New Members Join Girls Inc. Board

Girls Inc. of Lynn is proud to have two new Board members, Kim Monahan, Senior Vice President and Director of Commercial Portfolio Management at Santander Bank and Candace Hankard Doucette, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking Branch Administration at Salem Five. “Kim and Candace are experienced business, technology and community leaders,” said Deb Ansourlian, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Lynn. “I’m confident that they will make tremendous contributions to our organization, using … [Read more...]

Girls Inc. Awarded Mentoring Matching Grant

Girls Inc. has been awarded a Mentoring Matching Grant of $37,500 from Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships in Massachusetts. Girls Incorporated of Lynn is one of 32 mentoring programs throughout the Commonwealth to receive a Mentoring Matching Grant. We are delighted to receive a Mentoring Matching Grant because we know that mentoring is a powerful way to enrich girls lives.  Through the mentoring … [Read more...]

Awards & Recognitions

Girls Incorporated of Lynn stands in celebration with our girls, staff and supporters as we are recognized for many accomplishments in our efforts to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. The following is a selection of awards that we have received throughout recent years: 2015 Cummings Foundation $100k for 100 The Cummings Foundation, Inc. (CFI), is a private operating foundation based in Woburn, Massachusetts. Since its establishment in 1986, it has been funded primarily by … [Read more...]

Notes from Executive Director: Celebration Luncheon 2015!

Our 27th celebration luncheon was about three weeks ago and we are still glowing from the event.  Each year the staff and I feel renewed and inspired by the afternoon. We were inspired by the girls, Latoyia, Fran, Tom and you- our supporters. I was so proud of our Girl Heroes for their many accomplishments and I am sure most of you will agree it is not easy to speak before 580 people! Our Mistress of Ceremonies, Latoyia Edwards, engaged, inspired and motivated us. Her commitment to the girls … [Read more...]

Thank you to our Celebration Luncheon Sponsors!

Thank you for being in her corner during this very special 27th Annual Celebration Luncheon! Annual Corporate Sponsors Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation: United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley: STRONG Sponsors Old Neighborhood Foods: SMART Sponsors Andrea Cox Chris & Nick Meninno General Electric Aircraft Engines: Salem Five: BOLD Sponsors Alix … [Read more...]

Notes from Executive Director: All you need is love.

All you need is LOVE… and Girls Inc. of Lynn! During this exceptionally snowy winter, we thought it would warm your heart to hear some quotes from the girls themselves, sharing what they love about Girls Inc. of Lynn! “Girls Inc. just makes me happy, even when I’m sad.” Lydia, Middle School “I love circle time because I get to see all my friends.” Denva, School Age Child Care “I like all the cool things I do at mentoring.” Rosalinda, Middle School “I love it because it’s just girls!” Julis, … [Read more...]

Notes from Executive Director: Happy Mentoring Month!

Happy New Year & Happy National Mentoring Month! At Girls Inc. of Lynn, I have come to know a group of truly dedicated staff and volunteers that realize that trusting, mentoring relationships are essential to helping girls reach their potential. As part of the Six Essential Elements of the Girls Inc. Experience, we provide several specific mentoring programs at Girls Inc. of Lynn. Our College Mentoring Program offers juniors and seniors in high school, the opportunity to work with a … [Read more...]

Notes from Executive Director: Lydia and Nikki

I love this season. It helps remind me how lucky I am. Lucky to have bright, resilient and strong girls in our program, dedicated staff, generous donors and exceptional volunteers of all ages. Recently, in the news, there have been several articles about how the next generation is apathetic to the world around them. That has not been the case at Girls Inc. of Lynn. We have young volunteers from all the local colleges and high schools. Two such volunteers, Lydia and Nikki, should lay to rest any … [Read more...]

Notes from Executive Director: AmeriCorps at GIL

As the Executive Director, one of the tasks I enjoy the most at Girls Inc. is our monthly staff meeting. Our last meeting, during staff updates, I was struck by the talent and commitment of all of our staff… in particular, our AmeriCorps members. Year after year, the AmeriCorps members that serve at Girls Inc. of Lynn have not only inspired our girls to be strong, smart and bold, but have also exemplified it through their dedication to service. This year, we are lucky to have six talented women … [Read more...]

Notes from Executive Director: Happy Fall!

On the first day of fall programming, I walked through the building and instantly felt an amazing energy that made my heart sing. There were smiling faces everywhere! As I walked into our library, now called Ruth’s Reading Room, I heard one of the girls say to the staff “No, don’t stop reading now! You can’t stop now… the story was just getting better”. I knew that over the summer, 70% of our School Age Program girls improved their reading skills, and that almost all of them did not experience a … [Read more...]