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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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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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