The Youth Corps provides job training, education, leadership and environmental awareness through the performance of green work projects. Young people ages 14 to 21 who are facing serious obstacles such as gang involvement, teenage pregnancy, unemployment, lack of education, or homelessness can turn their lives around while performing green activities including trail restoration, recycling, urban forestry, natural conservation and environmental stewardship.

“We’re proud to support the great work being done by CAC in the Santa Barbara community,” said Michael Vidal, Wells Fargo District Manager. “This grant gives CAC’s Santa Barbara Youth Corps the opportunity to fulfill the dreams of young people, and gives a big step forward in helping to revitalize the Santa Barbara community.”

Wells Fargo supports organizations working to strengthen communities by giving back to non-profits and educational institutions that address vital community needs and issues. The company directs their giving to the areas of community development, education, and human services. Wells Fargo is particularly interested in programs providing resources that address local environmental projects, support innovation and advance clean technologies, and also provides grant and volunteer support for low- to moderate-income home ownership in Wells Fargo communities nationwide.

ABOUT Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (CAC):

CAC creates opportunities for Santa Barbara County families to achieve stability. Services are provided for children, teens and young adults, seniors and home energy. Since its incorporation in 1967, CAC has grown to become the county’s largest private, non-profit social service agency. CAC currently employs approximately 400 people countywide, and provides services to more than 10,000 low-income individuals and families annually. Visit


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