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The Economic Development Collaborative — Ventura County (EDC-VC) has relocated to 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., suite A-1, in Camarillo. EDC-VC uses various programs and services to support jobs and economic growth to maintain Ventura County’s economic vitality.
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NewCo Foundation, a local nonprofit that focuses on student career education and startup company activities, received $5 million from its founders, Dave and Dawn Gross. The endowment will support the Foundation’s ongoing operational programs, other local student career education and startup company programs, and begin making program-related investments in promising startups. … FOOD Share received a $12,500 donation from the Dunkin’ Donuts Joy in Childhood Foundation. The funds will help support the distribution of healthy food to nearly 75,000 people each month in Ventura County. … The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley recently held a groundbreaking ceremony following a generous donation from John Notter at the 2016 Stand Up for Kids Galawhere he also served as the honoree. The funds are being used to expand the (former) Redwood Club at Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road in Thousand Oaks. The club is now known as the John L. Notter Family Boys & Girls Club; the expansion will create an 8,000-square-foot permanent facility and will double the number of youth currently served by the clubs, also increasing quality programming for its members. … The New West Symphony received a total of more than $35,000 in grants for its Harmony Project of Ventura County. The $18,525 from the Barbara Barnard Smith Fund for World Musics (operated by the Ventura County Community Foundation) will be used to include Latin American music in the Harmony Project’s curriculum, offering students the opportunity to diversify their musical knowledge and build pride in their cultural identities. The $14,000 from the city of San Buenaventura’s Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Department and $2,500 from Montecito Bank and Trust will foster the project’s mission. … Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) received a $7,500 grant from Reiter Affiliated Companies, the largest fresh, multiberry producer in the world and the leading supplier of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries in North America. The funds will aid SEEAG spread to its education efforts through its Journey of Our Food agricultural and nutrition school programs.