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We've updated the Resources page with (1) African American Girls and Access to Educational Opportunity Report, (2) Article on Disability and the Women's Movements and (3) Factsheets on AB 2404, local legislation that mandates gender equity in recreational parks. Check it out!
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Save the Date! Thursday, January 22 9:30 am - 12:30 pm What Does It Mean To Be A Girl: A Discussion on Gender and Gender-Responsive Services led by the One Circle Foundation
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Alliance for Girls
I am proud to announce our fall events for 2014. We are doing it a little differently this year. Rather than conduct monthly trainings, Alliance for Girls’ members will host monthly discussion groups. These discussions will emphasize connection and troubleshooting rather than learning from a single trainer. Each discussion group is created, hosted and facilitated by an Alliance member.
The discussion groups will not replace Alliance trainings. Rather, our trainings will also change shape. They will be half-day deep-dives focused on critical needs for girls’ organizations and their leaders. I am excited to announce our trainers this year, as their services are truly a gift to the Alliance.
Alliance for Girls is making these programmatic changes for two reasons. (1) We have been surveying and calling members to understand what members need from, and love about, the Alliance. Members responded almost unanimously: connection and relationship-building is paramount. (2) AFG was founded by six leaders who believed in the power of collective impact and collective voice. It is critical to our essence, our success and our survival that members continue to feel ownership of this network. You are Alliance for Girls!
My hope is that these changes will encourage you, our members and community supporters, to build deep and lasting relationships with one another, create innovative and collaborative programs, and be empowered to use the Alliance for Girls platform as a tool for achieving your dreams as a leader, for your girls and for our collective future.
For more information about upcoming discussion groups and trainings, please check the events in the sidebar under “Alliance Events”.
Photo: Prop C Campaign Launch
Alliance for Girls Endorses Proposition C!
Together with its membership, Alliance for Girls successfully advocated for “gender-responsive and culturally competent services” and “services to address the needs of girls and LGBTQQ youth” to be included in the San Francisco children’s amendment, a bill that sets aside approximately $50 million annually in the Children’s Fund for youth services. Never before has gender-responsive services and girls’ services been mentioned in the children’s amendment language.
When Alliance for Girls (AFG) launched a member-wide campaign to restore funding to girls’ services from the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) in 2013, AFG realized gender-responsive services and girls’ specific needs were simply not on the radar at the department.
In November, voters in San Francisco will decide on Proposition C (Prop C). This legislation will put gender-responsive services on the radar. In fact, it will demand that gender-responsive services are always a goal of the fund. This is why Alliance for Girls is endorsing Prop C and supporting the Prop C campaign by joining coalition meetings, attending rallies and speaking out about the importance of this proposition.
If passed, Prop C would reauthorize the Children’s Fund and the Public Education Enrichment Fund, guaranteeing $125 million every year for the next 25 years without increasing taxes. Highlights from the legislation include:
According to recent polling, only an estimated 55% of voters surveyed online were in favor of the measure. This is too close! It will take a community effort to make sure our girls and LGBTQQ youth receive the support they need to thrive.
Alliance member Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth has produced an informative handout about Prop C with an overall breakdown of funding. Help by sharing it with your networks and informing others about this powerful piece of legislation. Other ways you can help:
Member Spotlight: Holy Names High School
Photo: Students volunteering in Salinas to prepare and serve lunch for the homeless and poor at Dorothy's Place