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December 2017

JobTrain-Work Experience Program - December 31, 2017

The work experience program is a year-round program which matches 17-24 year olds interested in starting out their careers with temporary and paid hands on experience. The goal is to assist young adults in developing their professional skills. In addition, the individual would make a resume, practice interviewing, participate in professional development workshops, and subsequently build the confidence and skills necessary for future employment.No Wait-list. Call Nicole at 650-330-6474 to Participate today! Go here for more information.

June 2017

East Palo Alto City Council Budget Hearing - Meeting #3 - June 20, 2017

Meeting on June 20 at 7:30 p.m. These are meetings that are open to the public and you are cordially invited to attend. All meetings will be held at 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto.To view financial details from the City of East Palo Alto please visit our financial transparency portal with OpenGov, a digital platform that provides easy access to the City’s budget and finances. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto City Council Budget Hearings - Meeting #2 - June 13, 2017

Meeting on June 20 at 7:30 p.m. These are meetings that are open to the public and you are cordially invited to attend. All meetings will be held at 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto.To view financial details from the City of East Palo Alto please visit our financial transparency portal with OpenGov, a digital platform that provides easy access to the City’s budget and finances. Go here for more information.

May 2017

East Palo Alto City Council Budget Hearings - May 30, 2017

The City Council has scheduled hearings to adopt the Mid - Cycle Fiscal Year 2017 - 2018 budget. The meetings will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday June 13 at 7:30 p.m., and hope to adopt the budget at the regular City Council Meeting on June 20 at 7:30 p.m. These are meetings that are open to the public and you are cordially invited to attend. All meetings will be held at 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto.To view financial details from the City of East Palo Alto please visit our financial transparency portal with OpenGov, a digital platform that provides easy access to the City’s budget and finances. Go here for more information.

Memorial Day - National Holiday - May 29, 2017

All city, state and national government offices will be closed. Go here for more information.

JobTrain's 33rd Annual Breakfast of Champions - May 19, 2017

This year’s theme: TOGETHER WE RISE, celebrates the success of our students and graduates! This year’s Breakfast co-chairs are Paul Cook, Ronnie Lott, John Sobrato and Sharon Williams. Past special guests have included Joe Montana, Joan Baez, Carlos Santana, and San Francisco 49ers head coaches. JobTrain is pleased to announce that GOOGLE.ORG is this year’s Presenting Sponsor and that FACEBOOK is its Premier Sponsor! Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Police Beat Meetings: Beat One and Four - May 18, 2017

Beat One & Four Date : Thursday, May 18; Time : 1830 - 2000 hours Location: Community Room at City Hall Go here for more information.

US 11 Antique Alley - May 18, 2017

Always the four-day weekend (Thursday-Sunday) after Mother's Day in May, May 18-21, 2017, a 502-mile festive roadside sale will be held on U.S. Highway 11 from Meridian, Mississippi through Birmingham, Alabama, and towns in Dade County, Georgia, then Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Knoxville, Tennessee, and on to Bristol, Virginia. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Senior Lifestyles Expo - May 17, 2017

Join over 50 vendors for workshops, great door prizes, and lunch on Wednesday, May 17, at the Lewis and Joan Platt YMCA (550 Bell Street) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.The EPA Senior Lifestyles Expo is an event that's a unique hybrid of information, resources and entertainment, all geared toward satisfying and enhancing senors’ life and/or their loved ones. At the Expo, you can spend the day socializing, becoming better informed, and having fun! Funded by the 2007 Measure C Crime Fighting Act. Register for free at: Go here for more information.

Willow 101 Update - Community Meeting - May 17, 2017

A community meeting has been set for May 17, 2017 at the Public Works and Transportation Commission to provide an update on the construction impacts and coordination with residents and businesses in the City of East Palo Alto. All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting. Representatives from the City of East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Caltrans will be available to answer questions. For more information, please contact Maziar Bozorginia, city engineer at Go here for more information.

Facebook Festival: Chili, Cars & Everyday Stars - May 13, 2017

Come to the first of five Facebook Family Festivals. Enjoy fun games, food and many family activities from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1 Hacker Way, Lot 15 in Menlo Park. Go here for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day - May 13, 2017

Have garden chemicals, leftover paint, propane tanks, cleaning products or other hazardous waste? Make an appointment for a free collection event in East Palo Alto on Saturday, May 13. San Mateo County's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program, in cooperation with the City of East Palo Alto, is hosting free HHW Collection Events in the City of East Palo Alto. To participate, you must schedule an appointment at San Mateo County’s HHW Program: hhw or by calling (650) 363 - 4718, select option 3. The event location will be disclosed once your appointment has been confirmed. Waste is limited to 10 gallons or 50 pounds. Go here for more information.

Reading Bonanza in the Park and East Palo Alto Children's Day - May 13, 2017

Free prizes, free games, entertainment and free food. East Palo Alto’s homegrown funk band, H2O, will be performing to help kick off the book giveaway and activities fair on May 13th. The Seventh Annual Reading Bonanza in the Park, East Palo Alto will take place on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Bell Street Park, 550 Bell Street, East Palo Alto, CA. Mariela, Bilingual Music & Storytime will also be performing at the event to engage the younger attendees. High school students from East Palo Alto Academy and Eastside Prep will host the Sixth Annual “Spell It Out” Spelling Bee contest for middle and high school students. Go here for more information.

Regional Business Diversity Program Business Connect - May 11, 2017

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. - Noon WHERE: County Auditorium, 1555 Berger Drive, San Jose Various types of small business enterprises now have an expanded opportunity to win contracts with Santa Clara County, thanks to a partnership with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. VTA is sharing its expertise in a program designed to increase diversity among the types of businesses that provide services for the Transportation agency, and expanding that program to general County contracts. The Regional Business Diversity Program will allow VTA and the County to work together to promote opportunities for women and minority owned businesses as well as LGBT and Disabled Veteran-owned enterprises. Go here for more information.

Bike to Work Day - May 11, 2017

On Thursday May 11, tens of thousands of regular and first - time Bay Area residents will bike to work for the Annual Bike to Work Day, part of National Bike Month. More than 90 Energizer Stations in Santa Clara County and 40 in San Mateo County will give people on bikes a chance to stop and get a snack, a tote bag, goodies, and a few words of encouragement. We will have four stations in East Palo Alto: 1. Corner of Bay and University 2. Corner of Woodland and University 3. Corner of Pulgas and Bay 4. Bay Trail at the end of O'Connor Street near Pump Station/Frienndship Bridge Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Beat Meetings - Beat Three - May 10, 2017

Beat Three Date : Wednesday, May 10; Time : 1830 - 2000 hours Location: Peninsula Park Apartments (1977 Tate Street) Go here for more information.

Gardening Workshop - Collective Roots - May 06, 2017

GARDENING WORKSHOPS: 1ST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 10:00AM-11:00AM Garden Topic: Planting – How to plant seeds/seedlings & plan orientation in the garden (including “Square-foot Gardening”)- 1785 Woodland Ave. Community Garden. Go here for more information.

April 2017

Creativity on the Line: Design for the Corporate World, 1950–1975 - April 26, 2017

Cantor Arts Center Exhibit at Stanford University Opens April 26 through August 21, 2017 Celebrate the timeless beauty mid-century modern designers brought to everyday products. Read more Go here for more information.

Initiative for Leadership Engagement and Development (iLEAD) Introductory Session Offered on April 26, 2017 - April 26, 2017

Hagar Services Coalition, Inc. (Hagar) is holding an Introductory Session at the East Palo Alto Academy, 1050 Myrtle Street in East Palo Alto, on Wednesday, April 26, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. At this Introductory Session, you’ll learn about an exciting suite of inter-related iLEAD Programs designed to engage people of all ages in our community. Learn how and why it is so very important for you to answer a “Call to Action” to work together to build a stronger community. In 2017, Hagar is offering a collection of programs in three focus areas: Local Government; Civic Engagement; and Regional Issues Forum. We want you to know about these programs and join us as a participant. There is no cost for anyone to participate. But donations are welcome to support our nonprofit organization. Attend the Introductory Session on April 26 to help us to create broad awareness and excitement of the impact many more active community members and well-trained leaders will have on our future. Information about the iLEAD Programs is described on the Hagar website at Please RSVP today for the Introductory Session at: Go here for more information.

2017 Earth Day Festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - April 22, 2017

The City of Palo Alto is teaming up with other cities - including East Palo Alto - and community partners to bring you the 2017 Earth Day Festival & Great Race for Saving Water. This FREE celebration of Earth Day will include activities, art, bike tours, bird walks, EV test drives, live music, prizes, zoo animals, community tabling, a visit from Smokey the bear, food and fun for the whole family, and more! The day starts off with the family-friendly Great Race for Saving Water, a fun 5k race and walk-a-thon for water conservation. Click here for a full schedule of the day’s Go here for more information.

Collective Roots - New Workshop Series - April 20, 2017

Grow. Share. Eat. - Vitalize Life from Soil to Kitchen A family-focused and community-led gardening, nutrition, and cooking new workshop series. COOKING AND NUTRITION: 3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 6:00PM-7PM GARDENING WORKSHOPS: 1ST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 10:00AM-11:00AM Go here for more information.

Silver Dragon XI - Additional Training Dates in the Evenings - April 20, 2017

Not able to join us for the daytime event? There is an opportunity the same night for you to attend the Menlo Fire District’s “Get Ready”2hr training class with your family (Sessions in English): Thursday 20 April at 7.00 PM Or Saturday 22 April at 10.30 AM Or Thursday 27 April at 7.00 PM Or Saturday 29 April at 10.30 AM At St. Francis of Assisi church main hall (1425 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto, CA 94303) Phone: (650) 322-2152 Go here for more information.

Silver Dragon XI Daytime Event - April 20, 2017

Silver Dragon XI is a countywide exercise sponsored by grants from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) though the San Mateo County Health System. Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm Location: 1376 Willow Road in Menlo Park – (we will meet in the rear parking lot). Breakfast and lunch are provided courtesy of San Mateo County Health! This year’s exercise will test the County’s ability to effectively control mosquitoes and other disease-spreading creatures as well as respond to an outbreak of a mosquito-borne disease such as the Zika virus. Menlo Park Fire District’s Community Crisis Management and the City of East Palo Alto are participating agencies again this year. Please join us in this event. See website below or by call Michael Ralston at (650) 235-0514 - Go here for more information.

EPA Community Farmers' Market - Starting Day - April 19, 2017

Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Site Host - Ravenswood Family Health Center, 1885 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto. We accept cash, credit cards, Cal Fresh/EBT, FMNP WIC checks, FMNP senior checks. Our Matching programs, Fresh Checks and Market Match, offer farmers’ market qualifying customers a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $5 every week ($20 each month). What's sold at the market: Local, organic, and seasonal produce from nearby farmers. Interested in selling or holding an info table at the market? Contact Go here for more information.

Art in Action Student Art Show - April 19, 2017

the East Palo Alto Library will host an opening celebration from 6 to 7 p.m. to kick off a summer-long exhibition of art by students from the East Palo Alto Charter School and Los Robles Dual Immersion Magnet Academy. The exhibition is the culmination of yearlong Art in Action lessons in which students learned about art and artists from around the world. The program is designed to teach students art history and concepts and to develop their own creative expression and appreciation for other cultures. Art in Action, a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing comprehensive visual arts curricula to children everywhere, trains teachers and volunteers to deliver the program. The exhibition will be on view through August 2017. East Palo Alto Library is located at 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA. Go here for more information.

EPA Community Farmers' Market - Additional information - April 19, 2017

The East Palo Alto Community Farmers' Market is returning for its 10th season! Fresh produce (lots of veggie, fruits and fresh eggs) and community fun resumes WEDNESDAY April 19th (11 AM -2 PM) at the Ravenswood Family Health Clinic. DOUBLE YOUR FOOD DOLLARS AND GET MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: To celebrate our 10th year on opening day we'll be offering up to $10 match to qualifying families (patients of the clinic, WIC and Calfresh beneficiaries). Go here for more information.

US Memory Tournament @eBay Main Street - April 15, 2017

The most exciting & challenging type of brain competition today! On April 15, students, professionals, memory amateurs, and memory record holders from all over the country will come together in San Jose for a fun and educational experience that includes brain-training workshops & friendly competition. There will be five events in the game, prizes, and the winner will be ranked internationally! This event is FREE to the public! Register to Reserve Your Spot *Space is Limited Go here for more information.

USCIS Presents Free Citizenship Workshop - April 12, 2017

Officers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will present a free 90-minute immigration workshop at the Muslim Community Center on April 12 at 10:30 a.m. It will take place at the Muslim Community Association Maryam Banquet Hall 3003 Scott Blvd. in Santa Clara, CA.This visit is part of a larger USCIS initiative to help immigrants better understand the many services available. The public is invited, and the officers will be ready to answer their questions about such immigration services as the naturalization process, the test, the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship, petitioning for a relative, reporting immigration scams and much more. A demonstration citizenship interview will be presented. For more information, contact Sharon Rummery (415)987-0191 Go here for more information.

Immigration Training - April 11, 2017

YMCA bldg. 550 Bell street in the room in back of the building. Enter by Euclid Street 6;00 - 7;15 pm Spanish 7:15 to 8:30 English The Immigrant Legal Resource Center will be conducting a training to help people on such topics: How to help with Family Plan Forms; what happens to people's property if ICE takes someone? ICE and its relationship to such places as schools, non-profits, workplaces, apartments, etc. There will also be a brief update on what has happened so far. Go here for more information.

Stanford Healthy Brain Aging Study - April 03, 2017

Help make a difference by participating in research! At the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, we research different kinds of diseases that affect memory. Our goal is to learn to prevent and cure these diseases as soon as possible. We are looking for people 70 and older with early stage diagnoses of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy Body Disease, or Mild Cognitive Impairment, or healthy volunteers without memory issues. Participants will receive a full examination by world class Stanford neurologists and help us find a cure for memory diseases! Call (650) 498-5903. Go here for more information.

March 2017

The Community Innovation Series - 3/27/2017 and 3/29/2017 - March 27, 2017

On March 27 and 29, StreetCode Academy will host its first session of the Community Innovation Series. Prominent members of the Silicon Valley tech community will discuss a vast array of topics ranging from “what coding languages are next” to “transforming adversity to advantage.” These tech leaders will also offer mentorship to help guide students in their end-of-term projects to be debuted at Demo Day on May 19. Speakers include CEO of Startup Grind, Derek Anderson; former Facebook executive, Regina Wallace Jones; Co-Founder, Chief Product & Marketing Officer of CareerWaze, Jayati Sengupta, and more. The Community Innovation Series is open to the public. You can join on March 27 or 29, from 6:00–7:30 p.m., at 1050 Myrtle street, East Palo Alto, CA. Register at StreetCode Academy offers free coding and tech-focused classes. Go here for more information.

Pipil Culture & Crafts of El Salvador: Culture and Nature Series #1 - March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2-4 p.m. Cooley Landing Education Center 2100 Bay Road East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Free! To register: Join us for a journey in time to learn how the Pipil from El Salvador lived and thrived in a rich environment. A people long gone, their history can now only be found in stone and the heart of its descendants. Come and listen to the wisdom of its people through a story of how the 'god' of wind, and 'god' sun created maize. Join us and make an "offering dish" to take home as a symbol of the love of a people towards the land that birthed them. This event is first in a 3-part Nature & Culture educational program series that highlights diverse cultures and their unique connections with nature! Stay tuned for more. About the Instructor: Mario Cuellar, Environmental Volunteers Mario Cuellar has 8+ years of full-time experience in K-12 formal and Informal public programs education in major museums. He currently serves on the board of the Environmental Volunteers ( Go here for more information.

Know Your Rights Under the New Immigration Policy - March 18, 2017

Attend a Know Your Rights presentation offered at 12 p.m. at the Ecumenical Hunger Program, located at 2411 Pulgas Ave in East Palo Alto. The presentation is offered by El Comité Latino in both English and Spanish. Speakers are trained by the Immigration Legal Resource Center and Community Legal Services. No private information will be collected. Plan for yourself and the family. Go here for more information.

Project WeHOPE Fashion Show Fundraiser "New Beginnings" - March 18, 2017

We invite you to join us on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Palo Alto Elks Club located at 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA. From 1'pm to 3'pm for a Fashion Show fundraiser benefiting programs to help the homeless receive essential services and get housed. Go here for more information.

Home Energy Efficiency Workshop - March 07, 2017

This Home Energy Efficiency Workshop is offered by Acterra from 6-8 p.m. at the East Palo Alto YMCA, 550 Bell St., East Palo Alto (map). This program is open to the public and participants should sign up ahead of time so that we know how many to plan for. There will be hands-on instruction of how to install some basic energy-saving devices, and participants will go home with items to install in their own homes. To sign up, please contact Go here for more information.

Race, Policing, and Public Health Symposium - March 06, 2017

This symposium aims to highlight the important research being done across interdisciplinary fields on race and law enforcement and the public health impact of police violence against minority groups. Join participants from academia, government, private, and non-profit sectors to generate new modes of thinking about these interconnected issues and to prepare a call to action for funding and research priorities. WHEN: Monday, March 6, 2017 8:30 am – 4:00 pm WHERE: Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall Map ADMISSION: This is a free event, however space is limited and registration is required. Register at Go here for more information.

Ravenswood City School District To Host Immigration and Information Night - March 02, 2017

With the recent surge in immigration actions by federal agencies, the Ravenswood City School District is seeking to provide its community with information and resources. The district seeks to support community through access to resources What: Immigration Forum When: March 2, 2017 6- 8 PM Where: Costano Gym 2695 Fordham Street East Palo Alto, CA Who: San Mateo County Sherriff’s Department East Palo Alto Police Department Menlo Park Police Department San Mateo County Health and Human Services Department. Contact: Rolando Bonilla, 415-987-8025, Go here for more information.

February 2017

Monthly Meeting with Immigration Experts and Others - February 28, 2017

NO DEPORTATIONS! ** KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Be well informed on the Federal, State, and Local situation and help your neighbors. East Palo Alto Municipal Center, 2415 University Representatives include: Immigration Attorneys; Captain Paul Kunkel from the Sheriff’s Office; Iliana Rodriguez, Director of Human Services Agency, County of San Mateo; Victoria Tinoco, paralegal, Community Legal Services The Comité Latino continues recruiting volunteers to be trained as resource persons to provide information on ‘know your rights’ and immigration developments (650) 321-4001 Go here for more information.

Celebrate Health, Diversity, and Equity at the San Mateo County Black History Month Health Fair - February 25, 2017

The San Mateo County African American Community Initiative (AACI) is hosting a Health Fair: Mind, Body & Spirit Matters. The event will promote health and wellness and raise awareness about health disparities that impact the African American community. The Mind, Body & Spirit Matters Health Fair will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00am – 1:00pm at the East Palo Alto Community Church, 2201 University Avenue in East Palo Alto. The keynote speaker at the event is Dr. Mary Bains, a licensed psychotherapist, organizational development psychologist, and longtime provider of community mental health services in the Bay Area. The public is welcome to attend this free event and a soulful lunch will be provided. Participants in the Mind, Body & Spirit Matters Health Fair will get a chance to: • Learn about health disparities that impact the African American community and what resources are available. • Create change in the African American community by exploring ways to improve and maintain health. • Experience the Black Lives Matter Photovoice project, a process where people identify, represent, and enhance their community through photography and sharing their stories. Go here for more information.

Create a Living Art Installation with Native Plants Cooley Landing, East Palo Alto - February 25, 2017

FREE Family Friendly Activity Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Grassroots Ecology and local artist Linda Gass are collaborating with the community to create a living land art installation marking the former shoreline of San Francisco Bay. Who: Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Minors under 18 require a signed waiver and children 12 require an accompanying adult. What: Participants will plant native juncus rushes to replace the current temporary land art installation made of blue plastic survey whiskers. Participants will learn about land art and how living shorelines can provide habitat, filter toxic water and help protect against sea level rise at Cooley Landing.Where: Cooley Landing, 2100 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Meet at the Cooley Landing Education Center. Parking is limited, please carpool, bike, or walk if possible.Pre-registration is required. See website to register. Go here for more information.

What Would Martin Say About Silicon Valley Today? - February 22, 2017

As part of the Black History Month Speaker Series, Dr. Clayson Carson, the executive director of the King Institute, and Shellye Archambeau, the CEO of MetricStream, will share their ideas on the topic: What Would Martin Say About Silicon Valley Today?" This event in the series takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eastside College Prep High School at 1041 Myrtle Street in East Palo Alto. It's a free event. What would Dr. King say? Go here for more information.





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