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WHO WE ARE

 

Girls Rock! Pittsburgh is an entirely volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit and relies heavily on community support. Our organization has a horizontal internal structure with a core group of volunteers working year-round on projects.

 

Our current Girls Rock! Pittsburgh Board of Directors includes (in alphabetical order): Grace Bowyer, Hope Bowyer, Erika Hedin, Sharon Mok, Pam Pilipovich, Meg Prall, and Tenley Schmida.

 

Prior Board members include Brick, Carrie Battle, Corrie Anderson, Shannon Dailey, Hallie Foster, Madeleine Campbell, Racheal Green, Rachel Rosnick, and Vanessa Veltre.

 

OUR MISSION

 

Girls Rock! Pittsburgh is an empowerment program for female youths of all definitions, abilities, and backgrounds. Girls Rock! Pittsburgh utilizes the process of making music to instill tools for amplifying self-confidence, creative expression, independent thinking, mutual respect, and cooperation while cultivating a supportive and inclusive community of peers and mentors.

 

Girls Rock! Pittsburgh is committed to community awareness, social agency, and fostering a network of role models for the endeavors of girls and women that promote social change among its diverse participants.

We believe:
 

  • Girls can play any kind of music they want.

  • Creative voices of girls and women need to be amplified to create social change.

  • Girls need positive role models and support for their creative endeavors. We can build a community where girls support each other rather than tear each other down.

  • We can empower girls to recognize, understand, and respond to discrimination.

 

“Girls Rock!” is more than just a slogan.

 

HISTORY

Girls Rock! Pittsburgh has been a full member of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance since 2014. The GRCA is made up of over 60 camps worldwide, each with their own unique identity and method of operation.

The first camp, Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, took place in Portland, Oregon in 2001 as part of a Portland State University student’s masters thesis project. In the following years, rock camps began popping up in various parts of the United States and Europe and the Girls Rock Camp Alliance was established in 2007 to connect and support affiliated rock camps worldwide.

The Girls Rock! movement isn’t just
happening in Pittsburgh.
It’s all over the world.

The Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA) is an international 501(c)3 coalition of organizations whose shared mission is to empower girls and women using the tools of music education to foster self-esteem and confidence. To this end, the GRCA promotes, strengthens, and expands services provided by its affiliated camps. GRCA provides resources and networking opportunities for its member camps, and promotes the establishment of like-minded institutions worldwide.

 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, you can contact a member of the Girls Rock! Pittsburgh Board of Directors:

ERIKA HEDIN
Director of Operations
operations@girlsrockpittsburgh.org

SHARON MOK
Director of Gear & Inventory
gear@girlsrockpittsburgh.org

GRACE BOWYER
Co-Director of Gear & Inventory
gear@girlsrockpittsburgh.org

PAM PILIPOVICH
Director of Programming
programming@girlsrockpittsburgh.org

HOPE BOWYER
Director of Volunteer Coordination
volunteer@girlsrockpittsburgh.org

MEG PRALL
Director of Volunteer Outreach
meg@girlsrockpittsburgh.org

TENLEY SCHMIDA
Co-Director of Volunteer Outreach
volunteer@girlsrockpittsburgh.org

Mailing address:

GIRLS ROCK! PITTSBURGH
460 Melwood Ave #301
PITTSBURGH, PA 15213