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Community Action Projects

Community Action Projects

GIFTS FOR TEENS

The Gifts for Teens project provides community support and help to homeless and low-income San Jose teenagers. Sturdy duffels and totes, about 1,500 bags, are stuffed with fun and practical gifts and distributed at holiday time to teens living in poverty. 

Financially Fit For Life presents:
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Financially Fit For Life presents:

Posted by on May 6, 2015 | No Comments

Third Wednesday Program: You Have Been Named An Executor? Now What?
Wednesday May 20
7 pm AAUW San Jose Headquarters
1165 Minnesota Ave San Jose

Acting as the administrator of an estate is both an honor and a responsibility. On the other side of that coin, selecting an administrator for your estate is sometimes a difficult decision. Financially Fit For Life, an AAUW San Jose Community Action Project, with the help of an estate planning attorney from the San Jose law firm Hoge Fenton, will present a discussion of the role of an estate administrator, both executors and trustees.

The first goal of the presentation is to help you understand the factors to be considered in selecting an administrator and also what information must be provided so that the administrator can do a good job. The second goal of the presentation is to help the person who has agreed to be an administrator understand what she should do to prepare for this duty. We hope you will join us for this practical discussion of an issue we all must confront.

May Newsletter
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May Newsletter

Posted by on May 1, 2015 | No Comments

2015-05 BONFIRE California and community advocates, including AAUW-CA, are joining with elected leaders in a call for an agenda that empowers women and brings equality to the state’s workplace. Together advocates are supporting multiple policy actions that: Reduce poverty and build assets; expand access to affordable quality early childhood care and education; ensure fair pay and job opportunities and support working families. Through passage of proposed legislation like the Fair Pay Act SB358, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act of 2015-AB 1354, and the Earn and Learn Bill, California can set the standard for the rest of the country. Why California? It is the 8th largest economy in the world and it is also where 12% of America’s women live. For more information check out Stronger California and the key legislation being proposed in 2015.

Gifts for Teens Receives Generous Sharks Foundation Grant
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Gifts for Teens Receives Generous Sharks Foundation Grant

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 | No Comments

Gifts For Teens is thrilled to receive a generous Sharks Foundation Grant benefiting local needy teenagers! Thank you Sharks Foundation, for funding the gift of warm winter shoes to 1350 homeless and low-income San Jose teenagers. What a wonderful appreciated gift – new shoes for all! Gifts for Teens is a community outreach project of AAUW San Jose providing gift bags at holiday time. gifts4teens.org.

AAUW San Jose Supports Local Scholarships for College Women
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AAUW San Jose Supports Local Scholarships for College Women

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 | No Comments

Who are these smiling women? Each of them received scholarships from AAUW San Jose last year to help them complete their four-year degrees. 2015 recipients will be announced in May, with the total awarded to be around $30,000.