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Where’s Bill and James? Giving Out-of-the-Box Advice to the San Bruno Community Foundation’s New ED

by: James Higa, Executive Director Bill and I met with Leslie Katayama, a former colleague from the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, where Bill and I have both sat on the board.  She wanted to pick our … Continue reading

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Parent Involvement Workers: Going Above and Beyond for Students and Parents

The following guest blog post is written by Amika Guillaume, Principal at Cesar Chavez & Green Oaks Academy in East Palo Alto. Amika writes about the Parent Involvement Worker Program, which places three Spanish-speaking mothers at two schools in East … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Seeing the Comprehensive Services Available at the St. Vincent de Paul Community Center

by: Bill Somerville, Founder The St. Vincent de Paul Community Center on San Pablo Avenue in Oakland is a comprehensive collective of services to the poor. PVF funded the foot clinic, which is an important service to identify potential diabetic … Continue reading

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Second Chances for the Formerly Incarcerated: An Interview with a Bay Area Inspire Award Grantee

In 2014, PVF awarded grants to six young Bay Area residents for coming up with fresh ideas for building better communities. These awards were made possible through the Bay Area Inspire Awards, which provides $10,000 grants to 18-30 year olds living … Continue reading

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Helping Parents Advocate for their Children’s Education: An Interview with a Bay Area Inspire Award Grantee

In 2014, PVF awarded grants to six young Bay Area residents for coming up with fresh ideas for building better communities. These awards were made possible through the Bay Area Inspire Awards, which provides $10,000 grants to 18-30 year olds living … Continue reading

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Helping At-Risk Youth Find Their Voices: An Interview with a Bay Area Inspire Award Grantee

In 2014, PVF awarded grants to six young Bay Area residents for coming up with fresh ideas for building better communities. These awards were made possible through the Bay Area Inspire Awards, which provides $10,000 grants to 18-30 year olds … Continue reading

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