Girl’s Career Institute (GCI) is a program offered by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) for teen-age girls who will complete their junior year of high school.  This program helps young women by sponsoring a four-day mini-college experience with career options for their future, by competent professionals.

The program, which began in 1947 and is held at Douglas Residential College at Rutgers University, will be held June 8 – 11, 2015.  

Delegates are sponsored and the cost is underwritten by a local NJSFWC Club or individual.  Delegates are selected by the sponsoring clubs on the basis of interest, community service and participation in school activities. They will experience a sample of college 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. During free time, there are organized activities, such as swimming, crafts and after dinner programs.

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The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of GFWC, was founded in 1894 and has been headquartered on the Douglass Residential Campus, formerly Douglass College in New Brunswick since 1966.  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.  Log on to for membership information and to learn about the opportunities 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.

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