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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

Annual Report


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So Proud of our Children's Services staff and parents and the incredible work together for young families, their children and our communities. After a week long monitoring visit by the State of California, CAC received very high marks at the exit conference this week. Thank you to the staff with a special shout out to our fearless leader, Mattie Gadsby, Children's Services Director. (8 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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LuAnn Millercongratulations!!! you just shine2 days ago
Josie ToresLooks a little like me when I went to pre school in 1967. Nice pic1 day ago

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Congratulations to CAC's newly elected Administrative Roundtable officers Blanca Ramirez, Maribel Rodriguez and Griselda Pantoja. Many thanks for a job well done to our outgoing officers Jackie Nix, Erika Sanchez and Libby Martinez. Photo (left to right): Erika, Jackie, Maribel, Griselda, Fran, Libby and Blanca. ... See MoreSee Less

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Maggie's Garden!!! The dream is being realized! Announced at the naming of the Maggie Espinoza Center in Guadalupe in May 2014, Maggie's Garden is now being planted with the help of parents and staff. Take a little walk down the not too distant past when dignitaries, family, friends and staff all came to rename the Maggie Espinoza Center. Never forgotten, a garden is planted in your honor. (9 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Matthew Landy SteenHi Carolyn! So pleased to see you are still there at CACSB. How is Head Start doing? -- #MatthewSteen2 days ago   ·  1
Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara CountyMatthew Lany Steen, Carolyn Contreras came back to celebrate this important day. She actually retired one year ago.2 days ago   ·  1

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Yeah!!!!!!! This morning, at the Head Start Policy Council skyped between Santa Maria and Goleta, parent representatives from across the County cheered when the news was shared about CAC not having to compete for 5 years to operate Head Start!!!! This determination was based on very strict criteria measuring the quality of the program- from the classrooms to the administration. Yeah!!!!!!!! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Josie ToresGreat News God works wonders for our precious chuldren and staff.1 week ago
What is Love TeensVery progressive! Nice7 days ago

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After a long day of nurturing infants and young children in their homes, Family Child Care Providers had dinner with CAC Children's Services staff. Along with Head Start updates, professional development opportunities were presented from First 5. Thank you for the love, care and confidence that you give parents while they are working and their children are in your care! ... See MoreSee Less

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Rafael Perez ManzoWhere u at in this pux?1 week ago
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