News and Updates

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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Girls Action Network (“GAN”) Partners with Local Philadelphia Group: Arts & Smarts

Philadelphia, PA - On May 16, 2009, Girls Action Network, Inc. teamed-up with Annie Stanfield-Hagert as her arts enrichment group kicked off its activities at the South Philadelphia Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the summer multi-session arts program was for each participant group to focus on a different psychological or socio- cultural aspect of life. For example, some seminar topics included: bullying, racism, poverty, violence, along with some attention to assertiveness, inclusiveness and body image. Girls participating in the program were veterans from…
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Girls Action Network Speakers Bureau Partners With Steppingstone Scholars For Family Support Services Day

New York, NY - Girls Action Network, Inc. (GAN) kicked-off its Speakers Bureau operations through a partnership with Steppingstone Scholars, Inc. on April 5th, 2008 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. The theme of the Support Services Day event was centered on GAN-s trademark slogan, Shattering Stereotypes & Unlocking Opportunities®, with this event-s focus on Transforming Tools for Today-s Success. Over 400 families and students were invited to participate in the various panel discussions and workshops that were conducted from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm.…
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GAN to Present at Theta Nu Xi Annual Convention

(New York, NY) Women from all walks of life will converge upon Albuquerque, NM from September 4-7, 2008 for the 10th Annual Convention of Theta Nu Xi Multucultural Society, Inc. Among the various activities planned, convention-goers will observe presentations by five organizations with hopes of becoming the sorority's new national philanthropy and gaining access to dedicated funding and hundreds volunteers. Those organizations invited to speak at the annual convention include Girls Action Network (GAN); Girls for a Change; National Association for Multicultural Education; National Coalition…
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GAN Awards 2008 Smith College Summer Science & Engineering Program Scholarship

(Newark, NJ) TaCora Holmes (right), an 8th grader at TEAM Academy in Newark, New Jersey returned August 1, 2008 from the month-long Smith College Summer Science & Engineering Program in Northampton, MA where she attended as the 2008 Girls Action Network ("GAN") Summer Program Scholarship Recipient. The goal of the GAN - Smith summer program is to provide GAN students with a unique opportunity to participate in innovative curricula in astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, physics and a young women's health education initiative.…
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Girls Action Network Salutes Mt. Holyoke College 2007 Scholarship Recipients

New York, NY - August 15, 2007, Rolande William (left) and Tangiah Royster (center), both residents of Newark, New Jersey returned from Hadley, Massachusetts having completed their respective summer enrichment programs at Mount Holyoke women-s college. During their respective summer experiences, Rolande and Tangiah had unique opportunities to participate in innovative curricula in mathematics. Their programs also worked to strengthen their resolve in mathematical thinking, communications skills, problem solving strategies and computer skills. Read More
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Harvard Benchmarking Study on Performance Measurement

Cambridge, Massachusetts. Yanina Budkin, a World Bank economist and & Roza Eftekhari, a renowned journalist, both of whom are 2007 Harvard Kennedy School of Government Mason Fellows, chose Girls Action Network, Inc. (GAN) as the focus of their best practice study on performance measurement as part of their class, The Strategic Management of Non Profits Organizations, which is taught by Professor Chris Stone. The purpose of the benchmark study is to provide GAN guidance in its efforts to understand how to implement performance measurement in…
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GAN Launches New Website

On July 12, 2006, Girls Action Network (GAN) launched an exciting and interactive website at www.girlsactionnetwork.org. The new website will provide both student and adult users with the opportunity to learn about GAN programs and services, to become involved as a volunteer or Champion for Empowerment and OpportunitySM mentor, to enlist a speaker from the Speakers Bureau or become a GAN speaker, and to access exciting information about the world of work, education, health and fitness, student internships, community service and enrichment opportunities. Read More
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Girls Action Network Salutes Scholarship Recipient

On June 14, 2006, Tangiah Royster, a Newark, New Jersey resident finishing her 10th grade year at Marylawn of the Oranges in South Orange, New Jersey, was officially awarded a $4,000 scholarship by Girls Action Network (GAN) to attend the Smith College Summer Science & Engineering Program in Northampton, MA. This one month program in July, will provide Tangiah with the unique opportunity to participate in innovative curricula in astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, physics and a young women's health education initiative. Read…
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Girls Action Network Annual Spring Tea

On Sunday, June 5, 2005 at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club, in South Orange, New Jersey from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. over 120 guests, including 30 high school girls and their mentors attended the Girls Action Network annual Spring Tea. The theme of the tea was centered on the organization's trademark slogan, "Shattering Stereotypes & Unlocking Opportunities," with this year's theme "Excelling as Entrepreneurs." Read More
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