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We are so proud of the work of our volunteers, the growth of our clients and each opportunity we have to partner in the community. Check out our highlighted news or visit our press archive below.

Get in Touch About Press: Contact Communications Director Christine Loewe at volunteer@scvolunteercenter.org

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MLK Day Speakers Encourage Community Action

Santa Cruz Sentinel  Jan 16-  Carmen Azmitia, a Santa Cruz High School freshman, listed the names of black role models who do not appear in her history textbooks: the pilot Bessie Coleman, physician Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and civil rights activist Claudette Colvin. With the poise and maturity of someone twice her age, Carmen addressed a crowd of thousands at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally on Cooper Street on Monday .... Continue Reading

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Literacy Teaches Lessons In and Out of County Jail

Santa Cruz Good Times  Jan 10-  At the Santa Cruz Main Jail, at promptly 8 a.m., five inmates file into a program room for their twice-weekly English as Second Language (ESL) class, led by a volunteer tutor from the Literacy Program. It’s one of many programs under the umbrella of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County. “When I get out of here,” inmate Alvaro Perez says with a heavy Mexican accent, “I want to be able to speak English with my daughter, and maybe help her with her homework someday.” A few of his classmates nod in agreement.  ..... Continue Reading

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Volunteers Gearing Up For MLK Day

Register-Pajaronian Jan 9- The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County and fellow nonprofits are gearing up for a day of service for Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 15.Community members are invited to register for one of the projects offered throughout the county. “Each year hundreds of local residents are inspired to carry the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. forward through a day of community action,” said Volunteer Center Mobilization Coordinator Christina Thurston..... Continue Reading

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Martin Luther King Day 2018

Soquel-Capitola Times  Jan 9- "Each year hundreds of local residents are inspired to carry the principles of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. forward through a day of community action with fellow non-profits and the faith based community to offer a range of exciting options,” states Volunteer Center Mobilization Coordinator Christina Thurston. “National Days of Service are an excellent example of how individuals can unite together to make an impact on the pressing needs within our community,” continues Thurston..... Continue Reading

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