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CEC and Electric Drive 805 Coalition Spotlight Electric Vehicles for Low to Moderate Income Families During National Drive Electric Week

The Community Environmental Council (CEC) and Electric Drive 805 coalition partners are proud to sponsor a variety of virtual events that help move the needle on this week’s executive order by Governor Newsom to restrict new car sales in the state to only zero-emission vehicles by 2035.

Eder Gaona-Macedo Joins Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s Board of Directors

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Eder Gaona-Macedo to its Board of Directors. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, Gaona-Macedo migrated to the United States at the age of four and his mother and younger brother and settled in Santa Barbara. During his high school years, he participated in Future Leaders of America, Upward Bound, and REAch.

Over 100 Exciting Silent Auction Items Support Local Families who have a Child with Cancer During Pediatric Awareness Month

To assist in the financial support for families who have a child with cancer during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, Teddy Bear Cancer foundation (TBCF) is holding an online silent auction with over 100 unique and highly desirable items. The online silent auction is now LIVE and their in-person preview event takes place this Saturday, September […]

United Way of Santa Barbara County Announces “In-Person” Learning & Enrichment Centers Collaborative with Partner Schools

For thousands of families in our community, the new school year has been top of mind. The stress of finding child care and an appropriate learning environment for their children has been overwhelming. In an effort to support local schools and students with their recent remote launch in August, United Way of Santa Barbara County […]

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s Gold Ribbon Campaign Raises Awareness for Pediatric Cancer Throughout September  – Axel Penaloza from Santa Barbara Becomes Face of Gold Ribbon Campaign during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Axel Penazola, was diagnosed with Germ Cell Tumor of the Brain when he was 12 years old. Alex is now cancer free and the face of TBCF’s 2020 Gold Ribbon Campaign.   Just imagine having a child with cancer during this COVID-19 crisis–a pandemic that is leading to job loss or insecurity, financial hardship, mounting […]

Wilderness Youth Project Receives Major Funding And Matching Challenge Grant

Jane and Paul Orfalea/the Audacious Foundation donate $100,000 and issue $50,000 matching challenge grant to

encourage other donors to support WYP’s Bridge to Nature program

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Appoints New President & CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Central Coast, CA, September 15, 2020 –Kenneth Trigueiro has been selected to serve as the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH). Taking over from John Fowler, who has served the organization for over a decade, Trigueiro who is the current Executive Vice-President will assume his new appointment on Monday, October 5th.

Richard Childress Racing and Avalan Go Gold in NASCAR Cup Series in September for Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

Race Team Partner Avalan Wealth Drives Support to Pediatric Cancer Awareness For the month of September, Avalan is going gold for Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF).  TBCF is a non-profit organization serving families who have a child with cancer in the Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Their mission is to provide financial, […]

SB Unified and Santa Barbara Education Foundation team up to help students SOAR

Through a partnership with the Santa Barbara Education Foundation and the Santa Barbara Unified School District, the Student Online & Academic Resources (SOAR) campaign was developed to raise the necessary funds so that students will have the extra help they need for success in the classroom from afar.  

Annual Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara Goes Virtual with Internationally known Pico Iyer, Honors Local Heroes

Heroes Recognized for COVID-19 Work On Wednesday, September 16th, Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) will hold their 8th Annual Heroes of Hospice (HOH) event online to honor local community heroes with international Keynote Speaker, Pico Iyer. Due to COVID-19, many events have been cancelled and postponed but HSB’s yearly event will go virtual with an […]