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2007 Press

Women's Radio
Join Pat Lynch, WomensRadio Editor-In-Chief and Host of “Speak Up!” as we meet with the Keynote Speaker of the upcoming 5th Annual Girls For A Change Summit and subject of the upcoming documentary titled, “Carissa,” Carissa Gonzalez-Phelps. Carissa shares her story of growing up on the streets at age 12 to teaching herself algebra and building her own self-identity, and then returning to the areas of her life that were hardest in order to tell her story to others in a similar situation.
(October 22, 2007)

NATIONAL HOMELESS YOUTH AWARENESS LEADER KICKS-OFF 5TH ANNUAL GIRLS FOR A CHANGE ‘GIRL SUMMIT’ PRESENTED BY SEPHORA
Girls For A Change (GFC), the leading non-profit organization for urban girls, today announced they will feature Carissa Phelps as a keynote speaker for the 5th Annual Girl Summit presented by Sephora, October 30, 2007 at the San José Convention Center.  In a new riveting documentary “Carissa,” produced by Academy Award-winning director, Davis Guggenheim, Phelps shares her story of being abandoned and homeless at the age of 12, left by her mother in the lobby of Fresno’s Juvenile Hall.  With Phelps’ struggle comes an eye-opening success story of education and perseverance that each Girl Summit attendee will hear firsthand.
(October 23, 2007)
 

VIRGIN MOBILE USA SUPPORTS “CARISSA,” RIVETING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LIFE ON THE STREETS AS A TEEN
As a kick-off to National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, Carissa Phelps will be the keynote at the 5th annual “Girl Summit” on October 30, 2007 – a San Jose, CA event hosted by the national nonprofit Girls For A Change (www.girlsforachange.org) that brings together over 1,000 teen girls with over 500 professional women to empower girls to create and lead social change in their communities.
(September 18, 2007)

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