Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project – Information Meeting

April 23, 4 -5 pm, at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education Annex, 399 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project (SC/SVNTP) in Santa Cruz is now accepting applications for full-time mentors for the 2014-2015 school year. They are interested in candidates at elementary and secondary levels.

For more information please read the flyer or contact Alison Gold at (831) 466-5841.



FosterEd – Volunteers Needed to Provide Educational Support

April 21 and April 23, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Santa Cruz Office of Education, 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz

FosterEd is a project aimed at improving the educational outcomes of children in foster care. The project looks for adults interested in making a difference in the Santa Cruz community by serving as Educational Support Volunteers. Educational Support Volunteers provide individual coaching and mentoring to parents or key adults involved in the lives of children in foster care. Mentoring topics include: beliefs about education, monitoring learning, communication with school, appropriate schools and classes, Special Education, attendance, and more. Educational Support Volunteers will help these adults build their capacity to better support their child’s success in school.  

For more information please see the attached flyer or contact Kim Corneille at (831) 763-8997.



Complete Streets Audits Conducted by Ecology Action and Santa Cruz City Public Works

Public comment period still open

The City of Santa Cruz Public Works and Ecology Action, along with nationally renowned transportation planner Alta Planning and Design, have partnered to make routes to school safer for City of Santa Cruz students and families.  They invited parents, students, neighbors, and community members to share their insights and suggestions about challenges to walking and biking to school at all 10 Santa Cruz City K-12 school sites.

The effort included walking audits of each school site that resulted in an engineering and non-infrastructure project list.  The results of the audits are being discussed at each school through PTA meetings.  For a list of upcoming meetings visit the website at  More details about the project, including school residence maps and more, may be found on the website.

Public comment on the audit and each school’s review is still open. Comments will be accepted through mid May. 

Santa Cruz City Youth Council Quarterly Public Meeting

Wednesday, March 26th at 5:00 PM Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center Street

Discussion and Report on the Santa Cruz City Youth Council & San Lorenzo River Walk
Presentation: Big Brothers & Big Sisters
Presentation: Oral Communications: Youth are invited to present ideas (3 minute maximum)

Follow this link for more information about local Youth Councils.

Help Turn on the Lights at Harbor High School: Fitness Fundraiser

Sign up event: Saturday, March 29, 9-11 am, Harbor High School Multipurpose Room

Harbor High School  has teamed up with Santa Cruz Power Fitness (SCPF) to offer
a $99.00 One Year Membership (plus an additional $49.00 annual equipment fee payable to SCPF).  The membership is tax deductible.  100% of the membership proceeds go to the Harbor Lights Fund.  SCPF offers:
Yoga * Zumba * Pilates * Cardio Kickboxing  * Treadmills * Spin * Aerobics * Free WeightsSign up at  Power Fitness or come the sign-up event.
Saturday, March 29th, 9-11 am
Harbor High Multi-Purpose Room
Instructors will be leading demonstration classes at the sign up event.
Steve Kopald, A.D., Harbor High
Mo Fathali, Manager, Santa Cruz Power Fitness
460 Water Street, Santa Cruz
Thank you for helping “Turn On The Lights” at Harbor High!

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