Members of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise presented La Casa de la Raza with 30 tablets and backbacks. The supplies will be utilized by the center for students in their after school programs and center staff. The La Casa staff gave a tour of the facility and described some of the many programs they offer.
Eric Ryan, President of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise, stated, “We were impressed with the number of programs that are run out of La Casa and with the potential of the facility.”
The Rotary club will be looking into ways to develop further partnership through their Community Service and Youth Service avenues of service.
The tablets and backpacks were donated by Minno LLC.
La Casa serves at the forefront of supporting Santa Barbara’s most vulnerable community members and preserving the culture and history that makes this city unique in ways that are unparalleled. They have evolved with the pandemic and quickly adapted their organization to meet new needs of the community.
The César Chavez Center was founded in 1971 to provide a nonprofit community center on the Eastside of Santa Barbara. The mission of La Casa de la Raza is to develop and empower the Latino community by affirming and preserving the Latino cultural heritage, providing an umbrella for services and by advocating for participation in the larger community.