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She's the First Scholars Atzira Pamela and  Elvia (and their mentor, former STF Scholar Claudia, left!) wish you a happy Valentine's Day from Guatemala! (photo by Kate Lord)

Send a Valentine to Support a Scholarship

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This year, go old-school on Valentine’s Day. Remember when you were young, how you brought in those cheeky Valentine’s Day cards, with a piece of candy attached, for every person in your class? We’re bringing you the grown-up edition: Send our VDay ecard, for free, to anyone Continue reading

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Alumni Voices: Danielle Fortin

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Alumni Guest Post: Danielle Fortin, International Coordinator of the Arlington Academy of Hope, Bududa, Uganda It is hard to believe that two years ago, I was first touching down in Uganda with a group of students from Lasell College. We Continue reading

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We Challenge You to Run the NYC Marathon

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Every year, thousands of people break a sweat to send girls to school worldwide by participating in Sweat for STF, our fitness fundraising campaign. Join us in 2016 here! The TCS New York City Marathon is our season finale for Sweat for Continue reading

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We Did It: Our First Million-Dollar Year!

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If you were a She’s the First donor in 2015, you made history. It was our first year of million-dollar annual revenue! Less than 20% of nonprofits ever reach this milestone, but we did — and we couldn’t have done it without such tremendous Continue reading


The Love Story Behind a Wedding Fundraiser

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When browsing the “DIY” campaigns on my.shesthefirst.org, the She’s the First staff found a very special fundraising page put up by Marika Bleymann. This is what it said, “Dear friends and family, We know some of you would like to give Continue reading

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How to Give Education This Holiday Season

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Join the community who will #GiftGoal4. Imagine a world without extreme poverty or education and gender inequality. Isn’t that the holiday gift we’re all truly wishing for? You can’t buy it in the store—but through She’s the First, we can help create that future together. In August 2015, world Continue reading

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An “Astonishing” Mentor Breakfast

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On Tuesday at The New York Times, we celebrated our 2nd Annual Mentor Breakfast, which is our largest fundraiser of the year, honoring distinguished supporters and uniting multiple generations behind our mission. The funds from this event help to sustain Continue reading

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#BakeAChange Campaign Results!

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We are thrilled to announce the results of our 5th Annual Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off (otherwise taking over social media as #BakeAChange)! For those of you who are new around here, this is our signature grassroots fundraiser, when the She’s the First community around Continue reading


Meet the Mentors We Honor This Year

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Leading up to our Mentor Breakfast, our grand slam fundraiser which honors the Mentor of the Year Maureen Mitchell, Mentorship Duo of the Year Jane Wurwand & Natalie Byrne, and Mentees of the Year Sirjana & Jharana of Nepal, we want to Continue reading


Who’s Your Mentor? Show us with #MeetMyMentor

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At She’s the First, mentorship is in everything we do. As a Millennial-founded non-profit, our staff is mentored by advisors and Board members constantly–and we reverse mentor them, such as on social media and personal branding, things that come naturally Continue reading

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