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Presenting “The Race for Equality” on Women’s Equality Day

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Wednesday, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day, the 95th anniversary of American women winning the right to vote. So how are we going to celebrate? By celebrating the women and girls around the world still working toward that goal of equality Continue reading


Here Comes the Sun: Summer Brings Big Changes at Starfish International!

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It’s back-to-school season at Starfish International, and the Starfish mentors have been hard at work recruiting and screening a new batch of prospective students! Screening for admission into Starfish’s programs is rigorous: applicants are asked to participate in an essay Continue reading

A+ Donor Series: Spotlight on Elizabeth Schmitz

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On our newest installment of the A+ Donor Series, we’ve found a way to take birthdays above and beyond! STF donor Elizabeth Schmitz recently marked her 7th birthday by celebrating the potential of other girls like her, aiming to raise Continue reading

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And the Campus Award Goes To…

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Overlooking the hustle and bustle and bright lights of Times Square, students from around the country celebrated their year of hard work in their STF*{Campus} chapters. With a beautiful deck overlooking the city and the delicious snacks and desserts, this Continue reading

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STF’s Got Soul

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  “For me, education means opportunity. ” –Kim Heinen  PricewaterhouseCoopers employee by day and She’s the First Treasurer by night, Kim Heinen always has her wheels spinning for education. Last Thursday night, she partnered up with SoulCycle to host a high-energy Continue reading

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Welcome, TODAY Show Viewers!

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On July 16, one of the most exciting moments in our 5-year history happened: We made our TODAY Show debut! In the 24 hours since this segment aired, we received 12 campus chapter applications, more than $4,000 in donations, interest from a big corporate foundation, Continue reading

A+ Donor Series: Spotlight on Kara Melendy

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In our third installment of the A+ Donor Series, meet Kara Melendy, an empowerment coach who is utilizing her skills both at home and around the world. Read on to discover how one video inspired her to start a fundraising Continue reading


Fireworks, Food, and Family, Oh My!

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Summer is in full swing and the STF intern team is continuing to work hard on our respective projects. All that planning aside though, we’re also gearing up for the 4th of July! Read on to find out what we’ve Continue reading


AAH Uganda Continues World Read Aloud Day Tradition

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Last year, many of our scholars participated in World Read Aloud Day, an annual day created to promote the importance of literacy. We are thrilled to see that Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) in Uganda decided to take part in Continue reading

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A+ Donor Series: Spotlight on Leonie Dupuis

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Our next A+ donor shows us how school is about more than just making the grade. Leonie Dupuis took an iconic part of her high school experience—prom—and turned it into an equally iconic opportunity to make a statement about girls’ Continue reading

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