October 2021
A Note from our Executive Director

Dear friend,

I learned early that all politics are local. Both my parents were active in local city politics. My mom was elected to the school board, and my dad served on our local city council. 

I realize that my personal experience is unusual. But, I truly believe that our elected officials are accountable to everyone in their community, and that they want to hear from everyone, not just the loudest voices.

For that reason, IVYP is hosting our next bilingual Town Hall on November 3, this time featuring Goleta Mayor, Paula Perotte. By hosting Town Halls via zoom, IVYP hopes to lower barriers between our leaders and the members of our community, open up lines of communication, and educate the public about what it is that our leaders do. I hope you will join me.

Register for this event here.

Lori Goodman
Executive Director

Our Annual Report to the Community

IVYP is excited to announce that we have launched our new website! Our redesigned website shares the work of IVYP while providing clear information on what we’re up to and how to get involved. Thank you to Meredith Reeback at Homegrown Graphics for working with us on this special project. We look forward to hearing your thoughts! 

Join us for a Virtual Town Hall with Goleta Mayer Paula Perotte

IVYP believes that healthy relationships are the key to resilience. That includes relationships with our elected officials. For this reason, IVYP has begun hosting virtual Town Halls. Join us on Wednesday, November 3 to meet and get to know Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte and learn more about the role of local government. The event will be fully bilingual in English and Spanish. When you sign up please include any questions you'd like us to ask Mayor Perotte.

To sign up for this bilingual event click here
IVYP in the News

In case you missed it IVYP has been sharing the news far and wide of our new Certified Diaper Bank. We'd like to extend a big thank you to KCBX.FM, Noozhawk and KEYT for sharing the news with the community. To read, listen and watch the stories click below!

Harvest of the Month

Each month we share a healthy, easy and affordable recipe to try that highlights ingredients you can get at our food distribution. This month we are highlighting persimmons! The persimmon is an underrated, bright orange, fall fruit that deserves the same hype as pumpkins. We love persimmons because they can be eaten in both savory and sweet dishes. Additionally, they are high in important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! This recipe is one of our favorite ways to enjoy these delicious fall fruits. 

Read the full recipe here
Get Involved with IVYP
IVYP needs your support as we work hard to support our community in the wake of COVID-19. We’ve stepped up and we need your help to continue. Please consider a donation to IVYP’s COVID-19 Response Fund to help us continue to provide the caring, proactive and flexible support our community needs. 
Be a diaper champion by sponsoring the cost of diapers for local families. Diapers are one of the most consistent requests from our families at our FRC. Disposable diapers can cost as much as $100 per month per baby so every contribution makes a big difference.
Did you know that many of our most vulnerable students don’t have a dedicated place at home to do their school work? IVYP will purchase and distribute folding desks to any GUSD student who has a need through our new Study Table Fund. To support this effort click here to donate.
Isla Vista Youth Projects

Mailing Address
PO Box 1332
Goleta, CA 93116

Administrative offices
5638 Hollister Ave Suite, 320
Goleta, CA 93117

Children's Center
6842 Phelps Road
Goleta, CA 93117

After School and Summer Enrichment Programs
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Family Resource Center
5638 Hollister Ave Suite 200
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