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CÉsar Chavez Community Action Center (CCCAC is Located on SJSU Campus)



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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.

Contact: Maribel Martinez

Phone: 408-924-4144.

Fax: 408.924.4126

Email: cccac@as.sjsu.edu

Address: SJSU Campus, Building BB, #105

Website: http://as.sjsu.edu/cccac

Fuerza Escolar(FE) (A CCCAC Program)


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.

Contact: Gabriel Rodriguez Jr.

Phone: 408-924-4144

Email: cac_youth@as.sjsu.edu

Address: Volunteering at Washington Elementary, 100 Oak Street San Jose, CA 95110

Website: http://as.sjsu.edu/cccac/index.jsp?val=cccac_student



I Think (A CCCAC Program)

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

Phone: 408-924-4144

Email: ithink.sjsu@gmail.com

Address: SJSU Campus, Building BB #105

Website: http://as.sjsu.edu/cccac



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.

Contact: Legacy Tours

Phone: 408-924-4144

Email: cac_recruit@as.sjsu.edu

Address: SJSU Campus, Building BB #105

Website: http://as.sjsu.edu/cccac/index.jsp?val=cccac_student



STRIVE (A CCCAC Program)


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

Contact: Adessa Kiryakos

Phone: 408-924-4144

Email: cac_youth@as.sjsu.edu

Address: Volunteering at Del Mar High School, 1224 Del Mar Avenue San Jose, CA 95128

Website: www.striveforcollege.org



Volunteer(A CCCAC Program)

Need a service opportunity for personal, academic or leadership enrichment? We will connect you to a community organization!

Contact: Nikole Moffett

Phone: 408-924-4144

Email: cac_volunteer@as.sjsu.edu

Address: SJSU Campus, Building BB #105

Website: http://as.sjsu.edu/cccac


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.

 Contact: SNI Team Manager

Phone: 408-277-4477

Email: strongneighborhoods@sanjoseca.gov

Address: 200 E. Santa Clara St. 14th Floor San Jose, CA 95113

Website: http://www.strongneighborhoods.org

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.

Contact: Dayana Salazar, Imelda Rodriguez

Phone: 408.924.5854

Email: dayana.salazar@sjsu.edu, imelda@communivercitysanjose.org

Address: 651 Macredes Avenue San José, CA 95116

Website: http://www.communivercitysanjose.org


County of Santa Clara, Office of Human Relations


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.

Contact: Donna Ruiz, Esther Peralez-Dieckmann

Phone: 408-792-2300, 408-792-2319

Email: donna.ruiz@ohr.sccgov.org , esther.peralez-dieckmann@ohr.sccgov.org

Address: 2310 North First Street, Suite 104 San Jose, California 95131

Website: http://www.sccvote.org/portal/site/ohr




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