Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


Jacob’s Heart Children's Cancer Support Services is a non-profit organization located in Watsonville CA. It serves Children with Pediatric Cancer and their families in the counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and South Santa Clara. When families are given a diagnosis of cancer, especially their child’s many of them undergo high levels of stress and face financial instability. The Heart Ambassador Newsletter is a monthly newsletter that is shared with the Heart Ambassadors who have completed the training to become a Heart Ambassador for Jacob’s Heart. This monthly newsletter includes information on events/community opportunities, variation of stories and op-ed pieces written by families, Heart Ambassadors or staff members and a Heart Ambassador highlight to showcase the amazing work they have done.It is recommended that Jacob’s Heart considers additional staff dedicated to outreach, In this manner, other staff they can prioritize their time spent on their children with cancer and their families’ needs.