Community Partners

Our many community partners are at the heart of our work. They include agencies, schools, and parishes. They provide students, in connection with their SCU coursework, the opportunity to contribute to partners’ work in the community and to interact face-to-face with their clients so as to learn from the unique challenges they encounter. This beneficial partnership between the University and our community partners places the concern for justice firmly within the University’s curriculum.


We have a downloadable handbook available for partners.

Current Partners

Since its inception in 1986, our partnerships have grown from eight community organizations involving fewer than 100 students in 10 academic courses to almost 60 community partners throughout Santa Clara County who receive nearly 1,200 students each year who learn with them through community engagement. Read about our current community partners by clicking on the links below.

Alzheimer's Activity Center
2380 Enborg Lane, San Jose, CA 95128

The Alzheimer’s Activity Center provides programs and support services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related conditions. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological condition that causes progressive intellectual decline and memory loss. The center offers a sense of community where respect, dignity and personal growth are priorities. Adult day care includes activities that enhance the use of cognitive skills; stimulate interaction on personal & group levels; encourage mobility & stability; provide monitoring & assistance in the areas of nutrition & personal hygiene. 

 SCU Student’s Weekly Engagement: Interact with clients and assist trained staff members with therapeutic activities such as playing cards, board games, arts and crafts, etc. Students are encouraged to share their own talents and hobbies.
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Alma Senior Center
Alternative Education Program
Alzheimer's Activity Center

Bellarmine College Prep
Breakthrough Silicon Valley
Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG)
Buchser Middle School

Cabrillo Middle School
Capernaum Project
Casa de Clara
CET Immigration & Citizenship Program
CET Sobrato Vocational Training Center
Children, Youth & Family Dev - Catholic Charities
Community Law Center
Community United

Day Worker Center, Mountain View
Downtown College Prep "DCP" The Alameda

Escuela Popular
ESL at Santa Clara Adult Ed
Estrella Family Services

Focus for Work - Catholic Charities

Gardner Community Center
GED at Santa Clara Adult Ed
Georgia Travis/Commercial Street Inn
Grace Community Center
Grail Family Services

The Health Trust
HOPE Services

Immigrant Relations & Integration Services
Independence Network

John XXIII Multi-Service Center - Catholic Charities
Julian Street Inn

Martha's Kitchen
Mayfair Community Center
Mission Skilled Nursing Facility
Morgan Autism Center

Nativity Schools of San Jose

Ocala Middle School
Overfelt High School

Project Access

Refugee Services - Catholic Charities
Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary School

Sacred Heart Community Service
Sacred Heart Education Center
San Jose Day Nursery
Santa Clara High School
Scott Lane Elementary
Skills Plus
Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult Education

Teatro Corazon

Washington Elementary School
Wilcox High School
Worker Center

Yu-Ai Kai

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