Truth in Recruitment

City: Santa Barbara
Zipcode: 93105
Phone: 805.708.8058
Organizational Website :
Scope of organization:
  • Regional
This organization is a:
  • Offers Truth in Recruitment Information
Organization base:
  • Student and nonstudent community based
Outreach to specific communities:
  • Educators
  • Faith Based
  • Immigrant
  • Latino/a
Issues you are working on:
  • Alternatives to the military
  • ASVAB testing in schools
  • Conscientious objection
  • Equal school access for counter-recruitment
  • High school JROTC
  • College ROTC
  • NCLB recruiting list opt-out
  • Pentagon Database (JAMRS)
  • Limiting recruiter access to schools
Years in Operation: 2 to 5 years
Summary describing your organization:: Truth in Recruitment is a non-profit, student advocacy group based in Santa Barbara, California. We began when Santa Barbara High School students spoke out against the prevalence of recruiters as guest speakers in classes and their casual presence on campus. In 2014, as a culmination of our two-year campaign, the Santa Barbara Unified School Board passed a district policy regulating recruiter access to students. We table at schools and career fairs, sponsor a teen cemetery display of youth killed in action, speak to student clubs, sponsor art contests, and facilitate conversations with youth about nonmilitary options for service, job training, and financing college. Truth in Recruitment encourages students to take ownership of peace issues and the meaning of citizenship-- to voice their perspective on recruiters and militarism.
Contact Person: Kate Connell
How many paid staff do CR work?: 2
Approximate number of volunteers: 10
Approximate number of members: 20
Approximate annual budget: 15000
Located in: California
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