of Greater Santa Barbara


Girls Inc. Launches First-Ever National Alumnae Association


Oct. 14, 2022 – Girls Inc., the preeminent girls’ leadership organization providing direct services and advocacy with and for girls, has launched its first-ever National Alumnae Association. Designed specifically for individuals across the US and Canada who participated in its programming, the Association is a continuation of the Girls Inc. Experience, providing alums ages 18 and over with specialized resources such as professional development, networking, and learning opportunities to support them throughout all stages of their lives.

“We want to uplift the powerful alumna community who have come through the Girls Inc. experience. It is thrilling to have the opportunity to connect in Santa Barbara and now virtually through the national Girls Inc. Alumnae Association,” ,” said Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara’s CEO, Jen Faust.

To make a difference in 2022 and beyond our local Girls Inc. in Santa Barbara will dedicate resources around a strategic initiative to create a community that understands the needs of our youth and can take compassionate action to support and amplify the voices of our girls and youth.

“Social capital is essential for thriving, whether it’s among parents on a single block or the kids from summer camp,” said Girls Inc. Alumnae Association President and National Board Member Adriane Johnson-Williams, Ph.D. “Girls Inc. has a long history of helping girls to be strong, smart, and bold, which means alums are plentiful. Bringing us together will amplify the impact of Girls Inc., increase our social capital, and help us thrive as adults.”

Alums can join through the web or download the free Girls Inc. Alumnae Association mobile app on Google Play and Apple stores. The community features online courses, webinars, event listings, live streaming of events, and career resources. Members, including those who attended Girls Club of America prior to 1990, are encouraged to download and sign-up for the app and register to join the online community.

For questions or more information about future local GIGSB alumni happenings, e-mail us your contact information with the e-mail subject: ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.