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DISTRICT 7 WEEKLY UPDATES April 8, 2013

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2013 Great American Litter Pickup Join Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen on Saturday, April 20th from 8:00am to 12:00 pm at the Seven Trees Community Center -3590 Cas Drive- for the 2013 Great American Litter Pick Up! Help make our city a safer and cleaner place to live. This is a citywide annual event hosted by Mayor Chuck Reed, Council District Offices, and the Anti-Litter department. Every year, hundreds of volunteers and community members come out to help pick up litter in our neighborhoods. By picking up litter in our city, we improve the environment while also contributing to the quality of life in our neighborhoods. To participate in this year’s Litter Pick Up, please email us at district7@sanjoseca.gov or sign up at http://d7litterpickup.eventbrite.com/#. We hope to see you there! Litter clean up supplies—gloves, pick-up sticks, safety vests, trash, and recycling bags will be provided along with refreshments and lunch for all volunteers. For more information, call (408) 535-4962 or email Diego.Inzunza@sanjoseca.gov

D7 Spotlight Events/ Announcements Weekly News Programs and Services Community Calendar

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FREE Health Fair On Saturday, April 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, there will be a FREE health fair and community discussion on how to fight for your health care at Andrew Hill High School, located at 3200 Senter Road. FREE health screenings. Information on MediCal expansion and Valley Care eligibility under new federal law. Have your voices heard. FREE food, drinks, and door prizes. For more info, call 408-977-1275. Upcoming Programming and Events at the Seven Trees Community Center Spring Classes and Summer Camps Attention San Jose!!! Warm weather is soon approaching. Don’t let your family sit inside and miss out on all the fun. Seven Trees Community Center is accepting enrollment for its fabulous Spring Classes and Summer Camps! Choose from Basketball, Soccer, Chess, Piano, Karate, Ballet, Educational Camps and much more! Registration begins Saturday, February 23rd, and classes and camps fill up fast! Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Seven Trees at 408794-1690 for more info, or come in and register. You can also visit us online at www.sanjoseca.gov/PRNS Free Driver Safety Class Due to popular demand, we will bring the California Highway Patrol Driver Safety Program: Age Well, Drive Smart back again. The program consists of 6 segments


Enforcement Caltrans Service Request

Important Phone Numbers Call Center: (408) 535-3500 Emergency: 911 or (408) 277-8911 NonEmergency: 311 or (408) 277-8900 Graffiti: (866) 249-0583 Child Abuse Reporting: (408) 277 -3700 Code Enforcement: (408) 535-7770 Crime Prevention: (408) 277-4133 Crime Stoppers: (408) 947-7867 Domestic Violence Ctr.: (408) 277-3700 Independent Police Auditor (408) 794-6226 Dept. of Transportation: (408) 535-3850 Gang Hotline: Gang Investigation Unit (408) 277-3835

covering not only statistics and the rules of the road, but the effects of aging on our ability to drive, tips for being safe behind the wheel, and the alternatives to driving when it is time to give up the keys. The class is about 3 1/2 hours to 4 hours long. At the end of the presentation all who attended will receive a certificate that may entitle them to a discount on their insurance (Pls. check with your auto insurance agent first). This program has been approved by the DMV, CHP state wide, the Office Safety and the Santa Clara County Traffic Safety Community Network. The class is on Wed. April 3rd at 9:00am. A min. of 15 participants to run this class. If you are interested, pls. sign up at the Front Desk ASAP. Monthly Social Dance Join us for the monthly social dance on the last Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Seven Trees Community Center Banquet Room- 3590 Cas Drive. Admission is $1. For more information please call (408) 794-1690. Free Audio Screenings Students from the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at San Jose State University along with the California Telephone Access Program will be conducting hearing tests and will provide a resource table on Thursday, April 11th from 9:00am to 11:00am in the Craft Room at the Seven Trees Community Center. For more information or to sign up visit the front desk at the community center. ESL- Conversational English In this dynamic and interactive program, students will learn conversational English that they can use in their everyday lives. Through conversations, grammar review and vocabulary-building exercise this class will help you to learn to speak English in everyday situation. Classes are Mondays from April 22nd to June 17th (8 Classes) from 10:00am to 11:00am. $6 for members and $14 for non members. Ages 18-49 may register for non-member price. For more information, call (408) 794-1690. Computer Basics- for Mandarin and Cantonese Speakers This course is intended for beginners and focuses on fundamental computer skills on a PC. Includes basic operating systems terminology, mouse and keyboard skills development, opening & closing windows programs and organizing desktop. This class also includes a short overview of the Internet and email. Classes are Mondays from April 15th to May 20th (6 classes) from 10:30am to 11:30am. $6 for members and $14 for non members. For more information, call (408) 794-1690. Computers: Introduction to Microsoft Word & Excel Need to write letters, create tables, design flyers & create a useful spreadsheet with Microsoft Word & Excel? Then this class is for you! The class will guide you through the Word and Excel program to make your life easier. This class is perfect if you have little to intermediate knowledge, or would like a refresher course. Classes are Tuesdays from April 16th to May 21st (6 classes) from 10:30am to


Gang Tip Line (For Anonymous Tips) – (408) 293-Gang (4264) Garbage & Recycling: (408) 535-3500 Parking Enforcement: (408) 534-2900 Senior Programs: (408) 535-3570 Sewer Problems: (408) 794-1900 Sidewalks: (408) 794-1901 Street Lights: (408) 794-1903 Street Maintenance: (408) 794-1900 Street Sweeping: (408) 794-1902 Housing: (408) 535-3860

11:30am. $6 for members and $14 for non members. For more information, call (408) 794-1690. Seven Trees Library and Community Center Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Community Center 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CLOSED

Library CLOSED CLOSED 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CLOSED

Upcoming Programs at the Tully Branch Library The Family Learning Center at the Tully Branch Library will host a computer orientation program for adults and children every Wednesday, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This program will teach you how to use ESL (English as a Second Language) software, how to type, and help students with their homework. In today’s modern age, it’s impossible to be successful without a basic understanding of computers. From job listings to homework – the computer is at the center of our world now and it’s important that everyone learn how to use one. - For English speakers, join Tully Library’s Basic Computer Class every Tuesday, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. - If you speak Spanish, please join us from 5:00 – 6:30pm for Basic Computer - Vietnamese speakers, please take advantage of the Basic Computer Class in Vietnamese every Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Newcomers to the United States are welcome to our ESL Writing Class on Tuesdays and ESL Conversation Club on Wednesdays; both are from 5:006:00 p.m. - If you are working on getting your US naturalization, Citizenship Class and Mock Citizenship interviews take place every Wednesday, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. No sign-ups necessary for any of the above classes. Nutritious Meals for Seniors Santa Clara County’s Social Services Agency wants to encourage seniors to join other older adults for lunch and laughs at one of 35 countywide sites – including the Alma Senior Center and the Iola Williams Senior Program. The Alma Senior Center will be offering FREE meals to all new members! Dining locations are open to everyone over age 60, and their spouses regardless of age. Each location is unique, offering one of 27 ethnically diverse menus that are monitored by registered dietitians. Transportation and nutrition education is also available. Older adults who are unable to travel to our dining locations, or are homebound and unable to obtain food or prepare meals for themselves, may be eligible for weekly deliveries of frozen lunch/dinner entrees and breakfasts under the Meals on Wheels program. To find a dining location or obtain information about receiving meals in your home or for donation inquiries please call 975-4860 or visit our website at www.sccgov.org/snp. For more information on the


free senior meals at the Alma Senior Center, please call 277-5202. City-wide Homeless Outreach and Engagement Program In order to provide a coordinated response to the general public about homeless persons living on the streets and in encampments throughout San José, a team of outreach workers from five community-based organizations have provided a centralized Homeless Outreach and Engagement Helpline. Please call 408-5107600 or email ehcoutreach@ehclifebuilders.org to deploy outreach workers to connect unsheltered homeless persons to housing and other comprehensive supportive services.

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work2future Job Fair For the third year in a row, work2future will host a large Job Fair at the Mexican Heritage Plaza on April 10, 2013 from 1-3:30pm. With more than 25 employers, work2future anticipates drawing over 500 attendees again this year. Job openings are in the areas of healthcare, custodial, security, production, the trades, food service, hospitality and retail. Crime Prevention Community Meeting The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley along with the Office of Councilmember Sam Liccardo will be holding a free educational forum and training on crime prevention on April 10th at 6:30pm at the Washington United Youth Center921 1st street. Topics will include; how to be a good witness for police, what to do when you see a crime in progress, how to properly report crime, how to avoid becoming a victim of crime. For more information email presmlkscv@yahoo.com. 25th Annual San José Children’s Faire On Saturday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. the City of San José and the San José Public Library invites families to celebrate the Month of the Young Child with an outdoor festival expected to draw over 5,000 attendees to Discovery Meadow (in front of the Children's Discovery Museum). The Faire’s theme this year is "Explore the Possibilities" and features family-oriented stage entertainment, special attractions, and activity booths offering hands-on activities for children ages 2-12. Families can obtain information about education, child care, recreational programs and health and safety resources. Customer Feedback Requested on Garbage and Recycling Billing As of Wednesday, March 13, there are 957 responses to the online survey at www.sanjoseca.gov/recycling-garbage to assess customer opinions on potential changes to the City’s Recycle Plus billing. The survey was launched February 6 and


runs through April 17. It is intended for customers with curbside cart service; the billing change would not affect customers with dumpster service. Councilmembers are invited to promote the survey in their respective districts through their enewsletters, neighborhood meetings, and any broadcast opportunities. The survey is offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, and staff are taking steps to ensure solid outreach in the Spanish- and Vietnamese-language communities. This includes online advertisements in El Observador, La Oferta, and Vietnam Daily News websites; the El Observador website also includes a feature article on the survey. Staff will continue to send reminders about the survey to neighborhood associations. Business Tax Amnesty Program Deadline Extended to May 31, 2013! The Business Tax and Business Improvement District (“BID”) Assessment Amnesty Program began on December 1, 2012, and is now set to expire on May 31, 2013. The one-time program allows businesses, property owners, and self-employed individuals to pay their unpaid and delinquent Business Tax without penalties and interest for the tax delinquency periods of January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2012. The program is intended to encourage San José business owners and self employed individuals with income reported on Federal Form Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business, to 1) pay past due Business Tax and BID assessments; 2) increase current and future Business Tax and BID assessment revenues and to capture the appropriate number of businesses and self-employed individuals conducting business in San José; and 3) educate businesses regarding the availability of the Business Tax Hardship Exemption Program that allows businesses that generate less than approximately $22,000 in gross receipts per year to pay a lower fee. As part of the outreach effort to the business community, the Finance Department is utilizing a variety of mediums, including advertisements in print media, public service announcements through radio stations, assistance from business organizations and associations, and direct mailing of approximately 45,000 notices, informing never-registered and delinquent taxpayers about the program. Information, instructions, registration and remittance forms may be obtained at www.csjfinance.org, on the first floor Customer Service Center at San José City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street, or by calling 408-535-7055. As of March 19, 2013, the Business Tax Amnesty Program has resulted in approximately 670 new one-time accounts, 1,900 new on-going accounts, and 3,700 accounts being closed generating approximately $585,000 of revenue. In addition, approximately 1,320 delinquent accounts have come forward and paid delinquent balances resulting in approximately $260,000 of revenue. Approximately $845,000 in additional revenue has been received as a result of the Amnesty Program.

Make Our Backyard, Your Backyard The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is pleased to announce the public now has the ability to reserve a picnic site at their favorite park from the comforts of their own home, 24 hours a day. The new reservation system went live Friday, March 29, allowing customers to choose from over 50 picnic sites


throughout San José’s vast park system. With the new option, customers have the flexibility to view the availability of all reservable picnic areas, along with the site’s amenities, proximity to parking lots, restrooms and shading. Visit http://activenet.active.com/sanjoseparksandrec/ and reserve a picnic site today. "Ask Kate" -- a new Feature of Green Energy Match Wondering how to cut down your utility bills? Is it better to switch your computer to "sleep" at night -- or turn it off altogether? Do you save more energy by using the dishwasher -- or by doing them by hand? You can now get answers by sending an email to "Ask Kate," the newest feature of Green Energy Match (GEM) -- a home energy-saving program sponsored by the City of San José. Sign up for GEM now and for every 5% you save on energy and gas, you'll earn a coupon for 50% off at local participating merchants -- AND you'll earn a chance to win a $50 gift card at San José merchants in a monthly drawing. You can also get weekly energy-savings tips and trivia (and a chance to win a $10 gift card)! Just text ENERGY to 68398. (Or ENERGIA para Español). Green Energy Match is available to renters, apartment residents and homeowners alike -- any San José resident who pays a PG&E bill can benefit. The Green Energy Match program is sponsored by the City of San José, Silicon Valley Energy Watch, WattzOn and Acterra. Collection Day Lookup Now Includes Neighborhood Cleanup Dates San José’s online Collection Day Lookup now provides a convenient way for residents to find their neighborhood cleanup event date. By entering their street number and zip code into the online form at www.sanjoseca.gov/lookup, residents can find their cleanup date, as well as garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings collection day, street sweeping schedule, and service provider contact information. Any resident who is unable to use the online tool may call the Customer Contact Center for assistance at (408) 535-3500. Cleanup events are scheduled once every three years, and notices will continue to be mailed in advance. They are popular with residents for disposing of rubbish, metal, construction debris, mattresses, tires, old appliances and other items that are not collected through the weekly residential garbage collection service. The Collection Day Lookup was created by the Environmental Services Department in partnership with Planning, Building and Code Enforcement and Information Technology. Spring Programs Blooming at San José Community Centers Spring has sprung with a variety of activities taking place throughout San José at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services community centers. Attendees proudly adorned green at the various St. Patrick’s Day celebrations held at Almaden, Cypress, Southside, Berryessa, Mayfair, Willow Glen, Seven Trees and Camden Community Centers, with over 700 active adults participated in the festivities. Several hundred children participated in egg hunts and activities at Camden, Mayfair and Berryessa Spring Fling events. Do not miss the opportunity to visit Willow Glen Community Center’s Spring Boutique on April 3, where you will have the opportunity


to purchase beautifully hand-made crafts, at very reasonable prices. If you are looking for exciting activities for your child to do during their Spring Break, check out the spring camps offered at our community centers. For a full listing of Spring classes and events, please visit us at www.sanjoseca.gov/prns. Reserve Your Summer Camp Spot Choose from over 500 summer camps that Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is offering throughout the City. No matter what your interests are, there is a camp for you. Try a sports, science, film, cooking, dance or education camp. All camps offer experienced staff, a safe environment, opportunity to make friends and memories to last a lifetime. Registration begins on Saturday, February 23, at 10:00 a.m. Customers have the option of conveniently registering online by visiting www.sanjoseca.gov/prns/register or by stopping by their local community center to register in person. Mail-in and fax registration is also an option and is processed in the order they are received. For more information, please contact the PRNS Customer Service Helpline, at 408-793-5565.

Community Law Center Workshops The KGACLC, a Clinical Program of Santa Clara University School of Law offers different workshops to qualifying individuals designed to increase community awareness and enhance understanding of rights within each area. Each workshop is led by law students from Santa Clara University School of Law under the direction of an attorney who specializes in each field. We will begin our workshops on a "first come, first serve" basis, and provide an interpreter depending on availability. Please send in your requests with tentative dates for us to present. The 3 areas of law we cover are the following: - EMPLOYMENT Rights - CONSUMER/CREDIT Rights - TENANT’S Rights For more information or to schedule a workshop presentation e-mail: Marisol Escalera at MEscalera@scu.edu or Call (408) 288-7030, ext. 243 Bright Green San José has gone Social It's no secret that social media has changed the way we communicate in our day-today lives. The City’s Environmental Services Department has established a really cool and fun Facebook page with environmental related tips, special announcements, event photos and videos, prize promotions, and more. We want to hear from you! Visit us on Bright Green San José and share your stories about how you help the environment, tips and tricks, start a discussion, and ….. To become a fan, visit and “like” Bright Green San José’s Facebook page! ForeclosureHelpSCC Re-Opens As of July 2, the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County (HTSCC) is administering the ForeclosureHelpSCC Program (formerly known as ForeclosureHelp). The HTSCC and


partner agencies recently announced the launch with services available to San José and Sunnyvale homeowners and tenants impacted by foreclosure. The Program can be reached by calling the ForeclosureHelpSCC Hotline at 408-293-6000 or help@foreclosurehelpscc.org. Grow your own vegetables and support a good cause Valley Verde, a non-profit organization, sells raised bed vegetable garden installation and maintenance services as well as “do-it-yourself” kits to anyone who would like to start a personal vegetable garden. All proceeds are used to provide low income families with gardening and nutrition classes and raised bed vegetable gardens free of charge. Valley Verde aims to improve the wellness of thousands of families in Santa Clara County by teaching them to grow vegetables. Valley Verde provides a free monthly newsletter with planting tips, harvest information, and recipes to make your garden a success. Summer is the prime planting season for the autumn and winter harvest. If you are interested, contact Valley Verde at info@valleyverde.org or (408) 374-5278. To learn more go to www.valleyverde.org. Sunday Friends Families: You are invited to a free Sunday afternoon program where you will find lots of opportunities to contribute to the community while you earn “tickets” to redeem for basic necessities: toiletries, detergents, diapers, school supplies, toys, bikes and more. Parents and children engage in fun and useful activities, including cooking, cleaning, art, writing, computers and classes. Who: Children with adults; Adults with children; No further qualifying. Where: Anne Darling Elementary School, 333 North 33rd Street, San Jose When: The third Sunday of every month: Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 21, May 19, … Arrive: 11:45 – 4:00 No Cost: Don’t Bring Money Questions: Call (408) 217-9587. Or, visit www.SundayFriends.org Help others. Learn practical skills. Enjoy family time. Make new friends. Take home the items you need most. Give to Local Schools through DonorChoose.org DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. You can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school. You'll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $50, you'll also receive handwritten thank-you letters from the students. At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. We call it citizen philanthropy.


To give to local San Jose Schools Click Here. CalFresh Application Assistance at Tully Library! Second Harvest Food Bank can assist low-income individuals with a CalFresh (Food Stamp) application and submit it to Social Services. We will be at the Tully Library 1st Wednesday of every month 1:00-5:00 pm and 3rd Wednesday of every month 3:007:00 pm. A family of 5 can receive up to $793/month! Call 1 (800) 984-3663 for eligibility prescreening and an appointment from Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop-in visitors will be seen as possible. We will also be in the following locations throughout the month: • Health Trust Dental Clinic: 1153 S. King Rd, 1st Tuesday, 10:00-12:00 pm; 1st Wednesday 10:30-1:30 pm • VIVO: 2260 Quimby Dr, 2nd & 4th Friday, 9:00-12:00 pm • Crossroads Community Church: 990 South Capital Ave, 2nd Thursday 12:302:30 pm • True Vine Baptist Church Pantry: 505 S. White Rd, 2nd Friday 10:00-2:00 pm • Our Lady of Guadalupe Pantry: 2020 E. San Antonio St, 1st & 3rd Wednesday 9:00-12:00; 2nd & 4th Thursday 2:00-4:30 pm • Loaves & Fishes, Maria Goretti: 2980 Senter Rd, Last Wednesday 4:00-5:30 pm • Tully Library: 880 Tully Rd, 1st Wednesday 1:00-5:00 pm; 3rd Wednesday 3:007:00 pm • East Valley Medical Center: 1993 McKee Ave, 2nd Saturday 8:30-11:00; 3rd Tuesday & 2nd Wednesday 1:00-4:00 pm; 4th Wednesday 9:00-12:00 pm • Gloria Dei Pantry: 121 S. White Rd, 1st & 4th Wednesday 11:00-2:30 pm • Pacific Free Clinic: 1835 Cunningham Ave, 2nd Saturday 8:30-12:30 pm • Most Holy Trinity Church: 2040 Nassau Dr, 3rd Sunday 8-12:00 pm & following Monday-Wednesday, 9-3:30 pm O’Connor Hospital Health Benefits Resource Center The O’Connor Hospital Health Benefits Resource Center (HBRC) provides families free confidential assessments, referrals, and assistance in completing applications for free or low cost health insurance programs. Medi-Cal: Free or low-cost health, dental and vision coverage for eligible qualifying families. Healthy Families: Low-cost health, dental and vision coverage for children from birth up to age 19. Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM): A low-cost health coverage for pregnant women who are not eligible for Medi-Cal. Healthy Kids Program/Kaiser Permanente Child Health Plan: A free or low-cost health insurance coverage for children from birth up to age 18 who are not eligible for Healthy Families or full coverage Medi-Cal. Food Stamp Program (CALFRESH): A nutritional food stamps program for low-income households.


Community/Support Services and Referrals: Free assistance in finding family support services, educational classes and much more. Health Benefits Resource Center (877) 904-HBRC(4272) Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm Appointments Available (walk-ins welcome) Services in English, Spanish and Vietnamese 1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds For only an hour a week, you can change the life of a child! The 1,000 Hearts for 1,000 Minds Initiative connects caring adults with young students to inspire academic improvement. We partner with nonprofits operating proven, effective tutoring and mentoring programs, focusing on elementary and middle school students from underserved communities in Santa Clara County. Within four years, we strive to help 1,000 children improve their academic performance and self esteem. Help us meet this goal! Join us at “1,000 Hearts for 1,000 Mindsâ€? to volunteer with one of our great nonprofit partners. For more information, visit www.hearts4minds.org. Medical Clinic for Low- Income Residents Founded in 2003, Pacific Free Clinic is a Stanford University affiliated student-run health clinic providing FREE and complete health assessments for low-income, uninsured adults in the east San Jose area. They are a new drop-in clinic where patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis with follow-up appointments scheduled as needed. Services include complete health assessments through the administration of a comprehensive health questionnaire, appropriate laboratory testing, and physician visits. They will also provide FREE blood draw services and laboratory testing for patients under their care. If additional long-term care is needed, Pacific FREE clinic will provide referrals to an appropriate health center including, but not limited to, primary care providers and other specialty services. They also provide personalized and group health instruction services with a focus on hepatitis B and cardiovascular disease patient education and disease management classes. The clinic is open to all regardless of immigration status. The clinic offers on-site medical services in Vietnamese, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin Chinese. The Pacific FREE clinic is located at Overfelt High School, located at 1835 Cunningham Avenue. For more information, please call 1-888-321-9972. If you require medical assistance but do not have insurance, please visit their site at Overfelt High School. SCCHousingSearch.org The City of San JosĂŠ and the County of Santa Clara are pleased to announce SCCHousingSearch.org, a new affordable rental housing listing for San Jose and Santa Clara County. The free-to-use website is designed to give renters, landlords, housing professionals, and social service providers access to real-time rental housing information. The SCCHousingSearch.org website offers 24-hour access to managing, adding, and updating property listings. Detailed property listings let landlords highlight amenities and special features, as well as add photos. Landlords can also use the


property search feature to make neighborhood and pricing comparisons. All property providers in the County are encouraged to list rentals on SCCHousingSearch.org as soon as possible. If you are looking for affordable housing, this website will have a compiled list of all the available low-income housing in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara for you to FREELY access. There is no cost. You can visit the website or call them at 1-877-428-8844 from Monday to Friday, from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. Northwood Family Resource Center In partnership with First 5, SJB Child Development Centers, and The Health Trust, our Northwood Family Resource Center aims to provide valuable school-readiness information to families with children 0-5 years of age on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at 2760 E. Trimble Rd, Suite 700 San Jose CA 95132. For more information contact, please call (408) 464-7144. Kids NOW Program Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids NOW Program meets the needs of low-income children and families by providing them with nutritious and easy to prepare food to take home on weekends and over school vacations when other resources such as free or reduced-price school lunches are not available. All food is provided free of charge. The Food Bank, in partnership with the YMCA’s and Boys and Girls Clubs in Santa Clara County provide the Kids NOW program which gives low-income children 8-10 lbs. of groceries each weekend. The Food Bank delivers food every week throughout the year as long as the partner site is open. Partner Agencies are Boys & Girls Clubs (Daly City, two sites in Redwood City, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, two sites in San Jose); YMCA (Scott Lane Elementary in Santa Clara and Rocketship Academy in San Jose); Project We Hope in East Palo Alto; and Bayshore Childcare Services in Daly City. Call Food Connection Hotline at 1-800-984-FOOD (3663) to find food programs in your neighborhood. Staff members speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Fast Affordable Home Internet Service The world has gone digital. Internet service has become essential for success. In order to bring the power of the internet to more students and families, Comcast has created Internet Essentials. It is available to households with children who receive free and reduced school lunches under the National School Lunch Program and include Internet Service for $9.95/month plus tax, a low cost computer for $149.99 plus tax and free internet training. For more information please call 1-855-8INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) or visit www.internetessentials.com Free Heart Screening for Children with Hearing Loss Some infants and children with severe to profound hearing loss MAY have a serious heart problem. A simple, non-invasive test (an EKG) may be able to identify children at risk. A two-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, makes it possible for all qualified children to be screened free of charge. The brief screening appointment can be held at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, or at the family’s home.


For more information, please visit www.infant-heart.com or email jlnsresearch@yahoo.com or call (408) 885-4415 or toll-free (877) 221-8210.

Event Date Time Location Planning Division Due to the volume of community meetings conducted by the Community Planning Division, please visit Meetings http://www.sanjoseca.gov/planning/calendar to view upcoming meetings and events. Homebuyer For upcoming classes please visit: Education http://www.sjhousing.org/program/homebuyer.html Classes


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