From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

While the perils of mounting student loan debt are well known and remarked upon, another education crisis is receiving comparatively little attention, despite the threat it poses to long-term economic health. I am referring to the nation’s dismal ...

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

Sometimes it can seem as though we are awash in dispiriting news about young people. Pick up any newspaper or turn on the television and you’re invariably confronted with a headline about social media excesses or online bullying by teenagers. Again, ...

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

From the Desk of Victoria Juarez

Many thanks to the incredible donors, volunteers, and other supporters who attended our Community Leaders Luncheon on Friday, December 7. I was honored to meet many of you and look forward to deepening our acquaintance. Our event speakers, Miguel Cru...

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

As many of you know, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara will soon have a new leader. Victoria Juarez, who currently serves as executive director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, will assume her new duties as president and CEO of the Scholarship...

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

Student loan debt has been the focus of ominous headlines in recent months, and the underlying figures are indeed alarming. According to Federal Reserve data, Americans owed $1.5 trillion in student loans in the first quarter of 2018. Class of 2017 g...

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

From the Desk of Barbara Robertson

Is college a worthwhile investment? The question has gained new currency in the wake of economist Bryan Caplan’s recent book, "The Case Against Education," with various commentators weighing in for and against the proposition that our current system ...