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Excerpts from the 2019 Circles of Support Celebration

There were so many wonderful speeches at the Celebration! Here are a few excerpts. Myauta Ponzo, SCSD student and Girls' Circles participant, speaking about Girls' Circles: "It opened up so many doors. . . I'm just happy that I got to be a part of something so monumental. . . .These ladies gave me a chance, they gave us a chance to be ourselves and empowered us and gave me a sense of what self-love was." Hemavattie Ramtahal, Roots & Wings Award recipient, muse, and workshop leader: "Our Girls' Circles. . . they do incredible things. All of these muses are women who inspire others. . . When you help young people grow, you grow yourself. ...

Show Us Some Love!

It is very easy for you to help us spread the word about what WGGS is doing. If you see a Tweet from us, retweet it! If you see a post from us in your Facebook feed, like it! Or share it! Or tag a friend who might be interested! Want to help us even more? Visit our Facebook page. Here are some easy ways to support WGGS: Like us! It's a way to recommend us to your friends.Click on that ". . ." button to Share the page. You can say a few words about your connection to WGGS.Invite your friend to like this page. You don't have to invite all your friends: maybe choose just the locals. Or the feminists. Or the educators. Donate! It's as easy as ...

Shop2gether with WGGS & Open Door!

This holiday season, The Open Door Bookstore is offering a unique fundraising opportunity for Working Group on Girls of Schenectady, Inc. (WGGS).  Shop2gether is a partnership that gives our volunteers, donors and friends a personal shopping experience. This also allows Open Door to give back to the community they love by returning 15% of all purchases to WGGS.  On Monday, December 9th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm, staff members at Open Door will be available to tell you about favorite books and gifts this season.  WGGS will receive a 15% donation on your purchases by presenting the attached form.  Come, browse, enjoy a festive ...

Girls’ Day Out 2019

We had such a wonderful time at our 11th annual Girls' Day Out! Many thanks to Cathy Snyder to putting together this slideshow.

Circles of Support Fundraiser 2019

We're pleased to announce that Dr. Steady Moono and Mrs. Kelly Moono will be honorary chairs for our Circles of Support Celebration fundraiser.  We'll be gathering on Thursday, October 3, from 5:30-7:30 pm a the Mohawk Golf Club, and we'd love to have you join us! We'll have hors d'oeuvres, a wine & beer bar, and wonderful gift baskets to raffle. We'll also be honoring our 2019 Roots & Wings Award recipients: Hemavattie Ramtahal Muse and Workshop Leader ~and~ YWCA of Northeastern NY Community Leader and Partner  You can  view the Facebook event page here. You may also register online by donating via our donation page. Click ...

New Roles at WGGS

Two members of our community are taking on new roles within the WGGS Community. Tanya Hull is beginning her term as Co-President of the Board. Tanya started with WGGS serving as a muse at Paige Elementary School and Central Park Middle School before joining the WGGS, and she has served on SCSD's Board of Education and is a member of the Adopted Not for Profit Committee with the Capital Region Chamber's Women's Council as well as an Eastern Star. She works as a real estate agent for RE/MAX. We're so excited that she's agreed to serve as Co-President!  Laura LaFontaine was featured in our very first newsletter's About Us, and we're ...

Spotlight on Girls: What Girls Say About Girls’ Circles

At our Celebration Dinner, some girls chose to complete phrases to tell us more about how Girls' Circles impacted them. Here are some responses.I would recommend joining a Girls' Circle because. . . It helps me see who my friends are and it helps me with problems I have in school!It helps open female's mindsIt's fun and motivatingIt's a good experience to see women come together to talk about our life and just communicate.  Even though I am shy and stuff that they have opened me up and I have become more comfortable with talking.It's a fun and family-like group of girls.It is very fun and it helped me deal with my anger.  It helps you be ...

2019 Celebration Dinner Displays

The scene is always lovely at our Girls' Circle Celebration, with flowers from Kulak's Nursery and a lovely spread put together by volunteers. But some of our favorite décor are the projects that muses bring from their Girls' Circle to share with all of us. Here are few examples from this year's celebration. If you are a Girls' Circle participant who has an image of your artwork that you'd like to share, please send it to info@wggschenectady.org or share it via our Facebook page and we'll add it here. Thank you!

Girls’ Day Out 2018

Our tenth annual Girls' Day Out was held on Wednesday, November 14, at the Glen Sanders Mansion. Thanks to Catherine Snyder for putting this slide show together! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjbWcwMfYJs

Senator Gillibrand Sends Greetings

We were so honored to receive greetings from Senator Gillibrand on the occasion of our 10th Annual Girls' Day Out!