Jose's Garden

Santa Barbara High School


Help us revitalize the Greenhouse Garden area at SBHS!  The garden has been used for decades by the school and greater Santa Barbara community to teach small scale food production, biodynamic soil enhancement, and nutrition. 


MAD Academy

Santa Barbara High School

Ron and Stacy Pulice began parent volunteering for MAD in 2006 when their oldest son Mico joined the Academy.

By the time their daughter Remi joined in 2009, they were so convinced of it’s unique educational value, Ron joined the Board of Directors, becoming President the following year. Heading up the Facility Steering Committee, he became a strong force in getting the new building approved and built, and the couple donated $500,000 as a cornerstone gift. Stacy has focused on special programs to increase social and emotional intelligence, improve diversity, and provide support and training for teachers in the Academy.

As their youngest son Will prepares to graduate from MAD, they continue to champion the Academy as an innovative approach to education on the SBHS campus.

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Sheng Zhen

Master Li Jenfeng

Bringing Master Li to MAD Academy to teach students the valuable lessons that come from practicing Qi Gong.

Master Li achieved international fame as a popular film actor, action director, and the coach of the Beijing Wushu team. At the height of his career his success brought him into contact with a spiritual master who taught him a simple but profound meditation technique, the Union of Three Hearts. His meditation practice subsequently led to a life-changing epiphany that planted the seeds of Sheng Zhen Gong in his heart, and he left China to spread this message of Unconditional Love throughout the world.

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501c3 Organization

Stacy serves on the USC Civic Engagement Board of Councilors, which provides education and services to schools surrounding its campus, and she is the Chair of its Education Committee. She is the educational consultant on the board of AHA! (Achievement, Harmony, Attitude), a non-profit providing social and emotional learning programs for at-risk teens. She also serves on the board of Multimedia Art and Design (MAD) Academy at Santa Barbara High School, offering integrated, project-based learning using media arts and technology. Dr. Pulice recently launched a non-profit focused on helping teachers nurture the “genius” in every child.

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