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Our Mission is Simple.

Creating opportunities for Santa Barbara County families to achieve stability.

Our Impact is Huge.

CAC has been helping low-income people and changing lives since 1967. 2014 Top-rated nonprofits and charities

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Carpinteria Head Start enjoyed the beautiful weather today, giving rides to friends on bikes and harvesting vegetables! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Goleta Head Start was privileged to have UCSB sorority, Lambda Sigma Gamma, hold a book drive for our students! We are so grateful to have our students receive books and have members visit and read to our students! ... See MoreSee Less

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Miriam Angel, Maria Douvia and Linda Wilkes, CAC Children's Services Program Managers at Brandman University this Saturday
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Terri Zuniga, CAC Board member and SM City Council member is actively involved through reading to the children at CAC Los Adobes de Maria Head Start in Santa Maria. Thanks! The children love it! ... See MoreSee Less

CAC Los Adobes Center (NAEYC ACCREDITED ) Terri Zuniga, Santa Maria City Council Member, was the guest reader at Los Adobes. The children were very engaged as Terri read "The Napping House" during large group.

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Today in Carpinteria!!!

Check out the dates still coming up for Cash for College Family Workshops....
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Cash for College Family Workshops are happening THIS MONTH! These FREE workshops for parents and students will offer assistance with FAFSA and Dream Act application. Check out the flyer for the workshop dates in your area! For further inquiries, call (805) 730-7373.