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Branciforte Library Reopens to Neighborhood Fanfare


Seabright residents gathered en masse to check out the grand reopening of the Branciforte Branch Library, which had been closed for about three years.

Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors to Give Grant Program a Closer Look


Supervisors approved the program's second round of grants last June and accepted more than 50 award proposals that distributed roughly $5.9 million in total funding.

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Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Announces $1.58M in Grants

One of the 77 grants by the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County will allow the nonprofit Salud y Cariño to continue its mission of bringing physical fitness and socio-emotional programs to Santa Cruz County girls.

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Washed Away: Pájaro Flood Victims’ Struggle Continues as Shelters Close and Agriculture Jobs are Scarce

In April, 20-year-old Beatriz Lopez returned to the ramshackle apartment she shares with 10 family members on Associated Lane, after spending 45 days in the emergency shelter at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. That shelter closed on May 15 and …

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The Cultural Tapestry of the Beach Flats, Santa Cruz’s Most Diverse Neighborhood

Looking back on the history of the multicultural community as it moves into the future

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Supervisors Make Changes to Controversial Nonprofit Funding Process

The changes to the award process—known as CORE—will adjust how nonprofits around Santa Cruz County receive county funds.

Image caption: MarĂ­a Ramos hands cash to an Indigenous farm worker in Pajaro after a levee failure flooded the town.
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When the Pajaro River flooded, nonprofit groups stepped up first to help victims. And they’ll keep helping, even after media coverage fades away.

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Getting the Word Out

Nonprofits and other groups play an important role in every community, yet people are often unaware of this work. Getting the word out is vital. We can help.

Image caption: College Corps fellows from University of the Pacific at the launch and swearing-in celebration in Sacramento on Oct. 7, 2022.
Working to Inspire

Josh Fryday, California’s chief service officer, touts the state’s AmeriCorps agencies, which offer paid service opportunities to students and others.

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Help Others, Help Yourself

Volunteering it a great way to help your community. But you also reap benefits, including the chance to learn skills, reduce isolation and ease polarization.

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Scotts Valley Chamber names 2022 community award winners

On Friday, April 14, the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the movers and shakers of the city at its annual Community Awards Gala held at Brett Harte Hall at Roaring Camp Railroads from 5-10pm. In addition to …

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AmeriCorps on Hand for County Parks and Disaster Relief

By Mary Andersen AmeriCorps teams can be found at various county parks through April working on native plant growth, park restoration, and ocean conservation. They’ve also been engaged in disaster relief due to the recent storms. While here, the team …

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