Giving Compass' Take:
- Leaders from the ¡Sí Se Puede! Collective discuss how their work is building local power in communities in East San Jose, CA.
- How can donor support boost community development initiatives led by community-led organizations? How can donors target and support these types of organizations?
- Learn more about the importance and impact of community power-building.
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Based in East San Jose, the ¡Sí Se Puede! Collective is made up of five community-based organizations: SOMOS Mayfair, Amigos de Guadalupe, School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, Veggielution, and Grail Family Services. In this episode, SVCF Director of Capacity-Building Mauricio Palma is joined by three executive directors from the collective: Camille Llanes-Fontanilla, an SVCF Community Advisory Council member from SOMOS Mayfair, Cayce Hill from Veggielution, and Maritza Maldonado from Amigos de Guadalupe. These local leaders contributed to the ¡Sí Se Puede! Collective impact model, designed to build community power, advance justice and stand in solidarity with those working to dismantle oppressive systems. Listen to learn how the local community is transforming power relations in East San Jose.
In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.
Read the full article about collective power from Silicon Valley Community Foundation.