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GFC's Community Partnerships!

PartnershipsWe are excited to share just a few of the ways GFC is partnering with other non-profits and community organizations locally, nationally and internationally, including:

• GFC and Soccer Without Borders Team Up to Take GFC to Uganda

• GFC and People to People – Young Women’s Summit

• Silicon Valley GFC at the East Palo Alto Youth Summit

• Phoenix GFC and the Arizona Girls Round Table

Check out more about these partnerships below!

GFC and Soccer Without Borders Team Up to Take GFC to UgandaSwb_logo
Soccer Without Borders (SWB) is a San Francisco non profit whose mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of marginalized youth. Through SWB's partership with Young African Refugees for Integral Devleopment in Kampala, Uganda, GFC programming was delivered as part of SWB's Girl Program in April 2008. SWB works locally and internationally to help young people develop their bodies, voices and minds. As part of their work, SWB teaches youth life skills using soccer as a vehicle for these life lessons. Using GFC’s 7 Steps to Change Your World, SWB delivered the GFC program to young women during the months of April, May and June. Check out thre results of our first international programming here!

GFC aP2p_logond People to People – Young Women’s Summit
GFC was invited to provide a workshop to over 400 young women at People to People’s Leadership Summit: For Young Women in Juen and August 2008in New York City! Meghan Arrigo, GFC’s Phoenix Program Director and Carrie Ellett, GFC's' National Program Director, facilitated our Change Your World Trainings to teach girls about social change and how to create it in their communities. Girls from throughout the United States participated in the Summits to explore and develop their leadership skills, learn how to design and lead social change, celebrate women’s rights and discuss current issues and solutions to those issues.

Silicon Valley GFC at the East Palo Alto Youth Summit One EOepalogoast Palo Alto is hosting a youth summit again this spring. On May 10, 2008 at Costaño Elementary School, the Rising Above Violence Everyday (R.A.V.E.) Youth and Young Adult Summit included workshops, entertainment and encouragement for youth in East Palo Alto. GFC Silicon Valley Staff provided a workshop to more than 50 girls on how to be a positive force of change in their community. GFC SV also has several Girl Action Teams in East Palo Alto at the East Palo Alto Boys and Girls Club, 49ers Academy, College Track, Edison McNair Academy, Cesar Chavez Academy and East Palo Alto Charter School.                                                                      

Phoenix GFC and the Arizona Girls Round Table
Azgr_logo_2 Since August 2006, GFC has been a member of the AZ Girls Round Table and Phoenix Program Director, Meghan Arrigo, has served on the Steering Committee of the organization for two years. Steering Committee members meet once a month to discuss current issues and trends facing girls, and how girl-serving organizations can collaborate to better serve girls in Maricopa County. The mission of the Arizona Girls Roundtable is to provide a community of practice and collaborative network for those who provide gender specific services for girls and young women.

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