Our Impact

Looking Back

As the sun has set on 2019 but before we get too far into 2020, we want to take some time to look back. We want to remember and celebrate the accomplishments of last year and give thanks to God for His provision and grace to us at the Pro Deo Foundation.

You live life looking forward, you understand life looking backward ~Soren Kierkegaard

Summer 2019

* Ramped up soap production, while testing new recipes and techniques

* Redeveloped Rachel and Devon’s roles

* Got laser dialed in and began making initial items for eventual store

* Asked to run after school program

* Developed new plan for program- pathway components


BOSS Laser

The shop workhorse

Wax being melted for lip balms

Beginner, age 12+

Prototype penny board

Intermediate, age 20+

Tools for making bath products

Advanced, age 20+

Spring 2019

Spring brought a super bloom to California bringing color and life. Spring also brought new life and energy to the foundation. With our program plan taking shape, we began to work towards opening a retail shop that would feature local, handmade products all produced by Carpinteria teens. We began to seriously look for a program and storefront where we could run Pathways and sell the products that students would make.

* Purchased Boss laser

* Began looking for program space

* Refined soap making process


Salsa Classes

Intermediate, age 16+

Contemorary ballet

Beginner, age 12+

Tango Classes

Intermediate, age 20+

Street style

Advanced, age 20+

Summer 2019

* Ramped up soap production, while testing new recipes and techniques

* Redeveloped Rachel and Devon’s roles

* Got laser dialed in and began making initial items for eventual store

* Asked to run after school program

* Developed new plan for program- pathway components


Salsa Classes

Intermediate, age 16+

Contemorary ballet

Beginner, age 12+

Tango Classes

Intermediate, age 20+

Street style

Advanced, age 20+

Fall 2019

* 768 Linden-remodel

* Started running CREW

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* Grand opening

* Safehouse – Pathways

* Coastal view


Salsa Classes

Intermediate, age 16+

Contemorary ballet

Beginner, age 12+

Tango Classes

Intermediate, age 20+

Street style

Advanced, age 20+