At-Risk Youth and Families

United Way of Santa Barbara County Fun in the Sun Program

This summer program provides educational and recreational opportunities to low-income, at-risk children in the greater Santa Barbara community in order to promote academic, social and emotional growth. PRES Associates researchers evaluated the impact of this program on student literacy and social skills.

Power of Partnership Initiative

The purpose of this project was to identify the core issues in the health and human service areas affecting children, families, and seniors in the Santa Barbara community. Based on the results of a needs assessment, a comprehensive, community-wide strategic plan was developed for children, families, or seniors in order to serve as a blueprint for prioritizing community goals, and identifying measurable outcomes and the strategies to achieve these goals.