We're all sad that in-school learning has ended for the school year due to Covid-19. We know that our community has many needs, including keeping everyone safe and healthy, ensuring that all of our families receive adequate food and pantry goods, maintaining as much academic learning as is feasible at this time, and coping with the stress and anxiety of this unprecedented time.
While WGGS is supporting many of these new, short-term efforts to cope with the pandemic, our core values and mission are the same. That means that we're continuing, as always, to seek to ...
Laura LaFontaine created a new MUSELETTER to help keep muses up-to-date on what's happening with WGGS. We thought you might like to take a look as well. Above is a sneak peek, or click this link to see the full newsletter: JANUARY 2020 MUSELETTER.
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 Thursday, December 9th from 5:30 to 7:00 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 ...
We had such a wonderful time at our 11th annual Girls' Day Out! Many thanks to Cathy Snyder to putting together this slideshow.
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 ...
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 ...
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 email@example.com or share it via our Facebook page and we'll add it here. Thank you!
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!
At our recent Circles of Support event, we were joined by two Schenectady High School students who have participated in our programs, Mylika Rozier (right) and Shamiah Walker (middle) from Central Park. Both girls expressed surprise at the care and support that they'd found, and they both particularly noted how impressed they were by how the adult volunteers modeled this caring and support for each other as well as the girls at events. Clearly, they'd absorbed these values, like when Mylika opened her speech announcing, "You all look amazing today." In addition, ...