Community Calendar & Leadership Development
A Community Conversation with Political Leaders
February 2, 2012 - 7:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church • 467 N. White Rd. • San Jose, CA 95127
Come join us as host a Political Conversation with Political Leaders Jim Beall and Joe Coto to discuss their political views and to have a dialogue on the upcoming election. - Sponsored by the San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP
J O I N U S for the first Healthy Communities Forum of 2012 to explore how the various facets of the health of our cities – economic, environmental, and social – intersect. Neil Maizlish, PhD with the California Department of Public Health will present his recent study that highlights the environmental and health benefits of active transport in the Bay Area. Afterward, we’ll break out into groups by city to discuss strategies for how we can make our communities economically, environmentally, and socially healthier and more resilient. No charge, open to the public, refreshments provided.
Monday February 6, 2012
San Jose City Hall • 200 E. Santa Clara St.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org 650.390.9604
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Please come to a FREE Women’s Health Forum, on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Sunnyvale Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Forum focuses on “Health Starts with You” for senior women. At the Forum, you can:
• Receive FREE medical screenings and services
• Get information on nutrition, fitness, and healthy living
• Participate in a discussion about current and future health care issues.
This event is FREE so please sign up early by filling out and returning the attached pre-registration form as soon as possible. For more information about the Forum, please call 408.286.8318.
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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation’s premier Hispanic educational and youth leadership development organization, is seeking applicants for its 2012-2013 Fellowship Programs. CHCI Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latinos unparalleled exposure to experiences in the underserved public policy areas of education (secondary, higher) health, housing, law, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
The fellowship is open to applicants who have earned a bachelor degree from an accredited education institution within the last two years or a graduate degree from an accredited educational institution in the last three years.
This competitive program is comprised of a nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. including a substantive work placement at a congressional office or federal agency.
Deadline: February 17, 2012
We're Giving Away $1,500 Scholarships!
The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is proud to support our local students and is once again awarding scholarships. Thanks to the support of our members, this year we are offering (5) $1500 scholarships to students from Foothill College, De Anza and graduating seniors from the Mountain View Los Altos High School District. Completed applications are due Friday, March 9, 2012. Recipients will be recognized on March 20th at the Big Wig/Athena Luncheon. For more details, contact Katrina Apilado at email@example.com.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District's award-winning water education program has reached thousands of young people with educational, interactive lessons on every water topic imaginable. This year alone, the education program has visited 13 cities and reached 334 classes, providing lessons for 8,184 students, preschool through college.
The program offers age-appropriate school presentations and tours for Preschool through college classes. The program also includes training for teachers called Project WET (Water Education for Teachers). In addition, staff developed special lessons stressing district messages for water conservation, recycled water, flood safety and water sources.
Presentations and curricula are free to teachers in Santa Clara County. Videos and CDs are loaned to teachers for two weeks. To order curricula, including games, videos and CD ROMs or to schedule educational programs, contact: Kathy Machado (408) 265-2607, ext. 2331 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Latinas Learning to Lead: Featured in USA Today in 2009 as a program making the difference in the lives of young Latinas, Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Program (LLL) is for college students between the ages of 18-22. LLL promotes and fosters the development of young Latina leaders through training, mentoring opportunities, access to national networks and provides tools to create greater community impact.
Executive Leadership Program: For over 24 years, NHLI has fostered hundreds of Latina leaders through its award winning Executive Leadership Program (ELP). NHLI has been selected as one of the Top Twenty Leadership Programs for Latinos by Latino Leaders Magazine, and recognized by the Independent Sector, the Center for Creative Leadership, and the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute for its unique work preparing Latinas for positions of national influence, public policy impact, and contributing to the advancement of the Hispanic community. The Executive Leadership Program spans nine months and includes three components- training, mentorship, and field projects.
Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofits: Sponsored by the American Express Foundation, Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofits (ALL IN) Program targets 24-34 year old Latinas (i.e. with less than 10 years of professional work experience) who are employed by a nonprofit organization. The Program seeks to cultivate, promote and sustain emerging nonprofit leaders by helping young Latina professionals develop their leadership and management skills, find their voice as effective community leaders, and build their external networks; and by providing access to role models and mentors.
Applications for the Latinas Learning to Lead and Executive Leadership Program will be available in the Spring of 2012. If you know any Latinas eligible for the program, please encourage them to apply. For more information about our programs visit www.nhli.org.