We believe that broad engagement, effective partnerships and creative collaboration are fundamental for the impact and sustainability of a community-based organization. Expressed by our name, the iCANetwork is comprised of partnering
organizations, community supporters, advocates for arts education and youth development, local businesses, and community leaders who greatly contribute to our work.
“The Santa Barbara Unified School District is very fortunate to have iCAN as a community partner. The school district believes that a well-rounded 21st-Century education must include the arts on a regular basis. Therefore, our partnership with iCAN plays a critical role, ensuring that our most at-risk students have access to the high-quality programs.”
Emilio Handall, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education,
Santa Barbara Unified School District (2012-2015)
"Over the years, the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with iCAN to bring new and exciting arts and music programs to our community youth. Building on that success, we are pleased to work with iCAN to offer a high-quality music program at the Westside Neighborhood Center five days a week so that children can continue to explore and grow their musical talents. It’s wonderful to see the joy that the children experience as they discover their creative abilities!”
Nancy Rapp, Parks and Recreation Director, City of Santa Barbara (1999-2015)