Pace In the News

Please see how Pace Center for Girls is changing the lives of girls and young women through advocacy, partnerships, programs, and more in the many stories shared and published in the media.

August 04, 2021

Second Harvest of the Big Bend announced Wednesday the food bank has sourced more than 70,000 period products to distribute to girls and women in need in the Big Bend. The announcement was made with pioneers of a local Period Poverty movement at the Pace Center for Girls.

July 22, 2021

Pace Center for Girls has received $350,000 from the South Carolina General Assembly to expand into South Carolina this fall and hire therapists to help middle and high school-aged girls who have experienced trauma. 

June 18, 2021

Pace Center for Girls, Alachua has long recognized Juneteenth, but with the addition of the day as a Federal holiday, the Center took the step of creating a day of celebration and learning for staff and students.

June 14, 2021

In February 2021 Charity Navigator shared a co-authored blog post, our intent to showcase nonprofits and their constituent feedback practices within their Charity Navigator profiles. Today, we are pleased to feature one such organization -- Pace Center for Girls Inc., an Encompass rated organization with an overall 100 out of 100 score, which includes a perfect score of 100 within the Culture & Community beacon where Constituent Feedback resides. Pace has used feedback to change the life trajectories of girls who are likely to have experienced risk factors associated with delinquency and adverse childhood experiences. 

June 12, 2021

Shrouded by trees at the corner of 26th Street West and 36th Avenue West, the local Pace Center for Girls could easily be overlooked. The 9,000-square-foot school — painted a bluish-gray color — is inconspicuous. But what happens inside that building is far from ordinary, students said. Though all the students range from 11 to 17 years old, and most arrive about two years behind in their education, Pace girls come from diverse backgrounds. Some have a juvenile justice record, some grapple with trauma and some feel uncomfortable at traditional schools with packed hallways and one-size-fits-all classes.