Posts Tagged ‘Girls Like Us’
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Happy Spring! March was a very busy month for us, with trainings and dedicated advocacy work. Our girls were up in Albany advocating for the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Safe Harbor funds to be properly allocated this year. They’re continuing a decade long tradition of GEMS members advocating in our state capitol, and it was their collective voice that pushed the nation’s first Safe Harbour Act for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth law to pass!
In GEMS’ offices, we all watched in anticipation as President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in March and acknowledged our staff member, Tye, who was on stage at the signing.
Tags: Educational Initiative, Facebook, GEMS Newsletter, GEMS shop, Girls Are Not For Sale, Girls Like Us, Leader, Male Allies Award Breakfast, New York Times, Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Act, Survivor, Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, Twitter, Victim, Violence Against Women Act, Youth Advocacy
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
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!
Tags: commercial sexual exploitation of children, Diamond of the Month, ESSENCE, GEMS Newsletter, GEMS shop, Girls Are Not For Sale, Girls Like Us, Girls Like Us Benefit, Huffington Post, Twitter, Very Young Girls, Youth Leadership, Youth Outreach Team
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
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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