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Board of Directors

Steve Jarmon, Esq.

Rev. Andrew Kline

Cheri Mitchell

Alexandra Thompson, Chair

Rose Clark, Treasurer

Adrienne Georgia-Haber, Secretary

Katie Ogoussan

Tyra Virden

Staff Leadership

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nicole Jones

nicole@girlsfirst.org

484.808.2772

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Alyssa Franklin

alyssa@girlsfirst.org

484.452.4060

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Amanda Blevins

amanda@girlsfirst.org

484.401.9757

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Raeanna Ellis

raeanna@girlsfirst.org

484.681.2875

Girls First Team

Integral to our program are Girls First’s Teaching Artist Apprentices (TAA). The Apprenticeship Program provides training for teaching artists to create and support equitable learning environments through trauma-informed, arts-based explorations that integrate academic and social-emotional skill building. Apprentices are hired annually for the duration of one, or more, program year.

Program Assistants are also hired to help TAAs promote a fun and engaging environment and maintain the physical/mental/emotional safety, well-being, and attention of all students. They assist with the implementation of developmentally appropriate lesson plans, provide support to students with homework tasks and activities, and support program mealtime preparation, set up and clean up.

Lastly, we have an amazing crew of Volunteers that are directly recruited from within the community, ranging from retirees to former Girls First students, who actively participate in our after-school programming. Volunteers arrive early to help set up meals, travel with small groups to their daily activities, provide one-on-one mentoring, and offer project and academic support.

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