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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...