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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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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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The Somos Blog

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 in | 0 comments

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In The News

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Homelessness highlighted outside State of the City Date: July 6, 2015 Publication: Spartan Daily By: Randy Vazquez Neighborhood Building Date: March 20, 2015 Publication: San Jose Mercury News By: Sal Pizarro Pizarro: San Jose has nine finalists in Knight Cities Challenge Date: January 12, 2015 Publication: San Jose Mercury News By: Sal Pizarro In San Jose, Mayor Liccardo lays out inaugural priorities, vows fiscal restraint Date: January 6, 2015 Publication: Silicon Valley Business Journal By: Greg Baumann “In San Jose, uniquely home-grown organizations—ranging from...

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