Science Club for Girls Hires First Development and Communications Manager

July 11th, 2016, Cambridge, MA — Science Club for girls, an organization that fosters excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls from underrepresented communities, recently announced that it has hired Terina-Jasmine Alladin as its first Development and Communications Manager.

Alladin initially joined SCFG as a Program Manager in 2015, and true to SCFG’s vision of a school to career pipeline, is excited to move into this new role at a pivotal time in the organization’s growth. Alladin will work with Executive Director Lonsdale Koester and the organization’s board of directors and committees to share the stories of SCFG’s impact and build additional financial resources.

Science Club for Girls has recently been experiencing tremendous programmatic growth. The number of participant engagements grew 24% last year alone, and the number of direct club-related mentors grew an impressive 32%.

“We are thrilled to have Terina’s deep and personal understanding of our clubs and mission in this role,” said Koester. “As the number of girls we serve grows, we anticipate significant growth in resources and audience as well, and Terina’s experience in fundraising and marketing will be instrumental to helping us achieve that.”

Alladin has worked in the nonprofit education sector for over 6 years, including a consulting role with the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Prior to joining SCFG, Alladin worked for Boston Ballet’s Department of Education and Community Initiatives; she managed community programs and gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fundraising and marketing that support non-profit education programs. She has also worked with a number of professional Boston-area dancers to sculpt and execute robust branding and fundraising campaigns in a chronically underfunded art form.

Alladin received her BA from Roehampton University, London and her MSc from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her professional focus is to uplift women, girls of color, English language learners, and students with disabilities.

“It’s that much easier to make the ask and market the brand when you’re operating from lived experiences,” says Alladin. “SCFG is a community for so many girls who, like me, in spite of society’s pitfalls, can thrive in a network of empowered and successful women.”

One of Alladin’s early projects will be SCFG’s 9th Annual Catalyst Awards, to be held on October 25th at District Hall. More information on this exciting annual event, including advance ticket sales, is online at: https://scfg2016catalystawards.eventbrite.com

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