Realizing the dream of equal opportunity for local students and families and increasing underrepresented students’ access to higher education, requires both strong leaders and on-going community investment. For more than a decade, the Office of Education Partnerships (OEP) has sustained partnerships with local businesses, foundations and private donors.

Students building models

From our inception, OEP has valued community support and has enrolled the following funding partners in school and community programs:

  • College Access Foundation of California/Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
  • Google
  • McCune Foundation
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • PG & E
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Raytheon
  • Santa Barbara Foundation
  • Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation
  • Sempra
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Chapters: Santa Barbara, Ventura County
  • U.S. Bank
  • Verizon
  • Wharton Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Xerox

University Grants: UC Office of the President – University Community Engagement Grant

Community Members: Jimmy Jimenez