Girls Inc. Week 2020: She Leads: Inspired and Engaged in Civic Life

It's Girls Inc. week! This year, we're focusing on civic engagement.

2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, a presidential election in the U.S. and the U.S. census. But many people face barriers to participating in civic life and many young people think their voices don't matter. At Girls Inc., we believe government works best when it reflects the thoughts, opinions and values of the people - and that includes GIRLS. While some girls might be too young to vote, girls aren’t too young to be affected by the decisions of policy makers or participate in civic life.
To see how we're celebrating this week, follow us on social media !
The Strong, Smart, and Bold Virtual Breakfast
Continue supporting Girls Inc. and the meaningful work we do by purchasing and hosting a virtual table or purchasing a ticket to join a virtual table here . In the coming weeks we will launch our event microsite to display messages from our honorees, girls, staff and board as well as provide ways to give. We are excited to launch this event and look forward to engaging with our guests virtually on June 3. Stay tuned to our website, social media and monthly newsletters for more information.
Strong, Smart, and Bold Honoree Spotlight:
Delila Wilson-Scott
We are delighted to honor Dalila Wilson-Scott at this year’s Strong, Smart, and Bold Virtual Breakfast. Ms. Wilson-Scott serves as Senior Vice President of Community Impact for Comcast Corporation and as President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. She is also an outstanding leader in her community; named one of the “Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” by Savoy Magazine and an “Innovative Rising Star: Building Communities” by Forbes magazine. Learn more about Ms. Wilson-Scott here .

Learn more about the breakfast, our other honorees and sponsorship opportunities here .
Girls Inc. Receives $40,000 Grant from the Philadelphia Foundation's Fund for Children
We've been awarded a grant to support our Leadership and Community Action program! While there are more women in leadership positions than ever before, a pervasive gender gap still exists in top leadership, and an even larger gap persists for women of color. Together we can change that! Through the support of this grant, we will teach girls to use their voices, increase their awareness of community resources and envision themselves as tomorrow's leaders.

The Philadelphia Foundation has been improving the Greater Philadelphia area for more than a century by investing in organizations that foster economic, civic and social vitality. Read more about the program and the Philadelphia Foundation here !
Advocacy Corner: Vote by Mail

Consider voting by mail this election! If you plan to vote using a mail-in ballot in the 2020 Primary, which was rescheduled to June 2, 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, you must complete and mail an application to your county office by 5 p.m. on May 26, 2020. The application can be found here .
"It's Time to End Nonprofits' Hand-to-Mouth Way of Life"

Girls Inc. President and CEO, Stephanie J. Hull, co-authored an op-ed for The Chronicle of Philanthropy discussing the limitations imposed by grant makers and how these restrictions keep nonprofits from developing robust capital reserves. In order to support good management and sustainability, especially in light of the current economic crisis, nonprofits need a more strategic approach to grant funding. The most vulnerable among us depend on the vital work of nonprofits, therefore the financial resiliency of these organizations should be of paramount concern to us all. Read the full article here .
Stephanie J. Hull, Girls Inc. President & CEO
Giving Tuesday Now
Stand with Girls Inc. girls today by making a gift on #GivingTuesdayNow , a global day of giving in response to the unprecedented needs created and compounded by the current crisis.

Your generosity helps ensure that girls have the guidance and support to navigate these difficult times and continue to grow up strong, smart and bold. Thank you for your support, now and always.
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