Youth Making Change

2nd Story Associates is the proud recipient of a Youth Making Change grant from the Fund for Santa Barbara. The grant will support our Teen Academy- SAT Readiness Program. HACSB Interns Hunter Schwarz and Iliana De Hoyos accepted the award on behalf of 2nd Story Associates. Congratulations to these hard-working interns and teens for making this program possible!

Support Choices for Girls at Pinkberry for First Thursday, May 4th!

2nd Story Associates and the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara invite you to support Choices for Girls!

Choices for Girls Group is a program for girls in 6th - 9th grade.  Choices builds self-esteem, confidence and healthy decision making skills through a variety of activities and community partnerships to help young girls develop successful academic and personal lives.

Choices has been exploring identity through poetry, paintings and mask making this Spring.  Please stop by Pinkberry to view their beautiful work...and while you're there, why not purchase a delicious frozen yogurt treat?!  Pinkberry will donate 20% of the proceeds from 2 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4th to the Choices Girls Group.

We look forward to seeing you at our show!

CDBG Funding...Vital Community Resource at Risk

“CDBG funding has been a critically needed and well-used resource for Santa Barbara in revitalizing neighborhoods and supporting vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and homeless persons, victims of domestic violence, persons with disabilities, youth and veterans,” said Rob Fredericks, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara.

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding within the Department of Housing and Urban Development's budget is at risk of elimination. 

Read the below Noozhawk article on how local community leaders are raising their voices and awareness on this vital community resource.

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/santa_barbara_organizations_say_threatened_federal_block_grant_program