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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].
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Team California for Healthy Kids // California Department of Education

Team California for Healthy Kids // California Department of Education | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

 

 http://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/tchk.asp

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A Conversation with Shaun King, Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM // San José State University 

A Conversation with Shaun King, Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM // San José State University  | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Join the Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center for our annual Legacy Month Keynote Speaker featuring American writer and civil rights activist, Shaun King with an interactive conversation with San Jose community leaders:

 

  • Ro Khanna, US Representative, California District 17
  • Maribel Martinez, Director of LGBTQ Affairs Santa Clara County
  • Raj Jayadev, De Bug Silicon Valley
  • Alice Huffman, NAACP

**Note: All free SJSU ticket holders must have their SJSU IDs present at the door for entrance.

 

This event is sponsored by the Associated Students, The Human Rights Collaborative, and the Division of Student Affairs at San Jose State University. Nominal parking fee for non-SJSU parking pass holders."

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Early Support Program for Autism // ESPA

To download flyer, click on title above. For more information, please visit:

 http://med.stanford.edu/espa.html 

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African American Community Service Agency: Strength in Unity // San Jose, CA 

African American Community Service Agency: Strength in Unity // San Jose, CA  | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The African American Community Service Agency (AACSA), founded in 1978, is one of the only African American cultural centers in the Silicon Valley. Our mission-providing quality educational, cultural, social and recreational programs, services and activities in order to perpetuate and strengthen African American identity, culture, values, traditions, knowledge and family life-is at the heart of all programs. AACSA's membership is open to everyone, regardless of race, religion, age or disability. The Agency's diverse activities and services offer a natural gateway to African American life.

 

 

 

For a list of AACSA Programs and for more information, please click on title above or here: http://sjaacsa.com 

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Mental Health SELPA Subcommittee  

Mental Health SELPA Subcommittee   | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

 "We are the SELPA 1 CAC, a group of people dedicated to raising awareness and education on special needs issues in our community. “SELPA” stands for Special Education Local Plan Area, as it is defined by the state Office of Education, and “CAC” stands for Community Advisory Committee. Our SELPA is made up of four school districts: Los Altos, Mountain View-Whisman, Mountain View Los Altos High, and Palo Alto Unified."

To visit the main website, see:

http://www.selpa1cac.org/ 

 

To access by Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/mentalhealthselpa1/ 

 

And FaceBook: 

https://www.facebook.com/selpa1cac/ 

 

 

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San Andreas Regional Center 

San Andreas Regional Center  | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"San Andreas Regional Center is a community-based, private nonprofit corporation that is funded by the State of California to serve people with developmental disabilities as required by the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act. The Lanterman Act is part of California law that sets out the rights and responsibilities of persons with developmental disabilities. San Andreas is one of 21 Regional Centers throughout California serving individuals and their families who reside within Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties." 

 

http://www.sanandreasregional.org/


http://www.facebook.com/sanandreasregionalcenter
 

 

 

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Free DACA Renewal Clinics // Asian Law Alliance 

For more information, see: http://asianlawalliance.org/ 

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Akoma Arts // www.akomaarts.org

Akoma Arts // www.akomaarts.org | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"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"...

 

For main page, click on title above or here: 

http://www.akomaarts.org/

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Raising Early Awareness and Creating Hope Program (REACH) // Momentum for Mental Health

Raising Early Awareness and Creating Hope Program (REACH) // Momentum for Mental Health | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Seeking to prevent the early onset of mental illness in the youth population of Santa Clara County through early education and awareness, consistent treatment and community involvement, the Raising Early Awareness and Creating Hope (REACH) Program launched its services in an effort to help address this growing mental health issue.

 

The program, based on the early detection models from the Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) Training Institute in Portland, Maine, is a collaboration of efforts between Momentum for Mental Health and Starlight Community Services.  The core mission of REACH is to help detect early warning signs of psychosis that may pose a threat to young adults, and to provide effective support and treatment.  Though often subtle, early symptoms of psychosis can be disabling and affect young people’s ability to complete schoolwork, interact socially, and accomplish daily tasks."...

 

For full post and more information, please click on title above or here:

http://www.momentumformentalhealth.org/REACHProgram

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Screen Time and Tech Safety Research // bit.ly/screen_time

Screen Time and Tech Safety Research // bit.ly/screen_time | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

http://bit.ly/screen_time 

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What Will Facebook Terragraph, 5G, and Being a “Smart City” Mean for San José Residents? // EduResearcher

What Will Facebook Terragraph, 5G, and Being a “Smart City” Mean for San José Residents? // EduResearcher | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Silicon Valley’s philosophy to “move fast and break things” may not be readily apparent upon landing on the Smart Cities Vision page for San José, but a closer look at key proposals reveals it’s likely in the mix. While difficult to know how day-to-day life will change as a result of living in a “smart city,” the issues described below are certainly worth learning more about. What should residents expect as tangible benefits? What will be the costs? What blind spots may exist among well-intentioned leaders making decisions, and will there be unintended (or consciously dismissed) harms resulting from these initiatives?

precise definition of a “Smart City” remains elusive, yet what does appear at the root, is that 5G will be involved. A recent Bloomberg update documents tensions between big business and government in the rollout of 5G, with a focus on San Jose’s role in initially participating with, and then protesting, the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee of the FCC. It appears despite the recent resistance, that industry dominance is not solely an issue within the FCC, but also influential in shaping local policies for 5G deployment.

 

…”For San Jose, the march toward 5G continues without the FCC. On Monday, the city struck an agreement with AT&T to install about 200 small-cell devices for 5G on light poles in exchange for $5 million in lease revenue over 15 years. Perhaps the worst part of the whole process, said San Jose Mayor Liccardo, is that most Americans aren’t paying attention: “When you’re talking about complex issues of technology and regulation, it’s often lost on the public just how badly they’re being screwed.”


According to a February 2018 report by Grand View Research, Inc., the global smart cities market is anticipated to reach approximately 2.6 trillion dollars by 2025. A summary of the report indicates key industry participants to include tech giants such as Accenture, Cisco Systems, Siemens, IBM, General Electric, and Microsoft.  What appears missing in the summary, however, is the specific situation for San José, where apparently Facebook will also be a main driver and beneficiary of the Smart Cities plan. 

 

A quote from the Smart City Team’s presentation on the Facebook Terragraph (Millimeter Wave Technology) indicates that  “deploying at scale in a city has never been done before.”   See the following overview here: “Introducing Facebook’s new terrestrial connectivity systems — Terragraph and Project ARIES” and this video introduction. To learn more about Facebook’s partnership with San José, see this link to documents from the April 5th Smart Cities Meeting).

Below is a list of concerns related to the Smart Cities and 5G rollouts. More specific questions are provided at the end of this post. 

A. Public Health Impacts:

1. Scientists and Doctors Demand Moratorium on 5G (original)
(Örebro, Sweden) Sept. 13, 2017 
“Over 180 scientists and doctors from 35 countries sent a declaration to officials of the European Commission today demanding a moratorium on the increase of cell antennas for planned 5G expansion.  Concerns over health effects from higher radiation exposure include potential neurological impacts, infertility, and cancer.   The following site http://bit.ly/5Gscienceappeal includes a statement from the International Society of Doctors for the Environment as of April 2018 also urging a halt to the rollout of 5G. There are now over  200 signatories to the original appeal. See the main website here."..

 

For full post, see here: 
https://eduresearcher.com/2018/05/02/smartcity/ 

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Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents

Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it
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.

 

For more, click on title above or here: http://www.edutopia.org/digital-literacy-technology-parent-resources

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Santa Clara County Board of Education Candidate Forum // Monday October 22nd, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm // 2102 Almaden Road, San Jose, 95125 (Hall A) 

Santa Clara County Board of Education Candidate Forum // Monday October 22nd, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm // 2102 Almaden Road, San Jose, 95125 (Hall A)  | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"If you're interested in the future of education in Santa Clara County, please join us for a Santa Clara County board of education candidate forum next week, hosted by the Silicon Valley Grassroots Education Movement (GEM), Californians for Justice, the San José / Silicon Valey NAACP, and the South Bay Progressive Alliance. 

 

Candidate Forum, Monday, October 22
6.30pm – 8:00pm
2102 Almaden Road (Hall A), San Jose, 95125 (map)

GEM is an alliance of community, parent, education workers, and student organizations. It is committed to defend and transform public education through community organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and a bottom-up, participatory, democratic process that engages parents, students, teachers, and school personnel.

 

Candidates running for the Board of Education will be answering questions about their vision for education in Santa Clara County ahead of next month's elections. Spanish and Vietnamese translation is available. Childcare is also available but will need to be secured in advance via phone. Please call (408) 809 2120.

 

For Facebook Event page, please see:

https://www.facebook.com/events/332627290835230/ 

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Friday November 16th, 2018, 8:30-2:00pm,  African American College Readiness Summit // San José State University in Conjuction with Community Partners

Please sign up to volunteer here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTB-aGLN6HGRUn141wIMgsUMqe3gshjk_yQpp0bboggO8FaA/viewform 

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Safe Schools & Communities Resources and Research

Safe Schools & Communities Resources and Research | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

http://www.scoop.it/t/safe-schools-communities 

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Programa de Apoyo Temprano para el Autismo // ESPA

"Un Programa en conjuto entre el Stanford Children's Health y el Children's Health Council para proporcionar servicios de apoyo sin costo a las familias despues de recibir el diagnostico de Autismo." 

 

650.723.3772

autismsupport@stanford.edu

http://espa.stanford.edu  

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SouthEast Asian Resource Action Center // http://searac.org

SouthEast Asian Resource Action Center // http://searac.org | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"SEARAC is a national organization that advances the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans by empowering communities through advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building to create a socially just and equitable society. We envision a socially, politically and economically just society for all communities to enjoy for all generations."


http://searac.org/ 

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Inclusion Support Warm Line // FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

Inclusion Support Warm Line // FIRST 5 Santa Clara County | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

Inclusion Support Warm Line 
Free support, information and referrals for including children with special needs or disabilities in your community. Each Warm Line Specialist has over 5 years of experience working with parents and providers in special education and general education.

Tel. 408.453.6651
Email: inclusionwarmline@sccoe.org
www.inclusioncollaborative.org

Child Care Connection 
Your child will need more specialized care, and it’s important to make sure the child care provider or educator you choose has the training and resources to give your child the care she needs. The right care can make a big difference in your child’s future. For help finding care, call Child Care Connection 408.487.0749
www.4c.org

 

Look for Support
Both you and your child may need emotional support and/or advice for finding the right information and resources. The most encouraging help may come from other parents who have children with disabilities or special needs FIRST 5 partner agency, Parents Helping Parents (PHP) helps Santa Clara County children with special needs receive the resources, love, hope, respect, health care, education, and other services they need to reach their full potential by providing them with strong families, dedicated professionals, and responsive systems to serve them. For more information visit www.php.com.

Download Warm-Line Flyers:
Inclusion Warm Line - English
Inclusion Warm Line - Spanish
Inclusion Warm Line - Vietnamese

 

For more information, click on title above or here: 
http://www.first5kids.org/health/inclusion  

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Middle School Mentoring and Support Program 

To download flyer, click on title above. Please also see: 

http://www.alumrockcc.org

 

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South Bay Progressive Alliance // southbaypa.org

South Bay Progressive Alliance // southbaypa.org | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

South Bay Progressive Alliance

"Who We Are: 

We are a diverse and inclusive coalition of individuals, communities, and organizations, and we are the change we need. We are generally focused in the South San Francisco Bay area and the city of San Jose. Learn More

 

What We Do:

We work to elect corporate-free candidates, to enact progressive policies and to build institutions and a society that are based on democracy, equity, cooperation, compassion and sustainability. Learn more about the Action Teams

 
Why We Do It:
'We the people' need a fundamental shift from a profit-focused society to a people-focused one to bring social justice to our communities, and to achieve that, we need true representation in our government. Our Mission
 

For more, and to attend an event or join, please visit:

https://southbaypa.org/  

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Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force // svicac.org 

Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force // svicac.org  | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (SVICAC) helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education."

 

http://svicac.org 

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Bay Area Nutrition & Physical Activity Collaborative!

Bay Area Nutrition & Physical Activity Collaborative! | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"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."

http://www.banpac.org

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Second Harvest Food Bank // Serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Second Harvest Food Bank // Serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties | Community Connections: Events and Resources To Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"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

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VisionFirst Early Vision Screening with FIRST 5 and Healthier Kids Foundation-HD

"VisionFirst Early Vision Screening with FIRST 5 and Healthier Kids Foundation-HD" by Healthier Kids Foundation on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/121310999 


For more information, please visit: http://www.hkidsf.org/content/visionfirst 



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