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The Bay Area Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool to track the state of equity across the region and drive solutions for inclusive prosperity. During this session, Sarah Treuhaft, who is a Managing Director at PolicyLink and the project lead for the Bay Area Equity Atlas, will share an overview of the Atlas, how people are using it, and how it can support San Mateo County community leaders in advancing equity.
Co-Chaired by the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division, San Francisco Peninsula People Power, and Thrive Alliance.
Topic: Examining San Mateo County‘s adoption of the California Voters Choice Act: 2018 election cycle
Everyone is welcome.
Join Thrive's annual Networking Extravaganza to build more meaningful relationships with your peers and explore creative ways to close the network gap. Come prepared to learn and explore how you can build your cross-functional and cross-sector networks to help close this network gap - for yourself, for your employees, for your organization, and for your community.
Featured speaker: Jordan Medina, Social Impact Partnerships Manager, LinkedIn
Children & Education TAG
Topic: Maeve Johnston will be presenting the results of the Community Collaboration for Children’s Success Initiative of Get Healthy San Mateo County.
Topic: Food Waste Fiasco: Dealing with Packaging & Surplus Disposal.
From five food waste experts, learn about policy options and scalable programs to redistribute unused food and reduce plastic packaging. Open discussion will focus on how advocacy and leadership can accelerate existing solutions and waste reduction results.
Thrive is excited to partner with Box for the second annual Box.org Skills Swap. The goal is to create a space where their employees (Boxers) can offer their skills and expertise to collaborate with you on an important project that will help you better meet your mission and for them to learn more about your work.
Deadline to submit project requests: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Every Thursday, Skyline College will host a Free Community Market from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in front of Building 4 in the center of campus. The purpose of the Free Community Market is to make it as easy as possible for Skyline College students and other community members to access healthy food.
Organized by: Skyline College
College of San Mateo plays host to this farmers' market that has earned a reputation as one of the best farmers' markets on the peninsula.
Come see us every Saturday to find out what all the excitement is about!
Organized by: College of San Mateo
As Recovery Month celebrates its 30th anniversary, this year’s national theme highlights the need to share resources and build stronger networks across the country to support the many paths to recovery. Mental and substance use disorders affect all of us, and we are all part of the solution. Support recovery by joining San Mateo County as we celebrate people recovering from mental/health and or substance use disorders, and those who provide prevention treatment and support services.
What if we all had a literal internal clock that counted down to our time of death? This is the premise of Hickorydickory. Cari Lee’s mortal clock was tinkered with, so she’s stuck at age 17 for eternity. Now she’s the same age as her daughter, Dale, whose time may be literally running out. Hickorydickory is a funny, heartbreaking story about family, and mortality, and sacrifice.
Organized by: Dragon Productions Theatre Co.
The Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN) believes that the most effective way to increase the capacity of the nonprofit sector is to strengthen and sustain the leaders and the board members of nonprofit organizations. Our goal is to be a strong resource of information and support for nonprofit emerging leaders, executive directors and board members seeking to maximize the effectiveness of their organizations. We accomplish this by providing access to best-in-class resources and programs, peer support networks, and personal consultation to over 200 Silicon Valley nonprofits.
Organized by: Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
In support of National Voter Registration Day, Supervisor Pine, Assemblyman Kevin Mullin and San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Mark Church, will host a “Donuts for Democracy” event to encourage voter registration and pre-registration for teens in northern San Mateo County.
Organized by: County of San Mateo
Join us for our open enrollment leadership series!
Organized by: College of San Mateo
Enjoy a meal out and support Center for Independence! Bring in a copy of the attached flyer (on your phone or printed off) ALL DAY and CPK will donate 20% of your purchase to the Center for Independence.
Organized by: Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities
This RFP information session is on SVCF's Promoting Civic Participation Through Open Government grantmaking strategy.
Organized by: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Our 3rd Annual A Night of Inspiration will be on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Dominco's Winery in San Carlos. Last year's event was such joyful night, you won't want to miss it this year!
Organized by: One Life Counseling Center
Vista TEC 2019 will provide a platform for assistive technology users, tech researchers, and software developers, along with friends and family of our blind and visually impaired community, to collaborate, exchange ideas, and discuss best practices in the field of technology accessibility.
Organized by: Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Trailblazer Race is a morning of fun and healthy activities for the whole family. The USATF certified 10K & 5K races are scenic, fast and flat running courses. The 3-mile (5K) round trip Trail Walk into Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge in San Francisco Bay is scenic and level for comfortable walking. There are free kids’ activities for toddlers to age 10, festival area with snacks, exhibits and prize drawings.
Organized by: Friends of Stevens Creek Trail
Kepler's Literary Foundation programs include live events that bring people face to face with leading intellectuals. Event formats include lectures, panel discussions, on-stage interviews, educational workshops, literary seminars, and community discussion groups covering the arts, culture, science, and current affairs. Our programs involve noted writers, artists, and original thinkers who engage with the community to discuss their ideas, insights, perspectives, and stories.
Organized by: Kepler’s Literary Foundation
Sponsored by the City of San Bruno and moderated by the League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo, a forum for the candidates running for San Bruno City Council will be held.
Audience members will have an opportunity to submit questions in writing to the candidates. There are two seats open for this office.
Organized by: League of Women Voters North & Central San Mateo
Sponsored by the San Mateo/Foster City PTA and moderated by the League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo, a forum for the candidates running for the San Mateo/Foster City School Board will be held.
Audience members will have an opportunity to submit their questions in writing to the candidates. There are two seats open.
Organized by: League of Women Voters North & Central San Mateo
This is our 4th Annual Fun Run in memory of Kevin Hendrickson. This year is very important for us because we are celebrating our 25th anniversary. This year we also wanted to make this a theme run - BE A SUPERHERO!
Organized by: Lifesteps Foundation
Come join us as we recognize and celebrate champions in San Mateo County's early education field!
Organized by: 4C’s of San Mateo County
Join Project Giving Kids for an afternoon of hands-on service curated especially for youth and families. We will be assembling hygiene kits for people in need, crafting no-sew blankets for shelter animals, decorating lunch bags for hungry neighbors, writing notes of encouragement, and much more. Whether age 3, 13, or 30, help us spread messages of hope and leave with a lot of ideas for how you can #CreateTheChange every day in your own backyard. There will also be music, snacks, raffle prizes, and other fun you don’t want to miss.
Organized by: Project Giving Kids
Taste of the Peninsula is StarVista’s annual food and wine tasting benefit featuring the Peninsula’s most popular restaurants and wineries. Attended by 250+ guests, the event features a variety of restaurant, wine, craft beer, and dessert purveyors, as well as a silent auction and raffle.
Organized by: StarVista
Housing Leadership Day is San Mateo County’s premier housing policy conference. We bring together stakeholders from all sectors to learn, engage, and take action on the many different efforts happening to solve the region’s housing shortage. Through our theme, Piecing Together Complete Communities, HLD 2019 focuses on the collective effort it takes to piece together an inclusive San Mateo County where everyone can thrive in. Join us for a packed day of workshops, speaking engagements, and networking!
Organized by: Housing Leadership Council
For men & women -- the acclaimed whiskey tasting with dinner! Come join us on Saturday, October 26th from 5 pm - 9 pm for our 7th SCEF whisk(e)y tasting! Your ticket will give you access to a great dinner and of course, incredible whiskies for you to sip out of an authentic Glencairn glass that you get to take home with you.
Organized by: San Carlos Education Foundation
Thrive News & Events Recap
State Senator Scott Wiener came to discuss what is foremost in many of our minds as we try to recruit and retain employees: Housing the Nonprofit Workforce and Clients - Opportunities and Challenges.
Last week, Thrive, in partnership with CEN and SVCN, proudly hosted the 5th annual OnBoard Match event in San Carlos to connect nonprofits with potential board members. It was an amazing evening showcasing incredible people working to make our community a better place.
Last week, on February 26, 2019, Atkinson Foundation, Give Local Silicon Valley, Sand Hill Foundation, Sunlight Giving, and Thrive Alliance brought philanthropy, nonprofit, corporate, and public leaders together for a unique gathering to learn more about needs and challenges of North San Mateo County communities, explore creative solutions, and discuss potential partnerships to strengthen the region.