change a girl's
"Because of the way I grew up, I didn't think I could go to college, but because of GALA, I am now college-bound."
- Kahlila W. Class of 2021, People Magazine's Girls Changing the World in 2020.
gala girls need your support
Thank you for visiting! If you would like to help change the lives of public school girls in Los Angeles, see the PayPal below. Under "Donation per Child"... Sponsor STEM supplies for 1 girl at $1,545 or click on "Other" to enter your own amount.
LAUSD and Title 1 funding only covers a small fraction of the needs for world-class college preparatory, STEM education. GALA girls need your help to fund programs such as robotics, aeronautics, engineering, biomedical, broadcast, journalism, sports programs, health, and wellness programs.
Help us to help our girls become the next generation of STEM professionals, business innovators, and thought leaders.
Our needs are especially great due to pandemic-related special needs for technology.
We accept donations of any amount. Donations can be earmarked for a certain department or can be given to our general fund. Thank you for helping our girls!
If you would like to develop a ongoing partnership with GALA, contact Founder/Principal Dr. Liz Hicks -
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If you choose to mail your donation,
please complete the form and mail a copy along with your check to the following:
Friends of GALA
1067 West Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
**Make Check Payable To:
Friends of GALA
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if a company check.
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Your donations help support & fund the following:
STEM: VR Equipment, E-Textiles, Robotics, Underwater Rovers, Lab Equipment, Pathways to Medicine
Arts & Humanities: Music, Dance, Architecture, Model U.N., Mock Trial, The GALA Gazette webpage hosting, Good Morning GALA broadcast equipment
Student Support: Field Trips, PSAT & AP Testing, College Readiness Workshops, One-to-One Laptops
Administration & Teacher Support: Professional Development, Campus Beautification, Classroom Technology
other ways you can help girls!
Sponsor a field trip to your business especially diversity committees so the girls can see the business and role models.
Provide mentors or coaches for our programs - First Robotics and Lego League (HS and MS robotics teams), Mock Trial, GALA Gazette (newspaper), Good Morning GALA (weekly broadcast), MATE competition (underwater roving vehicle), AP Research (students conduct individual research)
Provide equipment or materials specific to your industry (ex tv grade cameras, sound equipment,
Offer internships for high school students so that they might get job experience in your field. Especially helpful are paid internships, as many of our students must work in the summer to pay for college applications and to help with family finances.
If you would like to develop a ongoing partnership with GALA, contact Founder/Principal
Dr. Liz Hicks - .
you can also DONATE BY
CHECK OR IN-PERSON
Mail or In-Person:
Girls Academic Leadership Academy
C/O Friends of GALA
1067 West Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90019