Saturday | April 29 | 12pm to 3pm Bay Area Girls Club 260 Broadway | Richmond
In partnership with the City of Richmond, Richmond Community Services Department, and the Love Your Block initiative, Bay Area Girls Club invites you to join us to introduce our newly renovated outdoor community space!
Join us for food, music, drawings, and family fun. Tour the center, visit the Multicultural Bookstore, celebrate the coming of Spring, and enjoy camaraderie with other Richmond community members!
Funded by a grant from the City of Richmond, BAGC has converted the center’s spacious backyard into a welcoming space that is available for rental to individuals, local businesses, and community organizations.
At Bay Area Girls Club (BAGC), our goal is to provide girls opportunities to change their own narrative and forge new pathways to educational and vocational success. We accomplish our goals through innovative programming, positive role modeling/mentorship, comprehensive instruction/training, and a supportive environment. Our objective is to encourage personal growth and develop the program participants’ self-esteem and confidence by imparting knowledge, training, and exposure to diverse life topics.
A core target issue that BAGC strives to address is gender and racial inequity for girls of color. A profound disparity exists for girls around vocational programs and/or training opportunities. BAGC understands that in addition to core racial and gender bias/discrimination the barrier to employment is most often lack of resources and exposure to opportunities.
GETT to Work Program
BAGC’s Workforce development and mentorship training for girls is a 10-week program offered to High School (ages 15-18) and Middle School (ages 11-14). The GETT To Work program addresses a profound need and fills the void in the availability of workforce readiness and financial education. Our GETT To Work program is offered FREE of charge to all participants.
GETT To Work provides 165 hours of training and instruction in the following areas:
Workforce Readiness: professionalism, time management, interviewing, job search/application, business etiquette, inventory, merchandising, customer service, general administrative assistance and more.
People Skills: leadership training, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, teamwork, public speaking, and critical thinking.
Paid Internship: Upon completion of the 10-week program, participants will apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills at a 180-hour internship working for BAGC partner businesses where they will receive supervision and ongoing support.
YOU ARE MAKING AN IMPACT! Aliyah, graduated from high school and is heading to college because of you. BAGC believes that unwavering support and training coupled with access to resources, networking, and goal planning paves the road to college. Through BAGC’s 2021/22 College Bound Girls program,10 girls received crucial training and assistance with scholarship application, access to networking, and much more. The game plan is to develop confidant, empowered, and employable young women. Your financial partnership provides girls with the foundational skills that are essential in college and today’s workplace – THANK YOU for your support!
While BAGC is already providing transformative programs – we believe we can do more! And this is where you come in . . . Community programs often play a brief role in the lives of program participants; when they leave the program, they are sent on their way to fend for themselves. The goal at BAGC is to send the graduates from our College Bound Girls program onto the next leg of their journey armed with the practical tools they need to successfully embark on their exciting adventure in college. What are these tools? Laptops and college school supplies!
$1,000 will provide one MacBook
$250 will provide Dorm Room Essentials
$100 will provide two Backpacks
$50 will provide School Supplies
Your gift can unleash the vast potential of Aliyah and other graduates of College Bound Girls and provide them with opportunities to improve their lives, further their education, and advance their career goals. You can help BAGC girls by equipping them for successful living, lifelong learning, and a career in our new economy. Like we said earlier, a BOLD goal that we can achieve TOGETHER. We’re sending the girls to college in late August, so please give today, and again, we thank you for your partnership!
P.S. Your gift today will help the girls find their future tomorrow!
The Bay Area Girls Club helps girls avoid the risks of dropping out of school, getting involved with gangs, becoming pregnant and other challenges they say are common in urban communities in the Bay Area.
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