Summer Pools Program

News Updates and Fun Things....

April 30, 2010 - 2:00pm -- cathisblog

WOW!  It has been a long time since I posted anything on the blog -- that's because I have been so busy doing so many exciting things! 

Three weeks ago Felicia Riffelmacher, 2nd VP on the Board and I attended the Girls Inc National Conference in Washington DC.  It was a great opportunity for us to participate in conversations with other CEOs and Board members from affiliates across the country.  All of us celebrated and bid farewell to Joyce Roche, our outgoing National CEO and welcomed Judy Vredenburgh, the new CEO.  We also spent a day on Capitol Hill. 

I got back in time...

January: A Month of Planning and Doing!

January 20, 2010 - 7:35am -- cathisblog
Fuller Aquatics Center

Happy 2010!  At Girls Inc of Worcester we are bringing the new year in by moving forward with our strategic planning process and updating the look of our Providence Street building with new windows in the Fuller Aquatics Center. 

The snows of a New England Winter can get some people down, but not us!  This month we have put the new windows in the pool area - partially funded by a grant from the United Way of Central MA.  The new glass block windows brighten the room and are a great addition - inside and out! 

Last week the Board/Staff Strategic Planning Task Force had its first...

Back from vacation and celebrating the summer programs

July 24, 2009 - 6:26pm -- cathisblog

After spending my one week vacation driving to California, I have jumped right back into the wonderful world of Girls Inc. 

  • This week a group of 10 middle school girls had a jumpin' week of fun and exercise of Double Dutch Jumprope sponsored by the Red Auerbach Foundation. 
  • Over 70 children and youth had a great time at Camp Kinneywood, even in the rain! We appreciated Ms. Susan Sullivan's Letter to the Editor in the T&G last week.  
  • Today the children in the In Town program ended the week by going roller skating. 
  • The Girls Inc participation in
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Girls Inc a Partner in the Worcester Summer Pool Program

Release Date: 
Fri, 06/12/2009

The recently dedicated Fuller Aquatics Center at Girls Inc on Providence Street will be a busy place this summer.  A public-private partnership was formed with three other youth serving agencies (YMCA, YWCA, & Boys and Girls Club), community based youth serving organizations and the City of Worcester over the last few weeks to address some of the needs created when the decision was made to close the City pools this summer.  Through the City Manager's office, Community Based Organizations will be able to coordinate swim times for their members through this program, with possible

Girls Celebration - A Very Special Event!

Release Date: 
Fri, 06/12/2009

Thursday afternoon, June 11, over 150 friends - old and new - gathered at Girls Inc's Winthrop House for a CELEBRATION event.  We honored Dr. Jean King and Linda Cavaioli as our 2009 Advocates for Girls, dedicated The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation Aquatics Center and unveiled the beautiful Giving Tree mural, handcrafted for us by Jennifer Paradee. "I saw so many old friends that it was like a family reunion," said Maureen Gray, Board member at the end of the event.  "They were so glad to be back."

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