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Announcement from Jericho Road Worcester

Building Nonprofit Capacity for a Stronger Community since 2009

JRW January 2016 E-news Links

Skills-Based Volunteering

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Our Value

Nonprofits received over $94,000 in Skills Based Volunteer capacity building projects and over $25,000 in Board Governance training with our Leadership Connection in FY15.

We provide pro-bono services to area nonprofits.

Help us meet our annual operating fund of $70,000.

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Jericho Road Worcester 
484 Main St., Suite 300 Worcester, MA 01608.

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JOIN THE GIRLS SCOUTS!

February 11, 2016

Bring your friends to the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester and sample savory appetizers and the sweetest desserts made by noted chefs from central Massachusetts, and inspired by Girl Scout Cookies!

This cookie, culinary competition and fundraiser will feature recipes by chefs from some amazing Worcester area chefs including the award-winning Niche Hospitality, the newly opened Figs & Pigs and many more.

A distinguished panel of judges will select the top creations and attendees will vote […]

15 Remarkable Women of Color Who Rocked 2015: Published by Colors Lines/Race Forward

Since you loved our 2014 list of 14 women of color who rocked, we thought it was only right in 2015 to present 15 incredible activists, organizers, artists, writers, builders and entertainers who made major moves in 2015. Check out our list—which is in no particular order and in no way exhaustive.

1. Misty Copeland 
Misty Copeland debuts in Broadway’s “On The Town” on August 25, 2015. Brad Barket/Getty Images
Misty Copeland brought even non-ballet lovers’ attention to the world of dance in 2015 when […]

STORIES ABOUT GIRLS WORTH TELLING

The Girls Impact the World Film Festival is an Annual Event.

High school and undergraduate students, submit your 3-5 minute short films that address global women’s issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls and a variety of other issues.

Submissions for GITW 2015 have ended. This is an ANNUAL event, please start working on your films for GITW 2016. Submission deadline for 2016 is January 15, […]

Positive Mindset May Prime Students’ Brains for Math

Having a positive mindset in math may do more than just help students feel more confident about their skills and more willing to keep trying when they fail; it may prime their brains to think better.

In an ongoing series of experiments at Stanford University, neuroscientists have found more efficient brain activity during math thinking in students with a positive mindset about math.

It’s part of a growing effort to map the […]

KEDS BRAVE LIFE PROJECT STUDY

Our inaugural study, Dare to Dream, Dare to Act: What Girls Say About Bravery,explored how teen girls and boys define bravery, what prevents them from being brave, and the assets youth need in order to live brave lives.

Sponsored by the Keds Brave Life Project, the study surveyed 1056 girls and 455 boys ages 13-17. Among our findings:
59% of teen girls define bravery as a heroic act in a dangerous situation – […]

Mission & Action: AAUW’s Newsletter

STEM

Inspiration from a Mom in STEM

Working mothers often juggle competing priorities, but one daughter wouldn’t change a thing about growing up with a mom who worked in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

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JUSTICE

New Term, Same Stakes

The new U.S. Supreme Court term will be an important one for women and girls. Here’s your guide to upcoming cases that threaten affirmative action, contraceptive access, and other reproductive rights.

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LAF

Perpetuating […]

Press Release: SPEAKER MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO AND THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL LAUNCH THE YOUNG WOMEN’S INITIATIVE

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

City Hall
New York, NY 10007
(212) 788-7116
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
October 8, 2015
SPEAKER MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO AND THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL LAUNCH THE YOUNG WOMEN’S INITIATIVE
First initiative in the nation to specifically target and address systemic disparities faced by young women
Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council launched the Young Women’s Initiative, a multiplatform coalition aimed at supporting young women in […]

Special Announcement by the Girls Circle Group

Dear One Circle Foundation Community,

We are very proud to announce that the Girls Circle® model has been proven to reduce recidivism for girls. 

We want to sincerely thank you, our international community, who have supported the Girls Circle program and our foundational approach in working with girls over these past 17 years. Although Girls Circle has remained “research-based” for many years, gaining the opportunity to conduct rigorous evaluation in a gender-specific […]

Tamika Catchings’ greatest legacy? Making sure she’s replaceable…

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s one thing to leave your mark on a team and a sport. It’s another to leave a piece of yourself that stays on after you’re gone.

And regardless of how corny or cliché it might sound, that is exactly what Indiana forward Tamika Catchings is doing. She has been forthright about how much time is still on the clock. The curtains will close on her playing career next […]

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