Santa Cruz County Local News: Community Service & Support


All Local Community Service & Support News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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12/15/2023
With fellow classmates, Iman Moshari collects underused bikes, repairs them and give them to people who apply.

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12/11/2023
For the past 48 years, Barry and Joyce Vissell have been devoted to helping other people through their nonprofit, The Shared Heart Foundation.

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12/09/2023
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Ryan Okrant and Valley Churches team up to deliver care packages in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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12/09/2023
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In an interview, two members of an Afghani family of 13 who recently found community and support talk about building a fund that would support legal assistance for asylum seekers.

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12/07/2023
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Curtis Reliford, who collects food and supplies for those experiencing poverty, had his own belongings stolen two weeks ago.

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12/05/2023
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These nonprofits are fighting climate change at a time when it’s more important than ever to do so, as warming temperatures and acidification in the world’s oceans break records.

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12/04/2023
The California Faculty Association is seeking a 12 percent pay increase, while university officials counter with 5 percent in each of the next three years.

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12/03/2023
San Diego-area nonprofits and faith organizations struggle to provide for tens of thousands of migrants border agents have released on San Diego streets.

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12/03/2023
In 2020, the state agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit that claimed too many students were not learning to read. As part of that agreement, the state spent over $50 million on 75 schools with the lowest reading scores.

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11/30/2023
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Every year, a group of volunteers works to make sure that children in need have a toy to unwrap on Christmas day. This behind-the-scenes work It requires wrangling donations of cash and items to build a stockpile of 21,000 toys.

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11/30/2023
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The Homeless Garden Project’s plans to relocate to Pogonip have fizzled, and leaders signed an agreement to stay at their farm on Shaffer Road and potentially build an office, barn, greenhouse, kitchen and housing.

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11/29/2023
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Born in San Francisco, Rowland Rebele lived his later years in Aptos, where he supported civic causes throughout Santa Cruz.

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11/29/2023
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Friends of the Ben Lomond Library have kicked off revitalization efforts for the historic Ben Lomond Library building and library operations with a meet and greet and volunteer gatherings.

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11/29/2023
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Local organizations like the Center for Farmworker Families and Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes try to advocate for farmworker rights and help put food on their tables.

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11/29/2023
Most undocumented college students in California are not eligible for DACA anymore, creating new dilemmas for students and colleges around employment, financial aid and the threat of deportation.

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11/28/2023
The Double Up Food Bucks program—with its proven ability to connect food-insecure families and individuals to more fresh produce—officially debuted in Monterey County.

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11/22/2023
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For 2023, 26 youth serving organizations are seeking to get the community’s support for their Big Idea 2024: a specific goal or project they are hoping to raise funding for to complete.

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11/20/2023
Image for display with article titled Growing Meaningful Futures for the Disabled at Common Roots Farm

How do you have a meaningful day when you have a significant disability? The founders of Common Roots Farm have been on an odyssey to answer this question.

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11/19/2023
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Watsonville’s congresswoman, announced that the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County would distribute the funds to the Luna y Sol Familia Center and Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance Center.

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11/19/2023
The Rotary Club of Freedom has assembled a group of local musicians to pay tribute to the beloved once-local folk singer while also raising funds for Pajaro flood victims.
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