Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara is one of approximately one hundred Girls Inc. affiliates in the US and Canada dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With National Girls Inc. roots dating back to 1864, and local roots dating back to the 1950s, Girls Inc. has responded to the changing needs of girls through award-winning, innovative afterschool and summer educational enrichment programs and through public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights.
Girls Inc. programs for girls from kindergarten to 18 years of age focus on science, math, and technology; economic and financial literacy; athletics; health and sexuality; culture and heritage; leadership and advocacy; and media literacy.
Every day, through our Santa Barbara Center, Goleta Valley Center, Gymnastics, Counseling, and Outreach Programs, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara serves over 1,000 children. In addition, our Advocacy Press Life Skills materials can be accessed on-line free of charge.
Please enroll in person at the center of your choice:
Goleta Valley Center
4973 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Elizabeth Blache, interim center director
Santa Barbara Center
531 E. Ortega Street, SB, 93103
Leah Tabas, center director
531 E. Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Coral De’Alba, gym director