The mission of the Investing in Girls Alliance is to improve services for middle school girls in central Massachusetts through research, education, advocacy, and collaboration.

Investing in Girls Alliance has three Priority Areas to impact girls well-being:

Physical, Mental and Sexual Health: These are core to girls well being and good health provides the foundation for girls achievements throughout her lifetime

Education and Economic Empowerment: Giving girls the tools and opportunities they need to be in charge of their lives and actively engage in their families and communities

Violence and Safety: Ensuring the safety of girls where they grow, learn, work and play is essential to girls success


How do you like to travel around Worcester?
Do you use the bus?
Do you like to bike?
Do you prefer to share a ride with a friend?

Student researcher, Madilyn Jacobsen,
wants to learn more!

Madilyn is conducting a survey as a part of her Honor’s Thesis at Clark University. This
survey is a follow-up to a research study that was recently completed under the Central
Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission.

If you choose to participate, this anonymous survey will have no direct link between
your name or any other affiliations. Participation in this survey is voluntary, and you may
exit the survey at any time. Please do not put any personal information into your

If you’re interested in participating, you can type this link
into the internet server: http://tinyurl.com/YouthTransitSurvey

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Here is a list of our IIGA Alliance Members. Click on the logos below to view member pages.

IIGA strategically selects partners that will ensure the promotion of IIGA's mission to improve services to middle-school girls.
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MEDIA CONTACT: Chad Colby (202) 419-1570, ccolby@achieve.org
Kelly Van Beveren (202) 745-2306, kvanbeveren@achieve.org


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