Community Partner Engagement Opportunities

We provide compelling opportunities for our members to learn firsthand about the most pressing needs of the women and girls that our Community Partners serve and to share our expertise with leaders building innovative solutions.

Here's how you can learn more and support the important work of our Community Partners:

Upcoming Partner Activities  

 Partner Activity  Date
Girl Scouts of NorCal  Volunteer Opportunity at Girl Scouts Family Event June 10, 2022

Requested IWF Expertise 

 Partner  Expertise
 Year Up  Corporate partners for internship opportunities (on-going)
 Year Up  Instructors for student training sessions via Zoom (on-going)


If you are able to offer your time, talent or introductions in support of these organizations, please contact the 
IWF NorCal office.


Partner Activities  


Volunteer Opportunity at Girl Scouts Family Event 

Girl Scouts of Northern California is looking for two volunteers to provide general event support and assist lead workshop presenters for an end of year family event they are putting on at Burke Academy in Hayward. Girl Scouts attending are part of our Got Choices program for school-age mothers in the East Bay. The event is on Friday, 6/10 from 10am-2pm (lunch is included). Activities will include photo-booth, crafts, wellness workshops, and music. members interested in helping out should contact Shawun Anderson at sanderson@gsnorcal.org to get more information!

Celebrate 110 Years of Girl Scouting! 

Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM PDT at Camp Bothin

Let’s celebrate 110 years of helping others, solving problems, learning new skills, campfire songs, incredible adventures, and lifelong friendships.

GSNorCal is celebrating this milestone at the beautiful Bothin property. Come enjoy a day filled with Girl Scout activities and immerse yourself in the Girl Scout experience along with an entire service unit of Girl Scouts! Planned activities include archery, badge work, a walking tour of the property, the public kickoff for the campaign for The Hub, as well as a fun anniversary celebration you definitely want to be a part of. 

Space is limited and you and your family are invited to join. RSVP here.

And Girl Scout cookies are on sale through March 27th! Visit ilovecookies.org and put in your zip code to find a girl or troop selling cookies in your area. 

International Women's Day Event - It's Up to Us: Advocating for Gender Equity 

March 8 from 12:00pm-1:00pm PT

Join Rise Up and Dalberg Advisors for an engaging discussion on gender equity to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8. Hear from changemakers and experts on how we can all advocate for gender equity and #BreakTheBias (https://www.internationalwomensday.com/).

Speakers:
- Shruthi Jayaram, Associate Partner and Co-Lead of the Global Gender Equity Practice at Dalberg Advisors
- Elliot Wade, Rise Up Leader and At-Large Board Member for the Louisiana Trans Advocates
- Michele Malejki, Global Head of Social Impact at HP Inc.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Denise Dunning, Rise Up's Founder and Executive Director. After hearing from our panel of speakers, there will be time for Q&A. 

You don’t want to miss this event – and the opportunity to learn more about how you can champion gender equity. Please register by March 7. 



FLY's Movement for Justice: The Power of Youth Voice 

FLY’s Movement for Justice series addresses hot topics on the juvenile justice landscape. In this third installment, they will be discussing The Power of Youth Voice and the ability of young people to effect changes to the systems that impact them. The program will focus on the work of FLY's Youth Advisory Councils in partnership with the juvenile probation departments of Santa Clara County and Alameda County.

Join FLY on March 1st at 5:30 p.m. for a Q&A between FLY’s VP of Youth Voice and Executive Director of Santa Clara County, Susie Rivera and three panelists who have been working to advance youth justice on this issue. Register here.

FLY's Youth Advisory Councils provide youth who formerly participated in juvenile justice services with a unique opportunity to provide input on current systems that directly affect them. The goal of the YACs is to elevate the voices of youth, equipping young people to lead the way in creating more effective and humane local juvenile justice systems. FLY has been facilitating a YAC in partnership with Santa Clara County Probation since 2018. In 2020, a YAC made up of currently incarcerated youth was launched at the James Ranch, the long term incarceration facility in Santa Clara County. And most recently, in 2021, a new YAC was created in partnership with Alameda County Probation.



Year Up Bay Area Winter 2022 Graduation 

Please join Year Up in celebrating its upcoming graduates!

Class of Winter 2022
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Ceremony 11AM PT 

Graduation will be a virtual event streamed through Facebook Premiere on the Year Up Bay Area Facebook Page.
RSVP here.

A reminder will be sent 48 hours before the event to guests who RSVP.



Volunteer Opportunities at Girl Scouts of Northern California

Lead the Way – Workshop Facilitator or Career Panelist 

Lead the Way is a weekend conference for high school age girls that is planned and implemented by a girl committee, who also sets the theme. This year’s theme is “intersectional feminism”. 100-200 girls usually attend Lead the Way. Last year 124 attended the conference virtually, but this year’s conference will again be in person. Each Girl Scout attendee participates in 3 grade-level track workshops and 5 elective workshops over the weekend, as well as a celebratory dinner and keynote speaker on Saturday. Some of the current confirmed workshop topics are “Mental Health Check-In”, “Racism Awareness”, “Adulting 101”, and “Applying Leadership”.

 

Girl Scouts has workshops they are seeking speakers for! In particular, they are hoping to recruit folks who love working with youth, and who also reflect their identities, including women, gender-expansive folks, and BIPOC. Workshop sessions will take place as 40 minute sessions on EITHER 2/12 or 2/13. If you would like to sign up and get more information on leading a workshop, please fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/tkeFg9EsTEYewpUz8If there are folks interested in the conference but not sure about a workshop, there are also speaking opportunities on a Career Panel.

 

Spring Afterschool Programs – Speaker (in person and virtual)

In the Girl Scouts’ spring afterschool programs for older girls, the curriculum will be about health and wellness (relationships, mind, body), goal setting, and self-confidence. Their biggest need is for volunteers who can come in person to a 40-60 minute long program (only a 20-30 min long commitment to speak with questions and other program activities) during the school day. There will also be opportunities for virtual participation in the evenings, as well as potentially during the school day programs. If anyone is interested in learning more about volunteering with our afterschool programs, please contact Kate Cowan, Director, Philanthropic at 408-318-7020 or kcowan@girlscoutsnorcal.org.

 

Exec Connect Events – Speakers on Career Experiences

Specific profession/topics are noted for each event below.

Interested potential speakers are asked to fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/1sCfbiZMUn23qu6k7

 

Exec Connect: Entrepreneurship

Saturday, 3/19/2022, 1:00pm 2:30pm

Looking for speakers with experience running their own businesses, founding non-profits or community groups, folks with marketing experience and masters of the "elevator pitch."

 

Exec Connect: Justice

Saturday, 4/16/2022, 1:00pm 2:30pm

Looking for speakers with experience in social justice causes, social workers, law (attorneys/legal analysts), criminal justice/forensics.

 

Exec Connect: Mental Health

Saturday, 5/21/2022, 1:00pm 2:30pm

Looking for speakers in mental health fields such as psychologists/psychiatrists, school counselors, certified peer specialists, crisis counselors, mental health advocates.

 

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with Year Up Alumni: Ladder of Opportunity 

Known as the global day of giving, Giving Tuesday embraces and encourages all forms of generosity. This Giving Tuesday, the Year Up team will highlight and celebrate their graduates, the 23,000 powerful individuals who drive the Year Up movement and have the greatest impact on closing the Opportunity Divide in this country. 

Please join Year Up on Giving Tuesday to hear directly from Year Up alumni who continue to “lift as they climb” post-Year Up through their families, workplaces, and communities. This special event will be moderated by Greg Walton, a 2007 graduate of Year Up Greater Boston and Vice Chair of Year Up’s National Board of Directors.

 

Year Up’s Giving Tuesday Event, Ladder of Opportunity, will be a free, virtual event hosted via Zoom webinar. The link to attend will be sent 24 hours prior to the event to those who register. For questions, please contact Lindsey Roberts at LRoberts01@yearup.org

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 9 AM PST

Register here.




FLY's Movement for Justice: The State of Youth Justice in California

FLY’s Movement for Justice series addresses hot topics on the juvenile justice landscape. In this first installment, on Thursday, October 14, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, FLY will be discussing The State of Youth Justice in California.

California is considered one of the most progressive states in the nation but has high rates of youth incarceration. In this installment of the Movement for Justice series, the focus will be on FLY’s engagement with Senate Bill 823. The bill permanently closes California’s state youth prisons and redirects the funding to counties to provide services for youth impacted by the justice system, including young adults who were youth when they were charged.

FLY has been on the front lines of this issue, working with our local counties as they plan for the transfer of youth in state facilities back to their home communities and make provisions to care for youth who otherwise would have been transferred to state facilities. Because youth voice is at the heart of what FLY does, they have also gathered the input of youth who are themselves currently in state facilities soon to be closed.

Join FLY for a panel discussion and Q&A between FLY CEO, Ali Knight, and three members of the FLY team who have been working to advance youth justice on this issue. Register here.



FLY's Virtual Showcase: The Power of Possibilities

Please plan to join the Fresh Lifelines for Youth Virtual Showcase Breakfast on Friday, December 10th at 8:00 am to discover the “Power of Our Possibilities.” 

Be inspired by the stories of FLY youth, and join special guest speakers as they ask you to come together to help FLY reach new milestones and support more young people from our communities. Register here.

This is a free event, though interested parties should view the sponsorship flyer.



Honoring Girl Scout Heros: A Celebration of Courageous Leadership 

Girl Scouts invites you to participate in their virtual fundraiser on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 4:30 PM PDT. This inspiring event will honor Northern California Girl Scout Alums who made a difference during the challenges of 2020-2021, including in racial justice, health, fighting fires, and technology innovations. Featuring: girl stories, special tributes, and a chance for you to become a hero for Girl Scouts in your community. Tap into your super power and “see” you in September! Register here.


Rise Up 2021 Annual Breakfast Gala

Rise Up’s 2021 Annual Breakfast Gala will be held virtually on Thursday, November 4th from 9:00 - 10:00 am (PST). Join Rise Up for this celebration of inspiring Rise Up Leaders who are making change for girls and women around the world. We look forward to coming together to raise crucial funds to support their important work.

This year’s event is sure to inspire. Attendees hear from powerful Rise Up Leaders from here in the U.S. and around the world who will share stories about how they’re taking bold action to improve health, education, and economic opportunity for women and girls in their communities and countries (see the list below of these visionary leaders). Also joining is award winning actress and activist Jane Fonda, who will share with us her own personal commitment to supporting women's rights!

Rise Up Leaders include:

  • Maritza Martinez (California), an advocate for LGBTQ Latinx communities in California
  • Nsini Udonta (Nigeria), who is working to combat gender based violence in Nigeria
  • Alejandra Garcia Muniz (Mexico), who works with teenagers and women with disabilities in Mexico to ensure their complete inclusion
  • Prabha Vilas Jadhav (India), who is passionate about enhancing girls’ access to education in India
  • Berky Uwimana (Rwanda), a young doctor who uses “edutainment” to advance sexual and reproductive health for youth in Rwanda

Guests can read more about the event and register at this link.


GirlVentures 2021 Annual Gala & Community Celebration

On Wednesday, November 3rd, GirlVentures will gather in person and virtually to celebrate the GirlVentures community, renew connections, and raise money to support GirlVentures' scholarship fund. Combining a reception and watch party at the beautiful Green Room in San Francisco with fun and inspiring activities you can join form home, this year's Gala will be one to remember.

Learn more about the event format and join Prologis, PMI, and more as an event sponsor here.


Year Up Bay Area Class of Summer 2021 Graduation

Please join Year Up Bay Area's Class of Summer 2021Graduation Ceremony on July 31, 2021 at 11AM PT 

The Year Up Bay Area Graduation Ceremony will be a virtual event streamed through Facebook Premiere on the Bay Area Facebook page.

The event will start promptly at 11 AM PT. We encourage you to open the Bay Area Facebook page 5-10 minutes early. The video will appear on the main Facebook page and you will not need a direct access link. If you follow the Bay Area Facebook page, you should receive a notification when the event is premiering. You are not required to have a Facebook account to watch the premiere, though you do need to be signed into an account to set a reminder and post comments or reactions.


    Year Up Spring/Summer 2021 Volunteer Opportunities

    Year Up is pleased share some Spring to Summer Volunteering Opportunities!

    The table below provides dates, times, and event. More Information of the event type can be found in the Volunteering Catalog.

    Interested individuals, please complete the Year Up Volunteer Interest Form.
    For groups of 15+, please contact Elissa Stankiewicz at EStankiewicz@YearUp.org.
    For the Site Visits (201 and 301), please contact Elissa Stankiewicz EStankiewicz@YearUp.org.

    Date

    Time

    Event

    # of Volunteers Needed

    Engagement Requirement / Notes

    04/14/2021

    10:10 - 11:30 AM

    Site Visit 301

    10

    Introduction to Year Up

    04/21/2021

    10:10 - 11:30 AM

    Site Visit 301

    10

    Introduction to Year Up

    05/14/2021

    10:40 AM - 12:00 PM

    Site Visit 201

    4

    Year Up program participation

    05/14/2021

    12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Site Visit 201

    4

    Year Up program participation

    06/25/2021

    10:40 AM - 12:00 PM

    Site Visit 201

    4

    Year Up program participation

    06/25/2021

    12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Site Visit 201

    4

    Year Up program participation

    04/14/2021

    10:10 - 11:30 AM

    Site Visit 301

    10

    Introduction to Year Up

    05/01-31/2021

    Flexible

    Informational Interview

    280

    Sign-up Deadline: 4/23/2021

    05/12/2020

    2:00 – 3:00 PM

    Mock Interview Workshop

    240

     

    05/27/2021

    8:30 – 9:50 AM

    Mock Networking Event

    80

     

    06/08/2021

    9:00 - 10:20 AM

    Mock Networking Event

    80

     

    06/08/2021

    12:30 – 1:30 PM

    Mock Networking Event

    60

     

    06/29/2021

    9:00 - 10:20 AM

    Elevator Pitch Competition

    8

     

    Mar-Jul 

    Flexible

    Academic Coaching*

    TBD

    See below*

    Wednesdays, Mar-Jul

    2:40-4:00 PM

    Skills Workshop**

    TBD

    See below**

    Wednesdays, Mar-Jul

    3:00 - 4:00 PM

    Skills Workshop**

    TBD

    See below**

    *Academic Coaching subjects vary and dependent on student’s need. Usual topics include, but not limited to: Information Technology, Quality Assurance, Amazon Web Services, Human Resources, Information Systems (Workday), Banking, Customer service, Excel (Beginning to Intermediate), Outlook, Python, Writing, Public speaking, Professional email and communications, Math (Basic). Anyone interested please provide their interested subject(s).

    **If you are interested in providing a Skills Workshop, let’s schedule a meeting to discuss options and ideas. To get you started, example topics include: Women in Industry, Gaming as a Career, Analytics and AI, Digital Security, Careers in X, Working in a Global Environment.

    Some Skills Workshops may be provided one time, while some become sessions in a series. Both options could be utilized for our Professional Bootcamps, which will be offered to our young adults in July 2021.

    Help Year Up's Young Adults gain the skills and experience as they move towards a successful career!



    Be Our Guest for Cookies, Coffee and Conversation 

    Join GSNorCal's CEO Marina Park, members of our Board of Directors, and current Girl Scouts for a conversation and update about the impact your support has made on girls in our community. We promise, you will leave this virtual event inspired with a sense of pride for how your gifts are truly changing girls' lives! Register here.



    Gift Drive for Year Up Bay Area Students

    Year Up is holding a gift drive to help welcome their students into the new year and as they move into their internships at the end of January. Below are the instructions on how to participate and make a positive impact on the lives of Year Up students.

    "In partnership with DreamList, we’ve been able to create wish lists for each of our students who have opted-in to this drive. We invite you to explore these lists through our Bay Area portal (www.dreamlist.com/org/yuba), and hear directly from our students on the items that would make a huge difference in their lives. We encourage you to participate at any level that you are able (there are gifts that range from $10 - $500) knowing that any gift purchased will make an incredible impact on the everyday lives of our students. This Engagement Opportunity will be open until the end of January, when our students transition into their internships.

    If you choose to participate in this drive, please make note of the following:

    • When selecting an item, please directly click on the “Reserve from Family’s List” button. This will pull up a screen that allows you to do two things:
    • Reserve the item.  This will remove it from being visible on the wish list, ensuring that items are not sent multiple times.
    • Find the address for shipping. Each young adult has chosen a different Amazon Locker. Please utilize the address indicated. This is to ensure privacy for all our students, while maintaining public health measures.
    • When the item has shipped, please forward the tracking information to our email at yubadonations@yearup.orgWITH the name of the student the gift is for. This allows us to notify the student of an incoming delivery.
    • When the item is delivered, please forward the locker code to yubadonations@yearup.org so that we can send along to the student.
    • Please additionally note, these contributions will go directly to students, and have a huge impact on their lives immediately – due to our own limitations, we are unable to provide documentation to claim these items as tax-deductible contributions.
    • If you have additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us at yubadonations@yearup.org."



      December 10, 2020 Rise Up's 2020 Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

      Don't miss Rise Up's annual breakfast event!

      Be inspired by amazing speakers, connect with Rise Up's network of leaders in business, philanthropy, and social impact, and join Rise Up in reflecting on all that has been achieved together in more than a decade of advancing gender equity. Across the globe, girls and women have changed laws, shifted minds, won rights, and achieved justice. And it's clear that, with everyone's support, a brighter future and a more just and equitable world are possible. Learn more.



      December 4, 2020 Celebrate with FLY! Annual Showcase

      Some things haven't changed!

      Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is still committed to sharing the best of FLY with you. Join FLY and their youth on Friday morning, December 4, for FLY’s very first Virtual Showcase Breakfast. You’ll learn how FLY youth have grown through shared challenges, and how we everyone is working together for justice and equity in this critical time.

      FLY has just begun a new fiscal year of full of challenges and opportunities. Your support makes FLY possible for their kids during this crucial time and supports FLY’s systems change work on behalf of all young people in California. Learn more.


      November 11, 12 & 18, 2020 Donor Appreciation Tea

      Join Girls Scouts of Northern California and CEO Marina Park in a virtual donor appreciation tea to see how donor investments in Girl Scouts is truly changing lives! RSVP to one of the three events by October 30 to receive a complimentary tea party gift box to use during the event. This is an intimate event with limited space so be sure to RSVP early!

      • Wednesday, November 11 at 3:00 pm PST
      • Thursday, November 12 at 9:00 am PST 
      • Wednesday, November 18 at 3:00 pm PST


      October 29, 2020 GirlVentures' Gala Celebration 

      Don't miss GirlVentures' inspiring celebration of the power of girls’ leadership: Register for their 2020 Gala celebration!

      In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the staff and Board at GirlVentures have decided to make their 2020 Gala a virtual event. GirlVentures is excited to bring you inspiring speakers, fun activities, and new ways to connect to the GirlVentures mission this year. The virtual event will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm to celebrate GirlVentures participants, honorees, and incredible community of supporters. 

      Please join Year Up for Empowered: Powering the Movement in the Bay Area, our local celebration of Year Up's 20th Anniversary, on September 15th at 6pm. This event will feature 8 incredible alumni as they share how their experience in the Year Up program has inspired them to become changemakers in their own lives, families, and communities. Go beyond the event with an additional gift to join a virtual meet & greet with one of Year Up's alumni storytellers on the night of the event! RSVP here.

      All registrants will additionally be invited to Year Up's national Powering the Movement event on September 16th.

      July 23 - September 10, 2020 Virtual Accelerator Sessions 


      Your are invited you for an inside look into 
      Rise Up's programming and to meet some of Rise Up’s powerful new leaders in India. Rise Up has adapted its 7-day in-person Advocacy & Leadership Accelerator to online virtual sessions over the next 6 months. A benefit of this virtual pivot is that they are able to engage more of their partners in diverse components of the Accelerator. 


      Through their virtual pivot, Rise Up is bringing their award-winning curriculum online, with the potential to expand our reach and impact over time. Attending one or more of these sessions will allow you to meet Rise Up’s visionary leaders, get an inside look into Rise Up’s methodology, see how they’ve adapted it to this new virtual format, and learn more about the leaders’ important work in India for girls and women. 

       

      Rise Up has selected 20 amazing leaders from Delhi, India to become part of Rise Up’s global network who are working on a broad range of critical issues, ranging from women's economic empowerment, to reproductive justice, to gender-based violence, education, and more. 

       

      Please choose the sessions you’d like to join by signing up through this link, and feel free to sign up for more than one session. Once you have filled in the form, Rise Up will share more details about the sessions with you. 

       

      Virtual Accelerator Sessions for Rise Up Leaders in Delhi, India: 

      • Panel: Involving Girls and Women in Advocacy : July 23, 7:30 PM US Pacific Time (8am July 24 India time) 
      • Learning & Discussion: Problem Tree, Defining the Issue: August 20, 7:30 PM US Pacific Time (8am Aug 21 India time)  
      • Panel: Audience Analysis: September 3, 8:30 PM US Pacific Time (9am Sept 4 India time)
      • Leader’s Presentation: Project Pitches: Week of September 8, matched online with Leaders (timing flexible) 
      • Learning & Activity: Educating Decision-makers: September 10, 8:30 PM US Pacific Time (9am Sept 11 India time)  


      May 16, 2020 Get Active for Girls Keynote Event

      On Saturday, May 16th, from10:30 am to 11:30 am PST, GirlVentures we will be hosting the Get Active for Girls Keynote Event live on Zoom.  We’ll hear from Mai, a GirlVentures participant and Youth Advisory Board member, Tryka, our Program Manager, and keynote guest Nina Williams, a celebrated professional rock climber and inspirational speaker on the challenges and opportunities she’s faced as a woman leader in her field. Join us for an inspiring morning celebration of the power and potential of girls’ leadership.

      Please register in advance using this link

      April 20 - May 16, 2020 Get Active for Girls Campaign 

      Join the IWF Legacy Team for the Get Active for Girls Campaign to support Girl Ventures. We applaud Girl Ventures' creativity in taking leadership through outdoor adventure to the virtual space. Long-time Girl Ventures advocate and Legacy Board member Kathy Anderson is leading our IWF Legacy Team. 

      Join the fun! Learn more on our IWF Legacy Team page (team donations received through May 16 will be matched).

      Post-event update: The IWF Legacy Team raised $8,000 include the match!


      May 11, 2020 Conversation with Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of GSUSA

      Join Girl Scouts of Northern California for an exclusive conversation with Sylvia Acevedo, CEO Girl Scouts of the USA, for an update on the future of the Girl Scout Movement.

      Date: Monday, May 11th, 2020
      Time: 1 PM (PST) OR 4 PM (EDT)

      Register online with this registration link or participate via phone call by dialing (631) 992-3221. Attendee Code: (268) 583-406. Please be sure to register before May 10 to secure your spot. Registrations past the deadline will not be accepted.

       

      Requested IWF Expertise



      Corporate Partners for Student Internship Opportunities 

      Year Up is a national organization empowering low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers by connecting them with companies who need their talent. Year Up needs help to identify new potential Corporate Partners. With many current partners impacted by the economic slowdown, Year Up is actively seeking advice and introductions to Bay Area companies or industry segments for student internship opportunities.

      Instructors for Online Student Training 

      Year Up’s training has gone 100% virtual and is now provided online. They are seeking instructors (via Zoom, 50 minutes in length--30 minutes of instruction, plus Q&A) on interviewing, presentation skills and public speaking. Scheduling is flexible around instructor availability




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