We're very proud of what we do!
Central Coast Future Leaders is a community benefit, youth-led organization that supports the development of youth and families through education, service to community, advocacy, and leadership and personal development in a culturally affirming environment.
To elevate and inspire youth to achieve success and empowerment as leaders in their community.
CCFL began in 1993 in Santa Maria with local leadership. In 1999, CCFL merged with FLA, Inc. of Ventura County. In the spring of 2012, local Future Leaders, with the support of community members, incorporated Central Coast Future Leaders, Inc. with the intention of strengthening local programming and services and operating independently of FLA, Inc.
What We Do
CCFL, Inc. builds on the value of local leadership at all levels. Each and every activity of the organization is designed, implemented, and evaluated by the youth. Every program activity is an invitation to the youth to strengthen their skills, teach and give to others, and expand their individual and collective activism.
Our Board of Directors
Esau Blanco Minga Ceja***
Eddie Perez* Danielle Quinones*
*CCFL Alumni **Student Representatives ***Honorary Board Members
Patricia Solorio,Executive Director
Daisy Basulto, Program Coordinator
CCFL depends largely on the generosity of the community we serve. Please consider making a donation today!
Did You Know??
- Only 13.7 % of City of Santa Maria residents over 25 years old hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
- 59% of City of Santa Maria residents are not high school graduates.
- Only 25% of high school graduates complete their A-G requirements which allow them to apply to the UC or Cal State university systems.
CCFL is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization: Tax ID# 45-5369418