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Program News
Girls' Program

Summer Camp
Summer camp mail-in registration will begin on Monday February 27th, 2017. The Field Trip Calendar is now available. Download the Summer Camp Brochure and the Summer Camp Registration Form. For questions or more information, please contact Girls Program Director, Natalie Duarte.

School Year Registration
Registration is taken by appointment only. Please note, Haight and Franklin Schools are currently full. To be placed on the wait list for one of these schools or to register for another site, please contact Girls Program Director, Natalie Duarte.

Registration forms are available to download and print. Learn more about our fee structure and payment plans, and find the answers to frequently asked questions here.

Teen Program 2016-2017

Now recruiting 7th and 8th grade girls for the EUREKA! Girls Inc. STEM Program!

Eureka! is a national, five-year program created by Girls Inc. to encourage girls to explore career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program consists of four weeks of intensive programming during the summer (years 1-4) and additional sessions throughout the school year. Applications are now being accepted through March 31, 2017. Download the brochure to learn more about the Eureka! program.

Ready to apply? Download a printable application now! For more information, please call Dana Swint @ 510-521-1743 ext. 208.

Passport to Success
Girls in grades 6-12 can sign up now for their very own Passport to Success! Passport to Success is a FREE resource series that takes place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Girls Inc. of the Island City. The series empowers girls by enabling them to learn new information, acquire and develop skills, build self-confidence, and have fun. The series is comprised of 5 workshops that promote college readiness, self-sufficiency, leadership, personal safety, and positive decision making. Please check back in August for more information.

Questions? Contact Teen Program Coordinators, Dana Swint and Hannah Joy Wirshing.

Alameda Island Kids

Alameda Island Kids logoAlameda Island Kids is a service provided by Girls Incorporated of the Island City since 1981 We provide state licensed, on-site child care specially designed to care for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade at six elementary schools in Alameda. Currently the service is offered at Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, Lum, and Otis Elementary Schools. At each school site, we maintain safe, quality centers while adhering to the required school-age ratio of 14 children to 1 adult. For more information, visit our Alameda Island Kids page.

Latest News & Events

Support GRUFF -
Please donate to our May Appeal

Big thanks from Girls Inc. of the Island City to Claudine Wong and KTVU Fox 2 for featuring GRUFF (Girls Reading to Understanding Furry Friends) on Bay Area People. GRUFF is a fun and innovative reading literacy program in partnership with Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). It provides girls the opportunity to practice reading in a non-judgmental environment while helping to socialize shelter animals. View the segment here.


Help us continue to make a strong, smart, and bold IMPACT with GRUFF by supporting our May Appeal. Donate now or learn more about other innovative programs at GIIC.

Party with a Purpose

Save the Date for
Party! with a Purpose

Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral Platia
4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland

If you attended Party! with a Purpose last year, you know what a spectacular evening it was, including a glorious sunset. This year's event promises to be even better!

Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay Area while you:

  • Dine on a variety of savory and sweet culinary presentations from top chefs and restaurants at their exclusive stations
  • Drink award-winning wines, craft beers, and exceptional spirits
  • Dance the night away under the stars
  • Delight in performances by unique and amazing artists

Party! with a Purpose is supported by generous sponsors and food, beverage, and entertainment donors. If you would like to sponsor this event, please call Diane at 510-521-1743, ext. 201. We offer several opportunities with benefits to enhance your company's or organization's visibility.

Stay tuned for more exciting details including participating chefs, wineries, mixologists, and entertainment!

Women Who Dare

Thanks to the generous and enthusiastic support of our sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers, we had an incredibly empowering and inspirational Hats Off to Women Who Dare luncheon at the gorgeous Oakland Scottish Rite Center on March 18th, 2017. Because of you, we raised over $100,000 to support innovative and transformative programs that inspire girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent).

Learn more about our inspirational event or view luncheon photos.