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Eastside Cares Toddler Center
Type(s)Basic Needs
Ages 03 - 05 years
Tag(s)
Grail Family Services

Toddlers will receive quality care and enriching education in our recently renovated Toddler Center, built to meet the needs every child needs for a healthy development.

For more information and to enroll, contact:
jramirez@gfsfamilyservices.org
(408) 347-7892

Home Education Network
Type(s)Basic Needs
Ages 00 - 02 years03 - 05 years
Tag(s)
Grail Family Services

Grail Family Services offer subsidized child care and quality early education to infants through our Friends and Family Childcare Home Network (FFCHN) of trained and licensed child care providers.

For more information and to enroll, contact:
jramirez@gfsfamilyservices.org
(408) 347-7892

Yes We Can…Read! Plus (YWCR+)
Type(s)Education
Ages 03 - 05 years
Tag(s),
Grail Family Services

School-based program at Dorsa & San Antonio Elementary that offers free mentoring sessions to students in TK-1, bilingual parent engagement workshops, and Family Literacy Nights.

For more information, contact:
info@gfsfamilyservices.org
(408) 347-7892

Here4You call center hotline
Type(s)Basic NeedsHousing
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Outside of Si Se Puede Collective

The Here4You Hotline can connect you with housing services:
Match people to emergency shelters, including transportation
Provide assistance to sustain current housing situation
Make referrals and linkages to community resources

Call the Here4You hotline at (408) 385-2400. The call center hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Eastside Connect Farm Box
Type(s)Basic Needs
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
Veggielution

A food distribution program that provides fresh produce to low-income East San José residents. Families pick up a produce box every week at the farm.

For more information, contact:
eastsideconnect@veggielution.org
(408) 770-6871

Eastside Grown
Type(s)Work and Business
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
Veggielution

Eastside Grown is a food entrepreneur program to help East San Jose residents start their own businesses. Participants take part in a series of workshops, coaching sessions, and networking opportunities. Trainings are all in Spanish.

For more information, contact:
Soitza del Real
Veggielution
(408) 753-6705
soitza@veggielution.org

Environmental Education
Type(s)Education
Ages 03 - 05 years06 - 12 years13 - 17 years18 - 64 years
Tag(s),
Veggielution

Environmental Education serves as an outdoor classroom for children and adult family members, alike. Every week there are activities for families including learning about climate change, arts and crafts, and garden clean-up. The Youth Garden is open every Saturday, 10am-12:30pm. Anyone is invited and it’s free!

For more information, contact:
Rosa Maria Gordillo
rosamaria@veggielution.org

Farm Stand
Type(s)Basic Needs
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
Veggielution

The farmstand sells local, organic fruits and vegetables every Saturday from 10am-2pm. Veggielution is located at 647 S King Road, San Jose, CA 95116

 

Rapid Response Network
Type(s)Legal and Immigration
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s),
Amigos de Guadalupe

The Rapid Response Network (RRN) in Santa Clara County is a community defense project developed to protect immigrant families from deportation threats and to provide accompaniment support during and after a community member’s arrest or detention.

Anyone can call the 24/7 HOTLINE (408) 290-1144 to report ICE activity in our county and receive help in real time!

If you see ICE or think you see ICE in Santa Clara County, call the emergency hotline at 408-290-1144

Papeles Para Todos
Type(s)Legal and Immigration
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s),
Amigos de Guadalupe

Movement of undocumented immigrant community members organizing and advocating for immigration reform and other immigrant rights issues

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

Grupo de Justicia Migratoria
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
Amigos de Guadalupe

Organizing committee of immigrant East San Jose residents organizing and advocating for issues impacting East San Jose families like housing, immigration, education, and health

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

Summer Under the Sun program
Type(s)Education
Ages 06 - 12 years13 - 17 years
Tag(s),
Amigos de Guadalupe

Amigos de Guadalupe’s Summer Program supports academic achievement for elementary and middle school students, during the summer. The program provides standard academic support and enrichment activities, designed to strengthen children’s Basic English and Math skills, while providing them with a rich, high-quality curriculum based on California’s Common Core Standards. This program runs for 4-5 weeks during the summer.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

College Scholarships/Mentorship
Type(s)Education
Ages 13 - 17 years
Tag(s)
Amigos de Guadalupe

Amigos de Guadalupe’s Scholarship Program provides $1000 scholarships to college students (to use as needed), as well as connection to a mentor. Scholarships are given out every year. Learn to see if Amigos de Guadalupe is accepting applications by visiting their website.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

Reader Leaders Afterschool Program
Type(s)Education
Ages 06 - 12 years
Tag(s),
Amigos de Guadalupe

Amigos de Guadalupe’s After-School Program supports academic achievement for elementary school students, throughout the academic school year. The program provides standard academic instruction and homework support, designed to strengthen children’s Basic English and Math skills, while providing them with a rich, high quality curriculum based on California’s Common Core Standards.

Program Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 3:20pm – 5:30pm | Thursday from 2:05pm – 5:30pm
Location: Renaissance II (Formerly Lee Mathson Middle School) Room D-5 2050 Kammerer Ave, San Jose, CA 95116

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

Citizenship Class
Type(s)EducationLegal and Immigration
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s),
Amigos de Guadalupe

This class prepares participants to take both the oral and written examinations for U.S. Citizenship. Classes typically range from 6-10 students allowing for more individualized instruction.

Students follow a workbook with lessons in American History, Geography and Civics. In addition, students must answer questions about their own backgrounds, their families and their travel history over the past five years.

Our instructor engages students in wide-ranging exercises simulating official Citizenship interviews, and we also offer a filmed interview so that the students know what to expect.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

English as a Second Language Class
Type(s)EducationLegal and Immigration
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s),
Amigos de Guadalupe

Amigos of Guadalupe offers ESL classes to help prepare students to take the Citizenship test. Classes focus on developing specific language skills such as speaking, pronunciation, listening, vocabulary, reading, grammar, and spelling.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

Immigration Legal Services
Type(s)Legal and Immigration
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
Amigos de Guadalupe

Amigos de Guadalupe offer mmigration legal services that support with:
– Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Applications
– fee Waiver requests for immigration applications
– U-Visas, FBI Background Checks and FOIA Requests
– Work permit renewal applications
– Naturalization application assistance
– One step form I-30 and I-485 adjustment of status
– Translation of legal documents to clients

If we don’t have a service you’re looking for, we can connect you to other trusted organizations who may be able to help you.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

Motel Housing Program-Quality Inn
Type(s)Basic NeedsHousing
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
Amigos de Guadalupe

The Interim Housing Program provides emergency shelter to families experiencing displacement. This program offers case management, activities for children, 24 hour front desk services and housekeeping.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

Casitas de Esperanza
Type(s)Basic NeedsHousing
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
Amigos de Guadalupe

Casitas de Esperanza is a program that provides temporary Casitas/tiny homes to families experiencing displacement. Here, families enrolled will be supported through intensive casework, meals provided, educational activities for children and community events.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

Safe Park
Type(s)Basic NeedsHousing
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Amigos de Guadalupe

Amigos’ Safe Park program provides a safe space to park for those who reside in their vehicle. Shower, bathroom services, and family activities such as community nights are offered for those enrolled in this program.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

Rental/Deposit/Financial Assistance
Type(s)Basic NeedsHousing
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
Amigos de Guadalupe

Temporary financial assistance (rent, deposit,or utilities payment) to low-income families or individuals who are struggling to maintain their housing.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Amigo’s office:

Phone:(408) 341-6080
Address: 1897 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Email: info@amigosdeguadalupe.org

Building Blocks of Parenting (BBP) App
Type(s)Education
Ages 00 - 02 years03 - 05 years06 - 12 years
Tag(s)
Grail Family Services

Helps families support their children’s healthy development with access to: 1) Child developmental milestones; 2) Strategies/ activities to support children’s learning;3) A parenting forum; 4) Notifications about critical community information/resources

Free to download in English or Spanish on iPhone or Android.

State-Funded Preschool
Type(s)Education
Ages 03 - 05 years
Tag(s)
Grail Family Services

Grail Family Services has a State-Funded Preschool that provides an engaging, culturally and linguistically appropriate learning environment for 3- and 4-year old children. They offer half-day program schedule:
Morning: 8:00am to 11:30am
Afternoon: 12:30pm to 4:00pm

To begin the process of enrolling your child in a GFS State-funded preschool program, please fill out the interest form below.

For more information or to enroll, contact:
jramirez@gfsfamilyservices.org
(408) 347-7892

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Type(s)Education
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
Grail Family Services

Parents and caregivers learn English and connect with other parents and caregivers in a nurturing environment. The class meets 4 days a week, 2 days onsite at our San Antonio facility and 2 days remotely.

For more information or to enroll, contact:
Arlyn Mora
(669)287-1312
amora@gfsfamilyservices.org.

Case Management
Type(s)Education
Ages 00 - 02 years03 - 05 years06 - 12 years13 - 17 years18 - 64 years
Grail Family Services

Parents and caregivers work with a resourceful, caring Case Manager to strengthen their family and provide guidance and support with goal achievements. Case Management also helps parents access additional resources as needed.

For more information or to enroll, contact:
Arlyn Mora
(669)287-1312
amora@gfsfamilyservices.org.

Parent Support Group
Type(s)Education
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
Grail Family Services

Parents and caregivers build connections, share ideas, experiences, and concerns with other parents for mutual support. The Parent Support Group meets weekly for conversation, self-care, parenting, and other activities to learn from each other, build connections, and create a network of support.

For more information or to enroll, contact:
Arlyn Mora
(669)287-1312
amora@gfsfamilyservices.org.

Hablemos Juntos
Type(s)Education
Ages 00 - 02 years03 - 05 years
Tag(s)
Grail Family Services

Parents and caregivers learn how to develop their child’s language skills so they will be ready for school. Hablemos Juntos Program series meets for 2 hours each weekly session for 8 weeks. Parents learn about brain development, toxic stress, and what they can do to nurture their child’s cognitive and socio-emotional development.

For more information or to enroll, contact:
Arlyn Mora
(669)287-1312
amora@gfsfamilyservices.org.

NuParent
Type(s)Education
Ages 00 - 02 years03 - 05 years
Tag(s)
Grail Family Services

Parents and caregivers learn what to expect as their child grows and develops and how to create a healthy, nurturing home environment. The NuParent Program series meets for 2 hours each weekly session for 8 weeks and is implemented twice a year. Parents attend the workshop with their infants, so they can practice the concepts they are learning.

For more information or to enroll, contact:
Arlyn Mora
(669)287-1312
amora@gfsfamilyservices.org.

Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute (MALI)
Type(s)Education
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s),
School of Arts and Culture at MHP

Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute’s (MALI) is La Plaza’s leadership development program that focuses on hyper-local leadership disruption within the creative sector. MALI is a year-long training program that convenes a cohort of up to 12 arts professionals of color who live or work in the Silicon Valley arts, cultural, and entertainment ecosystems. In its 13th year (and 14th class), MALI has also typically produced two events, Art/Life Forum and Stand!

For more information, contact:
Veronica Eldredge
(408) 564-3588
info@schoolofartsandculture.org

Mercadito (Food Distribution)
Type(s)Basic Needs
Ages All ages
Tag(s)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP

Mercadito is La Plaza’s bi-monthly food distribution program, and they partner with Second Harvest Silicon Valley to distribute free food to families in East San José. This resource provides access to fresh, healthy food to help families make healthy choices and help lower their risk of diet-related disease while building out culturally relevant programming and services. Food distributions happen on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Mercaditio is located at 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116.

For more information, contact:
Veronica Eldredge
(408) 564-3588
info@schoolofartsandculture.org

Market Rate Rental
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP

Market Rate Rental (MRR) provides clients, and corporate partners an opportunity to rent indoor and outdoor space for a variety for a large variety of events and gatherings. Events vary from small meetings, cultural celebrations like quinceaneras and weddings, to large-scale corporate clients who help generate revenue to support all community and family programming.

For more information on event space, contact:
(408) 794-6240
events@mhplaza.org

Arts Education Program
Type(s)Education
Ages 06 - 12 years13 - 17 years
Tag(s)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP

The School’s Arts Education Program (AEP) enhances the education of underserved, low-income children and youth in East San José through culturally specific arts engagement activities and instruction. This includes Summer Camp and the School Year Program.

For more information, contact:
Rojana Ibarra
rojana@schoolofartsandculture.org

Bridge To Kinder
Type(s)Education
Ages 03 - 05 years06 - 12 years
SOMOS Mayfair

Children attend summer school while parents and their families participate in parenting workshops and support groups

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Quezada
(408)569-5876
equezada@somosmayfair.org

SOMOS Library at Painter Elementary
Type(s)Education
Ages 00 - 02 years03 - 05 years06 - 12 years13 - 17 years18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
SOMOS Mayfair

Children attend summer school while parents and their families participate in parenting workshops and support groups. The library is located at the Family Resource Center at Painter Elementary: 500 Rough & Ready Rd, Room 10 San José, CA, 95133. The library is open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact:
Brenda Garcia
(408) 593-5454
bgarcia@somosmayfair.org

ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaire)
Type(s)Education
Ages 00 - 02 years03 - 05 years06 - 12 years
SOMOS Mayfair

ASQs are a screening tool used to identify developmental delays and challenges in children ages 0-5. This information is used to tailor the student’s learning plan.

Visit one of our Family Resource Centers and our staff will be happy to assist you:

Family Resource Center – Chavez Elementary
2000 Kammerer Ave San Jose, CA 95116
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Family Resource Center – Quetzal Gardens
1695 Alum Rock Ave, Suite 10 San José, CA, 95116
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Family Resource Center – Painter Elementary
500 Rough & Ready Rd, Room 10 San José, CA, 95133
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

EMPUJE
Type(s)Education
Ages 18 - 64 years
Tag(s)
SOMOS Mayfair

A committee of parents/caregivers organizing to achieve changes in the local school system and bring resources to our schools. (Primarily Alum Rock Union School District)

Fill out the interest form to get updates and join EMPUJE!

Painter Preschool Co-Op
Type(s)Education
Ages 03 - 05 years06 - 12 years
Tag(s)
SOMOS Mayfair

The Preschool Co-Op is a FREE program for families in Alum Rock School District. Children are a part of an enriching classroom experience for the school year, Tuesday – Friday from 8:30am-2pm. Parents are expected to participate in their student’s development by attending workshops and volunteering in the classroom. Space is limited and eligibility depends on circumstance.

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Quezada
(408)569-5876
equezada@somosmayfair.org

Jovenes Activos
Type(s)Education
Ages 13 - 17 years
Tag(s), ,
SOMOS Mayfair

Jovenes Activos is a program for youth to launch their leadership roles and learn how to be civically involved through mentorship, leadership development, and traditional/digital organizing, exemplifying what youth leadership looks like. The group is designed for East San Jose youth ages 13-18.

For anyone interested in participating or collaborating, contact:

Arturo Muñoz
amunoz@somosmayfair.org
(408)393-2706

Parenting Workshop with SOMOS Mayfair
Type(s)Education
Ages 00 - 02 years03 - 05 years06 - 12 years13 - 17 years18 - 64 years
Tag(s)
SOMOS Mayfair

We have a variety of bilingual parenting workshops throughout the year with focuses on literacy, child development, healthy habits, positive discipline, etc. Workshops are typically 10-12 weeks. Parents particpate in workshops while their children take part in relevant, enriching programming through La Escuelita.

For more information contact:
Elizabeth Quezada
(408)569-5876
equezada@somosmayfair.org

You can also drop in at one of our Family Resource Centers and our staff will be happy to assist you:

Family Resource Center – Chavez Elementary
2000 Kammerer Ave San Jose, CA 95116
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Family Resource Center – Quetzal Gardens
1695 Alum Rock Ave, Suite 10 San José, CA, 95116
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Family Resource Center – Painter Elementary
500 Rough & Ready Rd, Room 10 San José, CA, 95133
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Evelia Library
Type(s)Education
Ages 00 - 02 years03 - 05 years06 - 12 years13 - 17 years18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
SOMOS Mayfair

The Evelia Library offers books, movies, and other resources to explore different social justice topics. There are materials in Spanish and English for adults, youth and children. The library is located at the SOMOS Mayfair office at Quetzal Gardens: 1695 Alum Rock Ave, Suite 10, San Jose, CA 95116. The library is open Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm.

For more information, contact:
Maria Martinez
(408)593-5961
mmartinez@somosmayfair.org

Universidad Popular de Mayfair
Type(s)Education
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s),
SOMOS Mayfair

A community learning institute that offers skill-development, political education, and community-building trainings, tools, and practice for our community of leaders. Workshops are virtual in person

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Quezada
(408)569-5876
equezada@somosmayfair.org

Vecinos Activos
Type(s)Housing
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s),
SOMOS Mayfair

A committee of Eastside residents who that organize tenant families in the Mayfair neighborhood through. Through direct action and policy change, families organize to address permanent affordaibility, development without displacement, and other housing solutions.

For more information, contact:
Maria Martinez
(408)593-5961
mmartinez@somosmayfair.org

Government Applications Support
Type(s)Basic Needs
Ages 18 - 64 years65+
Tag(s)
SOMOS Mayfair

Staff at any of our Family Resource Centers can help identify the correct government and financial program you can apply to and assist you in completing the applications so you don’t feel alone. We are with you every step of the way.

We have helped families with:
Rental Assistance Application
CalFresh Applications
Medical Applications
Utility Bills Assistance Applications
Parenting and Family workshops
Preschool Enrollment Center
Developmental Screenings + Referrals
Early Learning Programming & Supplies

Visit one of our Family Resource Centers and our staff will be happy to assist you:

Family Resource Center – Chavez Elementary
2000 Kammerer Ave San Jose, CA 95116
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Family Resource Center – Quetzal Gardens
1695 Alum Rock Ave, Suite 10 San José, CA, 95116
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Family Resource Center – Painter Elementary
500 Rough & Ready Rd, Room 10 San José, CA, 95133
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Baby Supply Distribution
Type(s)Basic Needs
Ages 00 - 02 years
Tag(s)
SOMOS Mayfair

Families can receive diapers, wet wipes, baby formula on a monthly basis after registering with FRC staff. Feminine hygiene products and baby clothes also available.

Visit one of our Family Resource Centers and our staff will be happy to assist you:

Family Resource Center – Chavez Elementary
2000 Kammerer Ave San Jose, CA 95116
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Family Resource Center – Quetzal Gardens
1695 Alum Rock Ave, Suite 10 San José, CA, 95116
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Family Resource Center – Painter Elementary
500 Rough & Ready Rd, Room 10 San José, CA, 95133
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Jonathan, SOAC Parent

“The School of Arts and Culture’s summer camp has had a really big impact on my son. He’s always been interested in the performing arts. It’s just something that not everybody has the ability to have been exposed to. I was never exposed to anything like that when I was that young so it was difficult for me to wrap my head around it. The benefits of doing performing arts is that it helps with your stage presence, it helps with your public speaking, it helps you be comfortable in your own skin. It really does and I’ve noticed that change in him. This program has helped him express himself.”

Jonathan
Parent of SOAC’s Summer Program

Sandra, SOAC Parent

“To find a program like the School of Arts and Culture’s summer camp, it’s a pearl lost in the sea. Especially with this type of education. It is education that has been handed over to the children, to the new generations, to our communities. It is so important to be able to have programs like these because people like us can have that dream, too. To educate our children and have access, they can start thinking and say I want to study art, I can study painting, I can study music.”

Sandra
Parent of SOAC Summer Program