In partnership with schools throughout Portland, Seattle and SW Washington, we focus on holistic youth development. Participants learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl inclusive environment, and research-based programming equips young people to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by youth and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy.
We are committed to maximizing our resources to benefit the young people we serve. 88% of our expenses go directly to programming.Learn More
Girls Incorporated was founded in 1864 to serve girls and young women who were experiencing upheaval in the aftermath of the Civil War. Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest has been operating in Portland since 1998, Southwest Washington since 2017, and Seattle since 2018.Learn More
Our work is possible thanks to the generous support of committed individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.
We work with partners who believe in inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. These stakeholders are creating systemic change in our communities.