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Betty Hatch Joins Collaborative Communities Foundation Board

Longtime community advocate has a passion for nurturing self-esteem in young people.

Betty Hatch has joined the Collaborative Communities Foundation’s board of directors.

Betty Hatch
Betty Hatch
The nonprofit Collaborative Communities Foundation is taking a leading role in minimizing youth violence by offering community-based outreach and mentoring to develop healthy youth and safe neighborhoods in Santa Barbara and Goleta.

Hatch founded La Belle Model/Talent Agency & Professional Training School in Santa Barbara in 1963 and retired in 1991 after serving as president of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce. She is a past president of the National Association for Self-Esteem and is involved with several organizations that provide opportunities for young women to promote self-esteem and confidence.

Hatch is on the advisory board of The Patricia Henley Foundation, Santa Barbara Junior Miss and is executive director of La Belle Foundation. Hatch studied at the University of Mexico and earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and psychology from the University of Alabama, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Click here for more information on the Collaborative Communities Foundation.

Cynthia Sanchez is with the Collaborative Communities Foundation.

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