A Note from our Executive Director
So much of what I’ve learned since joining IVYP is how invisible our most vulnerable children and families are. I was not aware of how many children in our community are hungry at school. Even though I heard the statistics, it didn’t sink in until I began to look into the faces of the children and families who rely on us – and others – for support.
It’s vital that we make sure that our children are not invisible. April 1 is Census Day. That’s the day when every one must be counted. The Census helps us to know who is part of our community. Participating in the census says we matter.
IVYP is partnering with many other organizations across Santa Barbara County to help educate our community and support them in participating in the census. I hope you’ll join us at Make Goleta Count Day at Jonny Wallis park on Saturday, March 14