Creating opportunities for Santa Barbara County families to achieve stability.
Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County
Autumn 2014
In This Issue
Focus on Food
Rob Godfrey Departs Board
Best Wishes to Ashley Costa
2-1-1 Coming Soon to CAC
Happy 50th Birthday to Head Start!

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Kudos to CAC's Energy Program


A recent field inspection by third-party reviewers showed no negative findings or deficiencies in our weatherization work.  For more information about CAC's Energy Program, click here.
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With the beginning of the school year CAC welcomes new and returning children and families to our Head Start and Early Head Start programs. We expect to enroll nearly 1,300 children this year, the 50th anniversary of the creation of Head Start. It's inspiring to see so many former Head Start students excel in high school and college and go on to professional success!  We are also celebrating another milestone as we honor CAC Board members Rob Godfrey and Ashley Costa, who are retiring from our Board of Directors at the end of the year. You can read about both of them in stories below. Thank you Rob and Ashley!  Plus, don't forget the Sol Food! and Food Day events.

Sol Food! + Food Day = Celebrate!
CAC is a sponsor of two wonderful food-related events in Santa Barbara this fall: the SOL Food Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2014, and Food Day, on October 24, 2014.  For more information, click here.
Farewell to Boardmember Rob Godfrey...
Rob will be stepping down from the CAC Board of Directors after 32 years of service.  He has seen CAC through many changes and we owe him so much for his years of dedication.  Rob took time to answer some questions we had for him, and his responses can be found here.  Thank you Rob.
...And Best Wishes to Ashley Costa 
CAC wishes Ashley Costa well as she departs the Board of Directors after four years of inspired service. Ashley was born and raised in Lompoc and attended Lompoc High.  She graduated from UCLA with Honors, and became the youngest City Councilwomen elected in the State of California.  Ashley, an avid Crossfit athlete and coach, is the Director of Community Health for the Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization. Here, she answers questions from CAC. 
Coming Soon:  2-1-1

This winter, CAC plans to relaunch and operate the 2-1-1 Helpline in Santa Barbara County.  The service will be available in various languages and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Thank you for your support of CAC. Together, we are making a difference in our community.




Fran Forman, Executive Director
Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County