May 2020
A Note from our Executive Director

Dear friend,

Each week we bring our leadership team together to touch base, share information, and support one another for the week ahead. This week, I asked each person to share what they are proud of at this time. I want to share their responses with you:

From our FRC: I’m proud of how hard our team is working. I’m proud that we’re supporting so many families and we’re learning new ways of helping them. We produced our first webinar last Friday and 25 people attended. We provided food to almost 400 people last week. That feels really good.

From our Children’s Center: I’m proud of how well our teachers are learning to use technology. Even though this is hard for them, they are learning so much. We had a school-wide circle time and the teachers loved seeing their students faces. So many children and families showed up! I’m proud that we’ve connected with all of our families and we’re providing support and information that they need.

From our School-Aged program: I’m proud of how well we’re connecting with our students. We do daily zoom calls and we’re providing really important social-emotional education and support. The kids are so happy to see their teachers. They just want to tell us everything they’ve been up to.

I’m proud of how creative and resilient the IVYP team is!

What makes you proud?

Lori Goodman
Executive Director
IVYP featured in New Video Series

We are so proud to see our Executive Director, Lori Goodman featured in a new web series that asks leaders, "What do you do when life hands you lemons?" Hear her discuss community resilience and leadership in a time of change. Thanks to Jason P Lorber and Aplomb Consulting for featuring Lori and IVYP!

Watch the video here
Virtual Immigration Mini Workshops

IVYP's Family Resource Center hosted our first virtual mini immigration workshop webinar in partnership with Immigrant Hope. The webinar discussed public charge in the wake of COVID-19. Our FRC will be providing these workshops on an ongoing basis and covering a variety of topics such as: health and safety and financial support.

Resource Partner Highlight

COVID-19 is affecting all of us and sometimes it's difficult to know what resources are available. Every day our FRC connects families to resources in our community. In that spirit IVYP wants to highlight organizations in our community and share some of the resources they offer. May is mental health awareness month so for this month's partner highlight we want to share mental health and counseling resources.

CALM has confidential support available for children and families through Telehealth. Please call (805) 965-2376.

Family Service Agency offers a variety of counseling services countywide. Click here to learn more.

Domestic Violence Solutions has multiple 24 hour hotlines available to assist you. Click here to learn more.
Online Tutoring for IVYP/ASES After School Students

In collaboration with UCSB America Reads & Counts & the Work-Study Program, we ​have created an Online Tutoring Program for our currently enrolled school aged students. This program will provide academic support to students 1st-6th grade. Students can receive daily support in; math, reading, and technical support with online learning or general support. Sessions are available Monday - Friday from 12:00-6:00pm, for about an hour each session. Students can also be registered for additional tutoring session if wanted. 

Moment of Joy

Life in the wake of COVID-19 is hard. Which is why each month in our newsletter we want to provide you with a moment of joy - something that has our staff has found helpful in this time. Like many of you our staff has had more opportunities to gather around the tv so this month's moment of joy is the first ever IVYP Watch List. Staff members from across our organization sent in their top picks of shows and movies that are bringing them joy. So pull up a chair, grab the popcorn and enjoy!

Read the list 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. 
Share IVYP with your friends! If you are inspired by our work let others know! You can forward this email to your networks, share our posts on Facebook @islavistayouthprojects and follow us on Instagram @iv_yp

Do you sew? Do you want to help our most vulnerable community members? IVYP is collecting and distributing fabric masks to the families in our community who
need extra support. We are especially in need of child size masks. If you would like to contribute please message us directly here  
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 Programs
Isla Vista Elementary
6875 El Colegio Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117

El Camino Elementary
5020 San Simeon Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

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

Isla Vista Community Center
976 Embarcadero del Mar
Isla Vista, CA 93117