United Way of Santa Barbara
By Zach Rosen   |   August 13, 2020

With so many schools having to turn to online classes, students in need are having an even tougher time getting the educational resources they need. One organization, United Way of Santa Barbara, has been helping at-risk and low-income students and members of the community since 1923. Of their many community programs, two of their educational […]

The Fish Reef Project
By Zach Rosen   |   July 30, 2020

The kelp forests found along the Californian coast harbor abundant marine life, reduce ocean acidity, and even help support the plankton so vital for ocean health. While historically the Central Coast has been an area of lush kelp forests, the impact from damming of rivers, repeated droughts during El Niño years, and other environmental factors […]

Sanctuary Centers
By Zach Rosen   |   July 2, 2020

Homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness have long been identified and discussed as issues affecting the local community, along with the stigmas that still surround them. While an individual can be affected by one of these issues, often times a combination, or even all of these factors, contribute to an individual’s condition. Sanctuary Centers seeks […]

Raab Writing Fellows Program Inspires Student Voices
By Zach Rosen   |   June 25, 2020

A college education consists of more than just a degree and a major. University time allows a student to discover which issues are meaningful to them and develop the voice that will continue into their career. The Raab Writing Fellows Program within the Writing Program at UC Santa Barbara is helping students find that voice. […]

TVSB
By Zach Rosen   |   April 2, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep us indoors, online streaming and video content has helped us feel a sense of connection as we remain isolated. From online concerts to exercise lessons, this time is showing us the importance of video content in allowing one to share their story and connect to the community. A […]

Leading From Within
By Zach Rosen   |   February 27, 2020

It is well known that the area hosts a plethora of nonprofits, covering many needs and missions. There tends to be a large focus on supporting the mission of the nonprofit and often times there is not as much consideration given to the leaders actually running the organization. Nonprofits are known to have a high […]

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara
By Zach Rosen   |   February 6, 2020

The architecture of a city tells of its past, present, and future. The buildings and homes that construct a town speak of the area’s materials, design influences, history, and culture. And in this area, the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara (AFSB) has made it their mission to share the stories that this region’s architecture has […]

Fishbon
By Zach Rosen   |   January 30, 2020

For decades Santa Barbara has had a bohemian tone to its art and culture. From the fantastical floats and costumes of the Solstice Parade to the old artists’ lofts of the Funk Zone, the area has long played with whimsical art and culture. And over the years, no organization has been at the core of […]

SERI-Fire
By Zach Rosen   |   December 19, 2019

Since the beginning of humanity, people have been using technology to understand and influence fire. Fire speaks to our primal nature yet remains an uncontrollable natural force and an inherent part of our ecosystem. As technology and civilization has increased over time, the role that fire plays in our lives continues to grow. Over the […]

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission
By Zach Rosen   |   December 3, 2019

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this time of year is when giving is on the mind. The winter season brings with it thoughts of donated gifts or providing hot meals to those in need or without a home. Since 1965 the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission has been giving to the homeless of the area, acting as […]