Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara.png

In Her Corner

news & updates

September 2021


Meet our New CEO: Jen Faust


In case you missed it, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara’s (GIGSB) Board of Directors has hired women’s leadership advocate and policy expert Jennifer Faust (she/her/elle/ella) as the organization’s next CEO. Faust will begin the role on January 3, 2022, after a thoughtful transition this fall for her and her family relocating from Los Angeles. Tom Blabey, Girls Inc.’s interim Executive Director and COO will continue to lead the organization and serve as primary contact through the end of 2021.

She brings to Girls Inc. an impressive mix of 25 years of strategic leadership, systems change management, and fundraising (major gifts), as well as policy expertise and passionate advocacy for gender equity and women in leadership. Her background in DEI, program development, and team building will help advance strategic initiatives the organization has launched in these areas in 2021.

Learn More About Jen

Girls Inc. Earns GuideStar’s 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency


For the sixth consecutive year, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara – an affiliate of the National Girls Inc. Network – has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. The 2021 Platinum Seal allows donors to focus on progress and results in their review and support of a nonprofit organization and its programmatic, financial, and organizational outcomes.

Read More



Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara wants to extend its deepest thanks to all who came out on Saturday to the 5k and 10k. We also want to thank those who supported our team and our organization through donations.

This year was our most successful ever with a total of over $13,000 raised to help support our programming in the community.

We had a great day on the course and are so proud of all the girls and teens who finished strong.

Thank You to our Partners!

tribal logo 4c-1.jpg
MBT_color sq logo.jpg

You can still support Team Girls Inc.!

This successful event may have passed but you can still show your support to our youth and teens who accomplished the 5k.

Donate Now


TK - 6th GRADE:


This past week the youth spent some time in the kitchen learning about cooking, but the best part was enjoying the creations!



The teens focused on their future and used their creativity to create career self-portraits. Included in the drawing are the steps they need to take to get to the career.


As we start a new school year, our staff remain committed to providing a safe space for girls that promotes their wellbeing. This commitment starts with our staff practicing their own self care. We repurposed our auditorium stage to create a quiet space where we can take a moment during the day to pause, reflect, and breathe!



Champions Logo.jpeg

Did you know that a monthly gift of only $83.34 qualifies you for our Champions for Girls circle?

Girls Inc. Champions for Girls are generous individuals, foundations, local businesses, and corporations who are dedicated to inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

Donate Now
Amazon Wish List logo.png

Our programs team puts together a wishlist on Amazon of all the items that would inspire the youth to be strong, smart, and bold in many different hands-on ways. Purchasing an item off this list will send it directly to our center and into the hands of our facilitators to put it to good use.

Shop Now
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  YouTube