College Profile Community Service
Students are actively involved in the life of the community as volunteers, employees, and interns for a wide variety of businesses and organizations. They serve more than 30 student-run ministries on and off campus. During spring break, several hundred students travel to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Ensenada to join local churches, organizations, and ministries in their service to these communities.
Bread of Life
Befriend and serve those currently experiencing homelessness & seek solutions to overcoming poverty in our city!
Bread of Life is a weekly meal-sharing program at Alameda Park where Westmont students - in collaboration with The Uffizi Order and local faith communities - spearhead a unique opportunity to meaningfully engage with our friends without homes in Santa Barbara.
We meet every Thursday at 5:50 PM in the KSC parking lot above the Dining Commons. Transportation is provided. Join us this week!
Meet international students in our city through intercultural, interfaith, and interpersonal dialogue. Click image to the left and join us this week!
Conversation Café works to build relationships with the international students in Santa Barbara by providing a safe space for intercultural, interfaith, and interpersonal dialogue at The Loft in downtown Santa Barbara.
Every year international students travel to the United States for one reason or another, some to experience American culture, learn or improve their English skills. Whatever their goal in mind is, they all come hoping for a positive experience. And here is where the problem begins. Unexpected, these international students are often overlooked and marginalized in our society and thus struggle with practicing their English skills and having a cross-cultural experience. Unfamiliar to their surroundings, they stick with friends from similar nationalities and deprive themselves of a fully meaningful experience.
Away from home these students are more open to explore interfaith and interpersonal dialogue as they discover who they are in another country. Oftentimes they are dealing with home-sickness or loneliness and are open to deeper friendships. At the Conversation Café, we can come alongside them and engage them in real conversations about religion, cultural and moral traditions and ultimately through friendship evangelism point them to the love of Jesus Christ.
Each year there are over 3000 international students from over 60 countries in Santa Barbara. Of these countries, the majority that come to the Café are from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Brazil and Japan. Some other countries also represented are Qatar, Jordan, China, Korea, Russia, Italy, Sweden, Venezuela, and Czech Republic.
The café runs every Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Take the 3:30 or 4:00 Westmont shuttle to the downtown Paseo Nuevo stop. Then walk to The Loft at 821 State Street Apt B (the doorway between Sur La Table and Rite Aid). We look forward to having you join us at the cafe' this week!
Kaitlin Kinney: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Side Kid's Club
Experience the madness! Empower and mentor children from the Eastside's lower income Latino community.
East Side Kid's Club is a weekly faith-based after-school program where the children from the Eastside's lower income Latino community experience God's love through relationships, care, empowerment, and mentoring by volunteer leaders.
Kids Club happens Thursdays 5-7:30pm. Transportation is provided. Hope you can join us! Email Austin with questions.
Austin Alexander: email@example.com
Join a movement begun on the UCSB campus to change a generation of students to love Jesus in practical yet simple ways.
Join Jesus Burgers and Isla Vista Church to be a witness in the UCSB campus by providing free burgers on Friday nights and engaging in evangelistic conversations.
We meet every Friday at 7:30 PM in the KSC parking lot above the Dining Commons. Transportation is provided. So, join us this week!
Mark Carlson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Street Health Outreach
Join us as we team up with Bread of Life to seek creative solutions to overcoming poverty on the streets of our city.
Street Health Outreach seeks to end homelessness - in partnership with Doctors Without Walls and The Uffizi Order - first by building trusting relationships with those living on the streets and then connecting them to resources in the city specific to their needs.
We meet every Sunday at 1:00 PM in the KSC parking lot above the Dining Commons. Transportation is provided. So, join us this week!
Joshua Siley-Waters: email@example.com
Training C.A.M.P. is dedicated to providing a bright future for our city's lower resourced youth.
Our vision is to see every student in the Santa Barbara community graduate high school, fully equipped to excel in every area of life. We provide both after-school programs at local elementary schools and by hosting quarterly sports camps to the broader Santa Barbara community.
Weekly commitment is Mondays from 3:15-5 pm. Contact Heaven Masuno for further details.
Heaven Masuno: firstname.lastname@example.org