Mission & Vision
The mission of the NWGC is to strengthen the girl-serving community by fostering education and collaboration in the Puget Sound region. We do this by building a knowledgeable, connected network of organizations and individuals who support girls.
The vision of the NWGC is that all girls realize their full potential.
Who We Are
The Northwest Girls Coalition (NWGC) serves as an umbrella organization for its member organizations and individuals who provide direct and support services to girls in the Puget Sound area. The Coalition supports its members by offering professional development programs, networking opportunities, and online resources. The NWGC is a registered non-profit in Washington state.
Our History and Future
The Northwest Girls Coalition was formed in the winter of 1999 so that organizations and individuals working with girls could meet, develop relationships and create a support system. Within months of its founding, the Coalition grew to over 30 diverse members. Today we serve more than 100 individual and organization members and are governed by a Leadership Council representing the membership.
As the coalition continues to grow, it will continue to focus on the following primary three-year goals:
- Offer inspiring programs that serve the coalition members’ needs and appeal to the broader community
- Create online resources to foster education and collaboration in the girl-serving community
- Develop a strong and sustainable coalition
Numerous organizations and individuals across the Puget Sound are dedicated to improving the lives, health, well-being, opportunities and futures of our girls. NWGC connects them to share information, ideas, research, resources and best practices. Our goal is to help each of our members be more effective in serving girls – and to make it easier for girls and parents to learn about the fabulous programs and opportunities that exist in their own community.