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Causes: Education

Mission: Magnify the influence and contribution of nonprofit businesses in Santa Clara County

Results: Increased voice and recognition of the Nonprofit sector in Santa Clara County Advocated for thousands of dollars be restored to Senior Nutrition, Youth Services, Juvenile Justice and a variety of health and human services Over 150 people annually attend our Health Care Reform Conferences to bring key information on the impact of the Affordable Care Act to the clients served by Nonprofits

Target demographics: advocate and empower the local nonprofit community, especially focused around our 200 health and human service member agencies.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 500 nonprofit agencies

Geographic areas served: Santa Clara County

Programs: HandsOn Tech all.in - Advancing Leadership and Learning in Nonprofits Health Care Forums Nonprofit Information and Education Newsletters Advocacy Groups

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

SVCN gave me my foundation in my current career and civil service to my community. At my time at SVCN I worked on various projects and fundraiser. SVCN is truly dedicated to helping nonprofits in our community and working with government entities to get work done. During my time at SVCN I was able to work as a liaison between the City of San Jose and local non-profit in a effort to get thousands of reusable bags to low- income families. Even though I am no longer an intern at SVCN , I use them as a valuable resource with my work on the County's Commission on the Status of Women.

Keep up the great work SVCN!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was very fortunate and lucky to intern and work at SVCN. SVCN is unlike any other internship and nonprofit experience any student can ever have. Patricia is a great mentor to young adults and really emphasizes on accountability, responsibility, and determination. I know of many interns like myself who are pursuing graduate school, law school, and full-time jobs. I recommend any student to take on the challenge and become an intern at SVCN, because not only is it life-changing, it inspires passion that you've never known you've had!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I served at SVCN as a Public Policy Intern for a year. My year with SVCN was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had. Under the direction of Patricia Gardner I expanded my knowledge of the policy sector and was able to make a positive impact in my community by the work I supported. I highly recommend SVCN to any student seeking to have a meaningful and empowering internship experience.