Posts by Christina Pham

The State of Silicon Valley Non-Profits & Philanthropy

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The State of Silicon Valley Non-Profits & Philanthropy

Alexa Cortes Culwell and Heather McLeod Grant recently released a report titled “The Giving Code: The State of Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy”. Funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the report illustrates the ecosystems between nonprofits and philanthropic giving in Silicon Valley. According to The Giving Code, corporations and foundations are giving at record rates, yet funding to community-based organizations has plummeted in the last decade. The report attributes this disconnect to gaps in knowledge, social network, experience, mindset, and empathy. We are...

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Family Resource Center Opens Its Doors

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 in Front Page, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Family Resource Center Opens Its Doors

1-2-3, You Can Count On Me   On December 14, thirty-five children opened our ribbon cutting ceremony with a song telling over 200 guests, “1-2-3, You Can Count On Me.” For the past 20 years, parents and residents have counted on Somos Mayfair to uplift the dreams, power, and leadership of community. And the grand opening of our new flagship Family Resource Center is a testament to our steadfast commitment to the children and families of Mayfair. This new center, located at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, is a hub for Alum Rock Union School District families and positions...

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Olivia’s Leadership Development Journey

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Old Posts | 0 comments

Olivia’s Leadership Development Journey

Did you know young adults can develop into leaders as they promote early school readiness for Somos Mayfair? Olivia (a volunteer for Somos Mayfair) was shy and soft-spoken when she first joined Somos Mayfair, but blossomed into a confident leader as she helped parents find their own voice as community leaders. Olivia’s been with Somos for a few months and volunteers in our early school readiness program.  She’s a peer mentor who has been instrumental in outreach for Somos Mayfair’s programs.  Although her initial involvement with Somos Mayfair was via home visits and the YMCA...

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