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Event: Get Proximate – North Fair Oaks Guided Walking Tour

Join fellow SV2 Partners for a short walk through the North Fair Oaks neighborhood. The walk will be lightly guided and include a walking map, site visits, and specific community assets to observe. Share reflections with Partners over lunch at a local eatery. NOTE: this “Get Proximate” event is offered in conjunction with the North … Continued

Event: Get Proximate – North Fair Oaks Guided Walking Tour

Join fellow SV2 Partners for a short walk through the North Fair Oaks neighborhood. The walk will be lightly guided and include a walking map, site visits, and specific community assets to observe. Share reflections with Partners over lunch at a local eatery. NOTE: this “Get Proximate” event is offered in conjunction with the North … Continued

Event: Get Proximate – North Fair Oaks Community Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night will be a live experience of local talent, including musicians, poetry, spoken-word, dance and more. Raffle prizes will be available for participants. We invite you to a fun community building night, to learn about local art and culture… with coffee! NOTE: this “Get Proximate” event is offered in conjunction with the North … Continued

Post: Introducing Our Newest Impact Investee: Amped Innovation

We’re pleased to introduce our newest Impact Investee, Amped Innovation! SV2 has made a $25,000 investment in Amped Innovation, which joins our portfolio as our thirteenth impact investment since 2015. Amped Innovation designs and engineers high-quality, solar-powered appliances to increase income for families living under $4 per day. Amped’s products spark the conversion of latent … Continued

Post: Grantee Spotlight | Center for Youth Wellness

In early January 2020, Center for Youth Wellness was featured in San Francisco Chronicle: “Bay Area doctors target health consequences of childhood trauma.” The tool that CYW researchers and doctors helped test and develop will help doctors statewide address trauma affecting patients’ health. As of January 1st, the tool’s use is covered by Medi-Cal, and … Continued

Event: Prospective Partner Circle

We invite prospective SV2 Partners to come together for informal conversation with some more seasoned Partners. Learn more about how SV2 works, ways to engage, learn and lead within the SV2 community, and share what you are hoping for from your SV2 experience as you explore our community.

Event: SV2 Partner User-testing: Our new collaboration platform – Hivebrite!

Our current my.SV2 platform expires May 31st, 2020. We’ll officially start using Hivebrite in Fall 2020. During this session, Partners will do specific tasks in the new platform and provide live feedback. This is very important to help finalize the functionalities, layout, and overall design of our new platform. Thanks to all Partners who provided feedback this … Continued

Event: Inclusive Democracy: Fostering Participation for All

Why doesn’t everyone vote? What would be the impact if everyone did? And how can we support change to make our democracy more inclusive and representative of our population? Today, many in our communities are significantly underrepresented in local, state and national elections, both as voters and as elected officials. Join us to hear from … Continued

Post: Welcome SV@Home — SV2’s newest three-year Grantee!

The Affordable Housing Grant Round — part of SV2’s local Pathways to Opportunity focus — looked at approaches and organizations which are working to address the complex Bay Area housing crisis. Partners learned about the range of housing needs (from homeless to middle income residents) and considered various approaches like the “Three P’s” (Production, Preservation, … Continued