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AFG cancels 31st Annual Role Model Dinner scheduled for the end of March

Mar. 13 2020 |

As Alternatives For Girls (AFG) continues to monitor the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are also mindful of its potential impact on our participants, staff, donors, sponsors and community partners. Our first priority is everyone’s health and wellbeing.  We ...Read More

Meet the Role Model: Flagstar Bank’s Laura Chavez to Receive 2020 Role Model Award

Feb. 20 2020 |

Laura Chavez-Wazeerud-Din Meet Laura Chavez-Wazeerud-Din, one of our 2020 Role Models. Chavez is a Branch Manager for Flagstar Bank in Downtown Detroit. She has dedicated over 15 years to strengthening the community's in the City of Detroit; from working with Southwest ...Read More

Meet the Role Model: Ilitch Enterprises President Denise Ilitch to Receive 2020 Role Model Award in March

Feb. 20 2020 |

Denise Ilitch Meet Denise Ilitch, one of our 2020 Role Models. Ilitch is the President of Ilitch Enterprises, LLC.  She previously served as president of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. from 2000 to 2004, a privately held business that manages Little Caesar Enterprises, the Detroit ...Read More

Meet the Role Model: Deputy Director and Chief Engineer, Detroit Water and Sewerage Company, Palencia Mobley to Receive the 2020 Role Model Award in March

Feb. 20 2020 |

Palencia Mobley, P.E. Meet Palencia Mobley, P.E., one of our 2020 Role Models. Palencia is the Deputy Director and Chief Engineer for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Company. She was appointed by Mayor Mike Duggan and approved by the Board ...Read More

Girls and Young Women Set Goals for the Future: To prepare for the new school year, girls and young women at AFG have been getting help to set their goals!

Oct. 31 2019 | Tags: , ,

This month, the girls and young women in AFG’s programs have been setting and working towards new goals for the school year! Luz, a high school senior and member of AFG’s Asset Building Program, is making big plans for her ...Read More

AFG Conquers the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon: The Sew Great Detroit seamstresses and volunteers joined thousands in the Detroit Marathon events

Oct. 31 2019 | Tags: ,

This month, Alternatives For Girls staff, volunteers, and the Sew Great Detroit (SGD) seamstresses took part in the Detroit Marathon! The SGD seamstresses and volunteers participated in the 5K for the second year in a row. Sharon, a SGD seamstress ...Read More

Rise N’ Shine Finale: 50 campers celebrated a summer full of fun, learning, and friendship at the end of summer finale

Aug. 30 2019 |

On August 15th, AFG’s Rise N' Shine summer camp came to an end. Rise N’ Shine is a free six-week summer camp that gives girls living in southwest Detroit a safe space to learn new things, improve their reading skills, ...Read More

Alternatives For Girls’ 2019 Prom: For the second year in a row, girls and women who were not able to attend their own prom attended a special celebration made possible by donors and volunteers

Aug. 30 2019 |

This month, Alternatives For Girls held its second prom! The event was held for the girls and women in AFG’s programs who were not able to attend their own prom. On the day of the event, staff and volunteers transformed ...Read More

It’s time to Rise N’ Shine!: AFG’s free, six-week summer camp, Rise N’ Shine, is in full swing

Jul. 25 2019 | Tags: , , ,

On July 8th, the Rise N’ Shine summer camp began! The free, six-week summer camp gives girls in southwest Detroit a safe space to learn new things, improve their reading skills, make friends, and have fun. For three days each ...Read More

Searching for Stability: After finding AFG’s shelter, Jordan can finally focus on her future

Jul. 3 2019 | Tags: ,

Relief. That’s what Jordan* felt when she and her daughter arrived at Alternatives For Girls. As she tells her story, she re­lives the emotion. Her shoulders un-tense. She mimics a “phew” sound. She melts into the chair and smiles at ...Read More

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