ABOUT

About

SKILLS (School Kids Investigating Language in Life and Society) is an academic outreach project of the Center for California Languages and Cultures in the Institute of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara. With partner school Carpinteria High School, SKILLS underwent initial pilot-testing in Spring 2010 and full pilot testing in Spring 2011. Past and current partners of the SKILLS program are listed below.

Partners

Carpinteria High School (2010-2014)
Dos Pueblos High School (2015- )
Isla Vista Teen Center (2014)
La Cuesta Continuation High School (2016- )
Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project, Oxnard (2016- )
San Marcos High School (2014- )
Santa Barbara Community College (2012- )
Santa Barbara High School (2011- )
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Learning Center (2014)
UCSB Upward Bound Program (2011-2012)

Sponsors and supporters

SKILLS is grateful to its sponsors and supporters:

  • UC/ACCORD
  • UC Humanities Research Institute
  • UCSB Academic Senate
  • UCSB Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Academic Policy
  • UCSB Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • UCSB Associated Students Community Affairs Board
  • UCSB Associated Students Community Affairs Board Foundation
  • UCSB Associated Students Student-Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee
  • UCSB Center for California Languages and Cultures
  • UCSB Community Affairs Board Foundation
  • UCSB Crossroads Initiative
  • UCSB Department of Linguistics
  • UCSB Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • UCSB Executive Vice Chancellor
  • UCSB Faculty Research Assistance Program
  • UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
  • UCSB Graduate Student Association
  • UCSB Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research
  • UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
  • UCSB Multicultural Center
  • UCSB Office of Education Partnerships
  • UCSB Student-Initiated Outreach Program
  • UCSB Vox California Student Organization
  • Verizon Foundation