ALCANCE is a program of the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County (CAB). It was created in 2014 as a result of the merging of two of the agency's successful employment programs; the Community Restoration Project (CRP) and the Women Ventures Project (WVP).
The mission of ALCANCE is to provide youth and adults with employment services, work skills development and community engagement. We honor and serve those who are under-resourced, at-risk or involved in the justice system. The ALCANCE program offers opportunities for low-income youth and adult to improve their quality of life and to reach their full potential through employment services, leadership development and meaningful community engagement.

Erin Nelson-Seranno takes a selfie with client Isaac.
-Job readiness workshops and one-on-one support
-Resume writing and interview preparation
-Onsite and community presentations
-Job placement and retention assistance
-Vocational training
-Life skills and asset development
-Leadership development


Javier Diaz, Interim Program Coordinator

Community Action Board
of Santa Cruz County (CAB)
406 Main St. Suite 221 
Watsonville, CA 95076
Office: 831 763 2147



Recent News:

In collaboration with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department, the AB109 team from Alcance (Staff: Perla Calvario, Elias Gonsalez, Susan Rousculp and Yobani Martinez) from CAB were able to host a speaker panel at the Rountree Medium Facility Jail along with representatives from the WIB- of Santa Cruz County (Teresa Carrillo), Smart Hire (Yobani Martinez) and the Day Worker Center (Mireya Gomez). The purpose of the speaker panel was for the inmates to gain knowledge about employment support and community resources available to them upon their release from custody. Special Thanks to the WIB of Santa Cruz County, Smart Hire and Day Worker Center and most importantly thank you to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Departments for allowing us to go into the facility and provide the inmates with resource and the collaboration!!