Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. (CAB)

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Mission

CAB’s mission is to partner with the community to eliminate poverty and create social change through advocacy and essential services.

Vision

CAB’s vision is  thriving, equitable and diverse community free from poverty and injustice.

Values

Equity: We are committed to economic, political and social justice.

Dignity and Diversity: We believe every person has value and is worthy of dignity and respect.

Service: Compassion, humility and partnership are the hallmarks of our work with one another.

Community Action: Collective action and advocacy empower the community and create change.

Inclusion: The community shall be a voice in shaping our work.

 

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As a Community Action Agency, Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. is blessed with a tripartite board. One third of the Board of Directors are low-income representatives from all regions in Santa Cruz County, one third are elected officials representing local cities and the County Board of Supervisors, and one third are representatives from diverse areas across the private sector in alignment with the major areas of need in our County, according to community input through our Community Assessment Plan process (For more information see the “Community Action Plan” tab in the navigation bar above).  

We are actively recruiting a few positions on our Board of Directors. For more information or to apply, email HannahR@cabinc.org subject line “CAB BOARD MORE INFO.” 

LOW-INCOME SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES 

WATSONVILLE 

IN RECRUITMENT 

 

SANTA CRUZ WESTSIDE & NORTH COAST 

Simba Kenyatta 

 

SAN LORENZO VALLEY 

IN RECRUITMENT 

 

APTOS, LA SELVA BEACH, FREEDOM 

Romina Rodriguez 

 

LIVE OAK, CAPITOLA, SOQUEL 

Jessica Serna Castañeda 

 

PUBLIC SECTOR REPESENTATIVES 

CITY OF WATSONVILLE OFFICIAL 

Mayor Jimmy Dutra 

 

CITY OF SANTA CRUZ OFFICIAL 

Councilmember Sandy Brown 

Alternate: Eva Bertram 

 

CITY OF CAPITOLA OFFICIAL 

Councilmember Kristen Petersen 

Alternate: Tanya Allen 

 

COUNTY OFFICIAL 

Supervisor Ryan Coonerty 

Alternate: Silvia Austerlic 

 

COUNTY AT LARGE 

Thomas Batley, Educator 

 

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES 

HEALTH CARE COMMUNITY 

Jaime Molina 

 

FARMWORKER COMMUNITY 

Lizette Bedolla 

 

FINANCIAL SECTOR 

Elizabeth Carr  

Alternate: Everardo Muñoz 

 

LOW-INCOME COUNTY RESIDENTS

IMPACTED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM 

Leo Moreno 

 

NON-PROFIT 

Women’s Int’l League for Peace & Freedom, Santa Cruz Branch 

Jane Doyle