As a former resident of the neighborhood, I have been inspired year over year by the opportunities that the LESGC provides for girls in the area. I am currently a Junior Board member on the Angel Alliance and am looking to raise $1,500 over the next year for the girls club. https://www.girlsclub.org/our-story/
The Lower East Side Girls Club, "offers a safe haven with programs in the arts, sciences, leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness for girls in middle and high school. Facilities include a Maker Shop for engineering and coding; Biology lab for STEM programming and research; Alphabet City Art School for visual arts and crafts; Center for Media and Social Justice for digital media and photography; Sound Studio for music production and our radio station/podcast, WGRL (Where Girl Radio Lives); Design Shop for fashion design; a rooftop farm; full culinary kitchen and cafe; and 64-seat state-of the art, 30-foot dome planetarium.
We offer over 50 unique programs a week, at no cost to girls and their families.The Lower Eastside Girls Club breaks the cycle of poverty by training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial, and environmental leaders. Girls Club members overcome adversity, perceive opportunity, develop self-confidence, make ethical decisions and healthy life choices, thrive academically, embrace leadership, and have the ability to enter college or the workforce as fully prepared and connected adults."
Please join me in supporting this amazing club that helps over 300 girls annually. Anything helps!