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NJSFWC Clubs offer Girls’ Career Institute (GCI)

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The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) is comprised of over 7,000 members in over 200 clubs throughout the state. Credits: NJSFWC
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GCI is a program offered since 1947 by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs).  Credits: NJSFWC
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New Brunswick, NJ174 excited teen-age girls, who are completing their junior year of high school, will converge on the Campus of Douglass Residential College for a four-day mini-college experience known as Girls’ Career Institute (GCI) from June 6 – 9, 2016. The program helps young women explore a variety of career options for their future through attendance at a wide variety of workshops offered by a diverse group of competent professionals. Director Ann Ribinsky Brown announced this year’s theme is “You Can Make It Happen.” GCI is a program offered since 1947 by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs).

Delegates are sponsored, and the cost is underwritten, by local NJSFWC clubs. Sponsoring clubs select delegates on the basis of interest, community service and participation in school activities. They will experience campus life by living in a dorm, eating in the cafeteria and attending lectures and workshops. They will also learn about career choices and how to network with other delegates from all over the state of New Jersey. Seminars topics range from “Not Your ‘Typical’ CPA,” “The Many Faces of Physical Therapy,” and “Careers in Science and Engineering,” to “Women Belong on the Flight Deck,” and “Advertising at Google, Inc.” to name just a few.

During free time, there are organized activities such as swimming, crafts and after dinner programs. Delegates have a chance to showcase their talents by participating in the GCI Creative Arts Display, GCI Chorus, GCI Talent Show and / or the GCI Fashion Show. They are also encouraged to participate in the group service project, decorating pillow cases for children in area shelters.

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New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC was founded in 1894 and has been headquartered on the Douglass Residential Campus, formerly Douglass College in New Brunswick, since 1966.  Today, NJSFWC is comprised of over 7,000 members in over 200 clubs throughout the state. The Federation is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the oldest and largest nonpartisan, nondenominational women’s volunteer service organization in the world.  Opportunities are provided to women in education, leadership training and community service through participation in local clubs, enabling members to make a difference in the lives of others, one project at a time. Women are provided the opportunity to seek out and learn about issues most important to them, and through service and sisterhood, have a positive influence in their community and their world.

For information about the NJSFWC, visit the Federation website at www.njsfwc.org or call (732) 249-5474/5485.

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