ACS & Fund for Santa Barbara

The FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA has awarded $3000 for the Adelante Charter School Translation Project.

Adelante Two-Way Immersion Charter School of Santa Barbara—formerly César Chávez Charter School—is a school of approximately 215 children on Santa Barbara’s east side that educates native Spanish speakers and native English speakers side by side. Moreover, as a charter, one of the school’s goals is to ensure that all families have a voice in the school governance.

The Fund for Santa Barbara grant will allow for key school documents to be translated into Spanish—including the charter, the parent handbook, and school meeting minutes—in order to provide equal access to all parents in the school community. “We are so grateful for this grant,” states Principal Juanita Hernández. “Having our documents available in both English and Spanish will facilitate more communication and participation among all of the school’s families and enable all parents to contribute more richly to important discussions and decisions.”

Adelante’s mission is to develop bi-literate, multi-cultural students whose strong academic and cultural foundations prepare them to meaningfully participate and provide leadership in their families, their community and their world to create a more just and equitable society. If you are interested in this type of learning environment for your child, we are currently in open enrollment and accepting applications for children in K-2.

For more information, contact Juanita Hernandez at


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