Acterra is an environmental non-profit serving the Silicon Valley. Acterra provides people with tangible, hands-on activities they can do to improve the environment. All of their work is solution-oriented. They offer several thousand volunteer opportunities each year for adults and youth. Because people get excited by different things, Acterra offers a broad range of programs, from habitat restoration to carbon reduction and more. As importantly, Acterra teaches people how to become effective environmental change agents in their communities, neighborhoods, workplaces and schools. In addition to empowering thousands of people here in Silicon Valley, their programs serve as models that others can emulate elsewhere.
Aim High is the largest academic summer program provider in the Bay Area, operating campuses in San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County and San Mateo County. The program combines intensive, engaging and challenging academic classes with activities and events that create opportunities for leadership development and community exploration. Students join after 5th or 6th grade, and participate for three or four consecutive summers - at no cost to them or their families. The organization has grown from one site, serving 50 students in 1986, to twelve sites in four counties serving more than 1,000 students in 2010.
Each year, 600-800 San Mateo County children enter the foster care system as a result of abuse and neglect. Advocates for Children trains and supports Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers (CASA) who mentor and speak up for these children.
The Health Care Services Agency administers Alameda County's Health Services Program and includes the following program areas: Medical Care, Behavioral Care, Public Health, Agency Administration and Finance, Environmental Health and the Alliance for Health
Bay Area Gardener’s Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing financial support to eligible economically disadvantaged students. The Bay Area Gardeners Foundation’s primary purpose and objectives are to promote the educational attainment of children in the San Francisco Bay Area by among other things, conducting public discussions, groups, forums, panels, lecturers, and workshops on pursuing a higher education.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula provides places where young people aged 6-18 are welcome and can belong after school and all day during the summer. At each of the Club's seven sites located in the most challenged areas of Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and Redwood City, California, trained and caring staff and a cadre of volunteers work through a broad range of programs to guide and inspire youth to develop the attitudes and life skills they need to thrive.
Serving Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Students in the City of Belmont, Redwood Shores, as well as portions of Redwood City, San Carlos, and San Mateo.
The Built to Last Collaborative will provide Sequoia district high school students from the Ravenswood district (East Palo Alto/east Menlo Park communities) with a program of trained academic coaching who will be campus based providing coordination, mentoring, tutoring and tutors, supplemented by other volunteer support, to work toward high school graduation.
BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.
The California School Boards Association (CBSA) is a collaborative group of virtually all of the state’s more than 1,000 school districts and county offices of education. CSBA brings together school governing boards and their districts and county offices on behalf of California’s children. CSBA is a member-driven association that supports the governance team — school board members, superintendents and senior administrative staff — in its complex leadership role. CSBA develops, communicates and advocates the perspective of California school districts and county offices of education.
The California School Health Centers Association (CSHC) is the statewide organization leading the movement to put health care where kids are — in schools. CSHC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and academic success of children and youth.
TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded pre-college program designed to assist first-generation college students prepare for college. In partnership with Sequoia High School, our program serves students in the communities of East Palo Alto and North Fair Oaks. The Upward Bound Program consists of Saturday workshops at Cañada College and weekly tutoring. During the summer, students participate in a six week program offering academic courses and activities on the Cañada College campus.
The Cleo Eulau Center (CEC) works closely with educators and school communities to help them better understand and address the social and emotional wellness of their students. We recognize that there are many factors outside of the classroom that affect student performance inside the classroom. Our unique model uses resilience techniques to first build the confidence, efficacy and strengths of educators, who then support their students in new, positively constructive ways. A strong, caring relationship is created that leads to a healthier learning environment where students and teachers can flourish. We also provide direct, individual and group psychotherapy to at-risk youth.
The Center for Community School Partnerships (CCSP) promotes student success, youth well being, and equitable, just communities for all of California’s learners by cultivating pathways between communities and their schools. CCSP work centers on research, evaluation, and technical assistance, connecting schools and communities to support student success, youth well-being, and collaborative community-school partnerships.
The Center for Strategic Community Innovation (CSCI)* is a nonprofit intermediary that provides planning, technical assistance, training, and capacity building services to support public schools, nonprofits and public agencies to fulfill their missions. CSCI specializes in identifying, applying and testing best practice methods at the intersection of human service systems, including: public education, community development, health, social services, juvenile justice, and neighborhoods. CSCI's current work is focused on Full Service Community Schools that integrate multiple services and supports within schools and communities to maximize healthy and wholesome lives for children, youth, families and, in turn, communities.
The Center for Youth is the best organization to turn to for young people seeking to deal with, explore, or understand issues of importance to them - from their perspective, and on their terms. Started by kids, for kids, all Center services - from counseling, to shelter, to education, to referrals - are rooted in, and delivered with the knowledge that youth want to, and can, take responsibility for their life choices.
Youth Adelante (YA), under the auspices of El Concilio of San Mateo County and Chicana/Latina Foundation, is a family centered, culturally focused and community-based, Math enrichment program for Latino 7th and 8th graders. We aim to promote the academic, emotional and physical well being of the children we serve, while empowering parents to support their child's education.
Citizen Schools partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities across the country.
City College of San Francisco is an urban community college serving about 100,000 students annually at nine campuses and many other sites throughout San Francisco. We offer an affordable opportunity to earn associate degrees, prepare for transfer, and pursue career and technical education. City College also offers distance learning and free noncredit courses in many fields.
Since 1970, CDI has helped thousands of leaders and their organizations achieve excellence in product and service delivery. CDI staff are experts in organizational development, having worked at all levels of public and private agencies and organizations.
The Community Network for Youth Development (CNYD) has served the Bay Area for the past twelve years as a youth development intermediary organization. In this role, CNYD offers support, training and capacity building resources to youth-serving organizations and programs. CNYD strives to strengthen programs and services for youth by providing workers and organizations with a practical link to research being done in the field. CNYD also provides a forum for communication between funders and policy-makers and the people and agencies doing the daily work with young people. Finally, CNYD provides an arena for discussion and sharing among the entire youth development community so that policy decisions can be made with a wider perspective and resources can be used efficiently and wisely.
El Centro offers outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and other related services to residents of San Mateo County, California.
Fresh Lifelines for Youth helps teens in trouble learn to make healthy decisions. The organization provides at-risk and disadvantaged youth with vital information regarding the decisions they make in their lives. We provide well-trained mentors who listen. And FLY gives its graduates the opportunity to advance to a leadership program where they use their knowledge and skills to give back to their communities. One of FLY's programs, a year-long one, has a striking 85% success rate. All at one tenth the cost of incarceration.
Founded in 1979, Friends for Youth Mentoring Services program has had success far beyond the national average in helping young people stay out of trouble. Over 1,800 youth have been in the program with over 90% maintaining their commitment to their mentoring relationship. Studies have consistently shown that youth in the program stay in school, improve their school performance, are more motivated, and rarely have future involvement with the Juvenile Justice System.
Hatchuel Tabernik & Associates is a consulting company that is dedicated to cost effective, high quality services helping organizations to improve their effectiveness, expand their services, and target their resources to support and improve their communities, and create a more equitable and just society.
Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. Our mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy.
The International Institute of the Bay Area welcomes, educates and serves immigrants, refugees and their families as they join and contribute to the community.
JobTrain, formerly OICW, is an educational and training institution that also offers career counseling and job placement services to their graduates.
The Institute's mission is to cultivate a responsibility for the natural environment and our human communities through interdisciplinary science education.
The mission of the Mural Music & Arts Project (MMAP) is to educate, empower and inspire youth through the arts. MMAP’s youth-development has developed a unique approach to employment, curriculum, assessment, and technology for the benefit of urban youth.
New Day for Learning is not a curriculum or one-size fits all program; it's a 21st century vision for learning that builds on a foundation of core academics by leveraging community resources to incorporate strategies such as hands-on learning, working in teams and problem solving. Many programs that take place before the school day, after school and during the summer are already using these innovative learning approaches to engage students and increase their chances for success.
Nuestra Casa is a community education organization dedicated to increasing civic participation and promoting economic self-sustainability of the Latino immigrant population of East Palo Alto and the area served by the Ravenswood City School District.
Oakland Kids First creates leadership opportunities for young people to transform their schools so all youth graduate with the skills and motivation to reach their dreams. Its innovative Culture Change strategies result in higher graduation, college attendance and retention rates, more class participation, the creation of more meaningful youth leadership opportunities, and a greater sense of connection and responsibility students have towards their peers and their education.
OEPA’s mission is to develop resident leaders, broker resources and services, build the capacity of individuals and organizations, and advocate for change, leading to the improved social, physical, spiritual, educational and economic well-being of East Palo Alto (EPA), CA.
The mission of the Partnership for Children and Youth is to ensure that school-age children and youth living in low-income communities have the support and the opportunities they need and deserve to be successful in school and in life. We help schools secure the resources necessary to provide after-school and summer programs, health care, and nutritious meals – the things we know children need to succeed and thrive.
Established in 1964, Peninsula Community Foundation granted more than $1.1 billion to nonprofits locally, nationally and internationally and was the philanthropic partner to more than 750 families, individuals and corporations. From its inception, Peninsula Community Foundation was a trailblazer. It was the first community foundation in the country to establish a nonprofit resource center in 1977, and the first to establish a dedicated center for venture philanthropy in 1999. The foundation’s assets climbed from $60 million in 1992 to $612 million in 2006, including a $125 million endowment for the community.
Redwood City 2020 (RWC 2020) brings together key public and private organizations in our community in ongoing efforts to ensure the health and success of all children, youth and families served by the Redwood City School District. Together, RWC 2020 partners identify barriers and then implement collaborative approaches that will open the doors to success.
The Redwood City Police Department is an organization of professionals who are dedicated to integrity, customer service, the rights of individuals, and the needs of a constantly changing society. We are a progressive police department which recognizes that by working in a patnership with our community, we can best meet our goals of protecting life and property, improving the quality of life, reducing crime and the fear of crime, and maintaining a safe community.
The Redwood City School District aims to be a premier California School District. We are committed to the success of each and every student and we take seriously our obligation to meet the challenges laid before us by federal and state accountability guidelines. The RCSD believes equally, however, that we must be committed to more than just academic performance of our students, if they are to truly be successful in life--now, in high school and beyond. Therefore, we commit to developing our students' full range of developmental needs--intellectual, physical, mental, and social-emotional.
The mission of the Riekes Center is to help students define and accomplish their goals and interests through Athletic Fitness, Creative Arts, and Nature Awareness; and to improve their character, self-confidence, and peer relationships.
The San Carlos School District, in collaboration with involved, caring parents and community members who share a vision for engaging the whole child, will provide a personal, creative, challenging education that fosters life-long interest in learning and inspires all to strive for individual excellence as contributing members of a changing society.
The San Francisco Foundation is a leading agent of Bay Area philanthropy. We rank among the largest of the nation’s community foundations in grantmaking and assets. We cultivate a family of donors who share a commitment to the Bay Area. Together, we give millions of dollars a year to build on community assets, respond to community needs, and elevate public awareness.
The Mayor's Office of Education strives to provide parents the tools they need to help their children succeed in an academic environment.
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the eighth largest school district in California, educating over 56,000 students every year. Our mission is to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural sensitivity, and democratic responsibility.
The mission of the San Mateo County Health System is to increase the longevity and quality of people’s lives by preventing health issues before they occur; protecting the public’s health; providing services for vulnerable populations; artnering to build healthy communities.
The San Mateo County Human Services Agency assists individuals and families to achieve economic self sufficiency, promotes community and family strength, and works to ensure child safety and well-being. The Human Services Agency programs and units will work to achieve and maintain the highest standards of quality by demonstrating collaborations and partnerships that are community-based and client focus; learning practices throughout the organization, including continuous quality improvement, development and innovation; excellence in providing quality human services that value and support our clients, community partners, and employees for their skills, knowledge, and commitment; accountability that encourages the highest standards of ethical conduct and honesty; and respect and honoring the diversity, rights, and dignity of each other and those we serve.
The County Office of Education is an educational service agency serving all 24 school districts in San Mateo County. It provides a variety of instructional, business, and consulting services which enhance the ability of districts to provide quality education. The office serves as an intermediate link between the California Department of Education and local districts, demonstrating educational leadership in the County and State, and working with public and private agencies for the benefit of public education.
The District Office is staffed by educational leaders and professionals dedicated to providing students and parents, and faculty and staff, with programs, services, infrastructure, training and data-driven curricula to promote student engagement and success in a 21st century global society.
Sequoia Healthcare District’s mission is to improve the quality of life for District residents by enhancing access to healthcare services and by supporting and encouraging programs and activities designed to achieve health, wellness, and disease prevention.
The Sequoia Teen Resource Center provides free confidential counseling, and youth development services to help students increase their academic performance, improve behavior and personal relationships, make positive decisions and set future goals. The Center teaches youth skills and provides them with opportunities to make changes in their personal lives, families, school, and community.
The Sequoia YMCA is committed to strengthening and enriching the development of youth, adults, families and communities.
The Silcon Valley Community Foundation provides visionary community leadership by identifying emerging challenges in our region. We address those challenges through our grantmaking programs, our research and our ability to bring together diverse groups of problem-solvers. We build and energize a community of philanthropists who strengthen the common good.
Stanford's Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA), a new independent research center, unites an interdisciplinary array of nationally prominent scholars from across the campus to provide the depth and scale of research needed to affect education policy in meaningful ways.
StarVista is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children, young people, adults, and families across San Mateo County. Recognizing that building strong and healthy communities begins with helping each person to develop their own path of personal growth, StarVista has provided a wide variety of high-quality programs for more than 30 years.
The Mission of Teen Talk Sexuality Education (TTSE) is to provide science-based comprehensive educational programs to youth and adults to help teens make the healthy choices that will result in lower rates of teen pregnancy and STD/HIV in the community.
CS programs engage youth in community service activities that promote increased awareness of the needs of their communities and the development of individual community service self-efficacy, and positive emotional and behavioral health. We actively collaborate with a number of K-12 educators and community-based organizations in northern Santa Clara and southern San Mateo Counties.