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May 24, 2023

Following leadership upheaval, Girls Inc. to restore suspended programming

PHOTO | Courtesy of Google Maps Girls Inc. of Worcester at 125 Providence Street

Girls Inc. of Worcester will restore its programming for its summer camp session on June 26. All programming was previously suspended when members of the organization’s leadership were placed on administrative leave after allegations of racially discriminatory treatment of employees and program participants

The summer camp, an eight-week session beginning on June 26, will feature the nonprofit’s typical camp offerings, according to a Wednesday press release from Girls Inc. The camp takes place at Girls Inc. of Worcester headquarters at 125 Providence St., as well as the Camp Kinneywood campground in Worcester. 

“We are excited to be able to restore the programming plans for our Summer Camp, and we appreciate the patience and commitment of our families as we move forward through the recent challenges,” Myran Parker-Brass, Girls Inc. of Worcester’s interim CEO, said in the press release. 

Parker-Brass was placed as the organization’s interim CEO on May 17 after CEO Victoria Waterman and Chief Operating Officer Allison James were put on administrative leave.

After-school programming has been suspended since May 8 and remains closed due to staffing shortages, according to the press release. Families were refunded for any prepaid programming, and staff continue to receive wages and benefits.

“Our organization is pleased to take this important step in restoring stability and bringing back services to the community as soon as possible,” Board President Pamela Daly said in the press release. 

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