spring break in the city | near immersion teams
Santa Barbara - In the past four years, Spring Break in the City Santa Barbara has equipped and sent students into our own community. Partnering with churches and local missions organizations such as Uffizzi Order and the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission. SBIC Santa Barbara has sent over 170 students into the city to discover what loving our neighbors can look like. Their experience serves as a “spring board” for students into lifelong ministry and service as they are disciplined daily through morning devotionals given by experienced ministers in the city and mentored by small group leaders. In a week's span, students have been transformed and renewed in their understanding of the West Side, East Side, and friends without homes. REGISTER HERE TODAY!
Los Angeles & San Francisco - For over a decade, Spring Break in the City (SBIC) teams have dispatched students to the colorful and eclectic inner-cities of both Los Angeles and San Francisco -- partnering with local organizations on the street that minister directly to the underserved populations there. Through this week-long intensive and transformative experience, SBIC participants actively seek to both understand urban issues and, in turn, assist long-term workers in purposefully addressing the many challenges of life in the city - to the glory of God. REGISTER HERE TODAY!
weekly urban service & ministry opportunities | santa barbara
TRAINING CAMP is dedicated to providing a bright future for our city’s young students. Our vision is to see every student of the Santa Barbara community graduate high school, fully equipped to excel as students and leaders as a result of the training they have received as a student and athlete. We achieve this by providing after-school programs at local elementary schools and by hosting quarterly sports camps open to all Kindergarten through 6th grade kids in the Santa Barbara community. Meet us at the DC parking lot on Wednesday and Thursday between 3:05-3:10pm. Please let us a know if you need a ride. And don't hesitate if you have any questions!
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: Nana Akyen
BREAD OF LIFE is a meal sharing program at Alameda Park where Westmont students are able to weekly engage in relationship and serve our friends without homes in Santa Barbara. We meet at 6:00 PM on Thursdays in the KSC parking lot above the DC and travel together. Join us this week!
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: Scott Myrvold and/or Elizabeth Cormode
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CONVERSATION CAFE' Conversation Cafe' works to build relationships with the international students in Santa Barbara by providing a safe space for intercultural, interfaith, and interpersonal dialogue at the Adobe Center in downtown Santa Barbara. We meet every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 at the Ocean Hills Loft - 821 State Street, Section B - not far from the Paseo shuttle stop! Join us this week!
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: Aleah Bond
EAST SIDE KIDS CLUB Kids Club is a weekly faith-based after-school program where children from the Eastside’s low-income Latino community experience God’s love through being cared for, empowered, and mentored by volunteer leaders. We meet at 5:15 on Thursdays in the DC parking lot and serve from 5:30-7:30 at the Gils’ house in the Eastside for games, Bible stories, and pizza!
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: Ryan Smith
WEST SIDE MINISTRY West Side Ministry provides Westmont students with various opportunities to engage with youth and their families on Santa Barbara's West Side, form meaningful mentoring relationships, and address the challenges of the community's unique context. Volunteering with us at the West Side Community Center is the entry point for many other opportunities throughout the week. We meet Monday's at 3:30pm in the DC parking lot and work at the community center from 4:00 - 6:00pm, arriving back to campus around 6:15pm. Email Amanda Sutter in advance so adequeate travel arrangements can be made.
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: Amanda Sutter
STREET HEALTH OUTREACH Street Health Outreach serves the needy on the streets of Santa Barbara by offering first aid and basic medical supplies. We seek to end homelessness by building relationships with those on the streets and connecting them to resources in the city specific to their needs. We will be sending teams out on Sundays at 1:00pm and will be back by 3:00pm. Come join us and see how God will use you!
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: David Donner or Stephen Avila
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local volunteer opportunities
IMMIGRANT HOPE SANTA BARBARA
MISSION: To give all immigrants, including undocumented immigrants the hope of the gospel and help in finding a pathway to legal residency.
VISION: is to build relationships with our neighbors through word and service by providing English classes, English tutoring, naturalization tutoring, and immigration services, opening doors to share the gospel.
INVITATION: Come, serve compassionately with us in this ministry that addresses heartfelt needs of the immigrant families all over Santa Barbara.
To view the many volunteer or internship opportunities available please visit our website by click here.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Volunteer with Santa Barbara Public Schools!
Opportunities to make a difference for school children age K-12 and also with other non-profits that serve youth in Santa Barbara via tutoring, mentoring, arts and music programs, field trips, library assistance, gardening projects, and more.
Sign up at www.VolunteerSantaBarbara.org
or contact Rachel at email@example.com
(805) 964-4710 x4414
Our team has returned from our 3rd annual fall break trip to San Francisco's Tenderloin - partnering with local urban service organizations and ministries to learn from and support the underserved there. Stay tuned for photo snapshots!
community education programs
"LOST ANGELS" FILM SCREENING | WEDNESDAY, FEB 12, 7:00 PM, PAGE MPR | View trailer here
support urban initiative
1. This ministry is funded solely through the generosity of people like you. If you would like to support Urban Initiative, please go to the giving site and click on "Urban Initiative " when prompted.
2. Pre-order flowers and/or chocolates for Valentine's Day through " Operation Valentine". Place a secure online order form by clicking the following link. All proceeds will go to support the ministry of the Urban Initiative.
Thank you so much for supporting our students in this way!
Core Team :
Phone: 805-565-6800 (office)
Assistant Director of Campus Life
for Mission & Ministries (Global Outreach & Community Engagement)