Teens have made a big splash during the YouthSERVE Summer Institute (YSI), with 34 participating youth serving at twelve different sites in Watsonville and Santa Cruz! Teens volunteers spent the past six weeks packing and preparing food for low income families and the homeless population at Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes and the Food Bank. […]
Soquel will look a bit more vibrant come July, when the Graffiti Removal Project completes it’s newest mural. As the program manager of the Graffiti Removal Project, murals are one of my favorite projects to work on because of their powerful impact. Murals not only harness creativity to discourage vandalism but they create an important […]
In The Spotlight
Ching serves as a volunteer tutor with the Literacy Program. Twice a week she works with a student at the Santa Cruz County Jail. When asked what motivates her she states, "I admire my student's courage to remake his life. My challenge is to find the path to his learning, unfettered by his history or circumstances."
The Warriors have been an integral part of the Santa Cruz Community for several years now and in this time they have managed to ignite a passion for basketball and giving back to others. From combating hunger to encouraging a life long love of reading and literacy in elementary and middle school children in the district, they have proven their service on and off the court.