BENEFITING: LOWER EAST SIDE GIRLS CLUB
14 runners are raising funds for The Lower Eastside Girls Club through the NYC Half Marathon.
The Lower Eastside Girls Club provides a place where girls and young women ages 8-23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health and leadership programs we provide girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future. All of our programs develop environmental, entrepreneurial and ethical leadership in the girls we serve.
We are in the final stages of a $20 million capital campaign to build New York City’s first and only Girls Club facility - a 30,000 sq ft state of the art ‘green’ building that will serve hundreds of economically disadvantaged girls and their families. The new Girls Club Center for Community opens to the public in 2012.