Dear Alliance Member,

 

Like you, my heart breaks seeing the tragic events unfold around the world. In the month where we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we draw attention to the current situation in Ukraine and its consequences on the lives of women and girls. Now more than ever, we must band together to amplify the voices of women and girls and ensure their rights are upheld.

 

Just recently, AFG had the opportunity to speak to the California Legislative Women’s Caucus about the findings from our Uniting Isolated Voices research and their implications for the California state budget. As we are frequently called upon to share information, resources, and data, we are building on our mission to reach more girls and gender-expansive youth. That’s why I am so excited to announce that AFG is furthering its impact by partnering with Los Angeles-based girl-serving organizations to co-create an AFG L.A.

 

In 2020, AFG commissioned a report, Girl, You Can Do Anything , to gain a deeper understanding of the lived experiences of girls of color within Los Angeles County. The report brought community-based organizations and leaders together to inform community stakeholders about what girls in the L.A. County neighborhoods say they need to thrive. We are thrilled to continue partnering with these impactful thought leaders who now form our AFG L.A. Advisory Team. 

 

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we look ahead to our next phase, in which girls beyond the borders of our Bay Area counties can benefit from all the resources offered to them. We cannot wait to celebrate the success of all our members and partners at our October conference and imagine together how to create another decade of change! This year for the first time ever, our conference will offer a hybrid experience, in-person and online, which means that this unforgettable gathering will be accessible to so many more girls and their champions across California and beyond.

 

In community,

 

Cynthia Nimmo

Interim Executive Director

 

Alliance for Girls (AFG) Updates

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AFG Receives Support from Zoom Cares

Alliance for Girls is honored to be one of 10 nonprofits to receive a grant from Zoom Cares! The recipients chosen are grassroots organizations with a focus on youth, led by people of color, and serve marginalized communities, including low-income individuals, LGBTQIA+, and people of color.

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AFG Featured on KTVU for International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, Cynthia Nimmo, AFG’s Interim Executive Director, spoke to KTVU‘s Greg Lee about our work to empower girls and break down barriers. Also, in honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the trailblazers who forge change in our communities and beyond. Through daily highlights across our social media channels, get to know our AFG members!

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The AFG Network is Growing

We are thrilled to welcome our new members: Coaching Corps, Adelante Mujeres, You Grow Girl!, Hispanic Foundation Silicon Valley, International Rescue Committee – San Jose, Society of Women Engineers – Santa Clara Valley, Vera Institute for Justice Initiative to End Girls’ Incarceration, WorldWideWomen, Educating Marissa, and Mindset and Milestones ! Our members are at the heart of everything we do. Are you or your organization looking to become a member?

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Partner with Us for the 2022 AFG Conference

AFG is proud to partner with businesses and organizations to deliver the 2022 Building on a Decade of Change: The World We Imagine Conference. Interested in sponsorship? Take a look at our sponsorship opportunities!

AFG Member Spotlight: MISSSEY

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AFG member MISSSEY works to to provide services to commercially sexually exploited youth, and to work for systemic change with the youth they serve. AFG recently spoke to their Marketing & Operations Coordinator, Renee Smith, about what the organization has currently been working on.

Policy Updates
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RCF Connects Announces a Task Force Focused on Ensuring Equity for Black Women and Girls in Contra Costa County

 

RCF Connects, a local community foundation that is a motivator in Contra Costa County in the field of philanthropy and community change, announces the creation of the Equity for Black Women and Girls Task Force. Learn more here.

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Youth Advisory Council

 

In 2022 the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls will establish a Youth Advisory Council to virtually facilitate a group of young women and girls to advise the Commission on pressing issues facing girls today and to inform on programmatic and policy priorities that will have maximum impact. AFG is thrilled to be supporting this initiative! Stay tuned for more details.

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Speak Out About the Replacement for the Supreme Court

 

The composition of the US Supreme Court has a tremendous impact on whether people in this country have reproductive rights, health, and justice. The Forefront Project can advise repro advocates on how to comply with relevant federal, state, and local laws without compromising organizational effectiveness.  Learn more here.

Call for Proposals: AFG 2022 Conference

Help Us Deliver Our 2022 AFG Conference!

With up to 1,500 attendees, 10+ breakout sessions and an outstanding line-up of keynote speakers, our October 11th conference will be an unforgettable day to connect, inspire and celebrate girls and their champions. A big part of our success has a lot to do with you. Your conference proposals are how we can build a program of sessions that are current, relevant and speak to the needs and issues you are facing.

Women’s History Month: Self-Care and Girl Talk IG Live

March 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Women’s History Month is the perfect time to reflect on gender equity, applaud women’s achievements, and get fired up and inspired. Join us for an Instagram live conversation with Michelle Seijas, CEO, Seijas Coaching LLC and youth leader Uche of Alliance for Girls, where we will highlight the many ways self-care can empower you so that you can be your best self.

*”Girls” refers to gender-expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth).

#RaiseYourVoice4Girls

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