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GEMS’ October Newsletter

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Dear Friend, With fall here and everyone headed back to school, we are celebrating the educational achievements of our girls and young women! At our recent Educational Initiative award ceremony, we recognized 17 new members in the program, 4 graduates from the pilot program GED for MOMS, and three high school & GED graduates! Two members completed the New York State Certified Nurse-Aid Training, one member earned a Security Guard Certificate, and 15 members successfully completed the spring 2012 semester. We also awarded five scholarships, generously funded by V-Day. I am so proud of each one of our girls and young women who are making significant strides toward their educational and career goals!

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Newsletter: Major Strides and Calls to Action

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Dear Friend, Summer is almost finally here! I had an amazing time in L.A. reading from Girls Like Us with Annette Bening, Minnie Driver, and Taraji P. Henson for Human Rights Watch--talk about a pinch-myself moment!--but I've got to say it's good to be back home with the GEMS team. Allies in the anti-trafficking movement have made major strides in bills and laws across the nation. Let's congratulate Missouri, Vermont, Nevada, Texas, and Virginia for comprehensive human trafficking laws! Also, Georgia and Tennessee's new laws have critical Safe Harbor components. Be sure to sign the petition to help Hawai'i get its very first human trafficking laws, and take a few seconds to...

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Newsletter: A Brand New View

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Dear Friend, Happy Spring! Despite the snow (!) we've been getting in NYC the last few days, everyone here at GEMS is filled with hope and excitement about the upcoming months and several of the great changes we've recently made. After a thorough renovation, our new office is up and running! For the last 10 years, the GEMS office has been a home for the girls and young women we serve, and we are excited to bless the revamped space with new memories and the people who make the office a home. Through the generosity of Perkins + Will Design firm and our many in-kind donors, GEMS' drop-in space perfectly reflects the great beauty and worth of every young woman and girl who walks...

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October Newsletter

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Dear Friend,

It’s great to be back!¬† This summer, I took my first sabbatical since founding GEMS more than 12 years ago.

I returned and hit the ground running, moderating the panel “Harnessing Survivor Leadership in Combating Demand” at Woodrow¬† …

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