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City Year
San José/
Silicon Valley

San José is home to an ethnically diverse community, booming technology companies and aspiring entrepreneurs. City Year San José/Silicon Valley works alongside teachers and community partners to support students across our city.

Ripples of Hope: What a Difference a Year Makes Campaign

As we come to the end of the 2021- 2022 school year, we are taking moments to reflect on our journey this past year. At the start of this year, both excitement and uncertainty bubbled up as our schools, students, and AmeriCorps members returned to in-person learning. The year presented unique challenges that bred creative solutions, exceptional teamwork, and inspiring resilience. It is through the patience, flexibility and perseverance of the AmeriCorps members serving in our schools of East San José that we are able to close out this school year strong.

Now, we take time to celebrate all that our students, AmeriCorps members, and school families accomplished this year! We hope to uplift and highlight the joys and successes of the service AmeriCorps members have done throughout this school year. By taking time to recognize these wins, both big and small that have been made through this year, we celebrate the ripples of hope our AmeriCorps members have created. Stay tuned now through June as we center on “Ripples of Hope – What a Difference a Year Makes.”

Join us for a Meet & Greet with
New Executive Director on
Tues. May 10, 2022!

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Read Ethan’s story on how he is continuing the ripple effect, as a student with City Year in their school to City Year AmeriCorps member serving in the eastside of San José.

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Our Campaign Sponsor

Thanks to eBay for supporting City Year’s campaign, “Ripples of Hope, What a Difference a Year Can Make”. Since the eBay Foundation opened its doors in 1998, they have contributed $76 million in charitable grants to nonprofit organizations around the world to advance inclusive and equitable entrepreneurship for people and communities disproportionately impacted by systemic oppression. Further, they continue to support their employees philanthropy and volunteerism by providing matching donations to the causes their employees care about. We are deeply appreciative and proud to count them as a partner in this campaign.

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