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Girls Inc. Omaha

Serving over 2,000 girls through its centers and outreach programs, Girls Inc. provides transportation from more than 50 schools in the Omaha area.  Girls Inc.’s programs cultivate learning and skill development in the areas of academic support and enrichment; career and life planning; self-reliance and life skills; health and wellness; leadership and community action; and culture and heritage.

Executive Director Roberta Wilhelm took the time to chat with Mike Hogan on “Live & Local” about the organization and the now sold out fundraiser.  More information can be found at https://girlsincomaha.org/.

Gloria Steinem, writer, political activist, and feminist organizer, will be the featured speaker at Girls Inc.’s 20th annual Lunch for the Girls.  The luncheon will be held in an all-virtual format on Monday, November 16 from Noon - 1:00pm.

Executive Director of Girls Inc. Omaha, Roberta Wilhelm, joined Mike Hogan “Live & Local” to talk about the event and the food partners, Big Mama’s Kitchen and Best Burger, who are working with Girls Inc. to provide lunches on November 16 as part of the Girls Inc.’s annual Lunch for the Girls event.

Girls Inc. will receive $5 of each lunch sold through this special promotion and both restaurants are locally owned by Black and brown women (one of whom is a Girls Inc. Omaha alumna!): 

  • Big Mama's Kitchen - 2112 North 30th Street, Accelerator Suite 201, Omaha, NE 68111. Pick-up only or delivery available for 10+ orders to same destination. 
  • Best Burger - 8319 N 30th St, Omaha, NE 68112. Pick-up only or delivery available for 10+ orders to same destination.

More information can be found at https://www.eventcombo.com/e/lunch-for-the-girls-2020-with-gloria-steinem-40775

January is National Mentoring Month.  MENTOR Nebraska and their partner mentoring programs are joining forces for the 7th annual city-wide mentor recruitment campaign in January.  The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of the various mentoring opportunities available through different organizations and address common misconceptions about time commitment and other possible deterrents to becoming a mentor. The goal for the campaign is to recruit 400 mentors in January.  Anyone interested in becoming a mentor can learn more about the different options at MentorNebraska.org.

Laura Bonnet (Mentoring Coordinator) and Roberta Wilhelm (Executive Director) with Girls Inc. Omaha join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss mentoring opportunities and the life-changing impact that mentoring has on the kids as well as the mentors.

More information is available at https://www.mentornebraska.org/

Stacey Abrams, author, entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and political leader, will be the featured speaker at Girls Inc.’s 2019 Lunch for the Girls on Monday, December 16.  

Girls Inc. has been the place for girls since they opened in 1975.  They serve hundreds of girls every day and 1,000+ girls each year.  They’ve added pick up transportation, counseling services, healthy meals and snacks, and computer access to their daily services.  In fact they continue to innovate and add programs to help girls across the area.  

Executive Director Roberta Wilhelm joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to talk about the programs and the underlying motto, "If it helps girls to believe in themselves, we’re all over it."

The Lunch for the Girls has limited seating still available.  For more information call 402-457-4676 for details or go to https://girlsincomaha.org/

Inspiring all girls to be “strong, smart and bold,” Girls Inc. Omaha serves hundreds of girls every day.
Each girl is able to create a vision for a bright, healthy future; No potential left on the table!

Roberta Wilhelm is the Executive Director and she stops in to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the organization, the mission, and the December 20th "Lunch for the Girls" event with veteran political strategist, author, syndicated columnist, and television political commentator Donna Brazile.  She is co-author of a new book: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics.

Sharing the stage with Brazile will be another political strategist and  CNN commentator  (and Omaha homegirl AND  Girls Inc. of Omaha alum!!!), Symone Sanders

More information can be found at https://girlsincomaha.org/events/lunch-for-the-girls/

Girl Scouts' Senior Fund Development Director Wendy Hamilton stops by the KIOS studios for a chat about their fundraiser tomorrow and the mission of the Girl Scouts with Mike Hogan. 

Girls Night Out Will Host Comedian Marina Franklin Tomorrow Night

Jan 24, 2018

Girls, Inc. is holding one of its two largest fund-raising events of the year tomorrow night – Girls Night Out.