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People’s Self-Help Housing Receives Generous $8,500 Gift from National Equity Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Central Coast, CA, March 1, 2021 – People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has received a generous gift of $8,500 from the National Equity Fund (NEF). This funding will directly support PSHH’s innovative education program: Camino Scholars.

Freedom 4 Youth’s Second Issue of Freedom Philosophies Released (February 27, 2021)

We are so excited to share the virtual launch of the second issue of our youth-led justice magazine, Freedom Philosophies!

CEC Gathers Planners, Practitioners, And Doers To Build Local Climate Resilience

The Community Environmental Council (CEC) will host Climate Resilience Roundtable: Community Solutions to Protect Against Climate Change on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Congress Passes Central Coast Land and River Protections

Conservation act benefits local recreation, economies, wildlife, and communities and will increase the protection of more than 300,000 acres of forests, grasslands, and shrublands and 159 miles of streams in Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument.

Fund-a-Need Helps Get Students Back in the Classroom

The return to in-person learning is a relief to many parents and students after what has been a very challenging year. Although the move will hopefully restore a sense of normalcy for many in our community, we know that classroom learning has forever been changed.

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Grammy-winning Mandolin Virtuoso Chris Thile on Tues., March 9 at 5 p.m. Pacific

This virtual event is available for ticket holders to replay for one week SUMMARY UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Chris Thile Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist with a broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass and just about everything else Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio […]

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Ann Patchett, Live from Parnassus Books in Nashville, in Conversation with Lily King, Author of Writers & Lovers on Sun., March 7 at 11 a.m. Pacific

This virtual event is available for ticket holders to replay for one week SUMMARY UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Ann Patchett in Conversation with Lily King, Author of Writers & Lovers Patchett is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including England’s Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship Patchett opened Parnassus Books in […]

Natalie Orfalea Foundation and Lou Buglioli Sponsor Hospice of Santa Barbara’s illuminate Speaker Series

The illuminate Speaker Series Brings World-Renowned Speakers Every Month to Discuss How COVID-19 is Impacting Us All Natalie Orfalea Foundation and Lou Buglioli sponsor Hospice of Santa Barbara’s (HSB) illuminate Speaker Series, a virtual series that brings world-renowned speakers every month to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting us all. As local nonprofits are adapting to […]

SBCC School of Extended Learning launches ‘Back-to-Work,’ rapid career training for unemployed amid COVID-19

SBCC School of Extended Learning launches the free ‘Back-to-Work’ program, a rapid solution to help unemployed Santa Barbara County community members secure employment. Participants will receive training, grant funding, job search support and more.

Hospice of Santa Barbara Virtual Speaker Series – illuminate Presents Dr. BJ Miller March 18th at 6:00 PM PDT

Dr. BJ Miller is next on their illuminate Speaker Series line up and will present Let It Fall: The Power of Existential Crises. Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) has adjusted to the new realities that come with COVID-19 by creating their illuminate Speaker Series – a series which not only addresses aspects of the COVID-19 […]