Fundraiser for Just Communities

I'm raising money to benefit Just Communities Central Coast, and any donation will help make an impact no matter the amount. Throughout the pandemic Just Communities has stepped up and provided a safe and educational program to help lessen the achievement gap in our community. As well as helped families economically by providing care for children at zero cost so parents can get back to work. This wonderful non profit has abided by all CDC guidelines and made sure that all employees are paid properly as independent contractors. 

Just Communities’ Learning Pods pilot program first launched September 14, 2020 and started with four locations serving roughly 52 students. Since then Just Communities has opened two new sites located at places like Adelante Charter School, parks, dance studios, and churches. As schools are on the verge of reopening not all families feel safe returning to in-person learning. This means that there continues to be a need for Learning Pods in support of students who will continue distance learning online and that is why we need our communities support to keep this program in place. 

Your contribution would help to provide essential items like pencils, pens, glue, craft materials, water bottles, portable white boards, and individualized packaged snacks. As well as sponsor students to go on field trips, for example the SB Zoo or Botanical Gardens. Money will also be provided to sponsor a program leader: hourly rate is $20.00, a week's pay is $800.

More information about Just Communities Central Coast: Just Communities offers cultural competency training to organizational leaders, education seminars for the general public, leadership training institutes for students and teachers, and customized consultation to local agencies for diversity and organizational change initiatives. Just Communities consciously works with people from a diverse cross-section of the community along the lines of race, income, gender, sexual orientation, age, and religious affiliation.

Just Communities Newsletter and Story of a family : 

Local news article regarding Just Communities PODs program :,Executive%20Director%20Melissa%20Patrino%20said. 

Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me! Sydney


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Sydney Martyniuk 
Santa Barbara, CA
Just Communities Central Coast 
Registered nonprofit
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