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1st Annual Girl Gala a Success!!

GFC is proud to announce we exceeded our goal, raising over $35,000 at our first Annual Girl Gala held November 12, 2010 at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto. Over 100 friends, alumnae, and coaches gathered to celebrate the first 10 years of Girls For A Change. A Live Auction, spoken word, and remarks by girls and Whitney Smith kept the energy level high in this one-of-a-kind event. Plan for next year by making sure you are on our email list or LIKE us on Facebook! Also check out our amazing sponsors here. We could not have done it without them!


GFC National Tour - Thousands of Girls Trained as Change Agents!

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In September and October 2008, GFC embarked on its first ever National Tour, presented by The Sephora Project. The National Tour was the catalyst for our nationwide expansion and the start of 100 Girl Action Teams throughout the United States!  

The National Tour included Change Your World Trainings and Girl Action Zones at Sephora Stores nationwide. Check out some results below!

Change Your World Trainings - 2-hour trainings for girls in middle school or high school that teach what social change is and how to take action in your community!

  • More than 2,300 girls were trained at 25 schools! Each girl received a Girl Action Kit detailing how she can create change in her neighborhood, city or school. Check out the social change webs girls created about the community issues they want to change 
  • We traveled more than 6,500 miles reaching girls in 11 cities
  • Following the trainings, hundreds of girls have joined our Girl Action Network
  • GFC Girl Action Teams will start at more than 70% of the schools where we offered Change Your World Trainings. This number is still growing!
  • GFC will expand to Richmond, VA where 8-10 new Girl Action Teams will start in January 2009

Girl Action Zones - held at Sephora Stores throughout the country, these information sessions introduced girls to GFC and invited them to identify their passions and join our Girl Action Network

  • Community members told us what they want to change and what they are passionate about. Check out the videos here!
  • Hundreds of community members were invited to join the GFC Girl Action Network and encouraged to take a stand for change in their community
  • GFC Staff brought Girl Action Zones to 10 Sephora stores in 10 cities throughout the U.S.

Interested in learning more? Contact carrie@girlsforachange.org

Want to start a GFC Girl Action Team where you live? Check out our website here

A big thank you to The Sephora Project and our National Tour Partners for their support! Check them out here.

Completion Ceremonies 2009!

Completion08 Each year, we celebrate the girls, women and community supporters that make GFC possible. Our annual Completion Ceremonies feature keynote speakers, "IT Girl" Awards, and video presentations of Girl Action Team projects as well as testimonials from Coaches about their GFC experiences.

Completion Ceremonies for the 2008-09 program year are being held in April and May. Check out the links below to learn more about the ceremonies:



Silicon Valley

Empower Hours!

Nn Join us for an intimate gathering to learn about Girls For A Change. Hear from powerful young women about how GFC impacted their lives and  how they are transforming your world. Meet and mingle with other passionate professionals and GFC alumni and coaches. Invite a friend, share your ideas for empowering this next generation of leaders and find out how to become a part of our mission.

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Spring Into Action

This dynamic and energizing day for Girl Action Teams includes guest speakers, performers and workshops for girls and GFC Coaches. Girls will take workshops on skills they need for creating social change including networking, budgeting, organizing and working with elected officials. Teams also have time to work on their project plan as they are preparing to implement a social change project in their community.

Check out information about the 2007-08 events from February 2008:

Silicon Valley

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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