Escuelita @ El Centro

El Centro is a volunteer-run, radically inclusive "for the community, by the community" space on the lower Westside of Santa Barbara.

We are excited to offer Escuelita, a free 5-week community summer program aimed at empowering our westside children and youth to learn about:


-Ethnic, gender and intersectional environmental studies,

-Santa Barbara hxstory,

-Identity development,

-Solidifying connection/ support to community, ect.

Escuelita will run from July 6th to August 4th.

The program will  culminate in a mural project led by Gabriel Cardenas at El Centro and a "Decolonize Fiesta" event in August!

We need your support to provide daily meals for our students  and to pay stipends to our youth interns.

Be who you needed when you were younger!

In community,
the El Centro team
  • David Moore 
    • $15 
    • 34 mos
  • Audrey Lopez 
    • $200 
    • 58 mos
  • Shelby Arthur 
    • $25 
    • 58 mos
  • Kym Paszkeicz 
    • $25 
    • 58 mos
  • Alexandra Dunn 
    • $75 
    • 58 mos
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Akila Ruskamp 
Santa Barbara, CA