We are very excited to have Johanna Walczak joining our team as our new Program & Operations Coordinator!  Johanna will be supporting our year round programming, continued participant engagement, and creating systems to make sure GRR! can continue to grow!  If you see her around town or at Girls Rock Camp, give her a welcome high five!

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Johanna comes to us with experience in program development, community outreach, and non-profit administration. She served as the Community Building Program Manager for the past five years at Olneyville Housing Corporation, a non-profit community development organization in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. In her role there she coordinated the Olneyville Collaborative, a coalition of 20+ neighborhood organizations, and led programs and initiatives to strengthen community cohesion, celebrate the neighborhood’s assets, and nurture resident leadership. A graduate of Clark University, she holds a Master’s degree in Community Development and Planning. She plays trombone in a 20-piece rowdy brass band, the What Cheer? Brigade. She has also played bass and vocals in various bands and performed in an 18-piece dance troupe. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, biking, the ocean, and obsessing over her three cats.

We’re excited to have you on board, Johanna!


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Youth Action Council
June 21, 11am-12:30pm /// 186 Carpenter /// 186 Carpenter St., Providence, RI

Join us for our second ever Youth Action Council meeting!  Last time, we had a rousing conversation about Beyonce and feminism, and we wrote “emergency songs” based on our conversation, too! This time, we’ll play more music and have more awesome conversations! Open to all Girls Rock Camp alums, ages 11-18, and you can even bring a friend! RSVP to hilary@girlsrockri.org if you are interested.

Gear Inventory & Fix-up Day
June 22, 12pm-4pm ///  Machines With Magnets /// 400 Main St., Pawtucket, RI

We’ve got gear– but we need your help to figure out what’s working, what’s not, and what we need for camp! Come help us inventory our gear and if you are an adept tinkerer, you can help fix it, too! Join us for the whole time, or part of the time– we’d love your help! RSVP to volunteer@girlsrockri.org if you are interested.

Volunteer Training
June 28, 10am-3pm /// Rhode Island Philharmonic /// 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence, RI

Volunteering at camp? Join us June 28th for our annual Girls Rock Camp volunteer training! Learn about camp, youth development, and more! RSVP to volunteer@girlsrockri.org.

Girls Rock Camp Showcase
July 18, 6-7pm /// Fete Music /// 103 Dike St., Providence, RI

Save the date for the Girls Rock Camp Final Showcase! More than fifty girls will spend one week learning an instrument and writing brand new songs, which they will perform for you. It’s a guaranteed tear-jerker, so bring your tissues!  Facebook event here.