March 2022
A Note from our Executive Director

Dear friend,

"Me gustaría que la gente sienta confianza, inclusión, respeto y aceptación.”

“I would like people to feel trust, inclusion, respect and acceptance.”

We asked our community, “what do you wish people will feel about IVYP” as part of our name change survey. The responses have been so gratifying. Since launching our name change survey, we have heard from 95 individuals, including clients, students, employees, community members, community leaders, partners and donors. It’s not too late if you’d like to weigh in!
You can find the survey here.

Our name change steering committee has begun to make sense of what we’ve heard from all of you. Here’s what one committee member said: “It’s so uniformly celebratory and positive. Themes like safety and security are overlaid with…. Joy. But in addition to happiness, … there are real bedrock things like trust and value and safety. Thing that are not fun, but they make people feel comfortable….homey….. It’s a lot of different things that add up to being a very welcoming and loving place.”

I invite you to see all the survey responses. They can be found here.

We’ve begun to generate some good ideas. Let me know if you’d like to hear what we’re considering, or if you have a great idea.

Lori Goodman
Executive Director

IVYP Vaccine Clinics Made a Huge Impact
In partnership with Cottage Hospital, IVYP's Family Resource Center has been hosting monthly vaccine clinics since September 2022. To date we’ve helped to distribute over 2,000 vaccines to community members, including children 5-12 years old. We’ve been able to get over 200 children fully vaccinated with 2 doses. And over 1,000 adults fully vaccinated with a booster. Thank you to our incredible FRC staff, volunteers, and Cottage Hospital for partnering for this astounding impact!
LEAP 2022 - Registration is LIVE
Join us on May 12th, 2022 for IVYP's annual LEAP Awards Ceremony! Isla Vista Youth Projects (IVYP) is honoring two leaders in our community who LEAP:
California Senator Monique Limón and Ken Saxon.
This signature virtual event will be held:
May 12th, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
This event is FREE

IVYP in the News

IVYP was recently featured on 805 Focus! IVYP's Executive Director Lori Goodman spoke with Dr. Cynder Sinclair about the work of IVYP. The two also had an inspirational dialogue about community and support.

Watch the full video here.
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 and free farm stand. This month we are highlighting blood oranges! Blood oranges are low in calories but high in the fiber, vitamins, and minerals your body craves. And for pregnant people blood oranges contain several nutrients that are important during pregnancy. We love this recipe because it's packed full of flavor and very nutritious!
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
Isla Vista Elementary
El Camino Elementary
La Patera Elementary

Family Resource Center
5638 Hollister Ave Suite 200
Goleta, CA 93117