Happy Day of the Girl!

Today is the day!! Oh happy day. I’ll have a roundup of the news tomorrow, but today I’d like to share a letter from Brandi and I, the co-presidents of the NW Girls Coalition. The coalition has been busy!

Hope you enjoy!

Dear Northwest Girls Coalition Partners and Supporters,

Happy Day of the Girl! We are thrilled to celebrate girls and our girl justice community today. This year, we have the added pleasure of celebrating a Nobel Prize winner from within the ranks of our movement! We’d like to congratulate Malala Yusafzai and thank her for her tireless work on behalf of girls across the globe.

There are a lot of ways to celebrate today: Join the conversation on social media, make a gift to your favorite girl-serving organization, sign on to the Day of the Girl Proclamation Pledge, or spend quality time with a girl in your life.

However you choose to celebrate Day of the Girl, we don’t want it to stop there! Check out our calendar for upcoming events in our community. Send us an e-mail to have your event included, too.

We’d like to celebrate today by reflecting on what the NWGC Leadership Council has done this year. We’ve been on a listening campaign, connecting with members of the girl-serving community to hear what you want and need from your coalition. We’re not done, but we wanted to share some of what we’ve been up to:

January: Annual Leadership Council Retreat
March: NWGC Resource Fair at Seattle Asian Art Museum
April: Resource table at Powerful Voices Girlvolution
May: Resource table at Gates Foundation’s Volunteer Fair and Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG
June: Attendance at Girls Can Do conference
July: NWGC Happy Hour at Elliott Bay Brewery in Lake City
August: Leadership Council reunion and a NWGC Happy Hour at Machine House Brewery in Georgetown

So what comes next? Leadership Council members will be reaching out to our members to ask what you want and need from us. As our strategic plan’s timeframe comes to an end, we’re looking for new board members who can join us in creating a powerful plan for the next few years. We want you to be a part of that process! Reach out to us via e-mail, social media, carrier pigeon, or bullhorn with your feedback, and tell us how you would like to get involved.

It is an honor to serve you. Until soon!

Brandi and Alison
Northwest Girls’ Coalition Co-Presidents


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