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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

Eat Your Vegetables: AFG partners with Eat No Evil to teach girls culinary skills and the benefits to plant based eating

Aug. 1 2017 | Tags: , ,

This month, two young women from AFG’s Shelter worked alongside plant-based health food company Eat No Evil to learn culinary skills and the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. Eat No Evil makes and sells vegan nutrition bars at local ...Read More

July Volunteer Spotlight: Angela Wisniewski

Jul. 7 2017 | Tags: , ,

Each month, Alternatives For Girls’ Volunteer Department, highlights one volunteer who AFG staff recognize as being dedicated, passionate, and going above and beyond. This month we spotlight Angela Wisniewski, a volunteer who helps out in countless ways! Angela has been ...Read More

Sew Great Detroit Helps Build Confidence: One young woman’s experience learning how to sew

Jul. 5 2017 | Tags: , ,

Sew Great Detroit (SGD), Alternatives For Girls’ social enterprise program that teaches participants both sewing and employment skills, has been hard at work the past couple of months. This summer, they are selling their handmade goods at Ponyride Detroit’s Summer ...Read More

June Volunteer Spotlight: Marie Lowry

Jun. 8 2017 | Tags: , , ,

Each month, Alternatives For Girls’ Volunteer Department, highlights one volunteer who AFG staff recognize as being dedicated, passionate, and going above and beyond. This month we spotlight Marie Lowry, a volunteer in AFG’s Prevention Program! Marie has been a longtime supporter of ...Read More

A Graduation Story: One of AFG’s high school graduates shares her struggles and triumphs

May. 31 2017 | Tags: , ,

This spring, high school seniors everywhere will be counting the days until their graduation day. Graduating from high school is an important milestone for every young adult, but for some, the path to graduating is filled with obstacles, like homelessness ...Read More

Alternatives For Girls accepting applications for AmeriCorps VISTA position

May. 23 2017 |

Alternatives For Girls is currently accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA position. The person in this role will support workforce readiness and vocational program coordination, host fairs and establish community partnerships. Interested in applying? Please see the details on this ...Read More

Earth Day Service Project: Girls and young women partner with volunteers to give back to the community and take care of the environment

May. 1 2017 | Tags: , , ,

Alternatives For Girls participated in Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) on Saturday, April 22nd.  GYSD is an annual campaign that mobilizes millions of youth to improve their communities each year through service.  Celebrated in over 100 countries, GYSD is the ...Read More

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