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The guiDE program provides DukeEngage alumni a pathway to continue their commitment to service and civic engagement by providing leadership, mentorship and service opportunities that support wider DukeEngage efforts on campus and beyond.

Caitlyn Martinez headshot


DukeEngage Partner Organisation: Girls, Inc.

Major: Biology

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Caitlyn is a senior this year. She is pre-med, hoping to be a doctor one day, and is intending to major in Biology. Caitlyn participated in DukeEngage Orange County, a program that partnered with Girls Inc. During the eight weeks at Girls Inc. she learned about facilitation and working with children. She developed lesson plans, supported Girls Inc. employees, and taught girls of all backgrounds about science and lessons that pertain to being a girl throughout the Girls Inc. camp. Caitlyn learned so much from her DukeEngage experience and now hopes to work with children more by continuing to participate in such organizations as FEMMES and tutoring through Chance at Duke.

Resource Guide for DukeEngage USA - Orange County, CA

Following her summer working with Girls Inc. in California, Caitlyn developed the following list of resources for students who are interested in that program — or similar programs.

One event is Duke’s Women’s Weekend, another is capstone which is a FEMMES based program.

I believe FEMMES facebook group and following The Alice M. Baldwin Scholars page will be great resources for events that focus on topics that DukeEngage OC concentrates on

Books like I am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala and Francisco Jimenez’s novel The Circuit are great books that touch on some of the social issues of DukeEngage OC.


There are many LA Times articles about Girls Inc. that demonstrates the social issues our community partner hopes to change, such as “Girls Express Viewpoints to TV Execs.”

The LA Times and other news sources that are based out of Southern California are great sources of information about Girls Inc. They are great sources to find interviews from employees of Girls Inc. and get a better understanding of the social issues they hope to focus on.


During one of the days at the Girls inc. camp the girls watched a movie called Real Women Have Curves which addressed many of the girls’ racial background and the fight some people have with their families when it comes to going to college.

The Girls Inc. National Video “With You In My Corner” addresses most of the social issues our community partner hopes to tackle.

There is a Ted Talk called “The importance of educating girls,” even though it focuses on the global scale it still pertains to Girls Inc.’s mission.

American Women in Medicine, Business Oriented Women, Women in Science and Engineering, PAGE, and other organizations focused on women’s education.

One related forum is Duke’s Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies, and Girls Inc. websites