Put the power in GRRL POWER! Apply for the Fund Development Internship

Reel Grrls is looking for a talented FUNdraiser to join our small team for a one year paid internship.  Are you looking to take your fund development knowledge, and put it to practice?  This position would allow for you to get the experience of the whole grant management process.  Get hands on experience from researching opportunities, writing grants, reporting to funders, and other fund development activities. You will get the chance to work with an all star fund development committee, along with a dedicated staff team. Combine your passion for fund development w...

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End of Summer Celebration Screening Aug 26

You are invited to an end of summer celebration screening at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way, SW), taking place on Wednesday August 26th from 6-8pm. Reel Grrls has had a busy 2015 and an action packed summer. We have served over 200 young people since January, working with amazing community partners like the Seattle Parks, Seattle Public Library, University of Washington's DO-IT, You Grow Girl!, Girl Scouts, FEEST Seattle, Washington Trails Association, and the Mt. Vernon School District. We are excited to share what we have done this summer ...

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SXSW Inaugural Grant Funds Mobile Programs!

Reel Grrls is thrilled to be one of five non-profits to receive a SXSW Inaugural Community Grant! We will be investing our $10,000 grant to support our growing mobile programs. We are so proud that our values are aligned with SXSW’s focus on community and the belief that promoting good in local communities helps foster creative innovation.  We are extremely grateful to be in the same cohort as Swan Songs,  Skillpoint Alliance’s POWERUp Velocity Prep, The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA), and The Miracle Foundation.  

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Why Reel Grrls is proud to be #ForEveryGirl

Last week, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington rocked the national news circuit and earned a badge in non-profit integrity. A donation of $100,000 was promised to the organization with some compromising strings attached: the funds could not be used towards transgender girls. The Girl Scouts’ response? They walked away from the funding, showing the world that keeping their mission inclusive to all girls was their highest priority. We at Reel Grrls are so proud of the leadership demonstrated by GSWW. The Girl Scouts not only stood up for their values, but they put ...

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The Most Beautiful Gown Social Media Y-WE Campaign

Y-WE wants to SHAKE UP social media with a big bold idea on June 25th--The Most Beautiful Gown campaign. We want to redefine the beauty standard, and sending a powerful message: the most beautiful gown a woman can wear is her graduation gown. Goodbye supermodels…Hello role models! We're inviting members of our community to help by sharing stories of Y-WE graduates with their networks AND adding to the momentum by sharing photos of themselves or graduates they admire, with the hashtag #TheMostBeautifulGown (or #tbt for those throwback photos). My ask of you: Will ...

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Ayanda Chisholm selected as Adobe Youth Voices Creative Scholarship Winner

We are thrilled to announce that Adobe Foundation has presented Ayanda Chisoholm with the Adobe Youth Voices Scholarship  for her merit in film. Ayanda will be graduating as part of the class of 2015 from Garfield High School, and is passionate about social justice. She is part of many clubs including Black Student Union, whom have been active in speaking out on race relations in Seattle. Their activism was captured in an article by the Seattle Times called, "Garfield’s Black Student Union: ‘This is our time … to speak’". As part of Reel Grrls, Ayanda has ...

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Let’s build future jobs for Reel Grrls #keepfilminWA

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Three Dates and Three Ways You Can Help Pass SB 6027 Washington Filmworks needs Reel Grrls help to reach out to the 2015 legislative session. Now is the time to dig deep, stay engaged and help keep SB 6027 in the budget conversations. Here are three simple, easy ways you can help the KEEP FILM IN WA effort NOW. Tuesday, June 9 — Business Blitz We urge all Washington-based businesses that support the film industry to call and email Senator Andy Hill (R, 45), Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, and Frank Chopp (D, 43), Speaker of the ...

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Fund Wynter Rhys’ Dear Society

Reel Grrl Wynter Rhys created her debut short film, Little Red, a dark interpretation of the original story by Charles Perrault last fall. Little Red has been accepted into over 20 festivals, including National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), Newport Beach Film Festival, and Chicago Film Festival's CineYouth. Dear Society will be her first official production. In Dear Society Wynter uses her perspective of a young filmmaker to address issues that young people face growing up in a media saturated landscape. In Dear Society, a young girl named Kenley explores ...

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GRRL in the World: Summer Matthews

Recently we heard from Summer Matthews who was part of our Apprenticeship program in the summer of 2011, and worked on media justice and activism projects Internet Freedom: Money = Access, Internet Freedom: Local Opportunities, and Mobile Justice: A Mobile Revolution. We are thrilled to see she is continuing to pursue film and media justice! Check our her email update, and her latest work: Won't Hold us Back! "I am about to start my junior year at Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico under the Robert Redford/Milagro Initiative Scholarship. I ...

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RG Awarded Office of Arts and Culture Youth: Arts and Work Readiness Arts Programs!

We are thrilled to be awarded Youth Arts and Work Readiness Arts funding by Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. We are looking forward to deepening our program reach in the Delridge neighborhood in our space at Youngstown Arts and Cultural Center this fall. Check out more information about the Office of Arts and Culture's funding programs Youth Arts and Work Readiness.  

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