Now on Display at Town Center Mall in Santa Maria (15 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
El Dia de los Muertos altar on display through Sunday at Town Center, Mall Santa Maria, first floor by Macy's, during mall hours. The altar was created by participants in CAC’s “Community Involvement and Leadership Internship” project. The youth chose to heighten community awareness of the dangers of texting and driving by using community tradition. The Internship Project, part of CAC's Family and Youth Services program, offers leadership opportunities for personal growth to at risk/in risk youth in Santa Maria, including activities to enhance their resumes and make positive impacts their community.
Fran FormanI went yesterday to see this and was so impressed. If you are in the Santa Maria Mall, it's worth seeing the creativity of the youth in these displays. Also, nice to celebrate Dia de los Muertos and remember our dearly departed.8 hours ago
What a grand time we all had! In partnership with County of Santa Barbara's Public Health and CAC, there were incredible activities, community resources, cooking demos, raffles and all around great time in celebration of eating healthy and good food and making it available for everyone regardless of income!
Noelia Garcia, with her daughter Yasmin, at CAC’s Chapel Office in Santa Maria. Noelia entered the Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting (TAPP) program when she was 14 years old. During the last two years she has made fantastic progress toward achieving her goals with TAPP case manager Gloria Perez Escamilla. Noelia is attending Santa Maria High School and is participating in CAC’s Community Involvement and Youth Leadership Internship Program. In addition, her daughter is enrolled in CAC’s Early Head Start Program. When asked about TAPP and Early Head Start, Noelia says “I have learned how to look ahead at my future and how to set goals for myself and my daughter. My daughter now sings to me every time I pick her up from school she is learning so much. Thanks to teacher Graciela and teacher Gracie I am so happy with the Early Head Start program. “ ... See MoreSee Less
This morning, newly elected parent representatives on the Head Start Policy Council had an orientation to their leadership role and the first meeting for this school year.
26 centers from Guadalupe, Cuyama to Carpinteria were represented.
Each person introduced themselves and threw the yarn to the next person to introduce themselves. It created a web and an attachment to each other and was both fun and symbolic. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less