Girls At Work
Empowering girls one woodworking project at a time
Our goal is to provide our empowering program to every girl in our community. We help underserved girls gain the skills and confidence they need to find and use their voices. Every day, we strive to create meaningful, lasting change in the lives of girls who have very few opportunities. We believe that building is the vehicle for helping girls learn to tap into their own power as strong and unstoppable individuals.
Instead of spending valuable resources on events, we prefer to utilize our funds and gifts to support our girls with the supplies and staff necessary to maximize their empowering experience. However, we do host civic groups and corporations for facility and program tours with our founder, Elaine Hamel. We also host social events during the year to raise awareness and to support our mission.
Gifts at all levels are welcomed and put to use every day to run our programs and purchase lumber and supplies for the girls. Donors can make annual gifts, sponsor a program or sponsor a girl. For example, $1,000 will send three girls to our Build Me Up Summer Camp Program. A gift of $300 will sponsor a girl in our After School Program. Contact us at 603-416-0842 to discuss other giving opportunities, or make a gift online at https://girlswork.org/give.
We welcome volunteers to help with the preparation for our innovative after-school and summer programs. We need assistance in creating new programming, providing STEM activities and finding community resources for our girls in need. Volunteers can also help us with marketing and raising awareness of our mission. We require volunteers to be energetic and passionate about empowering girls.
Board Officers / Board Members
Bridge Growth Partners
Chief of Staff
Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig
Program Director of Changemaker Collaborative
University of New Hampshire
Technology Venture Partners
Community Impact Associate
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Head of Fashion Brands
Dr. Shanita Williams
Associate Vice President
Talent Engagement & Inclusion
Southern New Hampshire University