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Kids for Peace

Our Mission: Walk to School!

What kind of town to do we want Santa Barbara to be?   We want Santa Barbara to be the kind of town where children come first!  We believe every child should be able to walk to school in his or her own neighborhood.   

A functional system of neighborhood schools has the following benefits:

  • Fitness benefits:  Walking to school !

  • Sustainability benefits:  Reduces traffic and carbon footprint

  • Parental engagement:  Promotes parental participation at the school campus close to home

  • Mental health benefits:  Secure sense of neighborhood and belonging for child

  • Community benefits:  Promotes bonds of community between neighborhood residents of all ages


A DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is much needed right now in Santa Barbara.  In a downtown area, neighborhood schools promote diversity and inclusion, as students interact with other students from different cultures.  The primary mission of Coalition for Neighborhood Schools is the re-establishment of Lincoln Elementary School.  We advocate that the District's current administrative campus at 720 Santa Barbara Street  be remodeled and put to its highest and best use as Lincoln School.  You can read more about the history of Lincoln School and the Santa Barbara Elementary School District on "Our History" tab!

FMI or to become a member, contact Alice Post, Membership Chair, at 


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