with Elaine Houston, Victoria Carosella Baecker, Courtney Burke, and our 2016 Girls of the Year. Your name will appear on event signage, in printed invitation* and our Annual Report.
$175 Silver Honorary Patron
ONE ticket with VIP valet parking and an exclusive VIP reception with open bar from 5:00 –6:00 pm with Elaine Houston, Victoria Carosella Baecker, Courtney Burke, and our 2016 Girls of the Year. Your name will appear on event signage, in printed invitation* and our Annual Report.
$125 Young Professional Honorary Patron
ONE ticket for Young Professionals 35 years of age and younger with VIP valet parking and an exclusive VIP reception with open bar from 5:00 –6:00 pm with Elaine Houston, Victoria Carosella Baecker, Courtney Burke, and our 2016 Girls of the Year. Your name will appear on event signage, in printed invitation* and our Annual Report.
$100 Bronze Honorary Patron
ONE ticket with VIP valet parking and your name will appear on the event signage, in printed invitation* and our Annual Report.
*Reservations received by August 5, 2016 will be printed on the event invitation.
Girls Inc. Liv Bike Team
Monday 6th June, 2016 - 8:00am
We could not be more proud of the strong, smart and bold members of our organization’s first-ever bike team. The Girls Inc.-Liv Bike Team is generously sponsored and supported by our friends at Plaine and Son, with professional coaching and guidance from Jessica Mitchell of Powerhouse Athletics.
On Sunday, June 5th, six girls in grades 5-10, from diverse backgrounds and different schools in Schenectady County, showed the world exactly the kind of promise and potential our youth have! The team rode the 10-mile portion of the Tour de Cure to fight diabetes and finished between 35-50 minutes- at times during the rain and among thousands of other cyclists while pushing their own personal and physical limits.
We thank all of our families and fans that came out toride with us, share in the excitement and support the girls in their first-ever ride event. As if the day could not get better, we ended things on a really high note with a special cotton-candy and popcorn-filled lunch at Circus Cafe in Saratoga. Great job, girls!