GRCB empowers girls, women, and gender expansive youth and adults to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through musical education and performance.
What We Do
GRCB is a volunteer-driven music and mentorship organization that offers year-round programming to girls, women, and gender expansive youth and adults in the Boston area.
We believe that in order to become leaders in a world that frequently minimizes the voices of girls and gender expansive youth, these youth need an enriching environment with positive mentors to encourage a healthy sense of self and confidence in their abilities. We are building a supportive community in Boston that uses hands-on music education and performance as a vehicle to encourage confidence and collaboration while fostering creativity and self-expression.
Each program is facilitated by female, trans and gender-nonconforming volunteers who guide youth as they form bands, learn how to play an instrument (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals, or electronic music), compose original songs and perform. There is no experience necessary to attend and we provide all instruments and equipment.
GRCB is a 501(c)3 non profit, feminist organization. By making knowledge accessible and providing a safe space for youth and adults, GRCB is a key element in bringing about necessary social change in our community.
Our Strategic Focus
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Who We Are
GRCB is an volunteer-driven organization! None of this would be possible without the unbelievable talent, support, and efforts of the hundreds of volunteers who work year round to make our programs and operations possible! We would be nowhere without their support! Thank You!
Board of Directors
Mayté Antelo-Ovando she/her (Clerk, 2020-Present)
Dorothy “Dee” Clark she/her (Treasurer, 2020-Present)
Sommer Coutu she/her (member, 2021 – Present)
Brooke Feinberg she/her (member, 2021 – Present)
Amy Lieb she/her (member, 2021 – Present)
Jaime Lederer she/her (member, 2021 – Present)
Chris Pienta they/them (Chair, 2019-Present)
Anamarie Rojas she/hers (member, 2021 – Present)
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Nora Allen-Wiles she/her (Co-Founder, Executive Director) volunteered as Administrative Director from 2010-2012, when she became the organization’s first full-time employee and Executive Director. As ED, she oversees activities related to programming, participant and volunteer coordination, fundraising and development, financial oversight, staff supervision and general operations of the organization. Nora leads the organization’s strategic plan, in collaboration with Board, staff, volunteers, partners, and constituents, as GRCB prepares for its next decade of impactful programming. Previously she worked as a summer camp coordinator with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Oregon; served as a mentor with Girls, Inc., and held other youth advocacy/outreach positions in the community. Originally from Somerville, MA, she currently resides in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Connect with Nora: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte Huffman she/her (Director, Community Based Programs) has been volunteering with GRCB since 2011 and joined the GRCB Staff in 2017. As the Director, Community Based Programs she oversees and develops GRCB’s after-school programming including Club GRCB and GRCB BEATS, Youth Activism Project, rotating workshops, and community partnerships. Before working with GRCB she taught visual arts in the Somerville Public Schools. She holds a Masters of Education from Lesley University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Art Education from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Originally from Arizona, she lives in Jamaica Plain.
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Megan Sutton she/her (Operations Coordinator) has worked with the organization as a volunteer for Summer Sessions, LRCB Adult Sessions, and in various other capacities since 2012. In 2017 she became a member of the year round staff and works to streamline and maintain the organization’s systems, databases and records. Additionally, she supports marketing, communications and outreach. Megan earned her BA in Art History from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Raised in Medfield, MA, she currently lives in Somerville. Connect with Megan: firstname.lastname@example.org
GRCB is a proud member of the:
The Girls Rock Camp Alliance is an international membership network of youth-centered arts and social justice organizations. The GRCA provides resources and space for community building to their membership in order to build a strong movement for collective liberation. Learn more at www.girlsrockcampalliance.org.