Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) hosted a celebration on Dec. 7 at its Castroville service center to announce the new Phyllis & Andrew D’Arrigo Leadership Center. This evening of “Tapas and Tastings” celebrated the progress the community has made in raising funds to transform the GSCCC Castroville Service Center at 10550 Merritt St. into the new Phyllis & Andrew D’Arrigo Leadership Center, a community hub designed to meet the needs of today’s girls and the adult volunteers and staff who support them.
The event took place at the Castroville service center for tastings, and was followed by a tour of the future D'Arrigo Tri-County Leadership Center, with wine and tapas provided by Birrieria Coalcoman.
“We are so grateful for the generous donors who support our mission and have helped make this community resource for girl leadership a reality,” said Jody Skenderian, Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast interim CEO. “Only 7 percent of philanthropic dollars goes to girl and women’s causes, so we are deeply appreciative of these donations to help shape the girl leaders of tomorrow.”
The new Phyllis & Andrew D’Arrigo Leadership Center will be a place where Girl Scout troops can meet after school, girls can attend programs on weekends, volunteer leaders can be trained, and community groups can gather at no cost when not in use by Girl Scouts. It will feature a community room for Girl Scout Troops, volunteer training and a state-of-the-art media center, collaborative office space for council staff, and drought-resistant landscaping featuring native plants in the surrounding outdoor area.
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Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast serves more than 10,400 girls across six counties and is committed to making the Girl Scout Leadership Experience available to girls in ways that impact their lives both in the moment and into the future. Girls participate in troops, individual projects, council events, day camps and more. A variety of leadership, outdoor skills, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) based programs and events provide girls with opportunities to learn and explore in fun and informative ways. To join or volunteer in Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara or Ventura County, visit: http://www.girlscoutsccc.org.