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Digital Resources for our San Jose Community (Updated)

One of City Year’s core values is teamwork. We strive to work powerfully together in a unified effort to achieve our goals. With a goal of keeping all San Jose residents informed and equipped with important resources, City Year will utilize this digital platform to share community-essential resources.

Check out the following digital resources below.  We will be updating this page as we become aware of new resources.

Learning Resources:

Education resource links for students, parents and educators
Emerson Collective
A collection of links of best-practice resources gathered with the following groups in mind: students, parents, and educators. This includes a large collection of online resources, as well as some printable resources.

Resources for Learning at Home When Schools Close
TNTP, The New Teacher Project
A blog article containing guiding principles around virtual home learning resources, geared towards school administrators and teachers. Written by Crystal Harmon, Executive Vice President, Consulting & Workforce.

Food Resources:

Second Harvest Food Bank
Call 1-800-984-3663
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Staff speaks English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog. Three-way interpretation available for other languages.
Afterhours – Call 211. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7 in multiple languages. Operated by United Way Bay Area.

Alum Rock Union School District family letter around school closure and free meal distribution locations
Provides the locations Alum Rock Union School District schools that are open for meal distribution during school closure. The listed sites are open from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

East Side Union High School District Free Meals During School Closure Period- 03-16-20
Provides the locations of East Side Union High School District schools that are open for meal distribution during school closure. The listed sites are open from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

Health Resources:

Important updates from Santa Clara Country Public Health about COVID-19
Santa Clara County Public Health
Keep up to date with information from the County of Santa Clara. FAQ pages available in Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese and Tagalog.

7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety
Article written by Jelena Kecmanovic, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University, around strategies to help you deal with anxiety during this hard time.

13 Of the Best Apps to Manage Your Stress
Quick stress relief at your fingertips.

Employment Resources:

Main website for Unemployment Claims in California
Employee Development Department – State of California
For all workers in California, if your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an unemployment insurance (UI) claim.

These 5 Tech Companies Are Providing Free Remote Working Tools
Article written by Jason Aten, a Tech columnist. Resources from five tech companies that are making their services available to others.


If you have resources to share, please contact Fabiola Meza at

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