Tag Archives: East Palo Alto

EPA Youth Gain Tech Skills While Improving their Community with the Help of PVF’s Facebook Grant

Tired of graffiti, trash, and vandalism plaguing the streets? Well now there’s an app for that, thanks to four teen girls who teamed up to tackle blight in their East Palo Alto community. The high school students, who dubbed themselves … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Building a Playground Designed by and for EPA Kids

PVF was on hand recently at Cesar Chavez Academy, a local elementary and middle school in East Palo Alto, where Kaboom! was creating a playground facility using 300 high tech employees to assemble and install the play equipment. I joined … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Meeting with a Young Mover and Shaker in East Palo Alto

When meeting Laura Martinez, a 28 year old councilmember of East Palo Alto, one can’t help but be impressed. At age 22, she was elected Mayor of East Palo Alto – no doubt an exceptional woman. She grew up in … Continue reading

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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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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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Where’s Bill? Eating Well with Parents in EPA

Where’s Bill? Follow PVF’s Executive Director, Bill Somerville, out of the office, for site visits and meetings with outstanding grassroots leaders. For eleven years PVF has sponsored the Parent Involvement Workers in East Palo Alto wherein we hire immigrant women … Continue reading

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