CÉsar Chavez Community Action Center (CCCAC is Located on SJSU Campus)
CCCAC was established by Associated Students in July 2005 and purpose is to connect SJSU students with community service opportunities that deepen the educational experience while promoting the lifelong commitment to civic activism at the heart of the César Chavez legacy. Below is list of student-run programs of CCCAC.
FE is a mentoring program advocating the need for college role models and the importance of promoting higher education to elementary students in underprivileged communities. Mentors inspire hope and empower youth, as Fè in Spanish means “faith”, which this program highlights. The program is open to all San Jose State students or community members and was initiated in September of 2008.
I Think is a student-led program enlightening the community about social issues, cultivating community engagement, and fostering community-building leadership. Previous workshops include: Service Planning, Community Media Community Awareness Tour and Seminar, Getting Engaged with My Community, and Equality and Education.
Contact: Yan Yin Choy
Address: SJSU Campus, Building BB #105
Legacy Tours (A CCCAC Program)
Leading tours with groups of K-12 students of SJSU, emphasizing the legacies and history behind the Tommie Smith John Carlos Statures, Yoshihiro Uchida Hall, Cèsar Chavez Arch of Dignity, and other centers of student service learning programs. Tour guides hope to engage students to strive for higher education.
STRIVE is an innovative college mentoring program that connects motivated, low-income high school students with undergraduate mentors, who guide them through the college application process and into enrollment at four-year universities and colleges, providing them with opportunities and resources to break the cycle of poverty forever
Need a service opportunity for personal, academic or leadership enrichment? We will connect you to a community organization!
Contact: Nikole Moffett
Address: SJSU Campus, Building BB #105
City San Jose, Strong Neighborhood Initiative (SNI)
Other SNIs offers a range of outstanding SL opportunities in neighborhoods including University, Spartan Keyes, Thirteenth Street, Gateway East. Faculty/students are invited to meet directly with SNI officials or Neighborhood Project Managers to plan participation in any project phase. Visit the City websites to view strategies in which students can civically engage.
Address: 200 E. Santa Clara St. 14th Floor San Jose, CA 95113
Check out the many opportunities available throughout the City on the Volunteer San Jose website: www.volunteersanjose.org For more information call 408-535-3500
CommUniverCity San José
CommUniverCity San José engages faculty, students and community partners to develop and sustain meaningful course-based service-learning opportunities that foster civic engagement among students and strengthen community connections among residents. CommUniverCity San José’s projects address education, community health and improvements to the neighborhood environment. These projects are based on priorities set by neighborhood residents, and are accomplished through collaboration with the Five Wounds / Brookwood Terrace Community, San José State University, and the City of San José. Internship opportunities exist for students in good academic standing who have strong leadership, planning and communication skills, demonstrate initiative, and are interested in working in a diverse, multicultural setting. Interns develop and lead neighborhood projects. Fluency in Spanish and English, and a minimum commitment of 100 hours for a full semester are preferred. CommUniverCity also offers volunteer opportunities for students who are passionate about helping others, committed to learning more about building strong communities, and thrive working in a collaborative environment. Volunteers work with different teams to implement neighborhood projects in the community.
OHR promotes and provides services that serve to bridge county government and diverse communities, build positive inter-group relations, and eliminate prejudice and discrimination. Help with administration, advocacy, citizenship training, education, event planning, women’s issues, and outreach.