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Girls Action Network Announces the 2012 GAN Smith College Summer Science & Engineering Program Scholars

New York, NY - Gianna De La Cruz, a 10th grader at The Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics in Bronx, New York; Fanta Fofana, a 10th grader at Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn, New York; and Claudia Torres, a 9th grader at Kent Place School in Summit, Jersey have been selected by Girls Action Network (GAN) to attend the month-long Smith College Summer Science & Engineering Program in Northampton, MA where they will attend as the 2012 GAN Summer Scholastic Enrichment Program Scholars.…
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Girls Action Network Hosts Career Exploration 101 Event

New York, NY - On May 19, 2012, Girls Action Network (GAN) presented Career Exploration 101: Using a Web-based Technology -- an introductory, practical, age-appropriate program for female students (grades 6-11) identifying the skills, interests and values essential to exploring and planning one-s career and related educational paths -- at St. Philip's Academy Computer Lab in Newark, New Jersey from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. View PDF
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Founder Elisa M. Basnight Pens Opinion Piece in Philadelphia Inquirer – “Through education comes nation’s opportunity, security”

Philadelphia, PA - In the op-ed, "Through education comes nation's opportunity, security," published in the April 1, 2012 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Girls Action Network, Inc. Founder Elisa Basnight opined that, for the sake of economic and national security, "we must ensure that America's minority girls are provided with the education they need to become political, scientific, national security, and business leaders of the 21st century." After observing firsthand the dearth of girls interested in so-called STEM fields - science, technology, engineering and math…
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Girls Action Network Salutes 2012 Fulbright International Fellow: Tangiah Royster

New York, NY - Tangiah Royster, an honors student at Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia, was selected as a 2012 Fulbright International Fellows. Tangiah hails from Newark, New Jersey where she attended Marylawn Academy for Girls. While attending Marylawn, Tangiah participated in various Girls Action Network, Inc. (GAN) programing, to include receiving a 2004 GAN - Smith College full scholarship to attend Smith-s Summer Science and Engineering Program and a 2005 GAN - Mount Holyoke College full scholarship to attend Mouth Holyoke-s summer Math Camp.…
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Girls Action Network Participates In The Power Of Partnerships – Holiday Coat Drive

Philadelphia, PA - With the economic downturn continuing to affect families this holiday season, the Power of Partnerships Coat Drive held at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC illustrates how diverse sectors in our society -- the U.S. Army and its Grassroots Advisory Board, the private sector and community nonprofits -- working together can bring about transformational change for families and communities. View PDF
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Girls Action Network (GAN Giving Back Program) Hosts Service Day At Interfaith Hospitality Network

New York, NY - Keeping within the spirit of "GAN Can!" - The Girls Action Network GAN Giving Back Program hosted its GAN Thanksgiving Basket Service Day on Saturday, November 19th at Interfaith Hospitality Network Headquarters in Montclair, NJ. View PDF
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Girls Action Network Announces The 2011 Gan – Smith College Summer Science & Engineering Program Scholarship Recipient

New York, NY - Cierra Legrand, an 8th grader at TEAM Academy in Newark, New Jersey has been selected by Girls Action Network (GAN) to attend the month-long Smith College Summer Science & Engineering Program in Northampton, MA where she will attend as the 2011 Girls Action Network Summer Program Scholarship Recipient. View PDF
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Girls Action Network Founder Speaks on Leadership Panel to Teens

Philadelphia, PA - On Friday, March 19, Girls Action Network ® (GAN) Founder, Elisa Basnight, spoke as part of the Senior Leadership Forum held at the Army Experience Center (AEC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in celebration of the many contributions made by women in public service, the Army and our communities. The featured speakers and honored guests engaged in a conversation about the importance of public service, the path to leadership and the contributions of women in society and the military. Read More
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Girls Action Network Kicks-off New “GAN Giving Back” Program with Service Day at Community Soup Kitchen

New York, NY - Keeping with the spirit of "GAN Can!" - Girls Action Network, Inc. (GAN) kicked off its new community service program: "GAN Giving Back" on December 26, 2009 at the Life Christian Church Soup Kitchen (TLCC) in West Orange, New Jersey. Read More
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Girls Action Network Partners with Black Data Processor Associates (BDPA) New Jersey Chapter for 6th Annual Families in Technology Day

New York, NY - Girls Action Network, Inc. (GAN) joined forces through a partnership with Black Data Processors Associates New Jersey Chapter ("BDPA") on September 12, 2009 at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ to support BDPA's 6th Annual Families in Technology Day. The theme of the FIT Day event was focused on "Technology Awareness = Community Empowerment." Over 250 families and students participated in the various panel discussions and workshops that were conducted from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Several of the event's speakers were…
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