Dear Alliance members,

2022 marks a very special milestone in our history—it’s our 10th anniversary! We pay tribute to the commitment and dedication of all members and partners of our AFG family, both past and present, who have made our organization what it is today: a leader in how to authentically center girls—their voices and their ideas—in the fight for gender equity. This is an exciting time and we have a number of initiatives and events planned, so stay tuned.


As we kick off the year, we give our heartfelt thanks to Mark Gunther (Founder, AFG & Managing Director, Eva Leah Gunther Foundation) for his incredible leadership as Founding Chair of the AFG Board of Directors. Mark is retiring as Chair, but will complete his term on the Board and serve as Treasurer in 2022. Since 2009, Mark has guided AFG through complex times and moments of important transformation for our organization.


Stepping in as our new Board Chair(s) are Linda Calhoun  (Founder & CEO, Career Girls) and  Raquel Donoso (Senior Program Officer, Equity in Education, Yellow Chair Foundation). Directors since 2018, their thought leadership on our Board and deep service as Chairs of the Governance and Finance Committees has helped set the stage for our future growth. We are thrilled to have them leading our Board as co-Chairs.


You, and the youth you serve, represent the hope and promise of a better world. We look forward to working with you in 2022!


In community,

Your AFG Team

Alliance for Girls (AFG) Updates

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We Need You: Join Our Advocacy Committee!

Join AFG’s advocacy committee and play a part in developing and delivering our 2022 Girls’ Policy Agenda. The committee meets on the second Monday of each month from 3-4 pm virtually. Organizations in the committee work together to share resources, best practices and strengthen their ongoing work to build collective power across spaces. Interested?

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AFG’s Recent Research Report Continues to Make Headlines

Since the release of the Uniting Isolated Voices: Girls and Gender-Expansive Youth During COVID-19 report, AFG has been invited to give several presentations and attend meetings to highlight its findings and the work of AFG and its members. These include San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, Senator Nancy Skinner’s Office, Oakland Unified School District, and United Nations Association – San Francisco Chapter!

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What to Listen to in 2022: Your AFG Spotify Playlists

Our youth leaders from the Not One More Girl (NOMG) campaign and Uniting Isolated Voices (UIV) report have curated the perfect empowerment playlists to get you hyped for the year ahead. Get your daily dose of girl power with these anthems that will inspire you to take a minute to celebrate!

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Welcome New Members to the AFG Family

Alliance for Girls is thrilled to welcome our new members: The Practice Space, Urban Advocates & Achievers, BayGanda Foundation, Root & Rebound, Youth Uprising, National Crittenton, and Rosie the Riveter Trust! Supporting the incredible work of our members is what drives our work, every day. Find out how you or your organization can become a part of the gender equity movement today.

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New AFG Opportunity: Director of Finance & Administration (DFA)

Join our growing team! The DFA plays a vital role in partnering with senior leadership and staff in strategic decision-making and operations as AFG continues to enhance its quality programming and builds capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a financial and operational leader to maximize and strengthen our internal capacity as we continue to grow and meet increasing demand for our work.

AFG Program Spotlight: When Young Moms Thrive, We All Do

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$20,000 Distributed to Young Moms in Santa Clara County

Our mission is to effect systems change in policy and culture in Santa Clara County for young moms. As a collective network, we engaged 100 young moms between ages 12-26 who reside in East San Jose and South Santa Clara County. These young moms participated in the first of three focus groups that were held at the end of last year. Through this, our program partner Young Women’s Freedom Center has distributed $20,000 to these young moms for the knowledge and experience they’ve shared!

Call for Proposals: AFG 2022 Workshop Series and Learning Hub Courses

Have a great idea for an AFG course or workshop training?

Calling all presenters and facilitators! AFG is seeking proposals to build a roster of learning opportunities that are current, relevant, and speak to the needs and issues you are facing as we tackle gender inequity. Facilitators of workshop series receive a stipend of $2,000. Facilitators of on-demand training courses receive a stipend of $4,000. We want to hear from you by February 21st.

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Malikah Gender Justice 101 Workshop for Youth


AFG is proud to be a promotional partner of this training which is intended to build a foundational understanding of gender-based violence and ways we can divest from harmful behaviors towards gender marginalized people and from systems of violence. This program is intended for high school students, but parents and undergraduate students/young adults are also welcome. REGISTER NOW

*”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).


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