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November Volunteer Spotlight: AFG’s Volunteer Department spotlights volunteers who have gone above and beyond

Dec. 7 2017 | Tags: , , ,

Each month, Alternatives For Girls' Volunteer Department, highlights volunteers who go above and beyond. In November, the volunteers of AFG's Sew Great Detroit program were selected for their hard work on one of the program's largest orders yet! On November 13th, Sew Great Detroit delivered 175 beautifully ...Read More

Alternatives For Girls Named Crain’s Detroit 2017 Best Managed Nonprofit

Dec. 4 2017 | Tags: ,

We are honored to announce that today, Alternatives For Girls was named the “Crain’s Detroit 2017 Best Managed Nonprofit”. Generous support from our donors and volunteers makes a difference for homeless and high-risk girls and young women every day, and ...Read More

Alternatives For Girls’ Celia Thomas to Participate in Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class XXXIX 

Sep. 28 2017 |

Celia Thomas, Chief Operating Officer of Alternatives For Girls, has been selected to participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program, a 10-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring ...Read More

Learning How to Ride: Girls in the Prevention Program end their summer at Detroit Horse Power

Sep. 26 2017 | Tags: ,

In August, girls from AFG’s Prevention Program attended the Detroit Horse Power summer camp for the third summer in a row. During the week-long horseback riding camp, the girls learned how to take care of the horses and how to ...Read More

A Bumpy Path: One young woman reflects on her struggles, and dreams of a brighter future

Sep. 26 2017 | Tags: , ,

On September 14th, Dale, an AFG Shelter resident, gave this speech at the Positive Choices, Powerful Lives event.  I've always loved the idea of not being what people expected me to be. I've always strived to do the best I ...Read More

Goodbye for Now: Rise N’ Shine finale marks end of 6 weeks of fun, learning, and so much more

Aug. 31 2017 | Tags: , , , , ,

On August 18th, 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

Sew Great Detroit Moves to Ponyride: With the help of a group of dedicated volunteers, SGD moves to their new home

Aug. 31 2017 | Tags: , , , , ,

In July, Sew Great Detroit (SGD) moved from the crowded and cramped craft room at AFG that they had called home for nearly 3 years, to Ponyride. Bursting with inspiration and creativity, Ponyride is a nonprofit in Corktown that rents ...Read More

Alternatives For Girls statement on impact of Charlottesville on our participants, and human services sector response

Aug. 17 2017 | Tags:

We at Alternatives For Girls are, of course, horrified by the events in Charlottesville. We reject and condemn white supremacy and all forms of bigotry and racial injustice. We believe that the human services sector has an important role to ...Read More

Alternatives For Girls Searches for Investment Advisor Services

Aug. 14 2017 |

Alternatives For Girls is accepting proposals from Investment firms to provide investment advisor services for a portfolio of charitable funds benefiting Alternatives For Girls. We invite your firm to submit a proposal to us by August 24, for consideration. For ...Read More

Rise N’ Shine’s Mad Scientists: Madonna University students teach campers about science, and that anything is possible

Aug. 1 2017 | Tags: , , , ,

On July 11th, Alternatives For Girls’ Rise N’ Shine summer camp began! The free, six-week summer camp gives girls living in southwest Detroit a safe space to learn new things, improve their reading skills, make friends, and have fun. For ...Read More

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