Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau 141 Monte Vista Ave, Watsonville, CA95076 The Farm Bureau, a charitable and potitical group, serves growers in Santa Cruz and northern Monterey counties and also…More acts as a clearinghouse of information for the public. The organization also offers scholarships, holds poster and poetry contests for kids, and hosts National Agriculture Day in March and the Down to Earth Women's Luncheon in May. A board of directors leads the bureau.
Pajaro Valley Historical Association 332 E Beach St, Watsonville, CA95076 Established in 1940, the Pajaro Valley Historical Association preserves the treasures of Watsonville's past and the…More history of the region. The association operates out of the historic Bockius-Orr House, which is on the registry of National Historic Places. The group maintains a collection of historic photos, documents, items and buildings. It also puts on several events, including tours and exhibits, and sponsors a scholarship.
El Jardin Preschool 112 E Beach St, Watsonville, CA95076 El Jardin is a bilingual, cooperative program that has parents to learn side-by-side with their children. Families that…More attend this preschool recognize the value of education in both English and Spanish. The school is operated by the Pajaro Valley Unified School District at the United Presbyterian Church. There is a monthly fee to enroll, but scholarships are available.
Watsonville-Santa Cruz Japanese American Citizens League 150 Blackburn St, Watsonville, CA95076 The Japanese American Citizens League formed in 1934 as a social club but was reborn after World War II as a…More nonreligious citizens organization with the goal of performing community service. Watsonville Nikkei—Japanese and Japanese Americans—shared their cultural heritage with the larger community and assisted people who were interned during WWII with filing claims for losses sustained during the war. In 1977, the organization established the Tokushige Kizuka Hall in an old church. Today, the group offers scholarships, disaster relief, youth activities, Day of Remembrance programs, cultural activities and programs for seniors and participates in several cultural events in Watsonville each year.