Announcements below include local events and resources for Santa Clara County and the greater SF Bay Area. For additional education related updates and news, see Educator Resources tab at http://EduResearcher.com [Links to external site].
“What’s Your Game Plan?” FREE College-Readiness Workshop Lunch, Door Prizes, and Scholarship Information available to all who attend
Useful information for students and parents: “Why go to college?” “Understanding the college application process” “What are universities looking for?” “How to choose a college major”
Event is open to all; intended for potential college students currently attending a middle or high school in San José with a focus on those who will be first-generation college students.
Come be part of this FREE San José CRAM College-Readiness Program. We are a collaboration with the San José Public Library TeenHQ, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Bay Area Tutoring Association, the Scholarship Club, Admission-Bridge, San José State University, and other allied organizations.
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 11:00AM to 2:00PM including Free Lunch St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 405 S. 10th Street, San Jose 95112 Onsite Parking Available
"BANPAC is a regional collaborative of over 200 health-related organizations dedicated to empowering communities to make system and environmental change to support better nutrition, physical activity and increased access to healthy foods."
"School-Linked Services (SLS) offers on-site school-based services to heal and strengthen individuals, families and systems by addressing needs and risks faced by children, youth and families. SLS coordinates services provided by schools, public agencies and community-based organizations throughout Santa Clara County to improve results, enhance accessibility, and to support children’s success in school and in life."
"This collection includes research, updates, and resources related to EMF, Wifi Radiation, and screen time. For an excellent website with extensive documents for safe technology advocacy, please visit the National Association for Children and Safe Technology at http://nacst.org. For additional resources and updates in Education, please visit http://eduresearcher.com.'
Young people are immersed in technology in ways previous generations could not have imagined. Common Sense Media has compiled this list of resources for parents seeking advice and information about how to help their children explore smartly and stay safe.
"Previously known as Santa Clara Family Health Foundation, Healthier Kids Foundation (HKF) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose focus is on raising funds to ensure access to and advocacy for health care services for all children through family-centered and innovative approaches. Through the Foundation, community leaders, community members, foundations, corporations, local businesses, friends, and other supporters can contribute funds to help achieve the goal of providing every child in Santa Clara County with access to quality health care through insurance."
From SJSU Event page: "Please join us for this opportunity to meet and work with David Stovall who has been doing powerful racial justice work in schools in Chicago for a number of years. He will be sharing insights from his new book and also applying it to our work at SJSU and in our local communities and schools. David Stovall, Ph.D. is a Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates four areas: 1) Critical Race Theory, 2) concepts of social justice in education, 3) the relationship between housing and education, and 4) the relationship between schools and community stakeholders. In the attempt to bring theory to action, he has spent the last ten years working with community organizations and schools to develop curricula that address issues of social justice.
Born Out of Struggle offers important lessons about school creation from the ground up. While the story of a 19-day hunger strike serves as the backdrop of the discussion, the focus of this talk will be on concrete examples of the challenges and contradictions of keeping young people, families, and community members central to community control of education. The discussion to follow will explore the relevance of these lessons for students, community, and families, as well as educational leaders classroom teachers of all subjects grade levels. Location: Sweeney Hall 331
Sponsored by the College of Education and Mexican American Studies
Sign up for the May 31 event to meet with Legislators in Sacramento
Join me on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 for the 15th annual Bus Trip to Sacramento!
Since its inception, the Bus Trip has increased from a handful of concerned residents advocating for public education funding to over 200 in 2016 who were navigating through the new local control funding formula.
What is the Sacramento Bus Trip for Education?
Each year, my office coordinates the Sacramento Bus Trip for Education, which takes education advocates, parents, students, community leaders and residents from our County to the state’s capitol to meet with their state legislators. Last year, more htan 200 people filled four buses and spent the day meeting with dozens of state offiicals, senators and assembly members. The Bus Trip is sponsored by my office and the Silicon Valley Educaiton Foundaiton.
Why is it important?
Bus Trip participants gain an in-depth knowledge of public education issues ranging from grades K-12, Community Colleges and four-year universities. Participants receive updates on current legislative proposals, a status update on school funding, and other key public education efforts. More importantly, Bus Trip participants have an opportunity to voice their interests and concerns directly to state legislators about public education issues.
When is the Bus Trip and where do the buses leave from?
This year’s Sacramento Bus Trip will occur on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The buses will leave at 6:30 a.m. from the VTA Transit Center at Eastridge Mall in San Jose and return to the same location around 5 p.m.
How much does it cost to attend?
The Bus Trip is FREE for everyone. It also includes a light breakfast and lunch.
How do I sign up?
To register, please fill out the form below. For more information, contact Mario Lopez at 408-299-5030 or email Mario.Lopez@bos.sccgov.org.
"Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies, and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. Nearly half of the food distributed is fresh produce. Second Harvest also plays a leading role in promoting federal nutrition programs and educating families on how to make healthier food choices." http://www.shfb.org
"Black Student Union presents BSU Youth Empowerment Conference 2017 - Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Stanford University CEMEX Auditorium, Stanford, CA.
The 18th Annual Youth Empowerment Conference is a daylong event that includes a series of workshops on ethnic identity, education/ admissions, advocacy and enterprise, as well as a diverse and interactive student panel. We provide food and entertainment. The event serves high school students from across the nation and at all academic achievement levels. The Stanford Black Student Union and the Black Community Services Center host the event.
This unique event allows Stanford undergraduates to engage with diverse youth from across the nation. This year's theme is B.O.S.S. - Black Opportunities for Student Success. We will focus on the art of building connections and navigating spaces previously inaccessible to us. Dynamic speakers, interactive workshops, and vibrant performances are all hallmarks of the conference. Students leave the conference inspired, hopeful, and committed to the cause of excellence."
"An interactive webinar for parents, youth, and those who support them about students’ rights in school discipline. Learn about the legal protections for students, including those with special needs, and how to advocate for yourself or your child. Find out more about strong alternatives to class and school removal that hold students accountable while also helping improve school success."
"AFFIRM is an academic program focusing on African American students which emphasize the successful completion of the “cognitive core” areas of study. The program identifies the English, Math, and Science disciplines as the “cognitive core” because these three disciplines lie at the heart of a student’s academic achievement and performance throughout the general/transfer educational curricula. A Guidance course is also offered as part of our program."
"Akoma" comes from the Akan language, the principal language of Ghana in West Africa. It means patience, endurance, consistency, and faithfulness and represented by a heart symbol. To say that one has his heart in his stomach is to say that one is very tolerant.The Adrinkra symbol for Akoma is the "Heart"
Akoma is a multi-ethnic group of musicians, singers, dancers and visual artists whose mission is to help bring together the various South Bay communities through performance. We take our audiences through several stages of the African and African American experience by utilizing African American and Praise songs and African American Folk Songs and Spirituals. Our message is positive, informative and promotes healing and unity"...
The Imani Village School Linked Services (SLS) program seeks to improve the overall academic success and well being of African Ancestry and other underserved students by reducing risk factors that lead to poor academic outcomes for students of color. The program will deliver coordinated and effective academic support, mental health and social services on school campuses and in communities to meet the needs of children and their families.
Program Goals: • Reduce school suspensions and expulsions • Increase academic achievement • Increase parent involvement and participation in child’s education • Increase social/emotional well-being of students and family members • Increase access to resources for families facing multiple significant risk factors
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