Category: News



Welcome New Staff Member, Daisy Manapsal

We are thrilled to welcome Daisy Manapsal to the SV2 staff team and community! Daisy joined the staff team in mid-February as SV2’s new Operations Associate, and she has hit the ground running. Many of you will already have seen Daisy at...



Announcing SV2’s new Strategic Plan

We are thrilled to share SV2’s new Strategic Plan with our extended community! The Strategic Plan both preserves the heart of SV2 and pushes us into new territory. We will be enhancing what makes SV2 unique while piloting new approaches,...



Welcome New Board Member, Grace Mah

We are excited to welcome Grace Mah to the SV2 Board of Directors!  Grace Mah has served on the Santa Clara County Board of Education since 2007. Her previous committee work includes the Head Start Policy Council, Joint Legislative...



Education Equity | SV2 Spring 2022 Grant Round

SV2’s Spring 2022 Education Grant Round will focus on approaches and organizations that are advancing equity in education, resulting in underrepresented and underestimated BIPOC students thriving and achieving their goals.  SV2...



Thank you and Farewell to Justina Du

Three and a half years ago, Justina joined the SV2 staff team as Operations Manager. In that time, she has managed countless details, kept systems running efficiently, and supported SV2’s operations behind the scenes with skill and an...



The Mindful Minute

By Paru Desai, SV2 Partner and Mindfulness Practitioner  “Let's take a minute to come into this space. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths.  Begin to notice any sensations in the body, your feet on the floor,  your back...



Investing in Climate Solutions Series Kicks Off

The headlines around the climate crisis are sobering: Another year of horrendous wildfires in the western US, extreme heat melting public transportation in Oregon, and record temperatures in Greenland are speeding the glacial melt...



Let’s Practice Mindfulness

By Paru Desai, SV2 Partner and Mindfulness Practitioner  Mindfulness is now a very familiar term and most people, whether they practice it or not, are aware of its benefits as an effective tool that allows us to thrive and which...