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About Us

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County (UBGC) is a non-profit youth development agency and serves children ages 5-18 years old, from 10 locations across Santa Barbara County. UBGC is a member of the national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Our mission is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens”.
We place an emphasis on BGCA’s Formula for Impact making sure our programs help youth achieve three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. The Formula for Impact take youth who need us most and incorporate outcome driven Club experiences to meet our priority outcomes. In 2001, UBGC consolidated as one organization serving communities in Carpinteria, Westside Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Lompoc; and manages Camp Whittier, a 55-acre residential camp, in the Santa Ynez mountains near Lake Cachuma. As of 2017, UBGC expanded services to Buellton, and more recently, Solvang. UBGC oversees a budget of over 3 million dollars raised from individual and corporate contributions, foundation and government grants, special events and program service fees.

Board of Directors


Tony Vallejo, President
David Bolton, Vice President
Louise Cruz, Treasurer
Carol Del Ciello, Secretary
David Beard
David Edelman
Melissa Gough
Rondi Guthrie
Mike Lopez
Chris Lueck
Dave Messner
Tino Munoz
Clay Murdy
Pete Muzinich
Jeff Omdahl
Eloy Ortega
John Petote
Javier Quezada
Rich Ridgway
Ben Scott
Angel Sugleris
Jim Turner


Advisory Board of Directors


Jim Crook – Chair
John Balch
Jeff Barens
Ed Birch
Sheriff Bill Brown
Jeff Henley
Virgil Elings
Judith Hopkinson
Angel Iscovich
Robert Lieff
Peter MacDougall
Angel Martinez
Tom Parker
Howard Rochestie
Mike Sheldon
Jay Smith
Gary St. Denis
Anne Towbes
Monte Wilson
Palmer Jackson Jr.
Dana Newquist

Leadership Team


Chief Executive Officer

Executive VP of Advancement

Operations Director

Director of Special Events

Athletic Director

Carpinteria Unit

Club Director

Assistant Club Director


Goleta Unit

Club Director

Assistant Club Director


Lompoc Unit

Club Director

Assistant Club Director


Westside Unit

Club Director

Assistant Club Director


Buellton/Solvang Unit

Club Director


Camp Whittier

Interim Camp Director

Assistant Camp Director


Meet our Community Partners

UBGC’s community partners support our mission “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens” through quality programming and outcome driven Club experiences. A special thank you to our Make a Difference partners who strive to make a county-wide impact in each of our Clubs.

Make A Difference Partners


Leadership Ring – $50,000



Director’s Society – $25,000



Corporate Donor – $24,000

Corporate Donor – $15,000

Montecito Bank and Trust


Mentor’s Club – $10,000

Carol Del Ciello



General Partners


Club Rentals

UBGC’s Clubs have a variety of space available to host your next event or meeting. Our gymnasium is also available for sporting events, weddings, birthday parties and dances. For availability, contact our Club Directors:

Carpinteria Unit Club Director:  – Phone: 805-684-1568

Goleta Unit Club Director: – Phone 805-967-1612

Westside Unit Club Director: – Phone: 805-966-2811

Lompoc Unit Club Director: – Phone: 805-736-4978

Camp Whittier Contact: – Phone: 805-962-6776