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06 Jul

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York is a 4-star charity!

We’re proud to announce that the Girl Scouts of Greater New York has received the prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.   Only about 25% of all non-profit organizations receive this honor, so we're in good company!

To receive the 4-star rating, an non-profit must be transparent and ethical in how it shares basic financial... Read more »
11 May

Making the world a better place: Career Exploration Program

At our Gala on April 29, CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington shared the stage with Denisha, an alum of our Career Exploration Program in the South Bronx.  Denisha spoke about how her participation in this schooltime program for middle school girls changed her life, and led to an internship opportunity at EILEEN FISHER.

The video is below.  You may also scroll down to read their remarks.

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08 May

Happy Mother's Day from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts,

This Sunday is Mother's Day ­- a day when we honor and give thanks to the amazing women who have guided us; given us love, attention, and advice; and shaped us into the people we have become.

I have been fortunate to have had some incredibly strong women in my life - women who have made me the person I am today. Every day, I am aware that I stand on the shoulders of... Read more »
08 Mar

International Women's Day

Dear Girl Scouts:

Today, March 8, 2015,  is International Women's Day, a day that girls and Girl Scouts are celebrating around the world.  I challenge you to mark the occasion by pledging to celebrate and promote girls and women every day.

Why is this so important? 

Despite the advances women have made here and abroad -- in 1960, women made $0.60 cents for every dollar earned by... Read more »
02 Feb

We're Moving to Lower Manhattan!

Dear Girl Scout Friends and Family:

We have some exciting news to share!

After nine straight years of growth in the number of girls served, and after over 25 years at our current offices on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, we will soon take up residence at our expanded, enhanced space at the new Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Center in lower Manhattan.
As of February 9, we may be... Read more »
23 Dec

Holiday Message from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family,

It warms my heart to think about the growth of each of our girls this past year. I see so many girls who enter Girl Scouts start out as shy, soft-spoken, and unsure of themselves. Watching them blossom through their Girl Scouting experience is the best holiday gift I could possibly receive.

As an organization we've continued to grow as well. In 2014, we celebrated our... Read more »
25 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York!

Dear Girl Scout Family and Supporters:

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I am taking a moment to reflect on our Girl Scouts of Greater New York family. One of the many things for which I am grateful is your selfless and tireless generosity for the benefit of our New York City Girl Scout community.

From the inception of Girl Scouts over one hundred years ago, our founder, Juliette Gordon... Read more »
29 Jul

Girl Scouts Get in the Business Game (NY Daily News: Video)

Teens pitch savvy business ideas to investors as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, including an idea to revolutionize bandages.  The New York Daily News website recent ran a video story about this initiative.  To view the video, watch below, or click HERE to visit nydailynews.com.  You may also scroll down to read a transcript.

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25 Jul

Teen Girls With Ideas Get a Taste of the Business World (Epoch Times)

To read this story on the Epoch Times website, click HERE.

TEEN GIRLS WITH IDEAS GET A TASTE OF THE BUSINESS WORLD

By Petr Svab

NEW YORK—A group of investors were sitting around tables in an august chamber of the Barnard Hall, Columbia University. “Is your product going to be easier to take off?” asked one of them. “It’s definitely something to look into,” responded... Read more »
13 Jun

A Father's Day Message from Our CEO


Dear Friend of the Girl Scouts:

This Sunday, we celebrate Father’s Day, a national holiday honoring the 70 million men in America who play pivotal roles in the lives of their children.  We at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York applaud the crucial contributions of the men who help make Girl Scouting possible in NYC.

Increasingly over the past 100 years of Girl Scouting in New York, fathers... Read more »