Natasha J. Andrews is the Director of Programs and Community Engagement at Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. She is responsible for the expansion and development of new programs, monitors and evaluates existing programs, provides fund development support through grant writing, and oversees all program partnerships and compliance of contracts and grants. She also manages the agency’s growing internship program.
In 1999, Natasha obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Temple University where she majored in sociology. Natasha gained employment with the organization shortly after receiving her degree. Since that time, she has invested her time and talent to improve the lives of girls in her area. Natasha started as a Case Manager, and has held positions including Mentoring Coordinator, Education, Training and Outreach Coordinator, Prevention Unit Manager, Manager of Mentoring Services, and was appointed the Interim Executive Director for the organization for two years in 2012.
Natasha’s experience has provided professional leadership, organizational development, and operational management for the organization. She has been diligent in providing both preventative and intervention services to children and their families in the Greater Philadelphia region. Natasha has effectively managed the Education, Training, and Outreach Department, which is responsible for the delivery of all of Girls Inc.’s research based curricula. Under her leadership, the organization’s outreach programs have grown by over sixty percent since 2007; increasing corporate, community, school partnerships and programs that educate girls.
Natasha is committed to developing herself and the future generation of female leaders. In addition to her formal education, she is also a graduate of WOMEN Unlimited. Inc. T.E.A.M, which fosters the professional development of management and executive female leaders. Natasha is a founding board member for Girls Justice League and also served as their Vice Board Chair. She continued her service as a member of Soroptimist International of Americas. Soroptimist International Five Points Magneta is another organization that addresses global issues impacting girls and women.
In 2010, Natasha graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with her Masters of Science in Education, concentrating on School and Mental Health Counseling.
A native New Yorker living in Philadelphia, Andrews is a staunch supporter of education, girls and women’s issues, the arts, and music.