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New Girls Inc. executive director looks to inform and inspire

Ashley L. Jeffrey Executive Director of Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region.
Girls Inc. celebrates its 75th anniversary serving girls in the Capital Region this year.  They launched Eureka!, a partnership with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and SEFCU in the summer. This is a five year program for inner-city girls that includes an intensive summer camp experience, with hands-on nanoscale education at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex, and year round programming and field trips focused on the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Ashley L. Jeffrey Executive Director of Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region. Girls Inc. celebrates its 75th anniversary serving girls in the Capital Region this year. They launched Eureka!, a partnership with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and SEFCU in the summer. This is a five year program for inner-city girls that includes an intensive summer camp experience, with hands-on nanoscale education at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex, and year round programming and field trips focused on the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
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Ashley Jeffrey had all the opportunity in the world. She had a mother who told her she could be anything she wanted if she was willing to put in the hard work. She had a father who encouraged her to play a sport where people cheered her on, instead of the other way around. She excelled at science and math and had a positive body image. She had a lot of the things that many ...


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