Girls Thinking Global Receives Grant from The NEA Foundation

The funds will be used to support the GTG Collaborative

(CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS) April 19, 2016Girls Thinking Global (GTG) has been awarded a grant by the NEA Foundation to support the creation of the GTG Collaborative, an online community of practice.

“Girls Thinking Global has been working to develop the GTG Collaborative, an online community of practice, to support, connect, and empower organizations that serve adolescent girls and young women,” said Kathy Hurley, CEO of GTG. “The NEA Foundation grant will provide much needed assistance in helping us better share and demonstrate how the Collaborative will work and ultimately benefit adolescent girls and young women.”

Specifically, the NEA Foundation grant will support the development of data visualization to demonstrate the value of collaboration and coordination among organization leaders who share a vision to educate and empower adolescent girls and young women throughout the world.

“The NEA Foundation supports student success by helping public school educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility,” said Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “The GTG Collaborative is a much-needed platform to help connect and support the many organizations around the world that are working to provide educational services to adolescent girls and young women. We hope that our support will assist in furthering the overall development of this community of practice.”

Girls Thinking Global plans to have the data visualization completed this summer.
To learn more about Girls Thinking Global and how you can support the development of the GTG Collaborative, please visit

About Girls Thinking Global

Based in Newton, MA, Girls Thinking Global (GTG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to creating a global community of organizations serving girls and young women by leveraging technology to create a collaborative space that connects best practices, knowledge, and expertise between non-profits.

About the NEA Foundation

The NEA Foundation is a public charity supported by contributions from educators’ dues, corporate sponsors, foundations, and others who support public education initiatives. We partner with education unions, districts, and communities to create powerful, sustainable improvements in teaching and learning. For more information, visit

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