The San Mateo County Arts Commission, which views the arts as an essential part of a healthy and vibrant community, champions policies and practices that promote social and cultural equity. We strive to promote inclusive and diverse programming and to ensure equitable access to arts and culture for all, with consideration for race, ability, sexual orientation, age, gender, economic status, and cultural background. We also commit to partnering with artists and arts organizations that represent and celebrate the diversity of our county, through the fair and equitable distribution of programmatic and financial support. Through these actions, arts are a vehicle for social change.
Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 million to create the Learning Hub Expansion Fund to increase the number of students from socioeconomically disadvantaged families who can participate in “learning hubs” – programs that provide safe, supportive places for K-12 students to engage in distance learning in underserved communities. Grants will be awarded to youth-serving organizations that already run such programs.
Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant of $50,750 from Measure K funds to the Boys & Girls Club of North San Mateo County (BGCNSMC) to support an emergency school aged child care program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 Census gets underway soon and it’s critical that every person living in the county is counted to secure federal funding for medical services, including clinics and children’s health insurance, housing, emergency preparedness, nutrition programs, infrastructure and a host of other services.
I joined the Veterans Commission to deliver gifts to Haven Family House. But, that is not all I am doing to help homeless families.
Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant for $50,000 from Measure K funds in support of Community Equity Collaborative’s (CEC) Teacher Pipeline Project. This program offers tuition-free Early Childhood Education classes to address the shortage of high-quality child care providers in San Mateo County.
Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant for $150,000 from Measure K funds for improvements to the grandstand and concession facilities at Tom Lara Field in San Bruno City Park.
Celebrate our democrary on National Voter Registration Day -- featuring preregistration for 16- and 17- year olds -- on Tuesday, September 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. at South San Francisco's Main Library.
There is no place like home. And even when the place your family calls home is substandard, when you are about to be displaced because where you live is being sold, it is unsettling. Redwood Trailer Village was such a place.
Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors authorized a grant of $100,000 from Measure K funds to the San Mateo County Union Community Alliance (SMCUCA) to support the Trades Introduction Program (TIP San Mateo). The grant proposal was introduced by Supervisor Dave Pine and unanimously approved by the Board.