The Center for Service-Learning and Public Service stands in solidarity with members of our community who have suffered injustices. The killing of black lives and the subsequent Black Life Matters uprising in the midst of a global pandemic, underscores the important work that we as a nation and college must undertake in order to eradicate centuries of racial injustices and biases, in order to create a more just and sustainable society. 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 will continue to advocate for the implementation of inclusive and socially responsible teaching and learning opportunities for our campus community.
Resources to Support Black Communities
ADHOC Take Action A List of Ways You Can Stand In Solidarity with the Black Communities
The African America Policy Forum A think tank dedicated to advancing racial justice, gender equality through an intersectional lens
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 CommunityCampaign ZeroFounded by activists advocating police reformColor Of ChangeA 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 LeagueHistoric 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 RightsAn advocacy civil and human rights organization founded in 1950The National Coalition on Black Civic ParticipationNon-profit, non-partisan organization to increase voter participation in Black and underserved communities
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major and unprecedented disruptions and challenges to our physical, financial, and mental well-being. We, at the Center for Service-Learning and Public Service understand that many of us are experiencing heighted levels of stress as a result of these unprecedented changes to our daily lives, and that these stressors may result in intense feelings of fear, anxiety, insecurity and anger. We recommend that you visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Ways to Cope with Stress.While we also recognize that the incidents of racism and xenophobia behaviors that we are witnessing in our country during the COVID-19 pandemic can be directly related to these difficult emotions, we also believe that individually and together 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.
YWCA Silicon Valley Sample Social Media Post
As the #coronavirus disease becomes more widespread, there has been a significant increase in the number of racial incidents and xenophobia in our community. @ywcasv believe in racial equality for all, and so do I. Please join me in advocating for a humane response.
Unicef USA 5 Ways to Fight Racism and Xenophobia
United Nations What Can You Do to Fight Racism
UNESCO My COVID-19 Story: launch a youth storytelling campaign
Southern Poverty Law Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide
To Help SJECCD Students
SJECCD Foundation Student Emergency Fund Aid for People that Are Helping Put Food on Our Table
#Masks4Farmworkers campaign 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 America has 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 Borders is helping to care for patients, providing training, health and mental health support to existing programs in 70-plus countries.
The World Health Organization
is 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.
Tammara ChavezVeterans Community Engagement Specialist
Marjorie ClarkSL&PS Coordinator
Angelina LoyolaFaculty Sociology
Brenda MartinezEquity/OASISS Coordinator
Tiffany O'BrienSL&PS Program Specialist
Josh RussellDirector of Marketing & Public Relations
Robin SalakDSP Counselor/Coordinator
Elizabeth TyrellInternational/Win/CalWorks Director