“I highly recommend the work of Truth in Recruitment. Our students deserve the right to know exactly what they are signing up for. Unfortunately, my students tell me that military recruiters are aggressively targeting them and that many recruiters are not being honest about the harsh realities of war. Additionally, they are targeting working class kids of all colors, but especially Black and Brown youth.— Ricardo Valencia, Santa Maria High School Teacher

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Through the generous funding by individuals and community organizations, Truth in Recruitment is able to  provide alternative information to military careers, to work with students, school administrators and communities to facilitate the implementation of their own recruiter policies and promote the protection of student privacy rights.

To donate via check, please send your tax-deductible donation made out to “Santa Barbara Foundation”, with Truth in Recruitment in the memo line to: Santa Barbara Foundation, attention Jessica Sanchez, 1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

Your contribution supports our team and their commitment to facilitating community leadership and advocacy in our schools.


Thank you to our local and national supporters:


Santa Barbara Friends Meeting

Veterans for Peace Ventura Chapter

Veterans for Peace Santa Barbara Chapter

A.J. Muste Social Justice Fund

Sara Miller McCune

And many individual donors!

Thank you for your continued support!