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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 »
01 Jul

Independence Day 2015 Office Hours

In observance of Independence Day, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Center will close at 3pm on Thursday, July 2, 2015, and will re-open at 9am on Monday, July 6, 2015.

In case of emergency, please call 212.206.2467 so that the answering service can reach a member of our staff.

We wish all of our friends a happy, safe 4th of July!  Happy birthday, America! Read more »
01 Jul

New Girls' Choice Outdoor Badges

The world is a better place when girls get to make choices: recently, Girl Scouts across America voted to select a new badge topics and designs.  We’re happy to unveil the new Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges!
                             
For Brownies: Outdoor Adventurer
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19 Jun

Celebrating Dads and Male Role Models on Father's Day

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family:

Sunday is Father's Day ­- a day when we celebrate fatherhood and male parenting; honor fathers; and recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.

I am often asked why, as a father of two boys, I am involved with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.
The answer is simple: You... 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 »
07 May

Davia B. Temin, Pinnacle in Leadership Award-winnner

Wrapping our series of posts celebrating our 2015 Gala honorees, here's Davia B. Temin, President of CEO of Temin and Company speaking about the need for compassion and kindness in today's society.

Scroll down to read a transcript of Davia's speech.




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06 May

Amy Brooks, Pinnacle in Leadership Award-winner

Continuing our series of highlighting outstanding female role models, today we focus on Amy Brooks, Executive Vice President of Team Marketing & Business Operations at the National Basketball Association, who speaks about how the Girl Scouts provides girls with a foundation of real-world skills, including in technology.

Scroll down for a complete transcript of her speech.
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05 May

Adele Gulfo, Pinnacle in Leadership Award-winner

At our Gala on April 29, we honored three outstanding female role models.  Over the next few days, we'll be posting video of their acceptance speeches here.

First up: Adele Gulfo, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Mylan, speaks about the importance of girls and STEM.   Scroll down for a transcript of her speech.



I must admit – when I was approached by the committee about receiving this honor, my first thought was “I think you’ve got the wrong... Read more »
12 Mar

Happy birthday to the Girl Scouts!

Happy birthday!  The Girl Scouts of the USA was founded 103 years ago today. Right here in New York City, we serve 29,034 girls from every zip code across the five boroughs.

Thanks to the commitment of our wonderful volunteers and supporters, we give girls the tools they need to succeed. Girls work together to engineer their own machines in our robotics program, learn about e-commerce through the Digital... Read more »