About

Our Mission

Girls Rock Campaign Boston empowers girls, women, and youth and adults with marginalized gender identities to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through musical education and performance.

What We Do

Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) is a volunteer-driven music and mentorship organization that offers year-round programming to girls, women, and youth and adults with marginalized gender identities in the Boston area.

We believe that in order to become leaders in a world that frequently minimizes the voices of girls and youth with marginalized gender identities, 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.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston 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

Volunteers

Girls Rock Campaign Boston 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)
Colette Greenstein (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)

Learn more about GRCB’s Board Members >>

To connect with GRCB’s Board of Directors, email: board@girlsrockboston.org

Staff

Nora Allen-WilesNora 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: nora@girlsrockboston.org

Charlotte Huffman

Charlotte Huffman she/her (Year-Round Program Director) has been volunteering with GRCB since 2011 and joined the Girls Rock Campaign Staff in 2017. As the Year-Round Program Director she oversees and develops GRCB’s after-school programing 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 for six years, where she created an after-school music and performance program for girls. She received a Masters of Education from Lesley University in 2016 and a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Art Education from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2009. Originally from Sedona, Arizona, she currently lives in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Connect with Charlotte: charlotte.huffman@girlsrockboston.org

Megan Sutton she/her (Operations Coordinator) has worked with the organization as a volunteer for Girls Rock Campaign, Ladies Rock Camp, 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: megan.sutton@girlsrockboston.org


Jocelyn “JC” Climent she/her (Virtual Session Coordinator) has been involved with GRCB since 2011 as both a participant, volunteer and Musical Curriculum Director. JC joins the staff this year to co-develop GRCB’s Pilot Rock Remote: Digital Audio Sessions! As Virtual Session Coordinator, JC is excited to explore all of the different opportunities GRCB can take advantage of online, create new and dynamic music curriculum, and help plan what GRCB could look like in the future. In her spare time, JC plays drums in Thrust Club (which formed at LRCB 2012 and is still going strong!), roller skates, and obsesses over corgis on (and off) the internet. She holds BAs in Communications and Studio Art from Marymount Manhattan College. Originally from New York City, she currently resides in Somerville, MA. Connect with JC: jc.climent@girlsrockboston.org

Leilani Roser (Curriculum Designer) received her MEd in Science Education from UMass Boston and has now worked in STEM/STEAM education as a teacher and consultant since 2009. She’s taught Biology in Boston Public Schools and developed hands-on workshops on topics including maker education for K-12 teachers at the MIT Edgerton Center, musical instrument engineering camp for teens and tweens at the Fundación Mustakis in Chile, and a remote audio production course for high school students through MIT Full STEAM Ahead. Since 2014, Leilani has been teaching drums and electronics to the next generation of musicians and gearheads at Girls Rock Campaign Boston. Leilani joins the staff this year to design and implement curriculum for the pilot season of GRCB’s Rock Remote: Digital Audio Sessions, and can’t wait to see this year’s participants virtually MELT SOME FACES! Connect with Leilani: leilani.roser@girlsrockboston.org

Girls Rock Campaign Boston 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.