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Anthony Trezza, CAC’s Nutrition Services Chef, competed in a bake off with seniors from the Oasis Community Center in Orcutt. Anthony took time out of his day to have lunch with seniors and to bake his favorite cookies. Anthony made a healthy take on jam drops, and Mary made her famous snickerdoodles. Everyone agreed it was a tie! ... See MoreSee Less

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Fran FormanDelicious food! What a beautiful way to engage people! Great community buiding Oasis Senior Center and Anthony Trezza!1 day ago

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We are all so proud of Cristal for graduating from high school! Cristal became involved with CAC as a student, launching the Leadership Project and participating in college prep classes. In May, she received the Youth Impact Award for the significant positive impact she has made on individuals in Santa Barbara County. Cristal also interned with CAC’s 2-1-1 program, and is the first smiling face visitors see at the front desk of CAC’s North County office. When asked what she wanted for graduation, Cristal humbly asked for her CAC family to simply be in attendance with a sign. CAC employees took vacation days so they could be there to celebrate her achievement.

Congratulations Cristal!
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Anna BorenSo proud of you, Cristal!4 days ago   ·  1
Reyna M RoblesCongrats baby girl 👏👏👏👏🏅🎓🎓🎓4 days ago   ·  1
Kemba VickAwesome!!!!4 days ago   ·  1
Cristal RoblesThank you CAC!!!!4 days ago   ·  3
Suzette LopezFelicidades Cristal!4 days ago   ·  1
Xochitl IbarraThat's SUPER!!!4 days ago   ·  1
Mariie'xox SelaaxoxWuaooo that's awesome Cristal Robles !!!!2 days ago   ·  1
SBCC Center for Lifelong LearningCongratulations!1 day ago

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Chamber Connection June 2016

Chamber Connection June 2016
We are so proud of Monica Diaz, CAC Head Start Policy Council Chair and CAC Board Member. She was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce.
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In this issue of Chamber Connection, we highlight the people and nonprofits making a difference in Santa Maria, provide a local Summer food and wine guide, and much more!

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Special thanks to Tracy Lang Wood and Elisa Pardo for up to the minute and accurate updates provided to the 211 Interface operators regarding the Sherpa Fire. This entailed round the clock monitoring of the situation. Thanks to Interface Children's Services for your superb partnership and professionalism. ... See MoreSee Less

#211VenturaCounty Is Here When You Need Help! Interface Children & Family Services’ 2-1-1 Ventura County Information and Referral Call Center temporarily supported 2-1-1 Santa Barbara County, a program of Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County during the #ScherpaFire that started on June 15th. Our hearts are with Santa Barbara County and we’re honored to facilitate and lend this vital support to 2-1-1 Santa Barbara County as they deal with the devastation caused by the Scherpa Fire. This isn’t the first time Interface’s 2-1-1 Call Center has supported other 2-1-1 programs in the midst of a natural disaster. Since Ventura County’s 2-1-1 Call Center is equipped to be responsive in emergency situations both locally and nationally. Interface Children & Family Services 2-1-1 program for Ventura County was first launched on February 11, 2005 and was the first active 2-1-1 program in the state of California. Ventura County’s 2-1-1 Information and Referral Service is a free, confidential comprehensive helpline that is available 24 hours a day in over 150 languages. Interface connects over 20,000 Ventura County callers each year with information about services available to them, including: basic needs resources (i.e. food, clothing, and shelter), physical and mental health resources, domestic violence services, substance abuse services, employment support, rent and utility assistance, senior services, services for persons with disabilities, support for children, youth and families, legal assistance and much more. In addition, Interface’s 2-1-1 program maintains the only comprehensive database of health and human services in Ventura County. www.211ventura.org/ #HelpStartsHere

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Carpinteria Head Start held a math fair earlier this week. Each class made a game for the students out of recycled items or pieces found in nature. What a great and creative way for students to learn math skills! ... See MoreSee Less