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