City of Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 The Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium was built in 1939 and dedicated in 1940. The entrance's brick walkway is flanked by…More granite columns. The auditorium is a regular venue for large Santa Cruz events, including the Cabrillo Music Festival and bouts by the Santa Cruz Derby Girls. Luminaries who have spoken or performed at the Civic Auditorium include the Dalai Lama, Bob Dylan and Ray Charles.
Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (FSCPL) is a nonprofit organization that supports the local public…More libraries and the book mobile. The organization offers programs, services and media to all the Santa Cruz Public Library branches. It additionally holds a big book sale twice annually at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.
Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center 2750 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95062 Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center is a nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen the minds and bodies of children…More and teens. It also offers dance classes in a bilingual setting for 4 and 5 year olds.
The office for Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks is nestled between several of the original Mission Santa Cruz…More buildings built by the Spanish missionaries in the late 1800s. The historic mission is part of one of Santa Cruz County's state parks.</p>
<p>The group is driven by the mission of "promoting appreciation and stewardship of natural and cultural heritage" in Santa Cruz County. It primarily works to fund educational and interpretive programs at the county's parks.</p>
Santa Cruz Elks Lodge 150 Jewell St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Santa Cruz Elks Lodge offers a place for Elks members to gather. It works closely with the community through special…More programs, sponsorships, fundraisers and special events. The location hosts weekly bingo games and dinners, as well as birthday nights and community events. A calendar of local events is available at the website listed.
Ecology Action 877 Cedar St Ste 240, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Ecology Action is an environmental consultancy that provides educational programming throughout the Santa Cruz area. The…More programs are designated for individuals, businesses and schools and relate to climate, community, pollution prevention and energy efficiency. This nonprofit organization also offers bike programming and recycling services.
Santa Cruz County Symphony 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Kicking off its 2010-11 season in October, the Santa Cruz County Symphony performs at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.…More Offering a four-concert series as well as special guests and youth program, the symphony brings a wide variety of music into the community. From Gershwin to Beethoven, each concert will explore a musical theme. The last concert of the season is geared for families. Check its website for ticket information.
Santa Cruz Neighborhood Career Center 350 Encinal St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 The Santa Cruz Neighborhood Career Center (NCC) is an employment agency and charitable organization based in Santa Cruz.…More The NCC is located in the Goodwill Industries building. Services offered include resume advice and writing assistance, interview preparation, job search services and computer and Internet access. The NCC is staffed by employment specialists and provides certification for various financial and vocational skills. For further inquiries, phone the Santa Cruz Neighborhood Career Center.
Resource Center for Nonviolence 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 The Santa Cruz-based Resource Center for Nonviolence is a peace and social justice organization that promotes the…More principles of nonviolent social change. Established in 1976, the center provides educational programs in the history, theory, methodology, and nonviolence practice as a force for personal and social change.
People Power 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95060 People Power is a nonprofit organization focused on "sensible transportation for Santa Cruz County," according to its…More website. People Power urges people to try nonmotorized transportation, including bicycles, tricycle, skateboards and walking. The group wants to see less dependence on automobiles and oil and more use of human-powered transportation.
Santa Cruz Bingo 707 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Santa Cruz Bingo operates every Saturday, offering players 14 games as well as snacks, refreshments and coffee. Games…More have a maximum of 100 players. A variety of game packages are available and start at 25 cents for pull tabs and $1 for early-bird and flash games. Santa Cruz Bingo is based out of the New Life Community Services building and proceeds benefit the organization which provides support services including a family shelter and drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Youth Services in Santa Cruz 709 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Youth Services in Santa Cruz provides counseling and support services to children, adolescents, young adults…More and families. Services include drug and alcohol abuse programs, prevention and counseling for homeless, immigrant, homeless and LGBT teens as well as those with problems with the law.
Discovery Learning Center of Santa Cruz 411 Roxas St, Santa Cruz, CA95062 The Discovery Learning Center of Santa Cruz is operated by the Discovery Santa Cruz Home/School Group and works to…More help enhance home-based education for children in pre-K through fifth grade. The center has a lending library and offers access to more than 2,000 selections of educational materials, including books, electronics, puzzles, toys, activity kits, games and other items. The center also has various types of activities and classes operated by volunteers, including flea markets, creative writing, math activities, workshops and more. Check its website for details on donations or for information on center activities or schedules.
The Kiwanis Club of Surf City, Santa Cruz, is one of many Kiwanis Clubs nationwide working to make the world a…More better place. Kiwanis is particularly active in local projects that benefit Santa Cruz children. The group meets every Thursday at DeLaveaga Golf Course in the restaurant.</p>
<p>The group's mission is centered around "lessening of neighborhood tensions, promotion of human and spiritual values, combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency, and advancement of medical science," according to its website.</p>
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower 1212 Po Box, Santa Cruz, CA95061 The central office of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower is located in Santa Cruz. The office is charged with building…More curriculum, training faculty and providing support to various other locations. There are workshops at various locations in California including Castro Valley, Granada Hills, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Santa Rosa and San Diego. The classes are for everyone — from children to adults.
Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos 1817 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95062 The mission of Barrios Unidos is to combat violence in urban neighborhoods and reclaim the streets from gangs. The…More organization began in 1977 as a loosely-knit peace movement. In 1993, the group incorporated as a nonprofit. Barrios Unidos runs the neighboring BU Productions, a full-service screen printing shop run by youth involved in the organization.
SPCA 2685 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95065 The Santa Cruz SPCA is a vital location for getting answers to pet inquiries for adoptions, donations, programs and…More resources in addition to assistance in education, news, events and more. Its website provides information on adoptions, volunteering, bequests and more.
St. Francis Catholic Kitchen 205 Mora St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 For more than 25 years, the St. Francis Soup Kitchen has served meals to the homeless and hungry of Santa Cruz. The…More kitchen is located off River Street near the Old Sash Mill and feeds 190 people on a daily basis. The premises also offer showers, which are open two hours a day. An outdoor patio offers a bike parking area. A row of benches lines one wall of the patio.
Senior Network Services 1777a Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, CA95062 Senior Network Services was established to help seniors and people with disabilities find support services. The…More organization prints a directory of resources based in Santa Cruz. The directory's contents are also available on the Senior Network Services website. Listings include community centers, employment programs, health support, housing and more.<strong></strong>