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Program Highlight: EMPUJE

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 in Front Page, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Program Highlight: EMPUJE

Program Highlight: EMPUJE

When Somos’ In Our Hands campaign commenced, we never imaged that community would take an active role in holding their school district accountable to community needs. However, after a few house meetings it became clear that parents were going to be strong advocates for their children’s education outside of the home… and EMPUJE (push) was born. The parent-led committee’s first priorities included having access to a bilingual liaison at Cesar Chavez Elementary School and space. Fast forward two years and parents in Alum Rock Union School District have not only championed a...

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SV2’s Newest Grantee

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 in Old Posts | Comments Off on SV2’s Newest Grantee

SV2’s Newest Grantee

Somos Mayfair is SV2’s newest grantee. The Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) is a vibrant giving network of more than 200 Partners who come together to learn about effective giving and pool their money and talent to support promising social ventures throughout Silicon Valley and the world. As a grantee, Somos will receive a three-year unrestricted capacity building investment totaling $150,000 to close the opportunity gap faced by Mayfair children. In addition, Somos will benefit from “beyond-the-dollars” advising to help build their capacity and scale programs. Somos...

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Somos Mayfair To Receive Neighborhood Builders Award

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in Old Posts | Comments Off on Somos Mayfair To Receive Neighborhood Builders Award

Somos Mayfair To Receive Neighborhood Builders Award

. Somos Mayfair was selected by Bank of America as a Neighborhood Builder. Every year, 60 high performing nonprofit organizations are selected from 42 markets across the U.S. These organizations demonstrate excellence and impact in the areas of community development, workforce development, education, and basic human needs. Neighborhood Builders are connected with a unique combination of individual leadership development and $200,000 in flexible funding. . For the official announcement:  Press Release SOMOS MAYFAIR . About Neighborhood Builders Neighborhood Builders is currently marking...

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