Girls Garage

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Girls Garage, founded in 2013, is the first design-build workshop for female youth in the United States, providing no- and low-cost classes in carpentry, welding, architecture, engineering, and activist art to a diverse community of 180 girls per year. In their workshop in Berkeley, under the guidance of a highly skilled all-female staff, girls work on real-world building projects, from furniture for women’s shelters to greenhouses for urban farms.