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The Ultimate Girl Power Poem

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Would you be brave enough to stand in front of a camera lens and open your heart to the world by reading a poem you wrote? That’s exactly what 19-year-old She’s the First Scholar Deepa Bohara did last spring. She never imagined just how Continue reading

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Maggie Doyne Named a CNN Hero

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[Editor’s Note: We’re so thrilled to announce that Maggie Doyne, founder of our Nepal partner Blink Now, has been recognized as a CNN Hero! You can vote for her every day to win the grand prize here. This post was Continue reading

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A New School Year and New Surprises at Kopila Valley!

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Although the new school year started just slightly over a month ago for students at Kopila Valley Children’s Home in Surkhet, Nepal, the school has been filled with a flurry of activities! The “newest little kopilas” – as they’re affectionately Continue reading

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Community Service at Kopila Valley

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Last month was community service month at the Kopila Valley Children’s Home in Nepal.  Within the first week of the service celebration, the students had already cleaned litter from a local park, visited and gave gifts to hospital patients and Continue reading

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Guess What’s Happening at Kopila Valley!

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As our blog readers know, we’re all about the “firsts” here. However, today I’m writing about a “second” that She’s the First is thrilled to share.  On Christmas Day, Kopila Valley School celebrated its second anniversary! A beautiful celebration filled Continue reading

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She’s the First Success Story Premieres on NBC!

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This commercial, which aired during the Notre Dame football game on NBC yesterday, is one of the most powerful two minutes I’ve ever watched: You’ll recognize Lindsay Brown, of course! She’s the creator of the first tie-dye cupcake bake sale Continue reading

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What Can a Cupcake Do? Let Us Tell You!

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This week, the famous She’s the First cupcakes will be tasted ‘round the nation. As many of us, myself included (!) prepared for a week of colorful cupcakes, maybe you found yourself being asked by your peers, “Why cupcakes? Why Continue reading

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How a Cupcake Changed My Life — and Hers

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I have a bright pink poster hanging in my Notre Dame dorm room that reads “She’s the First: Tie-Dye Cupcake Sale September 15, 2010 Help us send a girl to school in the developing world!” At the time, little did Continue reading

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The Tie-Dye Cupcake that Started it All

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Who would’ve guessed that a tiny, brightly colored cupcake would be able to make the lives of girls in Nepal a little sweeter? Along with some sugar, flour, and eggs, Lindsey Brown mixed determination, passion, and creativity to create a Continue reading

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She’s the First*{Notre Dame} Goes Global!

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Between Casey Kraft’s recent departure to volunteer in Peru and Monica Townsend’s return from Shanti Bhavan in India, our She’s the First*{Notre Dame} chapter has gone globe-trotting this summer!  Now, one more of their members joins our world traveling roster.  Continue reading

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