Chapter Application

How do I start a Chapter?

In order to start a Chapter you must first fill out the GLI Chapter Application. You will hear back soon from a Regional Coordinator.

Who is the Regional Coordinator for my area?

Good question! Here are the GLI Regional Coordinators:

Greater NY Regional Area (NYC, parts of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut)
Caeli Waldron, cwaldron@feminist.org, phone: 310-556-2500

Greater Washington DC Area (DC, parts of Virginia & Maryland)
Caeli Waldron, cwaldron@feminist.org, phone: 310-556-2500

San Francisco Bay Area (Northern California including Palo Alto & Oakland)
Ellen Flamen, eflamen@yahoo.com

Greater Los Angeles Area (Southern CA including Orange County & San Diego)
Ashley Steimer-King, ashley@girlslearn.org, phone: 310-556-2500

Eastern Regional (Anywhere else in the Eastern time zone)
Caeli Waldron, cwaldron@feminist.org, phone: 310-556-2500

Western Regional (Anywhere else in the Central, Mountain or Pacific time zones)
Caeli Waldron, cwaldron@feminist.org, phone: 310-556-2500

Who can start a Chapter?

Any student or faculty member can apply to start a Chapter at her or his middle or high school in the U.S.  Students or parents can apply to start a Chapter at a community group outside of school and nonprofit staff can also apply to incorporate a GLI Chapter into their program.

This application is not for college students or international partners. Please contact asteimer@feminist.org if you are a college student or a teacher at a school abroad and you want to get involved.

Also, if you are a senior or 8th grader (or in the last grade that your school goes to) you must identify a student in a lower grade who wants to start the Chapter with you and who can continue the Chapter after you graduate. This person’s full contact information must be included in your application.

Is there a due date for my application?

Yes! In fact there are two due dates for the two different starts dates in the school year.  If you want to start your Chapter by this fall (starting September 2016) please turn in your application by September 1, 2016. If you want to start your Chapter by the spring (starting January of 2017) please turn in your application by December 1, 2016. We can be somewhat flexible on deadlines, but please try your best to meet them!

What happens after I’ve submitted my application?

After you submit your application, expect to hear back from us with a confirmation email within a few days, and then give us a few weeks to go over your application. Once you’ve been accepted, you will receive an acceptance email along with a Chapter Charter Agreement. The applicant should read the Chapter Charter agreement carefully and discuss any questions with you Regional Coordinator.

What materials should I receive?

Chapters will receive a Welcome to GLI packet with the Field Guide to the Online Guidebook and GLI outreach materials. Each Chapter leader will also receive a username and password to login to the new interactive Online Guidebook, which you will use throughout the school year to run your Chapter.

Will there be a training to help me run my Chapter?

Yes, GLI hosts trainings for Chapters in the fall, so they can learn about the GLI program and gain useful tips for running their Chapters. Trainings are held on location in NY, DC, Northern and Southern California. Also, webinars are conducted for those Chapters who are a part of our Eastern and Western regions.

Additional webinars will be conducted in the spring for those starting Chapters at that time. At least one representative from your Chapter must participate in a training (although everyone involved in the Chapter is welcome!). Your Regional Coordinator will tell you more about the trainings and how to attend.

What do Chapters do during the year?

Chapters hold regular meetings (on average Chapters meet once a week). In the fall, Chapters will focus on learning about Human Rights. In the spring, Chapters will focus on advocacy and fundraising by planning and hosting a Student Advocacy Project. Chapters who start in the spring will do a little bit of both.

What is the Student Advisory Board?

The Student Advisory Board (SAB) is a planning and networking group made up of Chapter members who meet on a monthly basis to discuss Chapter-related issues, plan events, discuss advocacy and fundraising strategies, and network with each other.

There are six regional SABs corresponding to the six Regional Areas.  The four regions for metro areas meet through a combination of in-person meeting and webinars, and the Eastern and Western regions meet through webinar only.

Although it is not mandatory, we encourage at least one member from each GLI Chapter to attend the Student Advisory Board meetings. Your Regional Coordinator will give you more information about when, where, and how your area’s Student Advisory Board will meet.

What is expected of a Chapter?

  • Have fun and gain new skills – attend the GLI training (in-person or webinar)!
  • Educate yourself and your peers – hold regular meetings to learn about Human Rights and the issues girls face around the globe.
  • Raise awareness and funds for girls’ education – hold a Student Advocacy Project to spread the word.
  • Meet other leaders and share your views – send at least one representative to the Student Advisory Board meetings/webinars.
  • Keep your parents in the loop – distribute the Letter to Parents (which you can find in the Printables & Graphics section of the Online Guidebook) and submit it to GLI Staff.
  • Keep GLI in the loop – send GLI any updates on student leaders’ and faculty advisor’s contact information and regularly communicate with GLI Staff.
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