What We Do

The Collective envisions a rooted and thriving community where resilient families have confidence in their gifts, choices and dreams.

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Neighborhood Platform

Community voice is at the heart of what we do. We create resources and programs that the community wants and needs. Our Neighborhood Platform outlines the demands and changes residents want to see in East San Jose.

  • We want high-quality public education
  • We want permanently affordable public housing
  • We want environmental equity
  • We want to protect our cultural assets and community identity
  • We want to promote a deeper democracy
  • We want economic justice

Read our Neighborhood Platform to learn more about our community’s vision for the neighborhood.


Advocate for our community

In our community, parents, students, and residents organize together in advocacy campaigns to make meaningful change in our neighborhood. We encourage you to get involved and be a part of this change.


Provide Critical Resources

We offer a variety of resources to support your family with food, housing, education, and legal services. Click the button below to view all our resources.

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Help Residents start their own small business

Our Jobs to Grow program helps East San Jose residents start their own business in food or childcare. Learn more and how you can be a part of it.

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Host community events

We host various events including resource fairs, food distributions, holiday celebrations, educational workshops, and more. Join us at our next event!