SBEE Garden Project Wins Award from S.B. Beautiful 


The SBEE (Santa Barbara Ecological and Edible) Garden Project partners, which include the SBCC Foundation, were honored to receive a 2021 Golden Leaf Award from Santa Barbara Beautiful.

The SBEE Garden Project was one of three winners and is being recognized as an outstanding project that achieves community beautification while collaborating to support biological and cultural diversity through edible gardens.

The project comprises a network of community gardens that promote biodiversity, increase access to locally grown food and foster a connection between the community and natural ecosystems. 

Earlier this year, it was announced that the project received a $100,000 EPA Environmental Education Grant, the largest ever awarded to an organization in Santa Barbara County. Read more »

Welcome to New Foundation Board Members


The SBCC Foundation recently welcomed seven new members to its board of directors: directors-at-large Daniel Emmett, Madeleine Jacobson, Ben Scott, and ex officio members Dr. Kindred Murillo, Dr. Kathy Scott, Carola Smith, and Allegra Kabukapua Kalombo.

The SBCC Foundation board of directors provides strategic leadership to the Foundation. The board is currently composed of 11 community leaders who serve voluntarily and 6 ex officio members who serve by virtue of their leadership positions at the college. 
Read about the board members on the SBCC Foundation website.

President's Circle Fall Reception

The SBCC Foundation President’s Circle Fall Reception was held on a beautiful evening in late September on the Garvin Theatre Patio. Around 50 people enjoyed the views, drinks and appetizers, live music, and updates from the college and foundation.

The S.B. Independent covered the event, reporting in detail the announcements from SBCC and Foundation leaders, including the latest happenings on campus and at the college. "Foundation CEO Geoff Green expressed his gratitude to donors, who provide the foundation with general operating support. This support enables the foundation to manage its investments and raise other funds. Last year, for every dollar in President’s Circle funding it received, it generated another $11 in revenue."

Read the S.B. Independent article »

SBCC Promise Sign-Up Day 

This summer, SBCC hosted an event on campus for SBCC Promise students to sign up, just a couple weeks before the start of fall semester. The event was held on a beautiful, sunny day outsude the campus store, where hundreds of students gathered to collect books and supplies, pick up a "Vaquero Pride" tee shirt, and mingle while lively music played in the background. 

Read the S.B. News-Press article covering the event.

SBCC Promise Student Recognized for Volunteering at SBMNH Sea Center


SBCC Promise student Natalia Sandoval has attended a number of schools in her life and says that so far, SBCC is her favorite. A graduate of San Marcos High School, she started in fall semester of 2021. She’s very thankful for the SBCC Promise, which covers all of her tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

“The SBCC Promise is a huge help, and I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to continue my academic journey and accomplish my educational goals. With the Promise providing the resources I need, I’m able to focus on my schoolwork and be one hundred percent ready for opportunities that come my way,” Natalia said.

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Sea Center recently recognized Natalia as a “superstar” volunteer. She has contributed over 100 hours of service over the past two years, and those who work with her say she “brings a smile to the face of every guest she meets.” They appreciate Natalia’s dedication and passion for educating guests of all ages about the importance of protecting our oceans.

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