Southern California Edison presents a $5,000 donation to Santa Barbara-based nonprofit Just Communities

CLI is a unique summer program for Central Coast high school aged youth that aims to build leadership skills and social awareness. At CLI students from diverse backgrounds explore their multifaceted identities, learn how to recognize and counter bias and gain advocacy skills and tools to bring back to their schools and communities. Southern California Edison donated $5,000 to support general scholarships for any Santa Barbara area students wishing to attend the program but needing financial assistance.

(Pictured left to right) Front row: Cecilia Tavera, Local Public Affairs Administrative Assistant for Southern California Edison; Patricia Bartoli-Wible, Local Public Affairs Region Manager for Southern California Edison; Elizabeth Weinstein, Development Associate for Just Communities; and Jarrod Schwartz, Executive Director of Just Communities. Back Row: Ivette Gil, senior at Santa Barbara High School and Just Communities CLI Participant; and Olivia Ranson, junior at Santa Barbara High School and Just Communities CLI participant.

“Southern California Edison’s gift is an investment in our community’s young people and, through them, in our collective future. We hope this gift represents the start of a long relationship between them and Just Communities/CLI,” said Jarrod Schwartz, Executive Director of Just Communities.

Just Communities is a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit organization that works to bring together diverse groups of people to build leadership and develop joint solutions for our communities’ challenges. For more information, visit or call (805) 966-2063.


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