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United Way of Santa Cruz County “Paving the Way for Opportunity”

Supporting the back to school event

United Way of Santa Cruz County has been paving the way for local organizations to continue providing services, and resources to the community. United Way of Santa Cruz County has been serving our area for over 74 years. For several years, United Way has been working in collaboration with the community, and local organizations to help solve problems, and provide ... Read More »

Maternal Child Health-Give your baby the chance to be “Healthy from the Start!”

Maternal Child Health

Recently, the Maternal Child Health team received training from Project Concern International’s California Border Healthy Start Program on a Life Skills Curriculum.  Women participating in our Maternal Child Health programs will have the opportunity to develop communication, computer, and financial literacy skills through this curriculum in efforts to address social determinants of health affecting their overall well-being.  There is a ... Read More »

Rebuilding Together Santa Cruz County Teams with Sears to Provide Critical Home Repairs


Heroes at Home project complete renovations for a local veteran’s home. Rebuilding Together*Santa Cruz County provided critical repairs to a U.S. Veteran home, Mr. Jose Luis Jacquez and his family.  More than 12 volunteers from Rebuilding Together and The Santa Cruz Board of Realtors, and Sheriff Tony Estrada, along with our volunteers came to help volunteer at the rebuild project, ... Read More »

D.A.R.E 2016


On Thursday April 28th our local law enforcement hosted their D.A.R.E event at the Oasis Theater, where approximately 350 students from all over Santa Cruz County participated.The students were treated to a free movie the “Jungle Book,” and free popcorn sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Attorney George Silva. Every single branch of law enforcement was in representation at the ... Read More »

Santa Cruz Serving Veterans (SCSV) Committee


The Santa Cruz Serving Veterans Committee has been meeting for several months. It is a meeting of community partners, individuals, City and State Leadership, Veterans, and Veteran Service Organizations work in collaboration to addresses Veteran needs in Santa Cruz County. The meeting facilitator is Samantha Bivens an outreach specialist from the American Red Cross. The goal of the committee is ... Read More »

Team Anonymous helping young people succeed


Team Anonymous is a peer youth program in Santa Cruz County. Team Anonymous started in October of 2007 as a result of a conversation between incarcerated students in the juvenile detention facility and support staff. Students were asked what support was needed for them to avoid recidivism. One suggestion was a youth center or group for older teens focused on ... Read More »



Today young people more than ever are exposed to sex, violence, drugs, and alcohol. Teaching them how to make the right choices is crucial to their development and future. Youth need to educate themselves on how to make the right choices. Santa Cruz County is fortunate to have programs that can help young people address these topics with their parents. ... Read More »

Santa Cruz Senior Center continues to serve our elder

Serving our elder

Our Santa Cruz Senior Center more than ever needs the support of our community. Santa Cruz Senior Center is a non-profit organization, also known as the Santa Cruz Council On Aging. The Santa Cruz Senior Center opened its doors to the senior population of Santa Cruz County in 1972. It currently serves 43 seniors ages 60 years and over. The  center ... Read More »

“Community leaders addressing our veterans needs”

Collaborating to meet the needs of our veterans

On Friday, November 6th several community leaders gathered at the Nogales City Hall to asses the needs of our veterans in Santa Cruz County. The American Red Cross, State Representative Rosanna Gabaldón, Read More »

Jump Back to School Committee host BBQ

Thanking organizations for their support

The Jump Back to School Planning Committee hosted a barbecue party in honor of all the volunteers, businesses, non-profit, and government organizations who participated in the back to school event in August. The JBTS BBQ was held at the Nogales High School Ramada on Saturday, October 3rd. Several representatives from different organizations were in attendance. The barbecue followed with certificates ... Read More »

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