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Project SCOUT 2018 Accomplishments

A Successful 2018

Project SCOUT has once again proven itself an invaluable program to low-income individuals, seniors and the disabled, who need free tax assistance.

In 2018 Project SCOUT has helped Santa Cruz County residents by completing over 2,289 tax returns and generating more than $2,500,000. This includes returns with federal earned income credits totaling $697,540 and CA earned income credits worth $67,170.

Many thanks to all the volunteers and partners that make this happen!

Matter of Balance 2018 #4

On September 7th, 2018 the second Matter of Balance class presented at Mid-County Senior Center on Bay Ave in Capitola graduated.

Congratulations to all the graduates and to lead coach Jennie Santonastasi and Helena Fox for teaching a great class.

Congratulations to all once again.

Matter of Balance 2018 #3


On August 8th, 2018 the first Matter of Balance class sponsored and presented by The Seniors Council and the Companion for Life Project in the city of Capitola graduated.

We were honored to have a great partner in the Mid-County Senior Center and were floored by the enthusiasm and commitment to the program by the participants.

It was a wonderful experience and we can't wait for the next class starting in a few weeks.

Congratulations and thank you all.

Gus Ceballos - Program Director

Matter of Balance 2018 #2


Congratulations to the first "A Matter of Balance" class to graduate from St. Stephens Housing in Santa Cruz this past May 1st, 2018. Many thanks to everyone for their time and commitment.

We are confident that the lessons learned can only enrich our lives.

Ellen and Jennie

Matter of Balance 2018


We would like to congratulate the class from Garfield Park Village in Santa Cruz for their participation and completion of the class this past April 27th, 2018. Plans are already in place to come back for another class later this year.

We are proud of everyone's dedication to have a longer and healthier life.

Gus and Jennie