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Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Partners with United Way’s Fun in the Sun Summer Learning Program for Healthy Living Component to Promote Cancer Prevention

Students enjoy bikes Ridley-Tree Cancer Center generously donated to support FITS’s expanded bike program in partnership with the Santa Barbara Bike Coalition/BiCi Centro.   Ridley-Tree Cancer Center has expanded its partnership with United Way of Santa Barbara County’s (UWSBC) Fun in the Sun (FITS) to implement a Healthy Living Program. This partnership educates and promotes […]

People’s Self-Help Housing Student Receives Full-Ride to University of California, Santa Cruz

Central Coast, CA, June 23, 2021 – Recent Arroyo Grande High School graduate and People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) Camino Scholar, Dana Alvarez has received a full-ride scholarship to University of California (UC) Santa Cruz. The oldest child of immigrant parents, Dana recalls, “For plenty of years growing up, I doubted my ability to graduate from college. Nobody in my family has ever attempted to attend.” She continues, “I also want to attend college to show

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation To Observe and Celebrate Our Country’s Independence with a Free, Live Event on Sunday, the 4th of July, from Noon – 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Cemetery

Event marks the non-profit’s first live community event since November 2019, featuring an honor guard; the Gold Coast Pipe Band; Keynote Speaker Navy Captain Charlie Plumb, USNR, (Ret.) – an F-4 Phantom jet fighter pilot, six-year prisoner of war; Vietnam veteran and popular motivation expert; speaker Col. Rob Long, the new Commander of Space Launch […]

Housing Authority City of Santa Barbara Announces $10 Million for the Development of Affordable Housing for Special Needs

State awards tax credit financing for new affordable housing development The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) allocated $10,301,010 million in Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to a local project to be developed by the Housing Authority City of Santa Barbara (HACSB) through its instrumentality non-profit, Santa Barbara Affordable Housing Group (SBAHG). The new […]

Summer Camp for Children with Autism Marches on During Pandemic

Camp Mariposas is a summer day camp that provides speech and language with occupational therapies to children, primarily between the ages of three and 10 years, who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other conditions that would benefit from early and continuous intervention. A team of professional speech and language pathologists, movement and motor skill therapists and behavioral specialists work closely with children to foster communication, as well as physical and social development. 

Community Environmental Council Invites Community Members to Join UC Climate Stewards Course

The 40+ hour curriculum includes online modules, peer-to-peer discussions, small group activities, hands-on and inquiry-based activities, and experiential learning over a ten-week period. Participants will also gain insight into how they can take part in the transformative work CEC and other groups are doing on the Central Coast to address and alleviate climate impacts.