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PVF’s EPA Social Venture Fellow Helps a Community Transform its Landscape

PVF has established several fellowship programs in an effort to provide hands-on learning opportunities for university students outside of the classroom. One of these programs is the East Palo Alto Social Venture Fellowship, an initiative that supports an undergraduate student … Continue reading

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Using Our Grassroots Expertise to Support Community Initiatives through the Facebook Local Community Fund

Facebook, the social networking giant located in Menlo Park, aims to support local initiatives in its neighborhood as a way to give back. PVF was selected to support Facebook in this effort by administering the Facebook Local Community Fund due … Continue reading

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Where’s James? Learning About Economic Self-Sufficiency Efforts Aimed at Low-Income Women

Recently, I met with Jocelyn Choi Doe, a board member of the Women’s Achievement Network and Development Alliance (WANDA). Founded in 2007, WANDA is a non-profit that aims to increase the economic self-sufficiency of low-income, single mothers within the Bay … Continue reading

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The Charles and Connie Meng Vocational Grant Program Helps Students Chase their Dreams

Coming into its fifteenth year, PVF’s Charles and Connie Meng Vocational Grant Program continues to make an impact throughout the community. The scholarship program was established in 1998 to provide financial support to Alameda County community college students who are … Continue reading

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Facebook Gives Back to Its Neighbors through a New Fund with PVF

Facebook, headquartered in Menlo Park, California, is launching a community grant program in partnership with PVF. The Facebook Local Community Fund is designed to support 501(c)(3) non-profits serving the East Palo Alto and Belle Haven communities, with grants of up … Continue reading

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