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Face Forward Resource Fair Provides Access to Valuable Services for Youth

One of AFG’s newest programs, Face Forward, held its first resource fair for youth on March 30 at the Patton Recreation center. The fair, aptly named “March Madness”, was put together to provide youth with opportunities to make direct contact with hiring employers, provide access to additional community and educational resource, and also served as…

2015 Role Model Dinner Raises Critical Funds

On March 26, Alternatives For Girls held our 26th annual Role Model Dinner at The Fillmore Detroit. The event raised over $256,000 to support our critical work! The evening was full of fun and inspiration. After an hour of mingling and a silent auction, the program kicked off with a live auction. Cheryl Chodun, former…

Expressive Arts Group Helps Relieve Stress

Last winter, the Shelter Department created the Expressive Arts Group, an optional group that meets three Fridays a month and allows the Shelter residents an opportunity to explore their feelings through art. The idea for the group started after Erika Fox, the Shelter Department’s Counseling Curriculum Coordinator, and her co-worker attended a training on Trauma…

Project Giving Tree Spreads Holiday Cheer

This month, between the holiday decorations, multiple visits from Santa Claus, and gifts for hundreds of our participants from dozens of generous donors, the halls of Alternatives For Girls have been looking a lot like the North Pole. December has been a month of celebration and happiness, thanks to our holiday giving program, Project Giving…

AFG Volunteer Department Says “Thank You!”

On November 10th, the AFG Volunteer Department held a volunteer appreciation dinner and invited all current and past volunteers to attend. “We held the Volunteer Appreciation dinner because AFG wanted to recognize volunteers for their service. Doing this appreciation dinner was our way of saying thank you for their investment of time,” explained Melody Moore,…

Sew Great! Group Celebrates Major Success

On October 23rd, the women from the Sew Great! Program were joined by AFG staff and volunteers to celebrate their completion of a 100 bag order for the Art’s My Bag project. For the past five weeks, the women have been hard at work completing the order for Art’s My Bag, which is a project…

AFG Dedicates Room to UAW-Ford

In the past year, members of the UAW-Ford National Programs Center have gone above and beyond to support the work of AFG. In June, they held a very successful fundraiser that raised $10,000 to support our Rise N’ Shine summer camp. Since then, they have supported AFG’s programs in many ways, from connecting AFG with…

Matching Donation Helps Secure AFG’s Future!

Your support for Alternative For Girl’s essential work with Detroit-area homeless and high-risk girls and young women can be doubled, thanks to a matching gift from The Rush Group, a Michigan-based automotive supply and trucking company, and the group’s CEO Andra Rush. The Rush Group, which operates Dakkota Integrated Systems, Detroit Manufacturing Systems and Rush…

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