Service-Learning & Public Service


The Center for Service-Learning & Public Service is now open for 

In-Person services to all!

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COVID-19 student contest

 LIFE DURING COVID-19:  Student Perspective


EVC Student Quynh Nguyen has been awarded the Junior League of San Jose Tiffany & Co. Crystal Bowl Award for her outstanding service to the community, see Quyen’s story below. In addition, EVC Service-Learning and Public Service Program was awarded $500, which the SL&PS Advisory Board voted to donate to Hope Hearted, the non-profit organization Quyen and her friends started.

Quynh and some of the outstanding volunteers in our community will be recognized by Junior League of San Jose at the 52nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on April 23, 2021.

Quynh Nguyen (left) was born and raised in San Jose and is currently in her second year at EVC.  She plans to transfer to a UC in Southern California and major in Biological Sciences so that she can pursue a career as a Physician Assistant.  She is currently enrolled in the SL&PS program and plans to complete 100 hours of service and earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award.   Quynh started her community service at a local hospital in San Jose when she was a sophomore in high school. She and 3 other fellow volunteers founded Hope Hearted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide sanitary supply kits to the unhoused population and underfunded shelters and food banks in the Bay Area.  The kits include masks, hand sanitizer, water bottles, antibacterial wipes, and other essential supplies. Their goal is to provide 5,000 kits to Bay Area shelters and food banks by the end of 2020. 

By the end of 2020, Hope Hearted accomplished:

• Created and distributed 1,800 kits
• Held 20+ distribution events
• Received a donation of 2000+ sewn masks
• Received $10,000 in donations from community members and local organizations​

To help Quynh and her team further their goal, you can donate at

COVID-19 Donations

To Help SJECCD Students

SJECCD Foundation Student Emergency Fund Aid for People that Are Helping Put Food on Our Table

#Masks4Farmworkerscampaign to help provide farmworkers and rural health care providers the necessary protective equipment to enable them to continue their work safely.

Support for Nonprofits on the Front Lines

County of Santa Clara Emergency Operations Center has a comprehensive list of local community organization that need monetary and/or supplies donations.

Feeding Americahas a COVID-19 Response Fund where 100% of the money raised will be used to get food and funds to local food banks across the U.S. to help feed those in need, including children who rely on school meals to eat.

Doctors Without Bordersis helping to care for patients, providing training, health and mental health support to existing programs in 70-plus countries.

The World Health Organizationis coordinating efforts across the world to prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can donate directly to the WHO here.

World Central Kitchen #ChefsForAmerica is preparing individually packaged, fresh meals for children and families. They also make delivery to seniors who can't go outside.

Team Rubicon Disaster Response"Neighbors Helping Neighbors" military veterans, first responders and medicals professionals volunteers working with local, state, and federal partners to provide logistical support, package and distribute food, as well as supplement hotline staffing.

A Call For Social Justice

We at EVC Service-Learning and Public Service program condemn police violence and the massive incarceration of people of color. We abhor the systematic racism and discriminatory practices that deprive all individuals of liberty and justice.  We stand in solidarity with members of our community who have been traumatizes by injustices and discriminatory practices. As an educational program whose mission is to prepare students for lifelong civic engagement in pursuit of a more equitable and sustainable world, we pledge to continue our work of strengthening Evergreen Valley College ties to our local communities by forging important partnerships with local non-governmental agencies and creating meaningful service opportunities for our students to address critical social problems impacting our communities. We commit to continue to advocate for the implementation of inclusive and socially responsible teaching and learning opportunities for our campus community.


Resources to Support Latinx Communities

 Resources to Support Black Communities 

ADHOC Take Action
 A List of Ways You Can Stand In Solidarity with the Black Communities

An Antiracist Reading List

Anti-Racism Resources for White People on Google Docs

African American Community Service Agency Provides recreational programs, services and activities to strengthen and support African American identity and culture and life in San Jose, CA. 

Black Lives MatterFounded in 2013 global organization committed to combating and countering acts of violence. SeeHealing Action Toolkit 

Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet of Silicon Valley Created in 2005 by community leaders to address social problems facing the African American Community
Campaign Zero
Founded by activists advocating police reform
Color Of Change
A nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization with on-line resources to connect African American with national campaigns

How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Can Help

Know Your Rights Camp Legal Assistance

Minnesota Freedom Fund Donations will pay for legal support and cash bail for those arrested protested the murder of George Floyd

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ( NAACP) 
National Urban League
Historic civil rights organization providing free and direct services

Teaching ToleranceFree resources to teach K-12 youths to be active participants in diverse democracy 
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
An advocacy civil and human rights organization founded in 1950
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Non-profit, non-partisan organization to increase voter participation in Black and underserved communities

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Resources To Combat Racism & Xenophobia

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major and unprecedented disruptions and challenges to our physical, financial and mental well-being. We are also experiencing increase incidents of racism and xenophobia in our nation. Individually and collectively we have the power to educate, increase awareness and to combat racism and xenophobia. To help you counter and discourage hateful, abusive and racist behavior we have compiled a list of resources and activities.


Unicef Unicef USA  5 Ways to Fight Racism and Xenophobia


United Nations United Nations  What Can You Do to Fight Racism


Unesco UNESCO  My COVID-19 Story: launch a youth storytelling campaign


SPLC Southern Poverty Law Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response GuideA3PCON  Asian Pacific Policy & Planning CouncilAnti-Defamation League  Student Toolkit Responding to HateAsian Americans Advancing JusticeCAA  Chinese For Affirmative ActionNAPABA  Hate Crimes Task Force and Pro Bono Legal ResourcesNAPAWF, National Asian Pacific American Women’s 

Resources For Women



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