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Volunteer to End Human Trafficking

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San Mateo County seeks volunteers to help end human trafficking
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – San Mateo County is seeking volunteers to help raise awareness of a new hotline number for victims of labor and commercial sex trafficking.

On May 10, volunteers led by the San Mateo County Manager’s Office will participate in a “Community Day of Action.” Similar efforts have already begun in Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Marin counties.

The group will fan out across the county to distribute posters to certain bars, transit stations, farm labor contractors, urgent care centers and other establishments required by State law to post the hotline number.

To make this Community Day of Action a success, San Mateo County is looking for team leaders and volunteers to help organize their city and inspire others to get involved.

Anyone interested in helping victims of human trafficking should contact the volunteer coordinator, Rose Mukhar, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 650-363-4184.

This promises to be a huge event that will send a national message that the Bay Area does not tolerate human trafficking. Please join us in taking a stand against modern-day slavery in our community.

Trafficking can take many forms. It involves controlling a person through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit the victim for forced labor, sexual exploitation, or both.

California is one of the nation’s top four destination states for trafficked persons, and the Bay Area is a particular national hot spot for human trafficking. Most of the reporting calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline come from California.

State Senate Bill 1193 now requires certain businesses and other establishments to post the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline number: 1-888-373-7888.

To read more about this law and to download San Mateo County’s human trafficking hotline resource poster, go to, which is a webpage dedicated to raising awareness about SB 1193.


CHES Webinar

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April 21st, 2014 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (ET)
Theory in Health Education and Health Promotion: CHES Preparation Webinar
Alan J Sofalvi, PhD, CHES
Assistant Professor, SUNY Cortland
Patricia Thomas, PhD
Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SOPHE members: $15 | Non-members: $20



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Who: Young people between 18-30, living and working in either San Francisco or Alameda Counties who are dedicated to helping improve peoples' lives in their
What: One-time cash awards up to $10,000, to help launch your innovative idea to improve peoples' lives in your community. This should be something you would be unable to do without the award.
Projects might relate to one of the areas below, but all fresh ideas are welcome:
Civic engagement
Workers' rights
Quality education
Displacement & housing options
Environmental sustainability
Immigrant rights
Good jobs
Education & advocacy
Family services
When: Send your application letters anytime between now and June 30, 2014. We expect to begin granting awards immediately.
How: Check out the application details at:

The Bay Area Inspire Awards are a project of:

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612
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Business, Government and Nonprofit Job & Internship Fair

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Business, Government and Nonprofit Job & Internship Fair
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom

Meet with employers including:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley, Breathe California, California Department of Public Health, Cinequest, San Jose Police Department, YMCA Camp Campbell, Healthier Kids Foundation of Santa Clara County, Santa Clara County Sherriff's Office and more!


Scholarship Opportunity

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The Asian American Women's Alliance (AAWA) will be awarding scholarships to qualified students.

Eligibility: Asian American students of all genders enrolled in High School, College or Graduate School
Scholarship Amount: $500
Number of Awards: 4
Requirements: Completed application form (see link below), official transcript, personal statement/career or personal goals, 1 letter of recommendation from a professor, community

leader or employer
Deadline: postmarked April 11, 2014 **Website and application are not updated with the revised deadline listed here  (the website and application currently say April 4, 2014)

Award recipients must be able to attend the AAWA Annual Scholarship & Recognition Award Banquet on May 9, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 777 Bellew Dr. Milpitas, CA 95035.

Link to website:

Link to the application:
Please share this information with anyone who may qualify!

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