WGRL (Where Girl Radio Lives)is our all girl-powered online radio station and podcast series based out of The Lower Eastside Girls Club of NY. Trained in the art of radio journalism and engineering by professionals in the field, our young reporters cover a wide variety of stories. WGRL produces regular podcasts and interviews with celebrities, community activists, musicians, politicians, fashionistas and powerful women in just about every walk of life. We’ve covered events as varied as the Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, National Record Store Day and the Women’s Herstory event at NYC City Hall.
Our goal in the WGRL studio is to tell our stories through the skills and mediums we are gaining proficiency in, and in turn share these stories with the world!
Since 1996, The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) has been providing innovative, community-based holistic programs and services for girls and young women in New York City.
The Lower Eastside Girls Club connects girls to healthy and successful futures, in a state-of-the-art campus setting, offering a safe haven and programs in the arts, sciences, leadership, health, and wellness.
The Girls Club is working to break the cycle of local poverty by training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial and environmental leaders. We provide a place where girls and young women 8–23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world.
In 2013, the Girls Club moved into a permanent Center for Community on Avenue D — 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art program space dedicated to the advancement of girls and the neighborhood at-large.
Mentoring, wellness, arts, academic support and career training programs share space with community programming, STEM initiatives, and environmental and social justice advocacy. The LESGC also runs several social venture businesses which offer job training and employment opportunities for teens and young mothers: The Art + Community Gallery, La Tiendita Fair Trade and Girl Made Gift Shop at the Essex Market, Celebrate Cafe, and the Sweet Things Bake Shop.
LES Girls Club Broadcasting ‘Girl Power’ Straight to Your Ears” (Bedford and Bowery)
Airstream Brings Radio to the Lower Eastside Girls Club(Radio Magazine)
Recording in an Airstream(Fast and Wide)