In This Issue...
- Alliance for Girls
- World of Girls
- Organizational Spotlight
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Alliance for Girls
2013 Highlights- A year in review
To learn about all the great things Alliance for Girls has been up to including leadership development, advocacy, research and collaborations click here.
We are thrilled to welcome Ana Aguilar to Alliance for Girls’ team! She will be joining us as our Membership Associate, running Alliance for Girls’ directory, producing our newsletter and getting to know all of you! In addition to working with Alliance for Girls, she currently works at Mission Local and co-chairs the Outreach Team for Girls on the Run of the Bay Area. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies. Most importantly, she is passionate about creating an environment where girls have opportunities to thrive and succeed.
World of Girls
Establishing a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault
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On January 22, 2014 President Barack Obama released a memorandum to create a task force to protect students from sexual assault in institutions of higher learning.
Exploring the Barriers and Opportunities for Independent Women Filmmakers
Image Courtesy of thefeministwire.com
The Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles and Women Filmmakers Initiative recently released a study exploring female involvement as content creators in independent films and the obstacles they face.
Girls’ Court is a collaborative effort between the Public Defender’s Office, the District Attorney, the bench, Social Services, Probation, and a number of community-based agencies. This program was recently featured in The New York Times for their “all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls.”
Click here to learn more about Girls’ Court.