EVC's Center of Service-Learning & Public Service provides meaningful service opportunities for our students, faculty and staff to encourage social action for a just and sustainable world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major and unprecedented disruptions and challenges to our physical, financial, and mental well-being. We, at EVC’s 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 below:
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. Graphic:https://drive.google.com/open?id=17PwvfMUiUwWmCPB-bi93U3mmK5qSaGoN
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 and Southern Poverty Law Center Hate Map Tracking
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.
Farmworkers COVID-19 Relief Fund to help farmworker families and communities with immediate needs such as purchasing groceries, paying utilities, and providing assistance to offset medical costs.
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.
Oxfam America is organizing efforts to increase the delivery of clean water and sanitary supplies to refugee camps and those living in higher-risk environments.
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.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones, we have moved our operations to a virtual/remote format until further notice.
Please contact your instructors for directions on how to fulfill your Service-Learning course requirements. For questions about the SL forms and documentation contact Tiffany O'Brien at:
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