Senator Joe Markley, Waterbury, along with Representatives Rob Sampson, Wolcott, Selim Noujaim, Waterbury, Neil O’Leary the Mayor of Waterbury and members of Girls Inc. in Waterbury pose for a picture after receiving recognition from the General Assembly through an official citation.
State Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) along with other fellow legislators and the Mayor of Waterbury celebrated a milestone with Girls Inc. in Waterbury. The group including Representatives Rob Sampson of Wolcott and Selim Noujaim of Waterbury, recently presented a General Assembly citation to leaders of Girls Inc.
The citation read in part: One hundred and fifty years ago on January 15, 1864, a group of seven women got together out of concern for the youth of Waterbury. We honor their efforts and remember all the girls who have been welcomed into their programs and who left to make a difference in the world.
Girls Incorporated was established in Waterbury, Connecticut. Girls Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut operates from the building that was the very first Girls Club in the United States established back in 1864. Girls Incorporated of Southwestern Connecticut’s service area now spans from Greater Waterbury to Greenwich, Connecticut and includes other Fairfield County cities, Stamford, Norwalk, Weston, and Bridgeport.
Girls Incorporated of Southwestern Connecticut (Girls Inc. of SWCT) is an affiliate of the national non-profit organization Girls Incorporated. Through programs offered by a national network of over a hundred affiliates, Girls Inc. aspires to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. To date, Girls Inc. has served over 900,000 girls ages 6–18.
Senator Markley represents the towns of Southington, Waterbury, Wolcott, Cheshire and Prospect.