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2017 Role Model Dinner
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Cobo Center

Honoring the 2017 Role Models:
Cindy Estrada – Vice President, UAW

Carol Goss – 2014 Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University and Former President & CEO, The Skillman Foundation

Dr. Rosemary Sarri – Professor Emerita of Social Work, University of Michigan

Presenting Sponsor: DTE Energy Foundation



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Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives. AFG accomplishes this mission through three key services: AFG Prevention, the AFG Shelter/Transition to Independent Living Program (TIL) and AFG Outreach. 


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Our mission is to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.



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