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Rain Or Shine Join Us On 3-10!

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 in Old Posts | Comments Off on Rain Or Shine Join Us On 3-10!

Rain Or Shine Join Us On 3-10!

Rain or shine join us at our 8th annual Gracias a la Vida lunch, presented by: . . Somos Mayfair will draw over 300 regional leaders, political officials, and community members to its 8th Annual Gracias a la Vida celebration. This event is Somos’ premier annual fundraiser, which raises over $100,000 in sponsorships and individual contributions to unleash the power of community members to close the opportunity gap in Mayfair. The event – claimed to be “one of the most organized and moving” in the region – will showcase Somos’ on the ground work and our...

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Expanding Our Reach Through Partnership

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

Expanding Our Reach Through Partnership

Somos Mayfair and Grail Family Services (GFS) are joining efforts through FIRST 5’s Family Resource Center Initiative (FRC) to provide essential support services to families with children ages 0-5. As part of this initiative, GFS will be implementing a professional development program for Family Child Care Providers using a FIRST 5 curriculum (SEEDS) augmented with their oral language development to ensure Mayfair children are receiving quality child care. Somos Mayfair will continue to provide parenting classes using a FIRST 5 evidenced-based model to promote strong family...

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Community Grants

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 in Front Page, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Community Grants

Community Grants

SOMOS’ COMMUNITY MICRO-GRANTS In partnership with the Knight Foundation to create a thriving Mayfair community, Somos is embarking on a new venture. We want to help YOU bring a creative idea to life! The grant application cycle is now open! Applications are due on a rolling basis starting September 1, 2015 and will be reviewed at the end of each month. Funds are available through June 30, 2016. This is a fast paced grant cycle and if selected we aim to award funds after 30 days of submission. Apply now! Submit an application that answers the following: Your Contact Information Project...

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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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