Boys & Girls Club of Alameda

A quartet of Encinal High School student athletes have signed commitment letters for college programs.

George Phillips, longtime director of the Boys & Girls Club of Alameda and the public face of an ambitious campaign to build a 25,000-square-foot, $10 million West End facility for the families it serves, has announced he is stepping down after 14 years on the job.

“Looking back, I am tremendously proud of the Club's accomplishments during my tenure,” Phillips, 66, wrote in a club e-mail to supporters Thursday. “The Club's visibility and respect in the community has certainly grown to the point where we have a very positive reputation, not only in Alameda, but reaching even to the national level.”