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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This spring, young women from AFG’s programs are graduating high school! Because of your support, they each received the help they needed to stay focused on their education, earn their diploma, and make plans for the future. Below are a ...Read More
At the Role Model Dinner, Malayshea, an AFG Shelter resident, gave this speech celebrating her accomplishments and sharing her goals for the future. Life before AFG had me shaken up. I had just experienced an electrical fire at my house ...Read More
On March 27, Alternatives For Girls held the annual Role Model Dinner at MGM Grand Detroit. The event raised over $290,000 to support girls and women! The evening was full of fun, inspiration, and hope. After an hour of mingling ...Read More