Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara is pleased to announce that Teen Center Facilitator Veronica Ramirez has been asked to become a trainer for all of Girls Inc.
Earlier this summer Veronica attended the Healthy Sexuality training at the Girls Inc. National program center in Indianapolis, IN. At that training, Veronica’s talent and passion were noted by Girls Inc. National staff. She will head back to Indianapolis in August 2017 to attend the Training of Trainers seminar.
This is an honor for Veronica and for Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara as fewer than 50 Girls Inc. staff across the network (in the U.S. and in Canada) are invited to participate in the trainers seminar. Upon completion of the Training of Trainers, Veronica will lead Girls Inc. network-wide, regional, and local trainings for Girls Inc. staff. Congratulations Veronica on earning this incredible opportunity and on modeling strong, smart, and bold!
Anne Vierra, Center Director, Goleta Valley
Originally from Upstate New York, Anne has called the Santa Barbara area home since 1982. With a background in education and psychology, she most recently served at the Goleta Boys & Girls Club, where she started its after-school program from scratch. Anne has a dedicated history of serving youth and young adults and of mentoring staff who work in youth-focused careers.
Brenda Mendoza Alamo, Assistant Center Director, Goleta Valley
Brenda is a Seattle native who loves good coffee and vibrant greenery. She received her BA in Psychology from Seattle University and since then has worked for various nonprofits committed to racial and gender equity. Passionate about youth development and the arts, Brenda spent a year in Boston, MA, as a teaching artist with a focus on art as a means of personal and community transformation. In her free time she enjoys reading about astrology, traveling, live music, and painting.