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Alumnae of Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College

by Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College, with perspectives from their alumnae

"There's no such thing as average at Mills College!"

Photo: Group of students in the Lokey School of Business and Public Policy program at Mills College

There's no such thing as average at Mills College! Mills students are one-of-a-kind, celebrating diversity in all forms. Founded in 1852 by California pioneers who wanted a quality education for their daughters, Mills College has been pushing the boundaries of gender equity and expression for over 150 years. Mills reaffirmed its commitment to women's education in 1990, when a student- and alumnae-led strike convinced the college's trustees to reverse plans to admit male undergraduates, while in 2014 Mills became the first women's college to implement an admission policy for transgender and gender-questioning students. (Graduate programs at Mills have included men since the 1920s.)



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Meet Dahlia, the Oakland Lacrosse Player of the Month 

by Dahlia, Lacrosse Player at Oakland Lacrosse Club. Originally published here.

Oakland Lacrosse launched a strategic initiative to implement our holistic program at every Oakland public middle school. Dahlia joined our program about four weeks ago. Last week we had the opportunity to interview Dahlia about her OLC experience:

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"Dream Big" Posters from Athena Camps

by the middle school campers at Athena Camps in San Jose

Athena Camps inspires courage and builds confidence in girls through a unique combination of athletic, creative, emotional, and social activities in a nurturing community. They help girls aged five through thirteen develop their whole selves.

In their middle school camps, one of the themes they covered was "Dream Big," where the girls read Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech and created posters about their own dreams. The following are a few of their inspiring creations (click on them to expand in a new window):