May 6: ACLU Foundation The ACLU’s Summer Advocacy Institute brings together a diverse group of students entering their junior and senior years of high school from across the United States to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. In an intensive 8-day program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and liberties critical to a free and open society. Tuition is $2,895, so it is imperative scholarships be available for the many talented and committed students with financial need.
May 13: National Center for Science Education (NCSE) works with teachers, parents, scientists, and concerned scientists at the local, state, and national level to ensure topics that are socially but not scientifically controversial—in particular evolution and climate change—are taught accurately, honestly, and confidently. NCSE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Association of Science Teachers.
May 20: CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy), a Ventura based nonprofit that reaches out to and trains and supports youth, adults and families to speak up for justice! CAUSE works to protect immigrant rights; increase farmworker and other low-wage worker justice; put an end to new fossil fuel power plants locally, protect renters’ rights; advocate for affordable housing and more!
May 24: Heart to Heart houses durable goods from the community so families can “shop” for items they desperately need to provide for the children placed in their care. At no cost to the families, we provide clothes, backpacks, beds, cribs, strollers, baby and child-sized furniture to families who suddenly find themselves taking care of foster children or members of their extended family.
Your generosity toward those who ask for our help continues to be amazing.
- March 25: Camp de Benneville – $746.50
- April 1: LUYV: Safe Sleep – $975.75
- April 8: United Way: Thomas Fire Fund – $818
- April 15: Humane Society – $834.95
Thanks so much for all your generous donations!