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Let's Celebrate!

Oct. 24th- Join us at the Be the Difference Awards Lunch Gala. Together we'll applaud our local  trail-blazers for good.

Are U Ready to Serve?

Want to make a difference, support new volunteers, and pay your student loans? Apply for our Americorps Program.

Real Connections

Learn what happens when hopeful people work together to transform a community for good. Be a part of this legacy and take action with us.

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2018 Be the Difference Awards- Call for Nominations

Nominations have begun to roll in for the 2018 Be the Difference Awards and we are awaiting yours. If you are reading this then we know, you get it – our community thrives because volunteers are willing to share their time, talent, and dedication to make Santa Cruz County a better place to live. Every […]

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Rising Above Labels: Introducing Our Newest Blog

Last week we closed out Mental Health Awareness Month in partnership with our program Community Connection. Over the month we emphasized sharing our stories, breaking stigma, and celebrating what works. So often the media narrative about mental health is focused on what is broken. We are here to tell a different story– about potential. Every […]

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In The Spotlight

Meet Isabella and Anthony

At ages 9 and 10, Anthony and Isabella Cuturrufo had their very first volunteer experience at the Soup Kitchen. This formative experience set the wheels in motion for many years of volunteer adventures for this sibling duo who are now in high school at Pacific Collegiate School and prepping for their 3rd year of YS Summer Service Institute.

Learn More About Isabella and Anthony

Meet James

James is an incredible young man who has used volunteering as a means to maintain wellness, make new connections, build his resume, and give back for the support he has received as a participant of our Community Connection Prevention and Early Intervention Program.

Learn More About James

2016-2017 Fiscal Year Progress

Volunteers Engaged
12,516

People Helped
6,699

Volunteer Hours
369,390

Value of Contributed Time
$9,928,898

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