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Posted on 05.13.2014 8:26 a.m.

Housing Authority, 2nd Story Associates Launch Little Outdoor Library Initiative

The Leadership Santa Barbara Class of 2014 stand with their finished Little Outdoor Library. Pictured are, back row from left, Alice Villarreal Redit, client services coordinator for HACSB, Esteban Zambrano, Rob Pearson, executive director and CEO of HACSB, Stacey Lydon, Scott Love, Winther Martinez, Brad Rahrer, Eric Zett, Matt McLaughlin and Hammurabi Days; front row from left, Rachel Gann, Corey Sherrell, Tristin Sherman, Laura Yanez, Madeline Ward, Annie Jensen, Danelle Mangone and Monica Ray. Not pictured: Ginger Anderson and Jonathan Abad of Leadership SB Class of 2014.

The Leadership Santa Barbara Class of 2014 stand with their finished Little Outdoor Library. Pictured are, back row from left, Alice Villarreal Redit, client services coordinator for HACSB, Esteban Zambrano, Rob Pearson, executive director and CEO of HACSB, Stacey Lydon, Scott Love, Winther Martinez, Brad Rahrer, Eric Zett, Matt McLaughlin and Hammurabi Days; front row from left, Rachel Gann, Corey Sherrell, Tristin Sherman, Laura Yanez, Madeline Ward, Annie Jensen, Danelle Mangone and Monica Ray. Not pictured: Ginger Anderson and Jonathan Abad of Leadership SB Class of 2014.  (Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara photo)

Source: Flannery Hill for the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara

Last Friday, the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara launched its Little Outdoor Libraries initiative at Elise Way in Santa Barbara.

HACSB and its affiliate nonprofit 2nd Story Associates collaborated with Leadership Santa Barbara to create Little Outdoor Libraries at three public housing family developments, in an effort to promote literacy among low-income youth, many of whom lack access to books in their homes.

The Leadership Santa Barbara County Class of 2014 adopted the Little Outdoor Libraries initiative as their class community service project. The class raised funds and designed and built the library structures that will be installed at three public housing family developments, including Elise Way, Wilson Cottages and Pearl Gardens.

The event included a ribbon-cutting, with special remarks made by Rob Fredericks, deputy executive director/chief administrative officer of  HACSB; Rob Pearson, executive director and CEO of HACSB; Councilwoman Cathy Murillo; Councilman Gregg Hart; Paul Didier, president and CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County; and special guest, bestselling author Noah benShea.

— Flannery Hill is a publicist representing the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara.




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