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Storyteller Children’s Center Welcomes New Leadership Team  Storyteller Children’s Center

The therapeutic early childhood education program for children whose families face economic hardships onboards a dream leadership team with Executive […more…]

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Welcomes Pedro Paz as Executive Director Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) is pleased to announce that Pedro Paz has been named Executive Director of the nonprofit […more…]

The Key Class The Key Class

John Daly was in his mid-60s and had already enjoyed a highly successful career as an international event producer who […more…]

The Riviera Ridge School The Riviera Ridge School

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” Shakespeare […more…]

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Serves up Music, Tech, and Culinary Delights for Students this Summer Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) has been well-known for the opportunities it provides Santa Barbara Unified students throughout the school […more…]

SB Unified Superintendent and Students Present at the State of Our Schools  Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Speaking to community members at the Elings Park Amphitheater, Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Hilda Maldonado and students […more…]

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Brings Hope to Students by Raising $150,000 Santa Barbara Education Foundation

On Thursday, April 28, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation hosted the Hope Awards to celebrate individuals and programs supporting students […more…]

CommUnify and Head Start at 55 CommUnify

Head Start, the federal early childhood education program, was established in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on […more…]

After 12 years of Leadership, Santa Barbara Education’s Executive Director will Step Aside Santa Barbara Education Foundation

After stewarding the Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s steady growth for more than a decade, Executive Director Margie Yahyavi plans to […more…]

Keep the Beat Instrument Drive Brings in Over 140 Instruments for School Music Programs Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Last month, 99.9 KTYD dedicated all of February to the Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s Keep the Beat Instrument Drive. The […more…]

CommUnify CommUnify

If the name CommUnify doesn’t ring a bell, Patricia Keelean, the nonprofit’s chief executive officer, thinks she knows why.  “We […more…]

Mentors 4 College Kicks Off “Diversity 1000” Expansion Program Mentors 4 College

Mentors 4 College, a unique, one-to-one college mentoring program for high school students and their parents, announced today that it […more…]

Learning Reflections of Participating Youth in our Maritime Literacies Program McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Clinic

Community Based Literacies in the Schools This video is a multimodal, melodic synthesis of a reflection activity that our Harding […more…]

Santa Barbara Education Foundation and 99.9 KTYD Continue to Keep the Beat for Local Students Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Since 2003, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation has kept the beat for school music programs by raising funds to pay […more…]

Riviera Ridge School Celebrates Innovative Teaching and Learning at Genius Night The Riviera Ridge School

The Riviera Ridge School welcomed families to campus in December for an evening of teacher presentations, workshops, and interactive experiences […more…]

Riviera Ridge Students Raise Funds for CALM to Prevent Childhood Trauma The Riviera Ridge School

Members of The Riviera Ridge School’s Service Brigade elective are hosting a fall Bedtime Drive to support the local non-profit […more…]

Tina McEnroe Appointed to UC Santa Barbara Foundation Board of Trustees McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Clinic

For over 15 years the Gevirtz School has been chronicling the ever-growing accomplishments of Tina McEnroe, M.A., L.H.D. (h.c.). She […more…]

Snow Day at Storyteller Children’s Center Storyteller Children’s Center

Snow is in the forecast for students at Storyteller Children’s Center!  On Wednesday, December 15th at 10 am, over 50 […more…]

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Awards Over $100,000 to SB Unified Teachers Santa Barbara Education Foundation

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation will award 64 grants to SB Unified teachers totaling $100,000 to help meet the needs […more…]

Lind Brothers Receive AFP Youth in Philanthropy Award Santa Barbara Education Foundation

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day, the Association of Fundraising Professionals will pay tribute to the individuals, organizations, and businesses […more…]

Etiquette Unlocking Life Potential The Key Class

The Key Class founder John Daly was 64 when he realized what he wanted to do with the rest of […more…]

Empowering Preschoolers and Their Parents Storyteller Children’s Center

Krystle could have gotten worried when she lost her job due to COVID, as so many others had, and found […more…]

‘When We Get the Word Out, They Respond’ Santa Barbara Education Foundation

It took a while for anyone to realize that there was something strange about so many cars filling the parking […more…]

The Home of Social and Academic Excellence Since 1938 The Riviera Ridge School

The esteemed independent educational institution marked its 80-plus year dedication to growth, improvement, and future-forward thinking with a name change […more…]

Blazing A Needed Trail for Reading Success McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Clinic

When she talks about education, Tina Hansen McEnroe likes to invoke Irish poet W. B. Yeats: “Education is not the […more…]

Uniting Santa Barbara Against Poverty CommUnify

People in the nonprofit world often talk about “A Tale of Two Santa Barbaras” to describe the county’s gaping wealth […more…]

Storyteller Children’s Center Welcomes New Board Members With Expertise in Pediatrics, Early Childhood Education and Communications Storyteller Children’s Center

The therapeutic preschool for economically at-risk children taps the proficiencies of Dr. Peggy Dodds, MD; Daisy Estrada Ochoa; and Ann […more…]

Getting into the Ideal College: A Reality for Everyone Mentors 4 College

Anne was a senior at Hollywood High School hoping to become a veterinarian. But the daughter of a single mom […more…]

A Commitment to Youth: Storyteller Children’s Center Withstood the Pandemic Storyteller Children’s Center

Santa Barbara has been all awash with talk about the reopening of public schools ever since the pandemic shut them […more…]

SB Education Foundation Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Executive Director Margie Yahyavi was reluctant to have her office visible during our Zoom call last […more…]

Storyteller Children’s Center’s Annual Lunch with Love Fundraiser Storyteller Children’s Center

Storyteller Children’s Center is gearing up for its 7th annual Lunchbox Luncheon on Tuesday. As a socially distanced creative pivot […more…]