VC FOUNDATION UPDATES DURING COVID-19

INFORMATION AS OF December 4, 2021

MARKETPLACE INFORMATION

Face coverings are recommended for non-vaccinated customers and vendors. Thank you for your cooperation and support to keep our community safe.


COVID-19 Marketplace Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

As of June 15, 2021, the State of California has moved beyond the Blueprint for A Safer Economy, and the Weekend Marketplace will be returning to usual operations over the next several weeks.  At this time:

  • Social distancing is no longer required between customers and vendors
  • Vendor booth distancing will remain in effect until booth spaces can be restriped in the coming weeks
  • Customer capacity limits are no longer required
  • Face covering are no longer required for admittance; however, face coverings are recommended for non-vaccinated vendors and customers
  • All Marketplace employees will be required to follow Cal/OSHA, Ventura County Public Health, and the Ventura County Community College District’s COVID Guidelines

For our customer's safety, we encourage seniors, individuals with compromised immune systems, or persons with mobility issues to visit the Marketplace on Saturdays or on Sundays between 8:00 a.m. (opening) and 9:00 a.m. when fewer guests are in attendance.


NEW! Used Merchandise & Small Packaged Snacks Now Allowed

Marketplace vendors with used merchandise will be welcomed back to sell on Saturdays Only 

Current vendors who have been selling new merchandise on Sundays are allowed to add used items to their sale offerings

All vendors are now allowed to sell small packaged candy, chips, and snacks


NEW!  As of June 11th, Four Marketplace Food Vendors Have Returned

We want to thank the four food trucks that returned the weekend of June 11th. It’s great to have you back!

Food trucks will continue to set up outside of the temporary fencing. No table set up will be allowed at this time, but customers are now able to picnic on the nearby campus patio tables or on the grass areas outside of the Marketplace fencing.

Additional food & snack vendors will be welcomed back in the coming weeks once we are able to reconfigure our vendor space layout and update Marketplace booth markings. Thank you for your patience!

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AN IMPORANT MESSAGE


To All Ventura College Foundation Marketplace Vendors and Staff,

On behalf of the Ventura College Foundation Board of Directors, staff, and the students that we help, we thank you. Together, we have done what some thought was impossible, the Ventura College Foundation and its Marketplace are alive and continue despite this year of extreme challenges to our business.

We want to offer our deep gratitude for the vendors who have been with us and supported us during the last 12 months. The Ventura College Foundation and the Marketplace would not be open today without the commitment and sacrifices that each of you have made to keep the Marketplace going. Thank you so much!

We want to commend Esmeralda Juarez, Marketplace Supervisor, and her exceptional Marketplace staff for their hard work, long hours, reduced income, time away from family, courage, and deep commitment to make sure that the Marketplace survived so that we supported as many vendors and students that we could.

Each of the Marketplace Supervisor’s operational decisions have been reviewed and approved by the executive director to ensure that we strictly followed ever-changing COVID safety protocols and compliance laws. We followed the changing laws carefully, worked together to correct problems, and met new challenges immediately. Throughout the pandemic, we have worked closely with the Ventura College Board of Directors, Ventura College leadership, City and County safety officials, and law enforcement.

We are the only swap meet in Ventura County that stayed open during the last 12 months. Our Marketplace Supervisor, staff, and vendors made this possible every day. Thank you!

The pandemic is not over.  Even though face coverings are no longer required for admittance; face coverings are recommended for non-vaccinated vendors and customers. All Marketplace employees will be required to follow Cal/OSHA, Ventura County Public Health, and the Ventura County Community College District’s COVID Guidelines.

With our new solar panels and the challenges that we have faced in the last year, the Marketplace must make some permanent changes and grow in new directions. We thank every vendor who works in partnership with our supervisor and staff to make the Marketplace a thriving family destination and a place of peace and respect. Thank you to those of you who offer kind suggestions and help, too. We welcome a spirit of cooperation and support at the Marketplace.

Our challenges are not over but the future is more positive every day.

With gratitude,

Anne Paul King, Executive Director

Rob van Nieuwburg, Chair of the Board of Directors

 

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS UPDATE!

Award notifications have officially gone out! Students were notified whether or not they've been selected as a scholarship recipient on Tuesday, April 20th via their Ventura College email address as well as their personal email address if provided.


SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS EVENTS

As we do every year, the VC Foundation is looking forward to celebrating our spring 2021 scholarship awardees, the donors who make the awards possible, and the sponsors of our celebratory plans. Join us for the VC Foundation’s Spring 2021 Scholarship Awarding Week of Celebration to take place Monday, May 10th through Friday, May 14th.

Throughout this very special week we will launch videos with messages of congratulations to awardees from Ventura College leadership, Ventura College Foundation leadership, and sponsors as well as messages of gratitude from scholarship awardees. These videos will be shared on our social media, our celebratory web page (https://venturacollegefoundation.org/awardevents2021/), through email e-blasts, and more.

You can help us celebrate by liking, sharing, and/or commenting on our social media posts. Make sure you’re following us on our social media platforms:

We are so appreciative of all of our generous donors who make these scholarship awards possible. The financial and emotional support your scholarships provide are critical to the success of our students. Thank you.

Finally, I’d like to thank our generous sponsors for make our celebratory plans possible including Edison International, Miracle Mile Advisors, Citizen’s Business Bank, Searle Creative, and Bank of the Sierra.

ADDITIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES

Ventura College Learning Resource Center

To access online resources from the Ventura College Learning Resource Center including library chat, free online resources, library resources and library guides click here. 

Ventura College Student Resource List

Provided by Ventura College Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Damien Pena, this list includes updates and resources for VC students including distance learning, Laptop lending, Wifi access, Zoom, mental health resources, financial aid, addmissions and records, academic counseling, online toutoring, Basic Needs Office, Pirates Cove, First Year Experience, Student Activities & ASVC.

To view the document click here. 

From the Foundation's Executive Director, Anne Paul King