San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014
On Wednesday, May 28th, noted South Bay community leaders will join Dr. Raye Mitchell, CEO and Founder of The G.U.R.L.S. Lead Global Leadership Program, to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of San Francisco Bay Area Millennial hero Helen Kassa (age 15). At the age of eight, this gifted young lady started Giving Hope to Kids Like Me, a foundation to increase access to "STEM and education” for girls in the Bay Area and around the world. Kassa remains an activist and mentor for women and girls across the globe. California Deputy Attorney General Venus D. Johnson will deliver the evening's keynote address.
The celebration's stellar host committee includes: San Jose Councilmember Ash Kalra; Reverend Jethroe Moore, President of the Silicon Valley-San Jose Chapter NAACP; Mr. Nabi Alemu, community leader; Mr. Toni Alexander, Political Director at UFCW Local 5; and Ms. Chandra Brooks, Officer of Women's Policy for the Santa Clara Commission on the Status of Women.
WHO: The G.U.R.L.S. Lead Global Leadership Program
WHAT: Reception: "A Philanthropic Celebration of our Girls" in Honor of Helen Kassa, founder of the foundation titled 'Giving Hope to Kids Like Me'
WHEN: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: UFCW 5 Community Hall | 230 South Market St., San Jose, CA
KEYNOTE: Venus D. Johnson, California Deputy Attorney General
COST: $85.00 | Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.com
Johnson stated, “I am so thankful and humbled that the host committee thought of me on this important occasion. God is truly a blessing and I am thankful that Helen Kassa, as an emerging leader, is sharing herself with the world.”
“Both Venus Johnson and Helen Kassa are examples of rising starts and leading role models for millennial leaders here in California and around the world," remarked Dr. Mitchell, "both as women and as women of color setting high standards of excellence in leadership.”
The G.U.R.L.S. Lead Global Leadership Program is the title sponsor for this celebratory affair. The organization is grateful to UFCW Local 5 and Mr. Toni Alexander for their generous sponsorship, as with the esteemed host committee.
About Giving Hope to Kids Like Me Foundation:
This Foundation provides Global Volunteerism training in order to benefit girls in the San Francisco Bay Area and Ethiopia, Africa. Founded in 2006 by Helen Kassa, her goal is to connect girls that may ‘drop out’ of high school because of academic, family and other issues to other communities around the world where girls are denied access to education. The first of several steps is to connect the existing access to “STEM and education” programs with this Global Volunteerism training, visit girlsleadforward.org.
About the New Reality Foundation, Inc. / G.U.R.L.S. Lead Global Leadership Program:
G.U.R.L.S. Lead, a Global Leadership Program (formerly known as G.U.R.L.S. Rock), is a global leadership-training initiative of The New Reality Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and fiscal sponsor for Helen Kassa’s foundation Giving Hope to Kids Like Me, and trains the next generation of innovators and global leaders. “G.U.R.L.S.” stands for growth, unity, respect, leadership, and success. To learn more about getting connected to G.U.R.L.S. Lead, visit gurlslead.org and thembaseries.org.
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