Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc.

About Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc.

The Isla Vista Youth Projects was founded in 1971 in response to community need for programs to serve community children and families. The Isla Vista Youth Projects celebrates the diversity of the ethnic and racial backgrounds represented in our community, and we do not discriminate against any child because of race, ethnic origin, religious affiliation or economic status.

As a non-profit organization, we provide a variety of services to our community through our four programs; THRIVE Isla Vista, Children's Center, After School Program and Family Resource Center.


Teacher assistant

May 2019 - August 2019 Santa Barbara, CA
“It helped me to learn how to communicate with parents better, since I was working with infants who’s parents were very involved. I also learned more about teamwork, as this organization is short staffed and I needed to fill many positions. ”


October 2015 - September 2018 Goleta, CA
“Really amazing and fun work environment! The kids are great and come from really diverse backgrounds. I loved my boss Juan Pimentel, he cares so much about the kids and his employees, and is a really great program director. It is a great way to learn more about the Isla Vista and Goleta community. It helped me know what it is like to work with kids, and affirmed that I do not want to be a teacher, but that I am open to working with kids in a clinical/counseling capacity.”
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