We’re proud to share that this month WritersCorps was the recipient of a Shine! Award from Oasis For Girls for advocating for girls and young women. We accepted our award along with fellow awardees FemmeForce and Supervisor Jane Kim at a fundraising event on November 7. The event featured comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh, jazz pianist Jennifer Murphy, and special guest emcee Renel Brooks-Moon of the San Francisco Giants. There was a silent auction full of fantastic items. All proceeds benefited Oasis For Girls. It was a beautiful night and we are honored to have been a part of it. Our award is hanging proudly in our office.
Posing with our Shine Awards (from left): A representative from FemmeForce, WritersCorps Director Melissa Hung, Oasis for Girls Executive Director Jessica Van Tuyl, and Legislative Aide to Supervisor Jane Kim Sunny Angulo.
Oasis for Girls intern Pauline Ponderoso with WritersCorps Teaching Artist Roseli Ilano.
WritersCorps student Kali Mobley giving a powerful speech about the impact Oasis has had on her ability to speak up for herself.
Kali with Renel Brooks-Moon, voice of the San Francisco Giants.
All photos by Kien Nguyen except for the first one, which is by Oasis For Girls staff.