Supporting a CONNECTed Community
Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell members are stand-outs among their peers and classmates!
How our renovations will help connect girls
One of the most important predictors of academic success and graduating from high school is reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Compounded by COVID learning loss, most low-income children are already at a minimum 7-month reading deficit. Our renovated Literacy Learning Center will provide a designated space where members of all ages and literacy specialists will CONNECT to eliminate learning loss and ensure our members are reading and comprehending at and above grade level.
STEAM takes STEM to the next level: it allows students to CONNECT their learning in science, technology, engineering, and math together with creative arts and design principles to provide a full pallet of learning. Our Makerspace and Multimedia Center is a place for hands-on learning with all the tools for imaginative creativity such as
digital audio-visual equipment, robotics, electronics and circuitry, sewing machines, and more. The Makerspace and Multimedia Center will help our members develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, expose them to new career opportunities, create real-world applications for classroom concepts, and perhaps most importantly, our members will learn to take failure in stride.
The new Community Leadership, Equity and Innovation Center will provide interactive experiences, authentic engagement, and opportunities designed to help foster community CONNECTions and leadership. Our girls will learn about government and legislative processes, the power of advocacy, and the importance of representative leadership, and hence, will be more aware and involved in civic affairs, social action, and advocacy. They will come to realize the power of their voice and their vote.
Our new Culinary Center will be a central meeting place to explore the world of cooking, healthy nutrition, healthy lifestyle, self-care, and maintaining vegetable and flower cutting gardens. Girls will CONNECT while following recipes, creating healthy food, developing a household budget, and discussing the building blocks of a strong, smart and bold human.
Did you know that students with mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school? They’re also 55% more likely to pursue a post-secondary education. When girls CONNECT with mentors they build lasting, trusting relationships and acquire the skills they need to counter stereotypes and obstacles to achieve their goals.
Supporting a CONNECTed Community
With the 2020 purchase of the Greek American Veterans building at 228 Worthen Street, Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell’s indoor and outdoor capacity will increase by more than 3,000 square feet. CONNECTing the historic Methodist Episcopal Church, and 228 with 220 Worthen Street will complete our campus expansion plan to ensure research-based programming is provided to more than 100 members in an updated and secure home for years to come.
Your support will provide space for expanded programming and more members who will:
- Participate in hands-on community advocacy and leadership programs
- Investigate new technologies
- Develop an understanding of healthy nutrition, culinary arts, and household budgeting
- Elevate collaboration with one another, mentors, volunteers, and the Greater Lowell community
You Can Help!
Make a one-time or monthly installment gift online or mail your check to:
Bopha Malone, Executive Director
220 Worthen Street
Lowell, MA 01852
YOUR GIFT of $1,000 and above will ensure your name is listed on the donor recognition wall.
YOUR PLEDGE may be paid in up to four years in increments and amounts of your choice. Naming opportunities begin at $25,000.
to discuss your pledge and naming possibilities.
Inspiring All Girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold
When you support Girls Inc., you are helping girls who need us the most – girls who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunities, experiences, or role models to lead fulfilling and productive lives. You are investing in her future.
Your gift will help us ensure 105 more years of strong, smart and bold!
How is Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell funded?
Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt agency (Federal ID # 04-2104-401) and operates on a carefully managed budget. 85% of funding comes from individuals, corporations and grants.
How can I get involved with Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell as a donor?
There are a variety of ways for individuals, businesses and organizations to support Girls Inc. as a donor including our Annual Online Auction, Celebration of Today’s Woman Gala, Champions for Girls group, event sponsorships, and our Corporate Partners program.
What are some of your challenges (helping girls, raising money, etc.)?
Girls Inc. operates on a limited budget, relying heavily on gift support from individuals, corporations and grants. For every girl that we serve, there are at least 50 other girls in Greater Lowell that need our help.
How can I get involved with Girls Inc. as a volunteer?
Volunteers are key to implementing Girls Inc. programs – more than 100 volunteers contribute more than 2,000 hours of service each year! Volunteer opportunities are available to individuals, corporations, high school students, college students and graduate students.(link to volunteer page)