This May, the the Central Coast Collaboration on Homelessness will be holding a “Santa Maria Care Day” as a way to thank local care givers who help care for local individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
These service providers help with housing, shelter, and treatment for some of our most vulnerable men, women, and families experiencing homelessness in Santa …

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Make a Difference, Impact Lives with Santa Barbara Connect to Careers Summer Youth Employment Program

Did you know that in Santa Barbara County, 1 in every 5 youth live in poverty1 and the youth (ages 16-19) unemployment rate is 28.9%2?
The Santa Barbara Connect to Careers Summer Youth Employment Program was created by the Workforce Board of Santa Barbara County and the Foundation for California Community Colleges as a means to …

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Help Local High Schools Conduct Mock Interviews!

Help Santa Maria students end the school year with a bang! The Santa Maria Valley YMCA is looking for volunteers to help conduct mock interviews with local high school students.
Mock job interviews are a great and easy way to give back and support the youth and schools in our community. North County Volunteer Corps will supply all questions and materials needed. We simply ask …

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Mutton Bustin’ Entries Open for 2016 Elks Rodeo and Parade!

The 73rd Annual Elks Rodeo is just around the corner and entries are now being accepted for one of the rodeo’s most loved events: Mutton Bustin’! Local kids have a unique opportunity to try their hand at some real rodeo action, riding a mutton (sheep) in the rodeo arena. The event is open to all …

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Downtown Fridays in Santa Maria

Starting Friday April 15th, Downtown Santa Maria will be the place to be for families, fun, fresh produce and community camaraderie. This will be the first Downtown Fridays event, complete with a Farmers Market, two live bands, dozens of booths, and much more.
Downtown Fridays is a new, family-friendly event for Santa Maria’s downtown. These events …

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