To Our Girls Inc. Alumnae, Community Partners, Donors, Families, Funders and Supporters,

We are excited to share with you that yesterday, October 9, 2014 we finalized the purchase of our long term home, here at 35 Park Place! Without your support this could not have happened and we thank you.


We appreciate all of your help, your letters and show of support that helped make this happen for our girls. We are thrilled that the rich history within these walls, and the place that we have served girls for so many years, will be preserved for all of our girls for the future.


In the next few weeks, you will hear about our celebration and we would love for you to be a part of it. We thank you again on behalf of our girls and look forward to officially celebrating with you in the near future.October92014Celebration

Friday Night Programs

Friday Night Programs will start in Prospect, Middlebury and Wolcott this Saturday, 10/3. Call for more info #203-756-4639

Sewing Classes start this Saturday with fashion designer Suzanne Rae

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An open letter to Girls Inc. Families & Alumnae

LETTERThis evening, from 5:30 – 7pm is a very important meeting for us that all Girls Inc. members, alumni and supporters are welcome to attend. 

The pertinent issue to be discussed at today’s meeting is a recent development regarding the Girls Inc. of Greater Waterbury property on 35 Park Place. The property has become available for sale and we have submitted a bid to purchase it.

Thank you for supporting our mission as we inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

Girls Inc. Joins Google on Made with Code Initiative to encourage Girls’ Interest in Technology


Waterbury, CT- Girls Inc. proudly announces that today, it joins Google and fellow supporters, including Chelsea Clinton, Seventeen, Mindy Kaling, MIT Media Lab, and National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), to kick off Made with Code. The initiative will aim to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and to help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream careers. Today, only 0.4% of female college freshmen plan to major in CS.

This Fall, Girls Inc. of Greater Waterbury will host coding parties reaching thousands of girls with an introduction to coding, building upon programming where girls explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as part of their lives and potential career options. In addition, an intensive coding program will also be piloted in early 2015.


Made with Code will also feature stories of women and girl coders who are creating a diverse array of projects with code, as well as introductory coding projects that can help build girls’ confidence and show them they can code.

For more information about this program, please call the program office, 203-756-4639 or email

Girls Inc of Greater Waterbury Partners with Brooklyn-based Designer Suzanne Rae!

Building on a program that was the cornerstone of the Waterbury Girls Club for nearly 100 years, Girls Inc. of Greater Waterbury is re-launching their sewing & fashion design program in a huge way! Partnering with Suzanne Rae, a Brooklyn-based women’s ready-to-wear line designer, Girls Inc. is offering the Girls of Greater Waterbury the opportunity to learn a basic life skill, while combining the contemporary designs of today with the self- expression that design and sewing offers.

The program, supported in large part by the Connecticut Community Foundation, kicks off on October 4 and will run for the duration of the school year. Split into three sessions, girls will start off with basic sewing, progress to pattern creation and finish with their own unique design and creation. The program will conclude with a full fashion show, complete with local judges and prizes. Along the way, girls will visit the heart of the Garment District with trips to NY.

Not only lending her name and talent to this program, Suzanne brings a social awareness of clothing for today’s girls and women, her styles and celebration of uniqueness, align perfectly with the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Space is limited to 10 girls and the sessions are progressive. Registration will open on September 8th and close when the session is full.

Suzanne Rae is a Brooklyn-based women’s ready-to-wear line inspired by and made for the progressive and modern woman. Both feminine and feminist in philosophy, the pieces are minimalist in aesthetic and relevant in functionality. With social awareness

and sustainability as a part of our foundation, we always apply a careful consciousness while creating clothing for the gentlewoman. Suzanne Rae Pelaez lives and designs out of Brooklyn.


CSI Week

Girls Inc. of Greater Waterbury Summer Camp had Waterbury Police Department Crime Scene Technician’s Danielle Swalya and Carmen Woodkirk visit on Wednesday, 7/16. Technicians set up a mock crime scene and taught the girls how to dust for finger prints and to photograph the evidence. They even got a tour of the CSI Vehicle. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES