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#11DaysofAction for Day of the Girl

It’s time to celebrate the 2nd Annual Day of the Girl with #11DaysofAction!

Here's your action plan Seattle!

Oct 1 – Register for NWGC’s annual Supporting Girls in the Middle School Years workshop:  Fierce Conversations

Oct 2 – Attend the Raising Ms. President screening

Oct 3 – Buy tickets for an upcoming Girl Rising screening

Oct 4 – Volunteer with the Girl Scouts!

Oct 5 – Watch Miss Representation

Oct 6 – Buy tickets for the Rain City Rock Camp Gala , Reel Grrls Gala & GirlsFirst Gala !

Oct 7 – Check out the Program schedule at You Grow Girl!

Oct 8 – Become a Running Buddy with Girls on the Run!

Oct 9 – Attend the Day of the Girl Luncheon to benefit Powerful Voices

Oct 10 – Attend Modern Girlhood Redefined

Oct 11 – Celebrate Day of the Girl!


GiveBig Tomorrow!

The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire
people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and
more vital place to live.

Each credit card donation made to the more than 1,400 nonprofit organizations profiled on

The Seattle Foundation's website between midnight and midnight (Pacific Daylight Time)
on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, will receive a prorated portion of the matching funds
(or "stretch") pool. The amount of the "stretch" depends on the size of the stretch pool and
how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day.

Your gift to NWGC can help provide:

  • ·         $25 sponsors a membership in NWGC for one year
  • ·         $50 supplements the scholarship event fund
  • ·         $100 sponsors an Organizational Partner membership for one year
  • ·         $250 helps provide our online resources
  • ·         $500 sponsors a networking event for NWGC members
  • ·         $1,000 sponsors our annual Supporting Girls in the Middle School Years workshop
  • ·         $2,500 sponsors our annual Resource Fair

Several of our Organizational Partners and Coalition Supporters are also part of GiveBig today – please support their hard work as well if you can!

Rain City Rock Camp

Reel Girls

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Seattle Girls School

Lake Washington Girls MS

EdLab Group

Girls on the Run

Powerful Voices

Northwest Girl Choir



Thank you for your support – Please encourage your friends & family to join GiveBig 2013 as well!


2nd Annual Resource Fair!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to the Resource Fair on Saturday - what a great event!  So many amazing groups exhibiting, lots of awesome raffle prizes from the various organizations and one of our founding mothers (Thanks Anne!), yummy food from Here & There Grill and rocking performances by some Rain City Rock Campers!

Check out photos here and see below for info on all the organizations that exhibited:


Org Mission On the web
Bike Works Bike Works builds sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling.


Digipen Institute of Technology One of the top colleges in the country for game design.

Edlab Group Our mission is to leverage the power of technology and diversity to transform teaching and learning.

Future of Flight The Future of Flight Foundation gives wings to innovative thinking.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington Building girls of courage, confidence & character who make the world a better place.

Lake Washington Girls Middle School prepares girls to be confident young women, strong in mind, body, and voice.

Metrocenter Y Girls Outdoor Leadership Development - GOLD
Our mission is simple and powerful: to inspire courage and leadership in girls and women through the integrated exploration of the arts and the natural environment. We believe in a world where every girl is valued for who she is, where she has every opportunity to realize her dreams. 
Moonpaper Tent provide unique theatrical and art based experiences, to people of all ages that spark the imaginative process, cultivate personal creativity, and validate the power of diversity, originality and community 
NatureBridge NatureBridge is dedicated to teaching science and environmental education in nature's classroom to inspire a personal connection to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it.

Pro Equality Project aims to foster an all-inclusive environment focused on the arts by encouraging community building and empowering individuals to utilize existing resources.

Rain City Rock Camp dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music. Our music education programs provide girls with an opportunity to participate in an environment that fosters leadership, encourages social change, and cultivates a supportive community of female peers and mentors.

Reel Grrls the premier year-round media-training program for girls. At Reel Grrls, girls ages 9 - 21 learn production skills through hands-on workshops and classes taught by female media professionals and educators.

Rite of Passage Journeys honors life transitions through intentional rite of passage experiences for youth, adults, and elders. Our programs use experiential learning to foster self-discovery, connection with others, and connection with nature.
Seattle Girls School Our Mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.

Seattle Storm the heart of women's professional sports in the Northwest, a fan-oriented franchise  that always strives to field championship caliber teams and inspire others to greatness.  

Spark! Yoga and Creative Arts  dedicated to celebrating, empowering and inspiring girls through yoga and the creative arts.  We are an after-school program for middle school girls that seeks to create a space where all girls can thrive, connect and find joy in themselves and others.
Teen Link / Crisis Clinic Teen Link is a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgemental help line for teens and answered by teens from 6-10pm 364 days a year. Teen Volunteers are trained to listen to a caller’s concerns and talk to them about whatever is on their mind.


See you next year!


Looking Ahead to 2013!

It’s been quite a year for NWGC in 2012. We hosted 5 events, including our first annual Resource Fair, all while maintaining some lean & mean financing to establish a fund equal to one year’s worth of operating expenses.

We overhauled the website, created a blog and established a greater social media presence on Facebook (20% increase in likes), Twitter (150% increase in followers) & Pinterest. And we had a 10% increase in membership as we unveiled our new member levels.

A big thank you to everyone who helped us achieve these goals!

Looking ahead to 2013, we have even bigger plans to continue supporting our mission to strengthen the girl-serving community in the Puget Sound region. Can you help us ensure all girls realize their full potential by including NWGC in your year-end giving? DONATE HERE

One of our first upcoming events for 2013 is our 2nd Annual Resource Fair on February 9! Be sure to Save the Date! You can email to host a table or for more info.

What is your organization planning in 2013? We hope to see you soon at one of our events or online.

Post your events and stay up-to-date on NWGC events through our Events Calendar.

Best wishes for the new year from the Northwest Girls Coalition!


Remembering Andrea Allen

One of our Founding Mothers, Andrea Allen, recently passed away and we would like to express our sympathy to her family. 

Former Leadership Council members recall her as a dynamo in starting the NWGC, sharing her wit, passion, her sense of lightness and humor in the early days as they held several meetings in the rotunda at the Rep where Andrea worked. 

We can't thank her enough for all she contributed to help the coalition in its early days.  Her passion for teens and girls was especially evident in one of her favorite projects that she initiated, GirlSpeak. "It was aimed at young girls, kids in alternative, at-risk school settings, dropouts and teenage mothers," Smucker said. "Andrea took their stories and helped them turn them into theater pieces."  You can read more here:

Thank you Andrea - rest in peace...