Accessibility Checker

Many programs have accessibility checkers that are built-in or easy to add after a simple internet search. For example, the Microsoft Office Suite includes a handy accessibility checker that makes …

San Jose African America Community Services Agency

The AACSA Meaningful Life Initiative (AMLI) will ensure the remaining scattered population of African and African American descent is provided the village it needs to thrive, find meaningful purpose in …

GO vs NO GO Infographic from Childcare Aware

There are many types of emergencies. In some situations, you may need to safely evacuate (“GO”). However, there
are other emergencies, when it’s best to shelter-in-place (“NO-GO”). This can …

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Saint Thomas provides an English Language Class free to anyone who wants to learn. For more information
Classes are Fridays at 10am with instructor Mabel Cheng in the Disciples …

FHFA Mortgage Translations Clearinghouse

An easy-to-use collection of translated documents and tools to assist lenders, servicers, housing counselors, and others in helping mortgage borrowers who have limited English proficiency? (LEP). Created by FHFA, Fannie …

Silicon Valley De-Bug

A story-telling, community organizing, and advocacy organization based in San José, California.

Immigrants in California

3/21 Report from the Public Policy Institute of CA (PPIC)- California has more immigrants than any other state.
California is home to almost 11 million immigrants”about a quarter of …

2022 SF LANGUAGE ACCESS COMPLIANCE SUMMARY REPORT

2/22 This year’s LAO report features direct feedback from community members via a comprehensive Language Access Community Survey conducted in 11 languages from June-September 2021 by OCEIA, in partnership with …

News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active …

African Communities Together

An organization of African immigrants fighting for civil rights, opportunity, and a better life for our families here in the U.S. and worldwide. Offices in NY and Virginia
Key …

Assyrian American Association of San Jose (AAASJ)

Promoting the Assyrian language, heritage, and culture among all Assyrians and to assist Assyrian charitable, cultural, and educational organizations.
COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE INITIATIVE – Santa Clara County & Surrounding …

Closing the Connectivity Gap for Older Americans

1/27/21 Older Adults Technology Services, Inc. (OATS), in partnership with the Humana Foundation, today released a new report that for the first time quantifies the size and degree of the …

SCC Division of Equity and Social Justice (DESJ)

DESJ departments provide numerous resources to the community. The County of Santa Clara provides fiscal resources to numerous community organizations or agencies within the county to help best serve the …

2022 Silicon Valley Index

The Silicon Valley Index has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. Released early every year, the Index is a comprehensive report based on indicators that measure the strength …

FREE Bilingual Children’s Picture Dictionary – Clothes

Learn types of clothing with this bilingual children’s picture dictionary. Free download in:
English/Afrikaans, English/Albanian, English/Amharic, English/Arabic Egyptian, English/Arabic Formal, English/Arabic Gulf, English/Arabic Levantine, English/Arabic Maghrebi, English/Armenian, English/Azerbaijani, English/Basque, …

Cities for Action / DACA Toolkit

Toolkit to help keep DACA recipients and impacted communities informed about the current status of the DACA program, light the pathway to resources amid a constantly shifting landscape, and offer …

SJPL Family Learning Centers

Family Learning Centers (FLCs) offer free learning opportunities, resources and services for adults and families. The Centers are designed to support:
English Language Learners (ELL)
Immigrants
Adults …

RACIAL EQUITY GLOSSARY

A shared vocabulary helps foster a shared understanding. This glossary is based on those found at Generocity
, the Racial Equity Tools Glossary, and other sources.

Foothill College

First-time, full-time students (12 units or more**) are eligible to have the cost of tuition and fees fully paid for their first two years at Foothill College, except for summer …

Deanza College

An undocumented student who has attended a California high school? You may qualify for exemption from out-of-state tuition rates under the California law known as AB 540.
Remember to …

Proteus, Inc.

Complementing its employment training and placement services, Proteus provides childcare and youth educational programming, safety training, and energy assistance. In addition to service centers, Proteus, Inc operates mobile service units …

San Francisco Respect and Love Toolkits

This toolkit serves as a practical demonstration of San Francisco’s commitment to serve and support all people. These resources are available for those who live in fear
stemming from …

My Undocumented Life

Our mission is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students, their families, and allies (including educators, counselors, and administrators). We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented …

Hindu American Foundation

HAF focuses on educating the public about Hindus and Hinduism and advocating for policies and practices that ensure the well-being of all people and the planet.
HAF is not …

Jewish Community Relations Council

For decades, JCRC has led the Bay Area Jewish community to create and strengthen coalitions, and to build bridges with other ethnic, civic and faith groups to advance a civil …

Veggielution Community Farm

Veggielution Community Farm was created in 2008 to help people make healthy food choices and provide opportunities for connecting with the natural world. We are fostering a sustainable food system …

Expand Ability

Expandability’s mission is to provide support and services that aim to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities by supporting and developing their abilities through advocacy and meaningful …

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC )

LSPC organizes communities impacted by the criminal justice system and advocates to release incarcerated people, to restore human and civil rights, and to reunify families and communities. We build public …

2021 Calendar of Cultural & Religious Observances

The increasingly pluralistic population of the United States is made up of many different ethnic, cultural, faith and religious communities. To enhance mutual understanding among groups and promote inclusive communities, …

GUIDE TO ALLYSHIP

An open source starter guide to help you become a more thoughtful and effective ally. Anyone has the potential to be an ally. Allies recognize that though they’re not a …

Keeping Your Business Going in Times of Emergencies

Financial advice for businesses from Community Ventures in Santa Cruz – Emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, can have a significant economic toll on small businesses. These six simple steps …

Avenidas Chinese Community Center

Zoom Workshops on various topics or skills. All Virtual Avenidas Chinese Community Center (ACCC) activities will be presented bilingually in Mandarin and English. Welcome to ages of 50 and above …

La Mesa Verde (LMV)

Families join La Mesa Verde through our 11-month introductory garden course. La Mesa Verde provides the necessary supplies for an organic backyard garden to 50 new low income families a …

Child Trends Hispanic Institute

The Child Trends Hispanic Institute provides timely and insightful research-based information and guidance to improve outcomes for Latino children. A fast-growing and diverse segment of the U.S. population, Latinos now …

Scholarships for immigrants and refugees

In the USA, there are many scholarships especially for refugees and immigrants. On this USAHello page, you will find scholarships by state, by nationality, and by learning topic. You can …

Disability Rights Videos

Rooted in Rights – Videos on accessibility, alt text, and AFN Tools and resources. Redefining narratives around disability, mental health and chronic illness. As part of Disability Rights Washington, our …

COVID-19 Guidance for Immigrant Californians

6/29/21 This guide provides tips about services, including public benefits, that are available to immigrant Californians, including some that are available regardless of immigration status. Including: ** Stay-at-home order considerations …

Union Plus Free College Benefit

Earn an Associate Degree ” completely online, for FREE! Even if you don’t qualify for student financial aid, the Union Plus Free College Benefit will be applied to your balance …

CA Public School Directory

Listing of public schools with multi-lingual programs from California Dept of Education. Key Words: DOE

SCC Office of Education Inclusion Support WarmLine

The Inclusion Support WarmLine (408) 453-6651, Offers FREE individualized supports for parents, teachers, and community members working with children who have disabilities and other needs. Offered in English, …

Bill Wilson Center (Center for Living with Dying)

COVID-19 Update: Bill Wilson Center offers a variety of services for children, adolescents, families and adults, including health care, counseling, addiction recovery, housing, LGBTQ and Foster Youth programs, Drop In …

RAFT (Resource Area for Teachers)

Ideal for Home Schooling. RAFT’s new STEAM Learning Activity Sheets are free online tools that guide parents, guardians, and students through hands-on learning activities taking advantage of common household items …

Project Do More LGBTQ Resources

This page is an ever-expanding project and we are working on creating and sharing more resources and guides as soon as they are available that are focused on the LGBTQ+ …

Technology Guide for People with Disabilities

Various organizations work to help people with disabilities to overcome social, physical, attitudinal or other difficulties and avoid exclusion from many areas of life. Many employers nowadays offer opportunities for …

Apply Online for a California College Promise Grant

For eligible California residents, the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver) permits enrollment fees to be waived. (Assistance for the purchase of books and supplies …

Knowing Your Rights Builds Power

The Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations (OIR) cares deeply about all residents, no matter their immigration status.
SCC funds and provides services to all residents regardless of …

Mindfulness May Reduce Stress for Students of Color

10/24/19 We’ve long known that racism and discrimination negatively impact the mental health and well-being of ethnic minorities. A new study shows that a combination of compassion-focused meditation and psychoeducation …

America Learns

A free educational site with Video lessons and 1000s of activities to practice English speaking, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, writing, grammar and a U.S. Citizenship course. Also available are Apple …

HSBC Family Literacy First

HSBC Family Literacy First is a free program created by ABC Life Literacy Canada and supported by HSBC Bank Canada, to bring parents and children together to practice family literacy. …

US Immigration History Booklet

In 2019, the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations (OIR) worked with the CA History Center & Foundation to create a timeline of immigration history in the US.

LIST OF GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS with No Document Requirements

2021 Immigrant Rising’s List of Graduate Scholarships contains scholarships for graduate studies that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. This up-to-date list, organized by deadline date, contains …

Protecting Student Data in CA

8/2020 Update. This guide from Immigrants Rising, highlights important federal and state protections over student data, including the recent model policies that were released by the California Attorney General, and …

CHILD TRAUMA TOOLKIT FOR EDUCATORS

2008 Provides school administrators, teachers, staff, and concerned parents with basic information about working with traumatized children in the school system. From NCTSN (National Child Traumatic Stress Network) Key Words: …

Self Care for Educators

Highlights tips for educators on self-care. This tip sheet is a part of the Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators and includes information on working with traumatized children, and tips for …

USA Learns English apps

With 4 levels of USA Learns English apps, you can use your phone, tablet or iPad to:
*Watch videos from our popular 1st English course!
*Practice listening to …

InPlay

This Activity Guide offers comprehensive, year-round listings of after school and summer programs in Santa Clara County. It includes free programs, scholarships, and programs that target children with special needs …

Intercultural Speakers Bureau from ING

ING’s ICSB examines the roots and inter-connectedness of various forms of bigotry, including Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia, that are directed against Muslims, Jews, Blacks, Latinx, Asians, Hindus, Sikhs, and …

SCC Voter’s Choice Act

Starting with the Presidential Primary on 3/20/20, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is modernizing voting and providing voters with greater flexibility and convenience. Some of the Changes: *Every …

New Comienzos Help for Deportees in Mexico

Volunteer program with support, free services and assistance for people deported to Mexico.
Al llegar a México después de un largo periodo de tiempo o por primera vez. Nuestros, …

Pakistani American Community Center (PACC)

We are dedicated to preserving our cultural heritage and bridging the gap between Pakistan and the Pakistani’s in the Bay Area. We pass along our cultural heritage from one generation …

Goodarzi Scholarship Grant

Financial assistance designed to assist college students in California. This grant is awarded to female students of Iranian descent who”within the last seven years”have migrated to the US. The maximum …

Vietnamese Small Business Resource Center

In February, 2019, the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center, opened a Vietnamese American Satellite, specifically to help Vietnamese entrepreneurs ” the first office in the U.S. dedicated to serving …

Vietnamese American Roundtable (VAR)

The VAR envisions a strong and unified Vietnamese American community that works towards improving our quality of life. Cultural Learning
Each year, VAR organizes events and workshops that are …

#ImReady Movement

The #ImReady Movement raises visibility around self-identified AAPI women and our experiences with #MeToo, racial discrimination, war, immigration, and more. It also celebrates the leadership and power of AAPI women …

Lead Filipino

We are a community organization of students, adults, and families based in San Jose, CA. We design and provide programs that educate Filipinos/as on civic leadership, public interest issues, and …

Malikah

Malikah trains women in self defense, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, organizing, and healing. We’re all about building power and capacity for all women around the world. Malikah is a grassroots movement …