Be the Difference Awards Gala

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Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate our top 50 nominees and 5 outstanding honorees at the 2019 Be the Difference Awards Gala Lunch. We invite you to check out the videos and photos from the event.

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Literacy Program Tutor Orientations

Oct 19th  | Volunteer Center- 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz

Join the Literacy Program for a free one-hour orientation to learn more about becoming a tutor to a motivated adult learner. No teaching or foreign language skills necessary, just a desire to be of service. We provide training and match you with the right student. Orientations are held at the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center.

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Senior Tech Support Program

Oct 19th from 12-3PM @ Louden Nelson Senior Computer Center

Seniors are invited to drop in for free tech, app, and internet support to gain the skills you desire to stay connected with your friends and family online.  YouthServe teens and adult mentors will be available to provide one on one support and answer your questions about the devices you own- phones, laptops, ipads, cameras etc.  The program is available free of charge for all interested seniors. Please Note: Computers are available for internet use questions but if you have questions specific to a device, please bring this with you.

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Attend the Get Ready | Estén Listos Summit


Join our program staff from Get Ready | Estén Listos Santa Cruz County for a half day orientation  to learn more about how your organization can apply for our disaster preparedness grants for outreach to vulnerable populations. Learn about our RFP process and how you can help identify gaps in service, hear from disaster experts, and get all of the info needed to successfully partner on this project.

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We're Still Here Exhibition at the MAH

Now through September 22, 2019 | Santa Cruz MAH-705 Front St. Santa Cruz, CA

Volunteer Center Senior Program Staff have teamed up with artists, seniors, and fellow advocates of C3 to create artwork about what it’s like to be a senior experiencing loneliness or isolation in Santa Cruz County.  This exhibition shares local seniors' personal stories with social isolation and provides community members with opportunities to take action for a more inclusive community.

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