The Equity Advocates

Better Together: How Deckers Brands Exemplifies Values-Driven Giving

How many international corporations do you know that pay their employees to engage in volunteering in their local communities? Deckers Brands – a lifestyle and footwear company – does, and it was one of the employee perks that draws global talent to the company – and keeps it there.  Encouraging its own community members to invest their time in giving back to the community is just one of the core corporate values that sets Deckers Brands apart, when it comes to building strong, collaborative philanthropic relationships throughout Santa Barbara County and beyond.  Values to Live By Dave Powers,President and CEOof [...more...]

Dismantling Racism on the Central Coast Just Communities

In 2008, Fabiola Gonzalez-Gutierrez took part in Just Communities’ intensive CommUnity Leadership Institute designed to teach up to 40 local […more…]

Proud Pacific Pride Foundation

The first person with HIV that Kristin Flickinger met was a 12-year-old boy named Carter who attended her small town […more…]

His Dream is Still Alive Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara

As a young person in 1963, E. onja Brown got on a bus at W. 138th in Harlem bound for […more…]