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San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is committed to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment for every student. 


African American Scholars Project (AASP)
Dear High School Students/Families, 

We are excited to bring back the African American Scholars Project (AASP) this school year.  AASP was designed in 2016 to provide Black/African American students with a safe space to talk about their social and emotional well-being in school and in their community. The program saw great success in access to school and college-readiness, and a connection to the school community. 

The African American Scholars Project (AASP) focuses on uplifting and empowering Black students, by building community and providing the tools necessary for self advocacy in schools and beyond. The goals of AASP will always be centered in the liberation of Black voices.

Workshop topics for AASP include:  
  • Storytelling in the Black Community
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Career & Entrepreneurship
  • Holistic College Prep
  • Activism & Social Justice
  • Black Art & Artists
Students will join our partners in this work, Project Sankofa. As a part of this series, the facilitators of AASP will use their vast network to bring in panelists, special guest speakers, and local alumni who are making an impact in our society. They will also facilitate activities to help students build community and networks. Finally, they will provide resources to help students prepare for life beyond high school both academically and socially. 

We are happy to host AASP in San Ramon Valley Unified School District, as we know the importance of community and network for our students is imperative. AASP will meet every other week.
Click here to view the AASP calendar.

California High School
Tuesdays from 9:45-10:45am, Room P3
(9/19, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/28, 12/12, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 3/5, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7)
*Virtual on 2/20
School Contact: Trisha Gonzales-Waters, Liaison,

Monte Vista High School
Wednesdays from 10:15-11:15am, Room 531
(9/20, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/6, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8)
School Contact: Carrie Leadingham, Liaison,

Dougherty Valley High School/Venture/Del Amigo
Thursdays from 11:00-12:00pm, Room 9101 and 9102
(9/21, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/7, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9)  
School Contact: Bassant Abdelrahman, AP,

San Ramon Valley High School/REACH
Thursdays from 10:05-11:05am, Room B311
(9/19*, 10/10*, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 2/29, 3/14, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16)
School Contact: Craig Bocks, AP,

Your student will be invited to join AASP and given an excused absence, if they decide to attend.  Participating students will need to communicate with their teacher to make-up any work missed from class.  

Learn more about AASP here

Interested students can register via this link.

If you have any questions about AASP, please feel free to reach out to Gertrude Jenkins, AASP Program Director, at

Project Sankofa
Scholarships and Financial Aids
United Negro College Fund
Awards more than 10,000 student scholarships worth more than $100 million each year. Provides financial support to 37 historically Black colleges and universities. Serves as the nation's leading advocate for the importance of minority education and community engagement.
220 Montgomery St. Suite 1109 San Francisco, CA 94104 PHONE:  415.956.1018 FAX 415.956.1862
Jackie Robinson Foundation Established in 1973 by Rachel Robinson to perpetuate the memory of her husband, the Jackie Robinson Foundation is a public, nonprofit organization that administers one of the nation’s premier scholarship and leadership development programs for talented college students. With the opening in 2022 of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City, JRF will educate and inspire the general public around the ideals embodied in the life of its namesake.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples Each year we provide scholarships to outstanding students who display academic excellence and early signs of leadership and a commitment to social justice. Through the NAACP Scholars and Professionals: Internships, Ready Youth and Employment (N-SPIRE) program, we partner with organizations to offer a range of opportunities across the country.
In 1992, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. established the Young Black Scholars Program. Each year, in addition to awards of scholarships and other financial assistance, Bay Area students are provided with mentorship and support throughout their college careers. 
TMCF Scholarships are designed to relieve the financial burden of students attending a TMCF member-school or other accredited college or university (if applicable).
Ron Brown Scholar Program The Ron Brown Scholar Program is committed to improving the lives of intellectually gifted, community and public service-minded African Americans by accelerating their progress into impactful leadership roles and opportunities.
Scholarships - African-American Scholarships African American scholarships provide financial assistance to African American students pursuing their higher education.
Best Colleges Many organizations and schools offer college scholarships for Black and African American students. Learn about the top scholarships for these learners.
Bold Scholarships for Black Students
Scholarships 360 Top 143 Scholarships for Black Students
Resources for Families
100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.
1807 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94612-1348
510.763.3661 Tel
NAACP Berkeley Branch
P.O. Box 613
Berkeley, CA 94701
Telephone (501) 845-7416 Fax (510)845-7421
NAACP Berkeley Youth Council Branch
P.O. Box 11143
Berkeley, CA 94712
Telephone (510) 435-3101
NAACP Hayward Branch
P.O. Box 363
Hayward, CA 94541
Telephone (510) 581-4111
NAACP Oakland Branch
1970 Broadway
Suite 1030
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone (510) 465-4747
African American Community Services Agency
304 N. 6th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 292-3157 Fax: (408) 292-3276
October 26-29, 2023,
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
NAACP CA/HI State Convention will bring together elected officials, activists, organizers, faith leaders, and entertainers for workshops and discussions to promote solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing Black communities within California and Hawaii, including Next-Gen Leadership, environmental justice, housing, veterans affairs, labor, education, and more.
The Hidden Genius Project
The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities.
1441 Franklin Street, Fourth Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Destiny Arts Center
This cultural institution has been in Oakland for more than 30 years. Destiny's "movement arts" program includes hip hop dance, African dance, and martial arts. It's designed for young people to express themselves and build an inclusive community.
970 Grace Ave.
Oakland, CA 94608
Telephone 510.597.1619
African American Community Service Agency
The ACSA, founded in 1978, is one of the only African American cultural centers in the Silicon Valley. Its mission is to provide quality educational, cultural, social and recreational programs, services and activities in order to perpetuate and strengthen African American identity, culture, values, traditions, knowledge and family life.
Black Girls Code
Our mission is to provide Black girls access to engaging computer programming education that sparks their interest in technology, unlocks their potential, and leads to more equitable communities.
1736 Franklin St. 10th Fl.
Oakland, CA 94612
Hack the Hood
Hack the hood provides Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and AAPI youth with tech skill-building programs and career navigation support that are grounded in justice and support economic development and growth.
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.
The JUNIOR 100 represents the next step in our long legacy of mentoring in the Bay Area and further solidifies our commitment to our local youth and the realization of their personal, professional, and academic goals. Simply stated, we formed the JUNIOR 100 in an effort to ensure more of our youth attend college or some form of post-secondary education/ training.
Black Students of California United
To provide California's African American youth with the tools, education and experiences to prepare them to be fully engaged participants in the state's civic and economic life.
(916) 794-BSCU (2728)
PO Box 28175 Fresno, CA 93729
Health and Wellness
Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness
Building a healthier community since 1986, Rafiki Coalition for Health & Wellness is a community organization that helps residents maximize their health and wellness. Rafiki’s holistic, integrated approach to wellness aims to improve people’s lives by reducing health inequities that impact the Black/African American community and other underserved groups in San Francisco.
601 Cesar Chavez Street (between 3rd and Pier 80)
San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone: 415.615.9945
Fax: 415.615.9943
TTY: 415.568.2082
100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.
One of the goals of 100 Black Men of the Bay Area is to provide mental health education, awareness, and resources to our mentees, their families, and the African-American community.
African American Community Service Agency
The Health & Wellness Program provides events, workshops and seminars that deal with the health/mental and emotional development of the community. 
Mental Health Association of Alameda County
Since the early 1990s, MHAAC has sponsored an African American Family Support Group that meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. In 2017, MHAAC started offering workshops in partnership with the African American Family Outreach Project Steering Committee to help African American families talk, learn about, and cope with mental health conditions and/or substance abuse in their families. For more information please call (510) 746-1700
African American Outreach Program
7677 Oakport Street, #100
Oakland, CA 94621
Therapists of Color Bay Area Collective
We are a community of practicing (or studying) therapists who consult, network, and support one another.
Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
Our mission is to create new ways of healing in Black communities, clearing pathways that allow People of Color to see what their lives look like on the other side of suffering. We help you choose your joy over everything.
Therapy for Black Girls
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
108 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Our mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing through education, training, advocacy, and the creative arts.
P.O. Box 702
Culver City, CA 90232


Scholarship and Financial Aids
APIA Scholars APIA Scholars has many resources that can help you attain your higher education and career goals.
Scholarships for South Asian Students Scholarship funds for South Asian students seek to empower young people of the South Asian diaspora to pursue higher education by helping to ease the financial burden of paying for college. Not only do these scholarships make college education more accessible, but they also provide opportunities for networking and mentorship among the South Asian American community.
Scholarships - Indian Scholarships Browse our Indian Scholarships or get matched to college scholarships you qualify for.
University of Illinois Chicago - Asian American Resource and Cultural Center Links to scholarship, internship, and fellowship opportunities targeted to Asian American students or focused on Asian/Asian American studies. This is NOT an exhaustive list, there are MANY other scholarships, internships, and fellowships available from various agencies and organizations.
Scholarships - Asian/Pacific Islander Scholarships Browse our Asian/Pacific Islander Scholarships or get matched to college scholarships you qualify for.
University of Minnesota - Asian American Resource Center List of AAPI scholarships
Scholarships360 Top 124 Scholarships for Asian Students
Arab American Scholarships ADC frequently gets requests from students and parents regarding scholarship funds earmarked for Arab Americans (or Arab students in the U.S.). We have discovered that there are only a few scholarship programs which could be identified. This list summarizes all the scholarship information which ADC has gathered.
College Resource Network 10 Arab American scholarships
Arab America Arab America provides the latest information on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Arab American students and young professionals.
Wellesley Career Education Resources for Students of Arab Descent
Resources for Families
Hack the Hood Hack the hood provides Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and AAPI youth with tech skill-building programs and career navigation support that are grounded in justice and support economic development and growth Address: 2323 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) At the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), we are united and resolute in our fight to build the power, influence and autonomy of AAPI women and girls. If you have any other questions, please contact, or call 312-858-4588.
The Asian American Women's Political Initiative The Asian American Women’s Political Initiative (AAWPI) is the country’s only political leadership organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women. Our mission is simple: we work to ensure that AAPI women have a voice in our democracy.
APIA Scholars The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholars makes a difference in communities by mobilizing resources to create opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education, thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their careers, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a more vibrant America. 1850 M St. NW Suite 245 Washington, D.C. 20036 Phone: (202) 986-6892
Asian Amiercan Scholar Forum Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting academic belonging, openness, freedom, and equality for all. 1776 Broadway, Suite 1101 New York, NY 10019 (508) 205-9777
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Established in 1990, AAPIP is a justice-minded national philanthropy serving organization that provides unique community spaces for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and allies in philanthropy. We are a membership-based organization that centers equity and justice in philanthropy to move money and build power of AAPI communities for an inclusive democracy.
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco Community nonprofit promoting cultural art exhibitions and social justice initiatives.
750 Kearny St, 3rd Fl
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 986-1822
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California Japanese American community center promoting Japanese culture and appreciation through workshops, youth development events, and more.
Location: 1840 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115
East Bay Asian Youth Center Community nonprofit providing youth violence prevention services, expanded learning, and civic and community engagement.
Location: 2025 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94606
Asian Pacific American Community Center Provides linguistic and culturally competent support services for low and moderate income immigrant families.
Location: 66 Raymond Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
Bayanihan Equity Center Initially formed as an equity center for Filipino World War II veterans, BEC has since expanded to include support for immigrants, low-income seniors, formerly incarcerated and homeless individuals, and more.
Location: 1010 Mission St Suite C, San Francisco, CA 94103
Chinese Newcomers Service Center Provides underserved communities of Chinese immigrants with social, economic, workforce, and business services to adapt to life in the US.
Location: 777 Stockton St # 104, San Francisco, CA 94108
Filipino Community Center Provides community services, support and education for Filipino families in the Bay Area.
Location: 4681 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Japanese Community Youth Council Offers skill development, resources, cultural awareness, college application support and more for young people in the Bay Area.
Location: 2012 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Kimochi, Inc. Provides Japanese language assistance and culturally competent support for 3,000 Bay Area seniors and their families each year.
Location: 1531 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Southeast Asian Community Center Provides financial management assistance to small businesses in Southeast Asian communities in Northern California.
Location: 875 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Korean Center, Inc. Promotes Korean culture and community in the SF Bay Area through Korean cultural and language classes, senior and social services, youth enrichment programs, and more.
Location: 1362 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach A non-profit that has provided legal representation, advocacy, and social services to underserved members of the Bay Area community for 45 years.
Location: 310 8th St, Suite 305, Oakland, CA
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance We envision a powerful queer and transgender Asian and Pacific Islander (QTAPI) community that is seen, heard and celebrated. Our mission is to unite our families and allies to build a community through advocacy, inclusion and love.
P.O Box 14315
San Francisco, CA 94114
Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay For over 20 years, the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB) has been a refuge and resource for low-income, South-East Asians and other underrepresented immigrant communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. VACCEB provides a variety of support services including access to nutritional meals, senior programs, housing assistance, immigration legal and education services, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and employment development. Our programs are designed to provide our clients and their families the support they need to become self-sufficient within a year after their arrival to the United States.
655 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94606
Phone: 510-891-9999 | Fax: 510-891-9990
Samoan Community Development Center The Samoan Community Development Center is committed to providing an inclusive environmentin the San Francisco Bay Area, where Samoan and Pacific Islander voices are heard and community are served and thriving.
Phone: (415) 841-1086
Oakland Asian Cultural Center OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander arts and cultural programs that foster inter-generational and cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, collaboration, and social justice.
Pacific Renaissance Plaza
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290
Oakland, California 94607
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Cacus Since 1972, we’ve been fighting with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities for civil rights and systemic change that builds a more just and caring world.
55 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-896-1701
Fax: 415-896-1702
National Network for Arab American Communities At NNAAC, we’re proud to be one of the leading national organizations advocating on issues of concern to the Arab American community.
National Network for Arab American Communities - Youth Leadership We offer opportunities for young Arab Americans to build and demonstrate their leadership skills, including fellowship opportunities.​
Health and Wellness
"It's Not Easy Being Yellow" from Psychiatric Times The sentiment and desire to see a provider of the same racial/ethnic background is common for many people of color (POC), particularly if they have a stronger identification with their minoritized identity.
"'Death by a Thousand Cuts’: The Impact of Microaggressions on the AAPI Community" in New York-Presbyterian Health Matters Psychiatrist Dr. Warren Ng discusses the historical roots of microaggressions, how they can lead to physical assaults, and the mental health toll they take on Asian Americans.
The MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness: Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources Our Center’s mental health experts are evaluating and curating resources from around the web, carefully selecting those we feel provide high-quality, actionable support for mental health. Please read on for resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public.
Asian Mental Health Collective AMHC aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide
Center for the Pacific Asian Family We are committed to ending domestic and sexual violence in Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities by breaking through language, cultural, and institutional barriers. 
Guide for Parents of Asian/Asian American Adolescents During the pandemic, there has been a steep rise in racial discrimination, harassment, and physical assaults against Asian American youth. Parents play a key role in supporting children who may face these attacks or see this behavior around them.
Guide is in English, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Japanese
William James College
1 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617- 327-6777
Fax: 617-327-4447
Stop AAPI Hate Stop AAPI Hate is a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs).
APA Family Support Services Prevents child abuse and domestic violence for Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Address: 10 Nottingham Pl, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone no: 415.617.0061
Email :
Asian American Recovery Services Offers culturally competent services for substance use prevention, mental health treatment, and recovery across the Bay Area.
Locations: Various clinics across the Bay Area
Asian Women's Shelter Provides comprehensive support to survivors of domestic violence, with specific linguistic and cultural support for Asian women and their children.
Location: 3543 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Therapists of Color Bay Area Collective We are a community of practicing (or studying) therapists who consult,
network, and support one another.
Asian Health Services Asian Health Services, founded in 1974, provides health, social, and advocacy services for all regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language, or culture. Our approach to wellbeing focuses on “whole patient health,” which is why we provide more than primary care services, including mental health, case management, nutrition, and dental care to more than 50,000 patients in English and 14 languages: Korean, ASL, Lao, Burmese, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Mien, Karen, Mongolian, Karenni, Tagalog, Khmer, and Vietnamese.
We offer medical, dental, and mental health services for all ages.
We also recognize that a patient’s health is directly linked to their social and economic circumstances. That’s why we are dedicated advocates, and we promote policies that make our communities a safer and healthier place to live.
101 8th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94607
The Hume Center The Hume Center was established in 1993 and since then we have been offering preventative services and providing support to a diverse community. Starting in 2010, we expanded our impact in the community by developing a comprehensive program specifically to serve the South Asian Community. This program, with major funding provided by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services Mental Health Services Act funding, offers community programs and services that are uniquely and best suited for our consumers whether that is an individual, family, community, or organization. To Contact This Program: Call (510) 745-9151.
South Asian Mental Health Initiative & Network South Asian Mental Health Initiative and Network, SAMHIN, is a non-profit that addresses the mental health needs of the South Asian community in the U.S. Our goal is to decrease the stigma and shame associated with mental illness and offer resources for people who seek help.
South Asian Therapist Collective This group of therapists has come together to offer culturally-competent mental health services to the Bay Area South Asian Community. Many of the people listed are members of ASATA and have volunteered to be on this list, but have not been vetted by ASATA.This reference list was updated March 2022.
Bay Area South Asian Network of Therapists Bay Area South Asian Network of Therapists (BASANT) is a non-profit organization which provides mental health advocacy and builds awareness about mental health issues that affect our communities. We help members of our community connect with culturally appropriate mental health professionals in their area. 
MySahana We serve the South Asian community worldwide to increase access to culturally appropriate information about the connection between mental and physical health.
Arab American Family Support Center The Arab-American Family Support Center empowers immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in their communities. We operationalize AAFSC’s mission by championing underserved individuals, including immigrants, by delivering culturally responsive services and uplifting community voices.
Syrian Community Network Syrian Community Network is a refugee and immigrant support organization that builds community and serves families by addressing their evolving needs. Born out of the Syrian refugee crisis, Syrian Community Network was founded with the purpose of easing the transition of newly arrived refugees as they acclimate to life in the United States. We wanted to create a community for new arrivals that was welcoming and combatted the misinformation, politicization, racism, and xenophobia that directly impacted refugee resettlement and, specifically, Syrian refugees.


Scholarships and Finanical Aids
Chicana Latina Foundation At the Chicana Latina Foundation, we invest in helping Latinas find their own path to success and open a path for others. Because that’s what leadership is all about. We ease the financial burden. Our scholarships help Latina students finish their college education and our steadfast support allows our young people to overcome obstacles and thrive.
1419 Burlingame Ave. Suite W2
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 548-1040
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, HSF Scholars and Alumni as possible.
Going Merry 40 Scholarships for Hispanics and Latinos in 2023: The Ultimate List
Lending Tree 17 Useful Scholarships for Latino and Hispanic Students
California Community Colleges There are many financial aid options available, including grants and work study, as well as scholarships specifically for Hispanic students. Use our locator tool to get contact information for your local college financial aid office to learn more. Here are just a few financial aid options:
Bold The Top Scholarships for Hispanic Students with Upcoming Deadlines
Best Colleges Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino/a Students
Scholarships - Hispanic Scholarships Browse our Hispanic Scholarships or get matched to college scholarships you qualify for
Resources for Families
Hack the Hood Hack the hood provides Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and AAPI youth with tech skill-building programs and career navigation support that are grounded in justice and support economic development and growth
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Founded in 1989, the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HFSV) brings together thought leaders, corporate supporters and inspiring, on-the-ground advocates dedicated to improving the lives and futures of Latinos in the region. By forging alliances with and among these regional forces, we stand together to make a difference where we live.
1961 The Alameda
San Jose, California 95126
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Founded in 1989 as the result of a broad community mobilization in the City of San José and nationwide on behalf of multicultural arts, MACLA has promoted since its inception a vision of arts programming as a vehicle for civic dialogue and social equity.
510 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
We fulfill our mission by building a movement of civically engaged philanthropic leaders, investing in Latino-led organizations, and increasing political participation of Latinos in California.
235 Montgomery Street, Suite 1160, San Francisco, CA 94104 | 415-236-4020
East Bay Spanish Speaking Citizen's Foundation The mission of the Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation is to help East Bay families improve their lives, embrace their heritage, and develop as civic leaders by promoting educational enrichment and civic responsibility. We help families and youth integrate into society and navigate the process of becoming responsible, productive, United States citizens.
(510) 261-7839
info@sscf.org1470 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94601
La Raza Community Resource Center La Raza Community Resource Center is a bilingual, multi-service, non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the social service, immigration, educational, and leadership development needs of low-income families and individuals.
Phone (415) 863-0764
Fax (415) 863-1690
474 Valencia, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94103
The Unity Council The Unity Council’s mission is to promote social equity and improve quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive. Our programs aim to provide the community with the tools, knowledge, and resources to transform their lives and ultimately achieve their long-term educational, career, and financial goals. These holistic programs and services reach more than 8,000 individuals and families annually in five languages.

We offer free services to community members in need. Our services are free to all who qualify.
1900 Fruitvale Avenue. Suite 2A.
Oakland, CA 94601
Tel: (510) 535-6900
Fax: (510) 534-7771 
Mujeres Unidas y Activas MUA is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice. They offer trainings to build economic security and leadership, and organize campaigns to win immigrant, workers' and women's rights.
3543 18th Street, #23
San Francisco, CA 94110-1600
415-621-8140 (Spanish language phone line)
Services, Immigration Rights, and Education Network SIREN empowers low-income immigrants and refugees through community education and organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy, civic engagement and legal services.
1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 453-3003
Fax: (408) 453-3019
Centro Legal de la Raza Centro Legal is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on protecting and advancing the rights of immigrant, low-income, and Latino communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy throughout Northern and Central California.
Mexican Heritage Plaza Located in the San Jose's Mayfair neighborhood, the School of Arts and Culture at MHP collaborates with diverse civic and community partners to offer engaging and creative multicultural events with the vision to inspire compassion and vibrant communities.
1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116
Los Lupenos de San Jose Los Lupeños is a Mexican folk dance company that was founded in 1969. They provide programming to youth and adults throughout San Jose
1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116
Teatro Vision Teatro Visión is a Chicanx theater company with more than three decades of service to the community. Their work amplifies the voices of Latinxs, creates a dignified and empowering sense of identity, inspires action, builds respect and understanding, and explores the social and psychological experiences of Latinxs.
PO Box 28367, San José, CA 95159-8367 | (408) 294-6621
Chicana Latina Foundation Chicana Latina Foundation promotes professional and leadership development of Latinas.
1419 Burlingame Ave. Suite W2
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 548-1040
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts MCCLA is a multicultural, multidisciplinary arts organization committed to the collaborative artistic vision of the Latino art forms. MCCLA provides the community with an arena in which to develop new artistic skills, as well as support local and established artists that serve their community
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 796-6422
Latina Coalition Silicon Valley The Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley is a 20+ year organization that develops and strengthens the power of Latinas to advance our collective success through sisterhood, leadership, and civic engagement.
1346 The Alameda, Ste 7-293
San José, CA 95126
Silicon Valley Latino Silicon Valley Latino will challenge itself to provide compelling content through words and images, to engage the Latino community through social media dialogue, and will aspire to nothing short of greatness as the preeminent showcase of Latino empowerment. 
Latin Bay Area We bring you the best in Latino culture! Events, food, music and empowerment.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund HSF empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, HSF Scholars and Alumni as possible.
Asociacion Nacional Pro Personas Mayores The National Association for Hispanic Elderly / Asociación Nacional Pro Personas Mayores is committed to achieving social change by focusing on the needs of low-income minority and Hispanic older persons, thus impacting the Hispanic community and the nation as a whole.
1452 W. Temple St., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (213) 202-5900
Health and Wellness
Latino Task Force LTF Latino Response is the result of dozens of valuable organizations working together to offer 150+ resources in the fight against COVID-19 in English, Spanish and Mayan. Resources include COVID-19 testing locations, finding economic relief, locations for the nearest food bank, housing and rent relief, educational tips, help for artists and more.
Located in San Francisco
La Casa de las Madres La Casa responds to calls for help from domestic violence victims, of all ages, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We give survivors the tools to transform their lives. We seek to prevent future violence by educating the community and by redefining public perceptions about domestic violence.
Crisis line: 877.503.1850
Text: 415.200.3575
La Clinica de la Raza Was founded in 1971 to address health barriers and create better lives for the underserved. Today, La Clinica is the first choice for providing multi-lingual, accessible full-scope health care services in the East Bay, no matter a patient's income level or insurance status.
2000 Sierra Rd, Concord, CA 94518
16335 E 14th St, 2nd Floor, San Leandro, CA 94578
Latinas Contra Cancer Working to create a more equitable and accessible health care system for the Latiné community around issues of cancer.
25 N. 14th St. Suite#900. San Jose, CA 95112
Esperanza United Esperanza United mobilizes Latinas and Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence.
24-hr Minnesota crisis line: (651) 772-1611

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 40115
St. Paul, MN 55104
American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry The ASHP fosters multidisciplinary collaborations in mental health treatment with a particular focus on Latino Populations.
1280 Lexington Ave FRNT 2
New York, NY 10028
Therapy for Latinx For years mental health has been stigmatized in our community and sometimes going to therapy with someone who didn't understand our culture left us feeling even worse than when we started. Think of this website as a Yelp for therapists that look and talk like you. They might have even grown up in your neighborhood.
333 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Therapists of Color Bay Area Collective We are a community of practicing (or studying) therapists who consult,
network, and support one another.


Scholarships and Financial Aids
American Indian College Fund The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students enrolled in certificate, undergraduate, or graduate program at tribal colleges and other nonprofit, accredited schools.
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
American Indian Services We're dedicated to helping Native Americans have access to a quality education, while still preserving their culture and honoring their heritage. Our mission is to provide preparatory programs for children and financial assistance for those in pursuit of a college degree.
170 South Interstate Plaza Drive, Suite 200
Lehi, Utah 84043
(801) 375-1777
Scholarships - Native American Scholarships Browse our Native American Scholarships or get matched to college scholarships you qualify for.
Daughters of the American Revolution American Indians Scholarships
Scholarships 360 Top 123 Native American Scholarships
National Indian Education Association NIEA collects information on scholarships but our list is by no means exhaustive
Native Forward Scholars Fund Scholarships for Native Students
American Indian Education Fund The mission of our Scholarship service is to give more American Indians and Alaskan Natives the resources and encouragement they need to learn and succeed. 
Resources for Families
Hack the Hood Hack the hood provides Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and AAPI youth with tech skill-building programs and career navigation support that are grounded in justice and support economic development and growth
Intertribal Friendship House The mission of Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) is to promote the ability of Native people to thrive in an urban environment through ceremony, traditions and cultural connection, to provide a safe environment to strengthen cultural identity, promote health, inter-generational healing and support the development of extended family.
523 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 836-1955
American Indian Child Resource Center The American Indian Child Resource Center is a non-profit social services and educational community-based organization serving American Indian community members from across the greater Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding counties.
Sogorea Te' Land Trust Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people.
Po Box 6758 Oakland CA 94603
Pow Wows in California There are thousands of Pow Wows held across North America.  They are held in all 50 states and all Canadian provinces.  You can find a Pow Wow somewhere close to you!
East Bay Regional Park District Cultural Resources The District has a responsibility to preserve the legacy and the history of the peoples who occupied this land before the District was established and park properties acquired, as well as to preserve the history of the District itself. Within the regional parks are some of the finest remaining Native American sites in the Bay Area. Native American descendants treasure these remnants of their ancestral heritage and look to the District for their continued protection. The parks also contain many historic features, including buildings, corrals, springs, and foundations in use today, that serve to educate citizens about the early settlers who carved an existence out of the land in the East Bay.
East Bay Regional Park District Native Peoples Map PDF This brochure will take you on a journey through the historical past to present of the Native peoples of the places now known as Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
NPR: Pre-Contact Full North American Tribal Map This map represents the original pre-contact homelands of the hundreds of Tribal Nations that existed across what is now Canada and the “lower 48″of the United States. Most of the names shown here are the indigenous antonyms that tribes use for themselves. In some cases where the original name was never recorded, other common names are used. Many tribes did not survive the invasion by Europeans , yet this map serves as a visual reminder of their memory. This is the first time for many of these tribes to ever have a place on a map.
Museum of the San Ramon Valley - First Peoples of California Exhibit First Peoples of California Exhibit
September 12 - November 7, 2023
Step into the captivating world of Native American history as you explore a curated collection that showcases the intricate tapestry of their lifestyle, and art forms. From the vast landscapes to the vibrant traditions, "First Peoples of California" invites visitors to experience the rich heritage that has shaped our community.

Learn about who lived in the San Ramon Valley beginning around 5000 years ago. How did they get here? What was their life like? What did they eat? How were they housed? These interesting topics and much more will be explored.

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley welcomes visitors of all ages to experience the captivating world of the first residents of our community. Whether you're a history enthusiast, or simply curious about the rich tapestry of our area’s heritage, this exhibit promises a memorable and enlightening experience for all.

205 Railroad Avenue
Danville, CA
Redbud's List of Native Authored Books Research shows that students engage more in school when they can connect with the books they read. Support Native students this school year by purchasing a Native-authored book for them to enjoy. 
California Indian Environmental Alliance Our core programs are the Mercury Tribal Health, Tribal Self-Advocacy, and our Leadership programs. Together these empower California Indian communities to practice subsistence fishing cultures, avoid mercury and PCBs in fish, self-advocate for cleanup of California lands and waterways, and train the future generation to be environmental stewards.
6232 Fairmount Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center was founded in 1996 with the purpose of educating the public about the history, culture, and contemporary life of California Indians and to honor their contributions to civilization.
5250 Aero Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
International Indian Treaty Council The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Treaties, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands.
2169 Folsom Street M303
San Francisco CA 94110
(415) 641-4482
Health and Wellness
Native American Health Center NAHC is on a mission to provide comprehensive services to improve the health and wellbeing of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and residents of the surrounding communities with respect to cultural and linguistic differences.
For Medical, Dental
and Behavioral Health
2950 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 535-4400

For Community Wellness
3124 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 434-5421
Redbud Resource Group Redbud Resource Group helps improve public health outcomes for Native American communities through education, research, and community partnership.
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Mail P.O. Box 455 Fulton, CA 95439
California Consortium for Urban Indian Health Our mission is to facilitate shared development resources for our members and to raise public awareness in order to support a health and wellness network that meets the needs of American Indians living in urban communities.
1016 Lincoln Boulevard, Ste. 111
San Francisco, California 94129
Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley Our mission is to help ensure the healing and wellness of American Indians, Alaskan Natives and the greater community by providing high quality, comprehensive health care and cultural services. Various San Jose, CA locations
Sovereign Bodies Institute We provide support services to Indigenous Survivors of violence and MMIP families on a as requested, limited basis.
For inquiries regarding our services, you may contact our Director of Services, Shara Francis-Herne at Current and prospective clients should contact us at by phone or text at (707) 335-6263.
Therapists of Color Bay Area Collective We are a community of practicing (or studying) therapists who consult,
network, and support one another.
The Indigenous Lifecourse: Strengthening the health and well-being of Native youth PDF A distinctive framework and approach to understand the current state of Native American youth that considers the historical, cultural and social determinants and can guide the investment in actions that strengthen the sprotective factors that influence Native youth wellness.


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San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is committed to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment for every student. To accomplish this goal, the District is engaged in efforts to create practices and initiatives to support students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and others (LGBTQ+).
Each school site has a designee that can support students with their gender support plan.  Students are encouraged to speak to an administrator, counselor, social worker, and/or site designee. 
The Gender Support Plan is a detailed form to create shared understandings about the ways in which the student’s authentic gender will be accounted for and supported at school. 
Site Designee hosts Gender Support Plan meeting and take notes on the Gender Support Plan (Online Form or PDF Form).
Students shall have the right to be addressed by a name and pronoun corresponding to their gender identity as expressed by the student and asserted at school. Students are not required to obtain a court ordered name and/or gender change or to change their official records as a prerequisite to being addressed by the name and pronoun that corresponds to their gender identity. This directive does not prohibit inadvertent slips or honest mistakes, but it does apply to an intentional and persistent refusal to respect a student’s gender identity.  
Students are encouraged to speak to the Site Designee at School Sites for any name/gender change requests. 
The District is required to maintain a mandatory permanent pupil record which includes the legal name of the pupil, as well as the pupil’s gender. The District shall change a student’s official records to reflect a change in legal name or gender upon receipt of documentation that such legal name and/or gender have been changed pursuant to California legal requirements. In addition, the District will provide recognition and equal treatment under the law to all students by ensuring that intersex, transgender, and nonbinary students have full recognition of their accurate gender identity included as part of their student record.
To change a student's official records, submit legal documentation to the school's registrar.
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) supports student clubs on campus: “Research indicates that GSAs (Gender and Sexuality Alliances) improve school climate, individual well-being and educational outcomes for LGBTQ youth. Participation in GSAs is related to stronger school connectedness and improved academic achievement for LGBTQ youth, and regardless of whether LGBTQ students themselves participate in their school’s GSA, just having a GSA in their school can create a more positive school climate for LGBTQ students.”
Statement of Purpose
SRVUSD’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and Prism Clubs exist to provide an open forum for LGBTQ+ minority youth in our community, and their allies, to talk and share with one another in a safe, comfortable, student-led environment. These clubs educate both its members and the members of the wider community on the issues faced by SRVUSD LGBTQ+ youth, and to combat the presence of intolerance in our society through the promotion of equality, understanding, and acceptance.
Privacy Policy
The GSA and Prism Clubs understand that there could be individual members who wish to remain anonymous. A member will never be pressured to release any personal or sensitive information (name, age, orientation, etc.), and this information will also never be recorded in GSA and Prism Club records without permission from the person or persons concerned.
Non-Discrimination Policy
GSAs and Prism Clubs stand and strive for the equality of all people. Therefore, our clubs will never turn away or otherwise discriminate against an attendee for reasons of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or any other creed or characteristic, real or perceived.
GSAs/Prism Clubs in SRVUSD Schools
All of our SRVUSD middle and high school schools have GSAs. Majority of our elementary schools have Prism Clubs. All schools share out information with their communities about these and all club offerings so that parents, caregivers and students know about options available to them. GSAs typically meet at lunch or after school, and Prism Clubs typically meet at lunchtime.
Check out our Prism Clubs resources here.
Human Rights Campaign-LGBTQ+ Student Scholarship Database The following is a list of scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBTQ+ and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level. Scholarships for Gay or Lesbian Students
Best Colleges College Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students
Bold The Best LGBTQ+ Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines
Bankrate 8 best scholarships for LGBTQ students
Netwerk 20 Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
College Educated LGBTQ Scholarships
Sallie Mae Access free money for college with LGBTQ+ scholarships
Affordable Colleges College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
GoAbroad Foundation 12 Study Abroad Scholarships for LGBT Students
Point Foundation The Point Flagship Scholarship supports LGBTQ students as they pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees at accredited institutions in the United States.
Zippia 30 LGBTQ Scholarships For Higher Education
Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement Scholarships & Financial Aid
League Foundation The LEAGUE Foundation provides financial resources for America's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender youth to attend institutions of higher learning to meet this mission.
USA Today Best scholarships to help LGBTQ+ students pay for school in 2023
Scholarships360 Top 51 Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students in December 2023
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