April 2019
A Note from our Executive Director

Dear friend,

Change is inevitable. Sometimes change has unforeseen consequences. In September, we moved our Family Resource Center to Old Town Goleta. I am surprised and thrilled at what a difference that move made. As a result of that move, we are distributing much more food in our Emergency Food Pantry. We are having trouble keeping our emergency pantry stocked, but we are delighted that our location is making it easier for families to find us to seek support.

Our move into Goleta has also helped us build partnerships which have already led to fruitful collaborations in support of our community. We recently signed a contract with the City of Goleta to provide targeted outreach to the Spanish speaking community. We’ve begun partnering with Equalitech to support adults with computer literacy classes in Isla Vista. We’re planning an emergency preparedness fair in both Goleta and IV, in partnership with the GVCC, the sheriff’s department, Santa Barbara Response Network, the Foodbank, and Aware and Prepare. Moving our FRC has not only strengthened our partnerships with Goleta, it has brought those partnerships into IV, ensuring that the families of Isla Vista are considered and served.

I want to acknowledge another change in our organization. Our Children’s Center director, Chris Callaway, recently accepted an exciting new job in North Carolina. Please join me in wishing Chris and his family well in their new adventure. 

Lori Goodman
Executive Director


IVYP's First Annual LEAP Awards is almost here!

On April 30th at 11:30am we will be honoring Dr. Liz Barnitz and Jon Clark with the first LEAP awards for their incredible contributions to our community. Learn more about our awardees here.

Please join us for this exciting inaugural fundraising event. Tickets can be purchased for $75 here.

Hope to see you there!

Emergency Fair

IVYP is excited to partner with local agencies to provide two fun and free Emergency Preparedness Fairs for the Goleta Valley. Participants will walk away with an emergency plan, information on what items to include in an emergency kit, a bag of fresh and healthy produce, radio station information, how and when to call 911, and concrete trainings like CPR and First Aid. See the full fliers below.

Staff Spotlight - Paulina Arango

" There are incredible resources available at every corner of this organization, from the Children’s Center to our Family Resource Center; there is something for everyone. The staff at IVYP are some of the most committed people I have come across, and people should always feel safe and welcomed asking questions or looking for guidance. "

Read more here
IVYP in the News

On March 20th IVYP was honored alongside 9 local nonprofits with an Anniversary Grant from Montecito Bank and Trust. This unique grant lifts the voices of MB&T employees by asking them what organizations they want the bank to invest in. Along with the grant each organization received a 1 minute promotional video shot and edited MB&T. Thank you to Alan Acosta from Montecito Bank and Trust for nominating IVYP and advocating for our work in this process.

Harvest of the month

Each month we share a healthy, easy and affordable recipe to try that highlights ingredients you can get at our monthly food distribution on the first Thursday of every month. This month we are highlighting cauliflower. Cauliflower is having a major moment and we understand why! This versatile and delicious vegetable is high in fiber, low in calories, and a good source of antioxidants. Here's a recipe to make pizza crust out of cauliflower. Who knew?

Read the full recipe here!
Get Involved with IVYP
Spend time in the classroom. Our Children's Center, infant care, and after school elementary programs all love to have volunteers come to spend time with the children.
To learn more call Liz at
Help feed our community by volunteering at our monthly food distribution. Next opportunity to help is Thursday, March 7!
To learn more call Ana at
Ready to roll up your sleeves? Our sites are always in need of helping hands! We have projects ranging from painting, to yard clean up.
To learn more call Juan at
Isla Vista Youth Projects

Administrative offices
970 Embarcadero del Mar
Isla Vista, CA 93117

Children's Center
(agency mailing address)
6842 Phelps Road
Goleta, CA 93117

After School and Summer Enrichment Program
6875 El Colegio Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117

Family Resource Center (NEW)
5638 Hollister Ave Suite 200
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 685-6900