SBCC Promise student Ava Engle actually started at SBCC while she was still a high school student at Carpinteria High School. Through a special grant from the SBCC Foundation, she was able to take classes at the college in her senior year, and is now pursuing her degree in culinary arts. She is passionate about learning and loves the culinary program at SBCC. “The SBCC Promise has allowed me get the uniforms, chef knives, and the books that I need, which are really expensive.”

Ava plans to transfer to a four-year university after earning her associate degree. She recently started working at the Carpinteria-based Food Liaison, which offers catering services, cooking classes and a lunch counter.

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