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New Board Members Bring Higher Education Experience to EDC-VC

New Board Members Bring Higher Education Experience to EDC-VC

VENTURA COUNTY — Dr. Greg Gillespie, chancellor, Ventura County Community College District and Ysabel Trinidad, vice president for finance and administration at California State University Channel Islands are the newest Economic Development Collaborative–Ventura County board members. “Greg and Ysabel each have more than 25 years’ experience in higher education leadership. Their insight into university-level...
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Local Collaborative Encourages Transition from “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn” for Third Graders

Local Collaborative Encourages Transition from “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn” for Third Graders

Campaign for Grade Level Reading Kickoff to be held Sept. 28 SANTA BARBARA — United Way of Santa Barbara County and its partners are proud to introduce a new local collaborative, the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. This local partnership is part of a national collaboration of communities focused on improving third grade reading...
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Antioch University Announces New Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

Antioch University Announces New Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

SANTA BARBARA — Antioch University named Norbert Tan as its new associate vice chancellor for institutional advancement. Tan will be based on Antioch University’s Santa Barbara campus and will provide both campus and university-wide fundraising support focusing on initiatives with the West Coast advancement team. He succeeds Barbara Greenleaf, who successfully led fundraising efforts...
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Oct. 7 — Tickets and Sponsorships Available for Studio Channel Islands’ Art à la Mode Gala

Oct. 7 — Tickets and Sponsorships Available for Studio Channel Islands’ Art à la Mode Gala

CAMARILLO —Studio Channel Islands Arts Center (SCI), a non-profit dedicated to promoting and preserving the arts in Ventura County, invites individuals and businesses to attend its upcoming fifth annual Art à la Mode Gala to be held 5:30 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. This year’s event honors...
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Oct. 7 — Studio Channel Islands’ Art à la Mode Gala

Oct. 7 — Studio Channel Islands’ Art à la Mode Gala

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands Arts Center (SCI), a non-profit dedicated to promoting and preserving the arts in Ventura County, invites individuals and businesses to attend its upcoming fifth annual Art à la Mode Gala to be held 5:30–7:30 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Los Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. This year’s...
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Aug. 20 — Studio Channel Islands hosts KidSTREAM-sponsored Solar Eclipse Event

Aug. 20 — Studio Channel Islands hosts KidSTREAM-sponsored Solar Eclipse Event

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands Art Center will host SUNday SOLebration, a free kid-friendly solar eclipse celebration sponsored by KidSTREAM, an emerging children’s museum committed to bringing hands-on STEM learning to the Ventura County community, 1–3 p.m., Aug. 20, at Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Children of all ages, accompanied by...
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July 26 — SmART Talk: Sandra Torres

July 26 — SmART Talk: Sandra Torres

SANTA BARBARA — Meet Ojai-based ceramicist Sandra Torres as she presents her poetic collections of porcelain work and discusses her process and inspirations at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara. Originally trained as an architect Sandra Torres eventually transferred her creative outlet into...
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Ventura County Arts Council Program Selected As JUMPStArts Success Model

Ventura County Arts Council Program Selected As JUMPStArts Success Model

A lanky 14-year-old boy puts the finishing touches on his poem entitled “Clarity,” then reads it aloud with feeling and rhythm. The poem resonates with deep emotion, expressing its author’s personal pain about the hard struggles of serving time in the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility. Craig Rosen, Ventura County Arts Council poetry instructor,...
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LinkedIn Officially Endorses SBCC Career Skills Institute

LinkedIn Officially Endorses SBCC Career Skills Institute

SANTA BARBARA — SBCC Career Skills Institute is proud to announce its endorsement by LinkedIn for its outstanding efforts to build a better future for the community’s workforce and employers. The Career Skills Institute and LinkedIn share the common goal of helping professionals achieve their highest potential and value in the marketplace. “At LinkedIn,...
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Receive $100,000 Grant

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Receive $100,000 Grant

OXNARD — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme (BGCOP) has been awarded a $100,000 grant through the Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Foundation to support BGCOP’s mission to provide a safe haven after school and during school breaks for youth ages 6-18. BGCOP currently services more than 10,400 local...
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Servicing More Youth

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Servicing More Youth

OXNARD — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme (BGCOP) on Dec. 7 released the findings of its recent internal audit revealing the number of youth served by the organization increased 13 percent to 10,400 children annually from its previous figure of 9,200, last verified three years ago. Factor in BGCOP’s strategic...
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Mental Wellness Center Awarded ALKERMES Inspiration Grant™ for Mental Health Matters Curriculum

Mental Wellness Center Awarded ALKERMES Inspiration Grant™ for Mental Health Matters Curriculum

SANTA BARBARA — The Mental Wellness Center on Nov. 14 announced receipt of a $15,000 ALKERMES Inspiration Grant to support its Mental Health Matters program, an innovative curriculum that teaches sixth and ninth grade students basic facts about mental wellness, how to recognize symptoms of mental health disorders and how to seek treatment, while addressing...
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Spring Registration for SBCC Career Skills Institute Opens Dec. 13

Spring Registration for SBCC Career Skills Institute Opens Dec. 13

Spring Semester features more than 50 classes and the opportunity to earn Digital Badges in 19 career advancement areas SANTA BARBARA — SBCC Career Skills Institute is pleased to announce that registration begins December 13 for over 50 short courses and 19 Digital Badges in the areas of business, design, and technology. The Career...
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Foster VC Kids, Ventura County Office of Education Collaborate on Innovative Support Systems for Foster Youth

Foster VC Kids, Ventura County Office of Education Collaborate on Innovative Support Systems for Foster Youth

Parent Teacher Forum to be held Oct. 11 VENTURA COUNTY — School stability is extraordinarily difficult for youth that experience life in foster care. Less than 50% of foster youth graduate from high school and only 3% go on to graduate from college (http://kids-alliance.org/facts-stats/), but research shows that when education is made a priority...
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America’s Civil War Navies: North and South is topic at Nov. 17 Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series

America’s Civil War Navies: North and South is topic at Nov. 17 Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series

OXNARD — While the Union and Confederate armies fought each other on land, an extensive naval war was waged on America’s rivers and oceans, shaping the strategic and economic fortunes of the North and South. Historians Jim Kosinski and Jerry Leckie will present America’s Civil War Navies: North and South, a talk about the innovative...
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