Our Unique Approach
The Cal-SOAP project brings together school districts, public and private colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and private sector partners within a region of the state to form a larger consortium of educators. These consortia are instrumental in converting outreach efforts into programs and activities which intend to minimize the duplication of services that each individual institution provides. While each of the fifteen (15) projects offers services that are specific to the needs of its local community, there are multiple common activities such as advising, tutoring, parent outreach, and college awareness workshops provided by all consortia. Over the past two decades, the Cal-SOAP program has additionally supported eligible post-secondary school students with the necessary salary and work experiences as Tutors and Peer Advisors.
Santa Barbara Cal-SOAP is fiscally managed by the Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (CAC) and is funded by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).