Community Testimonials


"PVUSD is extremely proud of our strong partnership with PVPSA, who impacts and benefits our students and families daily. Whenever we need additional resources, whether it is with a students behavioral health or issues with immigration, PVPSA comes to our side and supports us."

Dr. Michelle Rodriguez
Superintendent, Pajaro Valley Unified School District
President, PVPSA Board of Directors


"Our youth are our future and we must invest in them. PVPSA staff are compassionate and dedicated, they provide the tools, mentorship and leadership needed to give our kids a pathway to success!"

Chief David Honda
Chief of Police, Watsonville Police Department
Board Member, PVPSA Board of Directors


"Pajaro Valley Unified School District relies on the expertise and collaboration of PVPSA on a daily basis. Our partnership allows us to work together to assist and support the many needs of the families in our District.”

Suzanne Smith
Director of Student Services, Pajaro Valley Unified School District


"Alongside PVPSA, we have seen an increase in youth participation in non-smoking campaigns throughout Watsonville and the greater Pajaro Valley area. An expansion of their facilities, and therefore their services and reach, would make a world of a difference to the community."

Sargent Antonio Figueroa
Watsonville Police Departme

“PVPSA is always there to support our students and families. The positive difference they make is often life changing, and that is good for the entire community. The Pajaro Valley Unified School District is fortunate to have such a precious resource.”

Leslie DeRose
CTE Program Coordinator, Cabrillo College
Board Member, PVPSA Board of Directors

"Working with first-time offender youth who come through the CAMINOS program, I have seen transformations - and so much of that is because of PVPSA and their staff of counselors and supporters. Passion like theirs is rare and the Pajaro Valley community is lucky to have them."

David Ramirez
Youth Specialist, Juvenile Diversion Coordinator

"As a Principal at Lakeview Middle School we have relied on PVPSA more than once, and every time they have delivered. Our students trust PVPSA and their staff and look to them for guidance in some of the hardest times in their life. Without PVPSA I am not sure what we would do."

Dr. Rosa Hernandez
Prinicpal, Lakeview Middle School

"Having worked with PVPSA over the years, we have found their services invaluable to our staff and our students. No matter what our students are going through, they know that PVPSA is there to help them get through it."

Ivan Alcaraz
Assistant Principal, Watsonville High School