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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

2015 Community Action Champions


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Today at the Summer Food Kick-off Event, we had the pleasure of meeting Carlo, son of Kemba Lawrence, CAC's Energy Services Director. He helped hand out CAC Energy coloring books which were a big hit with the children. Welcome to California!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Please join us! CAC is hosting Public Hearings at our offices in Goleta today and Santa Maria tomorrow. Speak up about the needs of low-income individuals and families! Hearings will be conducted in Spanish and English. Free refreshments. All are welcome. For more information call 805.964.8857 ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the 50th anniversary of Head Start! Thank you to Maria Douvia for creating this wonderful video which shows how the teachers, children and families of Head Start are celebrating here in Santa Barbara County! President Barack Obama proclaimed, “Head Start was founded on the idea that every child -- no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they grow up -- deserves the chance to reach their full potential.” #HeadStart50 ... See MoreSee Less

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Annel Ramirez reporting about cooperation and community created at the CAC Los Ninos Center among the parents and staff. Inspiring! ... See MoreSee Less

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Head Start Policy Council this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

Head Start Policy Council right now. Skyping between Santa Maria and Goleta. Representatives from the centers meeting today discussing teachers communicating with parents the children's activities each day.

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Fran FormanAttendng Policy Council is always inspiring and eye opening, I get reminded and in awe of the work of the staff at the 26 centers in partnership with parents. Each center reports on the activities- there are reading under the stars nights, center spruce ups, field trips, pot lucks, curriculum planning, a Dad from Goleta let us know today that he made all of the letters of the alphabet in wood, painted them and are life size for the children.....there is real community & support networks created. Sometimes I think, oh shucks, a Saturday meeting but each and everytime I just love that meeting and interaction. The officers are also over the top.5 days ago   ·  1

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