Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Breaks Ground on Lynda Fairly Courtyard

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria recently held a ceremony at its campus on Foothill Road to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Lynda Fairly Courtyard, marking the official start of construction.

More than 50 community members and supporters joined Girls Inc. staff, members and families at the groundbreaking event, including Carpinteria Unified School District Superintendent Diana Rigby, members of Grant Cox Enterprises which facilitated the courtyard design, and local philanthropist Lynda Fairly.

Earlier this year, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria announced the total renovation of its outdoor courtyard into an intentional mixed use community space, complete with dedicated outdoor classroom areas and an interactive natural playground, in an environmentally conscious and meditative landscape. Funding for the renovation was primarily from Fairly and the La Centra-Summerland Foundation.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Executive Director Jamie Collins, Fairly, and several members Girls Inc.’s programs officially broke ground on the courtyard at the event.

For more information about Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, please call (805) 684-6364 or visit


Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is a member of Girls Incorporated®, a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our programming focuses on the development of the whole girl: we deliver life-changing programs and experiences designed to equip girls to overcome serious barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. A combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment and research-based programming prepares girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives and become role models in their community. Girls Inc. of Carpinteria currently serves more than 1100 youth in the Carpinteria Valley, from K through 12th grade. To learn more, become a volunteer or offer support, please visit

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