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    The Squire Foundation’s Fall Artist in Residence Program

    Three Dynamic Artists Impact Santa Barbara and Guadalupe, CA October 2017

    Three Dynamic Artists Impact Santa Barbara and Guadalupe, CA October 2017 The Squire Foundation of Santa Barbara is proud to be hosting three artist in residents this October, 2017 as part of the ongoing program to expose world renown artists to the Santa Barbara community: Internat ...
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    Santa Barbara Community Academy Principal Announces Retirement

    Santa Barbara Community Academy Principal, Alicia Saballa-Santana announced she will retire on October 6, 2017 after six years of service with Santa Barbara Unified School District and 32 years in education. Saballa-Santana began her service with Santa Barbara Unified School District on September 2011 as Principal of Santa Barbara Community Academy.

    Santa Barbara Community Academy Principal, Alicia Saballa-Santana announced she will retire on October 6, 2017 after six years of service with Santa Barbara Unified School District and 32 years in education. Saballa-Santana began her service with Santa Barbara Unified School District on September 20 ...
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    SB Museum of Natural History AstroVaganza Celebration

    Astronomy enthusiasts of all ages were in for a treat that was out of this world as the 7th annual AstroVaganza celebration returned to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Saturday, September 9th.

    Astronomy enthusiasts of all ages were in for a treat that was out of this world as the 7th annual AstroVaganza celebration returned to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Saturday, September 9th. Exciting space-related activities were set up across the Museum campus, as visitors g ...
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    Adult Literacy Training at the Public Library

    Enthusiastic, patient adult volunteers are needed to tutor learners in the Santa Barbara Public Library System’s free Adult Literacy Program. Tutoring changes lives by helping local adults learn basic skills, build work readiness, study for the citizenship exam, help their children, and achieve personal and career goals. The Library System will offer nine-hour training courses for new tutors in September and October 2017.

    Enthusiastic, patient adult volunteers are needed to tutor learners in the Santa Barbara Public Library System’s free Adult Literacy Program. Tutoring changes lives by helping local adults learn basic skills, build work readiness, study for the citizenship exam, help their children, and achieve pe ...
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    Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Summer Programs Help Local Schoolchildren Start the Year Strong

    To help its resident families prepare for the upcoming school year, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) hosted a variety of fun and engaging activities for resident children over the summer, including nutrition, computer coding, STEM and other programs.

    To help its resident families prepare for the upcoming school year, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) hosted a variety of fun and engaging activities for resident children over the summer, including nutrition, computer coding, STEM and other programs. “At PSHH, we not only assist communit ...
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    Courthouse Docents seeking new members

    The Santa Barbara County Courthouse Docent Council is seeking applicants. Training for persons interested in becoming docents at the National Historic Landmark Santa Barbara County Courthouse will begin in early January, 2018 and go through mid-March. This is an opportunity to learn about the history and architecture of this special building and share the information with its many visitors from around the world. A coffee for prospective docents will be held in November. Applications are available at the Courthouse information booth or by calling Mary Ann Froley at 695-0524.

    The Santa Barbara County Courthouse Docent Council is seeking applicants. Training for persons interested in becoming docents at the National Historic Landmark Santa Barbara County Courthouse will begin in early January, 2018 and go through mid-March. This is an opportunity to learn about the histo ...
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    SBCC Welcomes New Faculty

    Santa Barbara City College welcomes newly hired full-time faculty members, who begin their tenure at the College this week. August 21 marked the first day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year and Fall semester.

    Santa Barbara City College welcomes newly hired full-time faculty members, who begin their tenure at the College this week. August 21 marked the first day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year and Fall semester. New SBCC faculty members, pictured from left to right, are, (front row) Elizabeth ...
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    Santa Barbara City College Names New Veterans Support and Resource Center Coordinator

    Santa Barbara City College announced its selection of Kyle Rasmussen as Veterans Support and Resource Center Coordinator for the College. Rasmussen will head up support, outreach and marketing efforts for the Veterans Center, including managing the Veterans Administration (VA) work study program. He will provide non-instructional services to eligible veterans, reservists and dependents and their spouses. 

    Santa Barbara City College announced its selection of Kyle Rasmussen as Veterans Support and Resource Center Coordinator for the College. Rasmussen will head up support, outreach and marketing efforts for the Veterans Center, including managing the Veterans Administration (VA) work study program. He ...
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    This Fall, Back-to-School Means Increased Career Potential for Local Professionals and Job-Seekers

    This fall, local employees and job-seekers at all career stages can take charge of their futures with Career Skills Institute courses through the SBCC School of Extended Learning. These tuition-free courses can be completed in a few weeks and earn you digital badges. Registration is now open for the 86 tuition-free classes offered throughout the Fall Semester. Students who wish to complete digital badges in a single semester are urged to register now to secure their spot in classes.

    This fall, local employees and job-seekers at all career stages can take charge of their futures with Career Skills Institute courses through the SBCC School of Extended Learning. These tuition-free courses can be completed in a few weeks and earn you digital badges. Registration is now open for the ...
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    Anacapa School Reopens with Optimism

    Anacapa School has made an astonishing comeback. Recent financial challenges led to a decision to close Anacapa School until an anonymous, unsolicited $1M cash donation from a source outside of the school’s donor community provided a vital financial lifeline. “Anacapa School has served Santa Barbara and the outlying communities through the years, and now we have been given the opportunity to continue our mission through this extraordinarily generous and much appreciated donation”, said Headmaster Gordon Sichi.

    Anacapa School has made an astonishing comeback. Recent financial challenges led to a decision to close Anacapa School until an anonymous, unsolicited $1M cash donation from a source outside of the school’s donor community provided a vital financial lifeline. “Anacapa School has served Santa Bar ...
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    Moxi Museum Gears Up for New School Year

    MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year and has just announced open registration for field trips featuring new educational programming to benefit teachers and students. Local parents can also register their children for a unique afterschool program focused on digital creativity, created in partnership with Katy Perry’s Fireworks Foundation, as well as an Innovators Camp scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving break.

    MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year and has just announced open registration for field trips featuring new educational programming to benefit teachers and students. Local parents can also register their children for a unique afterschool progr ...
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    Grimmway Farms Awards College Scholarships to New Cuyama Area Students

    Grimmway Farms announced the awarding of college scholarships to two recent New Cuyama area high school graduates as part of its annual Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program. 

    The Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program is a company-wide initiative designed to help high-achieving high school seniors pursue their dreams of a college education. Award qualifications include superior academic performance, and all scholarship applicants must also have a parent employed by Grimmway Farms, a global produce leader.

    Grimmway Farms announced the awarding of college scholarships to two recent New Cuyama area high school graduates as part of its annual Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program.  The Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program is a company-wide initiative designed to help high- ...
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    Extended Opportunity Programs Summer Bridge Graduation Ceremony at SBCC

    Santa Barbara City College’s Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) will hold a graduation ceremony for over 125 students who have completed the Running Start, SPARC and Transition Programs.

    The SBCC EOPS Summer Bridge Graduation will be held on Thursday, August 3 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Shoreline Beach Picnic Area. 

    This ceremony will be celebrating the three Summer Bridge programs, which include approximately 70 students graduating from Running Start, 30 students graduating from Transitions and 25 students graduating from SPARC. 

    Santa Barbara City College’s Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) will hold a graduation ceremony for over 125 students who have completed the Running Start, SPARC and Transition Programs. The SBCC EOPS Summer Bridge Graduation will be held on Thursday, August 3 from ...
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    SBCC International Business Among First to be Recognized for Advancing Student Social Mobility & Economic Outcomes

    SBCC students increase earnings after participating in International Business and Trade program

    Santa Barbara, Calif., July 31, 2017 – Santa Barbara City College’s International Business program earned Strong Workforce Stars recognition in the Global Trade and Logistics sector for its International Business program because students who participated in the program boosted their earnings by an average of 55 percent.

    SBCC students increase earnings after participating in International Business and Trade program Santa Barbara, Calif., July 31, 2017 – Santa Barbara City College’s International Business program earned Strong Workforce Stars recognition in the Global Trade and Logistics sector for its Intern ...
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    United Way of Santa Barbara County Fun in the Sun Campers Pull for Olympic Glory

    More than 300 students from United Way of Santa Barbara County’s six-week Fun in the Sun (FITS) camp competed in the summer program’s Olympic games on July 21. Held at El Camino Elementary School, the games encouraged team building, leadership and problem-solving skills.

    More than 300 students from United Way of Santa Barbara County’s six-week Fun in the Sun (FITS) camp competed in the summer program’s Olympic games on July 21. Held at El Camino Elementary School, the games encouraged team building, leadership and problem-solving skills. The games brought tog ...
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    Business Skills through SBCC Entrepreneurship Courses

    Registration now open, classes begin August 21

    This fall, aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners enrolled at Santa Barbara City College can jump into the role and reality of business operations in our global economy through SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s Entrepreneurship classes. Fall enrollments are now open, and offered to all SBCC students regardless of academic discipline.

    Registration now open, classes begin August 21 This fall, aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners enrolled at Santa Barbara City College can jump into the role and reality of business operations in our global economy through SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s Entrepr ...
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    Partners in Education Welcomes New Board Leadership

    July 1 marked new additions to Partners in Education’s Board of Directors, including Santa Barbara City College President Anthony E. Beebe, PhD, EdD, who began serving as board president.

    “Partners in Education’s mission to connect businesses and community members with ways to support education is personal for me,” says Dr. Beebe. “As someone whose own career path wasn’t always clear, I especially appreciate the way Partners creates opportunities to expose students to a wide variety of both higher education and career options.” 

    July 1 marked new additions to Partners in Education’s Board of Directors, including Santa Barbara City College President Anthony E. Beebe, PhD, EdD, who began serving as board president. “Partners in Education’s mission to connect businesses and community members with ways to support educa ...
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    AHA! Welcome Rebeca Mireles Rios to Its Board of Directors

    Rebeca Mireles Rios is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education specializing in child and adolescent development. She received her K-8 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and MA from UC Berkeley. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Mireles-Rios was a middle school teacher in Berkeley Unified School District for numerous years.

    Rebeca Mireles Rios is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education specializing in child and adolescent development. She received her K-8 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and MA from UC Berkeley. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Mireles-Rios was a middle school teacher in Berkeley Uni ...
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    Whole Foods Market Donates Nearly $12,000 From June 22 Net Sales to SEEAG Agricultural Educational Programs

    Whole Foods Market donated 5 percent ($11,776) of its June 22 net sales from three of its stores to Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG). The donation will support the organization’s agricultural education efforts.

    The participating Whole Foods stores are in Oxnard, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

    Whole Foods Market donated 5 percent ($11,776) of its June 22 net sales from three of its stores to Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG). The donation will support the organization’s agricultural education efforts. The participating Whole Foods stores are in Oxnard, Santa Barbara ...
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    Women's Fund of SB Grants Domestic Violence Solutions Funding for Playground

    (SANTA BARBARA, CA , June 28, 2017) – Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County

    This project will radically improve the aesthetics, safety and enjoyment of the present shelter facility by fully replacing a 25 year old institutional grade playground. 

    Helping children who have experienced domestic violence is a direct expression of DVS’s mission and an essential dynamic that challenges the inter-generational cycle of violence. Last year, 61% of victims in DVS shelters were children. 

    (SANTA BARBARA, CA , June 28, 2017) – Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County This project will radically improve the aesthetics, safety and enjoyment of the present shelter facility by fully replacing a 25 year old institutional grade playground.  Helping children who ...
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    The Samarkand retirement community announces Paul V. Peterson Scholarship recipient

    The Samarkand and Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC), a non-profit, faith-based, senior living organization headquartered in Skokie, Ill., announce a scholarship recipient who is part of the Paul V. Peterson Scholarship program.

    The Samarkand employee, Evangelina Martinez, has been awarded $1,000 to continue pursuing her education while being employed at the Santa Barbara senior living community. CRC recognizes and supports lifelong learning as a powerful means that can provide young adults skills and values needed to be capable and compassionate individuals.

    The Samarkand and Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC), a non-profit, faith-based, senior living organization headquartered in Skokie, Ill., announce a scholarship recipient who is part of the Paul V. Peterson Scholarship program. The Samarkand employee, Evangelina Martinez, has been awarded $1, ...
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    New Beginnings Counseling Center Hires Crystal Ramirez, PhD, MFT

    New Beginnings Counseling Center is excited to announce the selection of Dr. Crystal Ramirez as our new Clinical Director.

    New Beginnings Counseling Center is excited to announce the selection of Dr. Crystal Ramirez as our new Clinical Director. Crystal Ramirez, PhD, MFT joins New Beginnings bringing a wide variety of clinical, supervisory, and management experience in the community, most recently from th ...
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    The Fund for Santa Barbara

    It's hard to believe that Fabiola Gonzalez has already been with us for nine months.
    It's hard to believe that Fabiola Gonzalez has already been with us for nine months. Initially, Fabiola joined the Fund as a teen in the Youth Making Change program in 2008 – 2009. In September of 2017 she returned to the Fund as the part-time Youth Making Change program coordi ...
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    Mush App for Mom's to Meet Other Mom's

    Being a mom is hard. We need a community. Check out this new app created by mom's and for mom's.

    mush is the new, free way for mums to meet local mums
    with kids the same age

    https://mushapp.app.link/UYZ3VFR3KD

    Available in the app store and on google play.

    Being a mom is hard. We need a community. Check out this new app created by mom's and for mom's. mush is the new, free way for mums to meet local mums with kids the same age https://mushapp.app.link/UYZ3VFR3KD Available in the app store and on google play. ...
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    Explore Ecology Awarded California Arts Council Grant

    Santa Barbara: The California Arts Council has awarded $4,500 to Explore Ecology as part of its Artists in Schools - Extension program.
    Santa Barbara: The California Arts Council has awarded $4,500 to Explore Ecology as part of its Artists in Schools - Extension program. An offshoot of the Council’s signature arts education grant program, the new Artists in Schools - Extension program suppor ...
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    Santa Barbara City College Announces New Educational Programs Leadership

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    Santa Barbara City College is pleased to announce new leaders in some of our Educational Programs. As a result of various retirements, the College has been recruiting for several new staff and faculty positions as well as leadership within Educational Programs. The SBCC Board of Trustees will approve their appointments at their next regular meeting. We are thrilled to welcome them! 
  • Santa Barbara City College announces new  Vice President of Business Services
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    Santa Barbara City College announces new Vice President of Business Services

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    Santa Barbara City College announced its selection of Lyndsay Maas as Vice President of Business Services. A proud SBCC alum, Maas has been employed with the college since 2013, where she served as Controller, and most recently, Interim Vice President of Business Services. In her official appointment, Maas will oversee management of campus Fiscal Services, Security, Campus Store, Food Services, Administrative Services, and Facilities departments.
  • Santa Barbara City College Welcomes Rocco Constantino as new Director of Athletics
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    Santa Barbara City College Welcomes Rocco Constantino as new Director of Athletics

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    Rocco Constantino has been selected as the new Athletic Director at Santa Barbara City College. He was the Athletic Director at New Providence High in New Jersey for the last two years and spent more than a decade as Assistant Athletic Director at Bloomfield College, an NCAA Div. 2 school in New Jersey. Constantino’s first day at SBCC will be July 3.
     
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    Rocco Constantino New SBCC Athletic Director

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    Rocco Constantino has been selected as the new Athletic Director at Santa Barbara City College. He was the Athletic Director at New Providence High in New Jersey for the last two years and spent more than a decade as Assistant Athletic Director at Bloomfield College, an NCAA Div. 2 school in New Jersey. Constantino’s first day at SBCC will be July 3.
    By SBCC   Rocco Constantino has been selected as the new Athletic Director at Santa Barbara City College. He was the Athletic Director at New Providence High in New Jersey for the last two years and spent more than a decade as Assi ...
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