Girl's Best Friend Foundation (GBF) closed November 2007.
GBF’s records are archived with Special Collections of the University
of Illinois, Chicago. In fall 2008, they will be made public: www.uic.edu/depts/lib/specialcoll.
Chicago Girls' Coalition
Girls’ Coalition offers Chicago-area youth workers gender-specific
training, peer-to-peer networking meetings, a growing website, and
a directory of local girls programs. For more information: www.chicagogirlscoalition.org/calendar.html
If you need training in young women and girls organizing/advocacy/activism
Do you need training in making your program safe for LGBTQ youth?
Need training in youth development work?
Reach out to your colleagues by contacting program staff at any of the programs GBF helps fund. Those with experience are usually happy to share what they've learned, and may be great mentors.
If you are outside metro Chicago, visit the Women’s
Funding Network website for grants lists of closer girls and
Exclusive resources for GBF grantees
If you are interested in being invited to any of the following, tell us.
Youth Worker Exchanges
GBF hosts periodic discussions on topics that cut across many girls programs.
Small, focused, professionally facilitated peer groups that meet regularly over seven months, to solve work-related organizational, management, and conceptual issues.
Training & Consultation on Evaluation and Research
Girls programs find the training we offer a great way to learn and carry out girl-friendly investigation and evaluation. GBF offers one or two groups trainings a year, and also underwrites training and consultation.
Read more about our research and evaluation
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