Girls At Work

Empowering girls one woodworking project at a time


2018 Goals:

Programmatically, our priority is to develop a strong curriculum that has the broadest impact on self-esteem building. Programs will be intentionally scripted to ensure the most efficient use of time and resources as well as clearly show the impact of our programs. Organizational goals include fundraising, marketing and communications, resource development including volunteers and in-kind donations, and developing a solid infrastructure. Volunteer resources will be aligned appropriately to help provide valuable resources in program preparation, fundraising and advocacy efforts. We have also identified board development and recruitment as a priority to further grow the organization and further our mission. 

Fundraising Events:

Girls at Work looks forward to hosting our 4th Annual Diva Comedy Night in March; check our website for updates. Throughout the year our Women’s Woodworking Builds, available to all women, and Corporate Team Building programs are available. For both programs, 100 percent of the proceeds benefit our young builders. Interested in hosting a birthday or bridal party? Girls at Work can work with you to customize your event. Supporters also have the opportunity to host house parties and other fundraisers to benefit our programs. Have an opportunity? We’d love to hear from you!

Giving Opportunities:

Girls at Work is able to empower girls through the generosity of others. We welcome any interest in supporting us to continue our current offerings as well as assisting us as we further broaden our reach. Giving opportunities include but are not limited to
◆ Individual or Corporate Gifts
◆ Event Sponsorship
◆ Grant Opportunities
◆ 3rd Party

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer resources are critical to Girls at Work. We offer an array of options that allow for any skill set to participate in supporting our work. Our current needs include
Committee members — specific to organizational needs such as fundraising and marketing, operations and volunteer management.
◆ Material preparation — volunteers who assist with wood cutting and material handling for future classes.
◆ Event volunteers — sponsorship solicitors and set-up/breakdown crews.
◆ Workshop facilitators — individuals or organizations offering their skill sets in additional STEM/STEAM focused areas.
◆ Assistant instructors — assisting facilitators during programming including after school, summer camps and revenue generating workshops. Girls at Work offers roles for all skill sets.

Board Officers /  Board Members

  • Elaine Hamel
    Founder & Program Director
  • Mel Gosselin
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Samantha Luker, Chair
  • Kelley Muir, Vice Chair
  • Jennifer Sanctuary, Treasurer
  • Stacey Schall
  • Sarah Palermo
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