Student Led Ministries Urban Initiative
Urban Initiative is dedicated to developing a Christ-centered heart for urban engagement at Westmont by raising awareness about urban issues and mobilizing students in thoughtful response.
Urban Initiative Information
Core Leadership Team
2018-2019 Core leadership TEAM
|UI Director||Lizzy Green|
|UI Business Manager||Noah Argao|
|UI Publicity & Travel Coordinator||Ellie Jolly|
|UI Local Coordinator||Hannah Webster|
|UI Education & Outreach Coordinator||Megan Whitney|
|Staff Director||Rebecca Boa|
We look forward to meeting with you! Please email us if you would like to stop by during office hours.
The Urban Initiative office is located on the 2nd floor of the Kerr Student Center (KSC)
Urban Initiative Core Leadership Team
Phone: 805-565-6800 (office)
Assistant Director of Campus Life for Ministry & Outreach
Bread of Life is a weekly meal-sharing program at Alameda Park where Westmont students - in collaboration with SB ACT 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. So, 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. Click here for more information.
The café runs every Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Meet in the KSC parking lot at 4PM. We look forward to having you join us at the cafe' this week!
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!
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!
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.
Opportunities for involvement through great SB organizations
Explore great opportunities through the postings found in HandShake of local Non-profit organizations that need volunteers like you!
Short-Term Immersion Trips
SPRING BREAK IN THE CITY 2017
Register by January 11 for the following:
Santa Barbara: Spring Break in the CityREGISTER HERE
Alameda Park, Marginalized Communities, State Street, Poverty & Homelessness, West Side, At-Risk Youth, East Side, Vibrant Subcultures
Salt Lake City: Spring Break in the CityREGISTER HERE
Interfaith Dialogue, Mormonism, National Parks, Temple Square, Universities, Reconciliation, Understanding
San Francisco: Spring Break in the CityREGISTER HERE
Tenderloin, Trafficking, Market Street, Children in Crisis, St. Bonafice, Homelessness, Haight Ashbury, Addiction
Los Angeles: Spring Break in the CityREGISTER HERE
Support Urban Initiative
This organization is funded solely through the generosity of people like you. If you would like to support Urban Initiative, please click on the button below and select "Urban Initiative " when prompted.
Send a Valentine Gift
Pre-order flowers and/or chocolates for Valentine's Day through "Operation Valentine". Place a secure online order form by clicking button below. All proceeds will go to support the ministry of the Urban Initiative. Last day to order is Friday Feb 10th. Orders will be delivered on Feb 14th.