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October 10, 2013 at 9:46 AM #20798October 10, 2013 at 9:56 AM #766655spdrunParticipant
Sounds like a contradiction. One keeps people in the kitchen. The other aims to get them out of the kitchen 🙂October 10, 2013 at 10:12 AM #766656exsdgalParticipant
🙂 I have some time and these are the two areas that interest me.
In my ideal world every one is educated, courteous, well fed and housed. Can’t have everything, so am starting out with what I can understand. Cheers.October 10, 2013 at 10:14 AM #766657pencilneckParticipant
Charity Navigator and Guidestar are some terrific tools for comparing overhead expenses between various nonprofits. Good Luck!October 10, 2013 at 4:29 PM #766670njtosdParticipant
Girls, Inc. of San Diego County. It is an affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, which is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, organization in the US serving the needs of underprivileged girls. (Founded in the 1860s, used to be called Girls Clubs). The programming for this affiliate is currently provided in Oceanside, Vista and Escondido. Here is the website:
They have (among others) a program called Girls Inc. Operation SMART, which addresses STEM education and another program called Girls Inc. Media Literacy, which fosters a critical perspective on information available on the internet.
If you are interested in helping, PM me and I can connect you to the Executive Director.
PS The immediate past president of the Board of Trustees is the Associate Superintendent of the San Dieguito Union High School District.November 4, 2013 at 8:15 PM #767578equalizerParticipant
That’s sounds like a good group. I saw following STEM talk for Nov 5, but successful career without actual STEM degree doesn’t seem that inspirational to young girls?
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21727November 5, 2013 at 5:09 AM #767580HobieParticipant
Like their mission.
“Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls of all ages to be strong, smart, and bold. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained mentoring professionals, equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.”
Can’t help but wonder why this is not a focus for all students in public schools.
As an aside, my kid recently told me a joke floating around school: “I don’t know how to balance a checkbook, sign a lease, cook a meal, but I can solve a polynomial equation”
Makes ya think.
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