2024 Circles of Support

Please join WGGS for our in-person Circles of Support Fundraiser on April 4, 2024, Terrace At the Waters Edge. We are excited to be celebrating 20 years!

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WGGS is the WINNER!

WGGS was chosen as a finalist to pitch our new FRESH Program in the United Way Greater Capital Region's 5th Annual Perfect Pitch event held December 6, 2023 at Revolution Hall in Troy. WGGS was one of 4 organizations competing for $10,000. WGGS was the winner of the 2023 Perfect Pitch! Thank you United Way for choosing WGGS! We are beyond grateful for everyone's support!

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NEW! FRESH Program

WGGS is excited to share with you FRESH (Food Resiliency Education Socialization and Health). We are partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension and SICM to implement this program. The goals of FRESH are to educate, empower, mentor, and provide sustainable life skills to the girls in the Schenectady Community. FRESH is available to girls in elementary, middle and high school. FRESH was piloted last year in three different schools, with an incredible array of exciting opportunities where girls learned new skills and benefited from interacting with each other in ...

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Caring Community Convening Event 12/14/23

WGGS is hosting a Caring Community Convening event on Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 5 pm - 7 pm in the McChesney Room at the Schenectady Central Public Library. We are asking "What does a community look like that cares about girls?" and we want to hear your voices! All are welcome. Light food and beverages will be served. Click here for more information. Registration encouraged and appreciated.

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Applications Open for 2021 Scholarship!

The Helga Schroeter Memorial Scholarship was established by the Working Group on Girls of Schenectady, Inc.in September 2019 to honor Helga, one of their founding mothers, and to keep alive her passion for socialjustice, diversity and inclusion, and nurturing the youth of our community. This scholarship is intended tofurther girls’ education or training after high school. This year's application deadline is July 1, 2021. The winning applicant will be notified by mail in early August 2021. Click here for a copy of the scholarship application.

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Feb. 26, 2021 6-8:30 pm Virtual Screening of Pushout Documentary

You're invited to attend an exclusive virtual screening of the Documentary, "PUSHOUT - The Criminalization of Black Girls in School" on February 26, 2021 from 6-8:30 pm hosted by WGGS, along with sponsors, SICM, NYWBA, YMCA NENY & Zonta. Immediately following the viewing, there will be a Q&A panel facilitated by Dr. Deidre Hill Butler. Click here if you'd like to view the trailer, then please register here for this virtual event. We are pleased to offer this event at no cost. Donations are appreciated. To support WGGS and our Programs, you can donate ...

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BBQ Fundraiser August 28th


Connecting to Our Girls While We’re Apart

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 ...

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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 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 ...

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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 ...

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