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GFC SV - Completion Ceremony 2009

Girls For A Change is excited to announce that the 2008-2009 annual Silicon Valley Completion Ceremony was a success! This event took place on Thursday, May 14th at Pioneer High School in San Jose. We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who helped ensure the evening ran smoothly and the girls were supported and empowered. The girls were excited to complete a great year and we have built momentum for future programming in the Bay Area.

We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who helped ensure that girls were supported and empowered at the event!  This event was made possible by generous donations from the following organizations and businesses.  Thank you for giving back to your communities!

• Pioneer High School
• Women’s Networking Alliance
• PW Markets

SV: Empower Hours!

Join us for an intimate gathering to hear from powerful young women about how GFC has impacted their lives and how they are transforming your world. Network with other passionate professionals and share your ideas for empowering this next generation of leaders!

Be Inspired: Hear from powerful young women about how GFC has impacted their lives and how they are transforming our world.

Expand Your Network: Meet and mingle with other passionate Bay Area professionals as well as GFC supporters, alumni and coaches.

Take Action: Invite a friend, share your ideas for empowering this next generation of leaders and find out how to become a part of our mission.

Date: Tuesday January 27th, 2009 - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by Donna Dearinger 

Date: Wednesday January 28th, 2009 - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by Debbie Milner 

This is not a fundraising event. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to join us in empowering girls as change agents.

We'll introduce ourselves and get to know you. 

SV: Completion Ceremony!

Please join us in honoring the girls in Silicon Valley who are creating change in themselves and their future!

The Completion Ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of Girl Action Teams throughout the year. We will honor girls on our Girl Action Teams and GFC Coaches who are creating change throughout the Bay Area.

During the Completion Ceremony, school administrators, parents/guardians, community members and other GFC supporters will honor coaches and teams. We will present a slide show with photos of all teams, plus a description about the team’s project.  We will also have activities and a dance performance. Family, friends andcommunity supporters are encouraged to attend.

DATE: Thursday May 14, 2009
TIME: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Pioneer High School, 1290 BLOSSOM HILL RD SAN JOSE , CA 95118

For more information or to RSVP, contact Meghan at: meghan@girlsforachange.org or

SV: Spring Into Action - Feb. 7, 2009, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

On February 7th, 2009 our 50 local Girl Action Teams will assemble at the Cisco Systems campus for our annual Spring Into Action event.  This is a fabulous day of skill-building, inspiration and connection for all of our girls and coaches.  Each year we invite professional men and women from the community to facilitate workshops on skills the girls will need to plan and implement their social change projects. Past workshops have included networking, event planning, public speaking, and community organizing. Spring Into Action is planned and organized by the members of the Girls Steering Committee. 
If you would like more information or would like to volunteer, please contact Audrey Roderick at 408.515.8147 or audrey@girlsforachange.org

5th Annual Girl Summit

5thsummit More than 1,400 and 350 women attended the 5th Annual Girl Summit hosted by GFC at the San Jose Convention Center on October 30, 2007! Throughout the day, they were inspired by speakers and performers, social change workshops, and (most importantly) each other. Check out the media coverage by CBS, The San Jose Mercury News and others.

The Summit was supported by many generous sponsors and presented by Sephora200_black


We can't wait to see you all next year! Check out our photo album here:


Change The World Breakfast

Empower21,000s of teen girls are changing our world and you can join them through Girls For A Change! This fall, you're invited to gather with more than 400 Bay Area professionals for an inspiring breakfast program where you can meet some of the amazing local teen girls who are transforming their communities--and your world--each year through GFC.


Please join GFC at our:

Tuesday, October 30
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
San Jose Convention Center (map)

Get involved today: Help spread the word: We are looking for table hosts to help us fill the room for this special event. As a table host, you'll invite 10 of your friends, family members or colleagues to join you for the breakfast. (There are no tickets or cost associated with attending this event or sponsorship requirements associated with being a table host.).

You're invited to the Girl Summit: Directly following our Change The World Breakfast is GFC's annual Girl Summit attended by more than 1,000 teen girls and 500 adults. All breakfast guests are invited to attend Opening Ceremonies and to be part of this inspiring and empowering day for girls and women!

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