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(The new FACES of NCCJ)

IMAGINE

 
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    Inspiring students to improve their grades

 

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    Renewing students' pride in him or herself

 

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    Motivating students to stop a bully

 

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    Inspiring students to stay in school and to graduate 

 

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    Empowering a young woman to leave an abusive relationship

 

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    Never seeing a student alone on a playground

 

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    Inspiring a young adult to become a better parent

 

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    Students calling a police officer a friend 

   

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    Preventing one incident of sexual harrassment

  

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    No longer hearing "that's so gay", fresh off the boat" or "go back where you came from"

 

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    Gang colors becoming caps and gowns 

  

                                                                 We can. 

Silicon Valley FACES' programs create school communities

of appreciation, empathy and respect. 

Students feel safer and their environment becomes

more conducive to learning and thriving. 

 

WE SEE SMILING FACES EVERYWHERE
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Silicon Valley FACES' educational programs enrich the faces of our community.

 

Building Connections - trained facilitators help grade school children develop positive self-worth and encourage them to share feelings of when they've been excluded.  In a safe environment, children learn empathy and problem-solving skills.

 

Extremes of Hate - a critical thinking program that uses the Holocaust and other incidents of genocide as historical contexts to teach middle and high schools students to be aware of the consequences when hate escalates.

 

Common Ground Enrichment Institute - incoming high school freshmen learn skills to thrive, enjoy school and successfully graduate.  Students partake in a full range of experiences to help them feel safe and connected to their school.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing, Art and Multimedia Contest - gives students an opportunity to keep Dr. King's lessons of racial equality, human rights and non-violence alive for their generation.

 

Camp Everytown - leadership experience for high school students designed to create communities of empathy, respect and inclusion by reducing stereotypes, bias and prejudice.

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
 
  
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Carl and Sharron Cookson

were recently honored by

History San Jose

for their decades of commitment to community,

heritage and culture.  

  

Carl has served on the Silicon Valley FACES Board

since 1985 and is currently FACES' Board Chair.

 

 

Carl and Sharron, it's an honor knowing you!  

 

A WORD FROM OUR ELDER ADVOCATE 
 
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The last few months have been very busy for the elder Abuse Unit.  We are providing presentations to local senior centers on elder fraud, how to avoid fraud and what to do if it does happen.  We are currently collaborating with San Jose Police Department to create a video about elder abuse, suspected elder abuse and how to report it.  We have also begun our outreach to religious organizations for assistance in reaching the elder shut-in population. 

 

As the program continues to grown and expand we are looking for volunteers to help wiith this program.  If you are intersted in volunteering and working the older adults, please
click here to contact me.

Thank you.
Deborah

 

VOLUNTEERISM AT ITS BEST 
 
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 Nancy Weeks,

FACES' Building Connections Volunteer Facilitator,

was honored this Spring by the

 Junior League of San Jose

as a 2011 Crystal Bowl Winner.

 

Nancy received her award at the

Junior League's annual

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.

 

Nancy has been a volunteer with FACES for 20 years where she has facilitated the Building Connections Program (formerly Green Circle) at 85 different schools in Santa Clara County.  Her dedication to teaching the principles of inclusiveness, empathy-building and nonviolent problem-solving is outstanding.

 

Nancy, you inspire us!  

THANK YOU FOR GIVING US A HELPING HAND... 
 

     

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                                                          To Our Donors

 

                                            Your generosity and support

                                       of our educational programs is     

                                                       deeply appreciated.

 

                                          We couldn't do it without you.

 

                                                              Thank you.

                            

WHAT A TEAM

 
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Thank you, eBay Foundation San Jose GIVE Team
and
eBay employee Lisa Luc
for a $2,000 grant in support of our programs!
  

Building an inclusive and caring community free of bias and bigotry