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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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Getting to the Grassroots: Visiting Catholic Worker House in Redwood City

by: Ashley Murphy, Program Associate As the newest member of the PVF team, I am busy familiarizing myself with our various programs and grantees within the Bay Area. As part of this process, I have been doing some site visits, … Continue reading

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Puente’s 360 Degrees of Community Service in Pescadero

Bill and James recently took board member Albert Horn to Pescadero for a site visit of the Puente program, which has become the community center for the local population.  Though it is right over the hill from the Peninsula and … Continue reading

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Bill and James Learn About the At-Risk Seniors Supported by St. Mary’s Center

Bill and James visited St. Mary’s Center recently, a community center that has been operating for decades in an inconspicuous building within the heart of Oakland. During their visit, the Center’s Executive Director, Carol Johnson, gave them a tour of … Continue reading

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Bill and James Visit Street Level Health Project in East Oakland

Recently, Bill and James teamed up to do some site visits to community organizations operating in Oakland. One of their stops was to Street Level Health Project, a community center based in East Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. The Street Level Health … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill and James? Touring Next Step Learning Center

This past Monday, Bill and James left the office to tour a few grassroots community centers that are making an impact within the East Bay. They were accompanied by Kathy Ahoy, who is a Public Health Nurse of Alameda County … Continue reading

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Where’s James? Discussing Storytelling with FACE AIDS’ New Executive Director

Margo Watson (@MargWow) is the new Executive Director at FACE AIDS, and we sat down to talk over a cup of Blue Bottle coffee. I’ve watched FACE AIDS grow from a student organization at Stanford University to a national organization … Continue reading

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Where’s James? Brainstorming with FLY’s Christa Gannon

Where’s James? Follow PVF’s Executive Director, James Higa, out of the office for site visits and meetings with outstanding grassroots leaders. As PVF’s new Executive Director, I have been quite busy as I get out in the field to meet … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? A Tailgate Party at Samaritan House

Samaritan House is a respected program serving the poor in San Mateo County with hot meals, clothing, counseling, and a free health clinic. The food program has a central kitchen which served 125,000 meals in the past year. The truck … Continue reading

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