Our research-driven programs are varied according to specific goals and interests of our partnering institutions that include Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, the Goleta Boys and Girls Club, and Santa Barbara Unified School District. Regardless of the particular community, all such programs align with general CBL tenets that position literacy development as dependent on abundant opportunities for:
Authentically and critically engaging in reading, writing, speaking and creating within a community context.
Exploring, envisioning, and collaborating on a variety of literacy-driven topics and issues, particularly those relevant to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) within the context of environmental sustainability.
Learning that integrates critical sociocultural issues for equity and social justice.