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December Volunteer Spotlight: Mahima Mahadevan

Each month, Alternatives For Girls’ Volunteer Department, highlights one volunteer who AFG staff recognize as being a dedicated and passionate volunteer. This month we spotlight Mahima Mahadevan, a former AFG employee, and committed special events volunteer. Mahima is a former Alternatives For Girls employee who worked in the Development Department from 2006-2008. Since then, Mahima has remained…

November Volunteer Spotlight: Muriel Van Dyke

Each month, Alternatives For Girls’ Volunteer Department, highlights one volunteer who AFG staff recognize as being a dedicated and passionate volunteer. This month we spotlight Muriel Van Dyke, a committed and creative volunteer from AFG’s Outreach Department. Before volunteering, Muriel worked as a social worker and recognized the importance of programs that provide others an opportunity to…

ARTIFACTRY Partners with AFG’s Sew Great Detroit: The Corktown boutique is now selling market tote bags handmade by women in AFG’s program

One of the exciting things about AFG’s location in southwest Detroit is its entrepreneurial energy.  So many new businesses in the area are contributing creativity and opportunity to the neighborhood that AFG calls home.  Gail Kwiatkowski, the owner of ARTIFACTRY located in Corktown, is an example of someone who is contributing to the neighborhood buzz!  Gail…

October Volunteer Spotlight: Erin McLoughin

Each month, Alternatives For Girls’ Volunteer Department, highlights one volunteer who AFG staff recognize as being a dedicated and passionate volunteer. This month, Erin McLoughin, a volunteer in AFG’s Outreach Department, was nominated because of her dedication to AFG’s mission! After surviving her own trauma, Erin decided she wanted to give back. She chose AFG because of…

September Volunteer Spotlight: Jamie Duell

Each month, Alternatives For Girls’ Volunteer Department highlights one volunteer who AFG staff recognize as being a dedicated and passionate volunteer. September’s volunteer spotlight features Jamie Duell, a mentor for AFG’s Asset-Building Project. Jamie has been volunteering for about a year and will soon be celebrating her one-year mentor anniversary with her mentee. When we spoke with…

July Volunteer Spotlight: Jamika Jett

Each month, Alternatives For Girls’ Volunteer Department, highlights one volunteer who AFG staff recognize as being a dedicated and passionate volunteer. This month, Jamika Jett, a volunteer in AFG’s Shelter Department is being spotlighted for her role as a childcare volunteer! Learn more about Jamika and how to become an AFG Volunteer below. Jamika became a volunteer…

Volunteer Opportunities at Alternatives For Girls

More than 300 volunteers give over 20,000 hours of their time and talents to Alternatives For Girls each year!  The programs provided for girls and young women at AFG could not be done without volunteers. For more information on our current volunteer opportunities and how to become a volunteer at AFG, contact our Volunteer Services Manager, Jenny…

AFG’s Sew Great Detroit Teaches Profitable Skills

Sew Great Detroit has recruited four new women to participate in the weekly commercial sewing employment training program, headed by volunteers and support staff. Last September, four women from the first class of Sew Great Detroit graduated from the program. Since their graduation, all have continued sewing and some have earned income from their new…

The Dow Chemical Company Event Provides Vital Support to AFG Programs

On a mild summer day, 100 employees from The Dow Chemical Company and four Alternatives For Girls Peer Educators (PEs) are outside of the H Hotel in Midland Michigan, packing backpacks and hygiene kits and assembling bicycles and picnic tables. A few of the PEs grab a packing list for the backpacks and start looking…

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