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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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Blues Blue Christmas San Jose / Silicon Valley NAACP Winter Coat Drive, Featuring JC Smith Band // Nov. 30th, 6-10pm, 170 S. Market Street, San Jose 

Blues Blue Christmas San Jose / Silicon Valley NAACP Winter Coat Drive, Featuring JC Smith Band // Nov. 30th, 6-10pm, 170 S. Market Street, San Jose  | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

Please join the San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP for our 2017 Winter Coat drive. NAACP JC Smith Band will be performing.  Please bring new and gently used coats/clothes, blankets, hygiene products, sleeping bags, etc.  

 

Free admission 

Thursday,  November 30th, 2017, 6-10pm

Fairmont San Jose, 170 S. Market Street

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Network for Public Education National Conference // October 13th-15th, 2017, Oakland, California

Network for Public Education National Conference // October 13th-15th, 2017, Oakland, California | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

For more information and to register, click on title above or here: 

https://events.bizzabo.com/NPE17CA 

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A Conversation with Diane Ravitch and Jitu Brown // NPE Action and KPFA Friday Oct. 13th, 7:30pm Oakland Technical High School Auditorium

"Jitu Brown, National Director of the Journey for Justice Alliance (J4J) is a long-time community organizer born on Chicago’s south side. He is a product of Chicago’s public school system and is a proud parent and husband. Jitu started volunteering for the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), the oldest black-led organizing community based organization in Chicago in 1991. He eventually joined the staff as Education Organizer in 2006 and organized in the Kenwood Oakland neighborhood for over 17 years bringing parents, students, teachers and community members together to collectively participate in the education system by developing various educational initiatives and battle back against efforts to systematically disinvest in, close and privatize schools in Chicago.

In his role as National Director for J4J, he leads an alliance of grassroots community, youth, and parent-led organizations in 23 cities across the country demanding community-driven alternatives to the privatization of and dismantling of public schools systems. He has brought great energy and focus to the connection between the attacks on public education and the disempowerment of African American communities all across the country.

 

He was one of 12 parents, grandparents and community members who put their bodies on the line in a 34-day long hunger strike to save Walter H. Dyett High School in Chicago, the last open enrollment High School in the historic Bronzeville community.  As a result of their gallant efforts, Dyett High School is the first closed school in the country that has re-opened as an open-enrollment, neighborhood school. His dynamic organizing in our neighborhoods, cities, and nationally for an equitable and just education system is based on a belief in the potential of all children and the rights of parents, youth, and communities to participate in all aspects of planning and decision-making.

 

The #WeChoose is a national coalition comprising of powerful education justice organizations to focus attention on U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' continued attempt to dismantle and corporatize America's public education system.


The #WeChoose campaign includes: Network for Public Education, BadAss Teachers Association, Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, The Advancement Project, the Education Justice Network, Alliance for Education, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, Dignity in Schools, Save Our Schools, Institute for Democratic Education in America and Journey for Justice Alliance, whose combined membership represents millions of Americans and together are joining forces to call out DeVos/Trump and hold Democrats accountable in the upcoming education budget hearings."

 

Jitu and Diane will discuss U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' continued attempt to dismantle and corporatize America's public education system, and the resistance being organized by the Network for Public Education and the Journey for Justice’s #WeChoose campaign.

#WeChoose:

  • No More Public School Closures
  • A Moratorium on School Privatization 
  • The Creation of 10,000 Sustainable Community Schools 
  • End Zero Tolerance Policies in Public Schools NOW 
  • National Equity Assessment 
  • Stop the Attack on Black Teachers 
  • End State Takeovers, Appointed School Boards and Mayoral Control 
  • Eliminate the Over-Reliance on Standardized Tests in Public Schools 
     

Tickets available for $12 in advance, $15 at the door.   Purchase online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3066536

For FB event page, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/509713939420867/ 

 

For student access tickets, contact Oakland Public Education Network at oaklandpubliceducationnetwork@gmail.com

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CSEC 101 For Schools: Commercially Sexually Exploited Children // Nov. 3rd 8am-3:30pm, Santa Clara County Office of Education  

CSEC 101 For Schools: Commercially Sexually Exploited Children // Nov. 3rd 8am-3:30pm, Santa Clara County Office of Education   | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Human trafficking is a horrible reality that takes place every day in the United States and across the globe.  Trafficking can involve school-age youth, particularly those made vulnerable by trauma, and can take a variety of forms including forced labor, domestic servitude, and commercial sexual exploitation.  Traffickers may target minor victims through social media websites, telephone chat-lines, after-school programs, at shopping malls and bus depots, in clubs, or through friends or acquaintances who recruit students on school campuses.  

 

Schools are a critical component in combating the commercial sexual exploitation of children in our community. Join us as we discuss commercial sexual exploitation of children, the red flags, signs, and resources as well as action planning to integrate our schools in this community effort.

 

Date/Time: Nov. 3rd 8am-3:30pm

Location: Santa Clara County Office of Education, Oak Grove Room, 2nd Floor
1290 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131-2304

Partners: Juvenile Probation, Community Solutions, YWCA

Contact: Regina Finuliar
regina_finuliar@sccoe.org
P: (408) 453-6504

Sponsor: Safe and Healthy Schools

 

Registration Link: https://santaclara.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?gid=1549&id=136884 

 

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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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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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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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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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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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A Conversation with Alexs Pate // Thursday 9/7/17 4-6pm Student Union 3B, San Jose State University 

A Conversation with Alexs Pate // Thursday 9/7/17 4-6pm Student Union 3B, San Jose State University  | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

 "Alexs Pate is founder and president of Innocent Technologies (http://innocentclassroom.com/).  His company partners with school districts to offer professional development workshops focused on building cultural proficiency and competence while creating strong and productive relationships between teachers and students of color.  Alexs is also an American author and writing professor.  His best-known work is the New York Times Bestseller, Amistad: A Novel (Signet, 1997).  

 

RSVP to tinyurl.com/alexspate

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African American College Readiness Summit // November 17th, 2017 at San Jose State University 

To download flyer, click on title above. For more information, see: http://www.sjsu.edu/studentaffairs/about_us/initiatives_and_partnerships/aacrs/index.html 

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Changing the Narrative for Justice Involved Women and Girls: The Journey from Reform to Transformation // December 11-13th, 2017  

Changing the Narrative for Justice Involved Women and Girls: The Journey from Reform to Transformation // December 11-13th, 2017   | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

To register, please visit: https://www.ajfo.org/copy-of-register 

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Your Child’s Right to Stay In School: What You Need to Know // Fix School Discipline Now

"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."


Viewable above and on YouTube Video link at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=20&v=ErYjvo2hdLo 

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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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Upcoming events (combined from email and website announcements): 

 

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ability Awareness at Terman!

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ability Awareness at Egan!

October 9th (Monday) 
7 to 9pm, Let’s Talk: A chance to ask questions and share ideas, resources, and support with other parents of students with IEPs, 504s, learning differences, mental health challenges, etc., New, temporary location: 190 Arbuelo Way, Los Altos (free, walk-in)

 


Let’s Talk Parent Spec Ed Support Group
October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Parent Chat: Support for Parents of Teens with Mental Health Challenges
October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

October 12- Thursday7am, Mountain View Challenge Team (see agenda @ http://www.challengeteam.org/agendas.html), Mt View Police Dept., 1000 Villa Street, Mt. View

 

October 12th Thursday7 to 9pm, Why Parents Matter More Than Peers with Dr Gabor Mate, Mountain View High School Spartan Theatre, 3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain Vieweventbrite.com

 

October 14th Saturday, 10am, Kara Walk n Run to Remember, Mitchell Park, Palo Alto, https://kara-grief.org/services/community-events/

 

October 15th Sunday
1 to 3:30, Parents of Vision https://sites.google.com/site/parentsofvision/ 

(A faith-based parent support group for parents of youth with behavioral, emotional, and mental health challenges.) The meeting will start with a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome. Since these meetings will be held in private location, please email bayareapov@gmail.com or call (650) 207-6252 for the address.

 

 

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Movie and Discussion with Palo Alto CAC – The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia
 

October 18th 11am to 1, Anxiety and Mood Disorder Support and Info Group at Parents Helping Parents, http://www.php.com/node/41657/view

 

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Parent Education Event: Special Ed Directors Panel


October 18th N
oon to 2, SJBH’s Lunch and Learn: The Debate Over Addiction with Dr. Michael Roeske, CEO of Bayside Marin. RSVP to richa.Sandhu@acadiahealthcare.com (free)

 

October 19th  7:30pm, Stanford Professor of Psychiatry, Irvin Yalom with Lee Daniel Kravetz, to discuss his memoir, at Kepler's in Menlo Park, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/news/3055893 (This is not a free event)

 

October 22nd 9:30am

Saturday / South Bay Out of Darkness Walk, Arena Green West in San Jose, 
https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.event&eventID=4453

 
Steering Committee Meeting
November 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Let’s Talk Parent Spec Ed Support Group
November 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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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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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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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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5th Element Symposium: Future and Promise of Hip-Hop Pedagogy // Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts

5th Element Symposium: Future and Promise of Hip-Hop Pedagogy // Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

The 5th Element: The Future and Promise of Hip Hop Pedagogy

A Global Symposium and Think Tank featuring Emile YX, Joan Morgan, H. Samy Alim, and Hip Hop educators from around the world  

November 8th and 9th

Stanford University

Free Admission and Registration

Registration form is now live.


Please fill out the registration form listed in the menu to the left and linked here to register for the 5th Element: The Future and Promise of Hip Hop Pedagogy taking place on November 8th and 9th, 2017 at Stanford University. More details will follow about the specific times of workshops and speakers. The event is completely free but registration is required to account for limited capacity. 
 

Presented by the IDA Arts and Education Project

The Arts and Education Project ("AEP") of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University began in 2014 for the purpose of documenting, analyzing, and disseminating best practices regarding the use of hip hop in education. The project also focuses on the impacts and "halo" effects of these pedagogies on current and former diverse low-income high school students in the East Palo Alto community.

 

More info about the Symposium:

The 5th Element Global Symposium on Hip Hop Pedagogy is the culminating event of IDA’s Arts and Education Project. IDA's project partners are the Mural Music and Arts Project and the East Palo Alto Academy. It has been generously funded by the Surdna Foundation.

 

This convening is designed for hip hop educators, community arts advocates, teaching artists, and those interested in the liberatory possibilities of hip hop pedagogies. It will feature:

  • A keynote by South African hip hop pioneer and educator Emile YX (Heal the Hood Project/Black Noise)

  • A panel featuring H. Samy Alim, Casey Wong, the Mural Music and Arts Project, and East Palo Alto Academy High School

  • A panel on hip hop feminist pedagogies featuring Joan Morgan

Workshop sessions led by leading hip hop educators will also allow participants to share experiences and learnings and make critical connections.

 

More Info about the Think Tank:

On November 9th, participants will get the opportunity to connect and build with hip hop educators, scholars, and community-based organizations as a part of the Hip Hop Education Think Tank IV, "It's Yours! Sustaining and Reimagining Our Movement." It has been generously funded by the Surdna Foundation.

 

The fourth edition of the Hip Hop Education Think Tank is presented by the Hip Hop Education Center in collaboration with Stanford University's Institute for Diversity in the Arts. Previous partners include, New York University's Metropolitan Center on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, Columbia's Institute for Urban and Minority Education, and the NY Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture."

 

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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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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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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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