The SBCC Foundation provides for the college and its students in a variety of ways, one of which is through programmatic support. Funding is provided to a variety of programs on campus including CARE, SPARC, EOPS, the Veterans Support Program, the Express to Success Program, and the Guardian Scholars Program, to name a few. The following are just a few examples of assistance given to the SBCC community.
CARE Program at SBCC
The Coordinated Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program at SBCC serves single parent students with funds for child care, book grants, school supplies, and counseling. A safe, supportive child care environment is necessary so that student parents can focus on their school work during classroom hours.
Single Parents Arriving Ready for College (SPARC)
SPARC is a six-week summer bridge program for single parent students who are new to college or returning to college and who might benefit from extra academic assistance.
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) is a support program designed to provide academic support, financial assistance, and encouragement for eligible, financially disadvantaged, and academically underprepared students. Through EOPS, students are provided with academic and career advising as well as personal counseling, help with enrollment, and transfer assistance to four-year institutions. Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), is an aspect of EOPS, serving low-income, single parent students.
Veterans Support Program
Established in 1974, the SBCC Veterans Support Program provides one-on-one support, assisting veterans as they apply to SBCC, register for classes, and maneuver through the financial aid system. Program participants are also able to utilize counseling and tutoring resources, and to connect with other student veterans for peer support and mentorship.
Express to Success Program
The Express to Success Program is an accelerated learning community for students who place at up to two levels below college level. The goal is to get students through their developmental math and English classes so that they can begin taking classes they need for their major, or to transfer to a four-year university.
Guardian Scholars Program
Without traditional family support, foster youth emancipated at the age of 18 can face an abrupt transition to adulthood. This period of adjustment is difficult enough without the added stress of trying to navigate higher education. The Guardian Scholars Program at Santa Barbara City College supports these young people in their pursuit of a college education, providing resources and guidance that participants need to succeed in school.