Nashua, NH (November 14, 2017) – On Monday, November 13, Girls Inc. of New Hampshire marked the end of a year-long, two-million-dollar renovation on its Nashua Center. The organization moved back into its location at 27 Burke Street in Nashua and welcomed local girls back to a new, but familiar, space.
“The renovations will allow us to continue our mission of empowering girls to be strong, smart and bold,” said Cathy Duffy Cullity, Girls Inc. of New Hampshire CEO. “I’d like to thank the Nashua Housing Authority for its generosity, and our team of volunteers for raising funds for the renovations – we couldn’t have done it without them.”
For 30 years, Girls Inc. of NH rented the building at 27 Burke Street from the Nashua Housing Authority. In February of 2016, the building was gifted to the organization. Renovations then began to transform the space.
The gymnasium has a new floor and is air-conditioned. With new locker rooms and showers, the community can participate in basketball, soccer games and dance and fitness classes, or rent the gym in the evenings. The kitchen has new commercial-size appliances, allowing Girls Inc. to cater to more schools and expand its dinner program to more girls and their families. The computer café and fully stocked library will provide the girls with educational resources and the STEM lab will offer hands-on learning. The new playground will provide hours of recreation and fitness.
The Nashua center offers a variety of activities and programs for girls, including after-school classes and activities, free dinner five nights per week, full-day programming for children three to five years old, a seven-week summer leadership program and activities and field trips during school vacation weeks.
Girls Inc. of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization for girls ages 5 to 18 that inspires all girls to be strong (through healthy living), smart (through education), and bold (through independence). It provides thousands of girls with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. The Girls Inc. experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that empower girls to succeed.
To learn more about Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, visit www.girlsincnewhampshire.org or call (603) 606-1705.