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Community Partners


Our community partners include:

The City of San José – Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo is committed to revitalizing the Downtown, bringing BART to San Jose, securing expansions of leading tech companies, boosting funding for affordable housing, achieving important pension and fiscal reforms, preserving San Jose’s hillsides and open spaces from development, and finding jobs for hundreds of at-risk teens. Upon his election, Sam Liccardo began serving as the 65th Mayor of San José in January of 2015. 

See Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo's Facebook page for more information.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School works with underserved low-income urban populations of color. Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School (CRSJJHS) average family income is less than $34,000 per year.  On average Cristo Rey students are one to two years behind academically, but by the time the students graduate, 100% are accepted into college.  Approximately 50% of the costs of this college prep education are covered through the Work Study program and the jobs the students have. The combination of an excellent academic program and the opportunity to work in a professional environment provides the skills and training these students need to graduate and becoming successful members of our communities.

Cristo Rey San Jose Work Study, Inc. (CRSJWS) is a sister corporation to CRSJJHS and runs a Work Study program for the students of the High School.  Every student at CRSJJHS works one day per week and goes to school four days per week.  The program started in Chicago in 1996 and has spread to 28 schools across the country, having recently been featured on CBS This Morning, marking the 10th anniversary of the 60 Minute segment on the Cristo Rey organization. 

See Cristo Rey Jesuit High School's Facebook page for more information.


The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HFSV) cultivates philanthropy and inspires Hispanic children and families to achieve personal greatness. HFSV engages leadership and bridges resources to invest in a thriving Hispanic community. Resources are directed toward educational excellence, leadership development, research, and convening and engaging the Hispanic community to improve the quality of life for Latinos and the Silicon Valley region.

See The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley's Facebook page for more information.

The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits has become known for its effectiveness in representing the needs and concerns of its member agencies and the clients that they serve. They work to ensure government funding is not cut for critical services and are a watchdog and advocate for ensuring health services are properly funded and provided by the nonprofit sector. They provide information on legislative trends and actions at both the county and state level through e-mail bulletins and communication on critical issues related to the state or county budget.

See The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits' Facebook page for more information.




Office of Economic Development, City of San Jose is committed to driving a vital and competitive economy that increases prosperity and quality of life for San Jose residents and businesses.  Their mission is to catalyze job creation, private investment, revenue generation, and talent attraction and development.  One of their core services is business development, where they help companies locate, expand and thrive in San Jose. See Office of Economic Development, City of San Jose's Facebook page for more information.

As the social service and social justice ministry of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of San Jose, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County works toward building a just and compassionate community with all people in a changing Santa Clara County.  First, they alleviate the conditions of chronic poverty through food, housing assistance, access to benefits, senior services, and mental health services. Second, they reduce the effects of situational poverty by providing jobs, immigration legal services, refugee foster care, financial literacy, and asset development. Third, they prevent the cycle of generational poverty through early childhood development, parenting support, after-school enhanced learning, and youth empowerment. They strengthen their communities through parish and community engagement, immigrant and refugee integration, and neighborhood development services. Each year, they serve more than 40,000 people in need. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County has been serving individuals and families for more than 60 years. While they are affiliated with the Diocese of San Jose, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County is a separately incorporated nonprofit agency.



Erika Francks

LSB Community Fellow 2016
SCU Valedictorian 2017

"Each and every one of us in the LSB Community Fellowship took on tasks outside of our original job description in an effort to maximize our impact for the organizations, learning along the way to be adaptable and innovative in our roles. In class we discussed our breakthroughs and struggles in our individual placements, as well as our larger goals in life. The Fellowship offered the unique opportunity for us to apply the business skills we cultivated in our classes to make tangible impact in the communities around Santa Clara, and set us on a path to continue making impact in our professional lives."
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