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Community Engagement

At TFHE, we are deeply committed to not only the well being of our students, but to the communities in which we operate in. Since 1981, we have served Bay-Area students and families by providing a quality education, supporting health and educational initiatives and by acting as a liaison for community resources and services. As a non-profit organization, we strive to create an impact, but we understand that to amplify our impact, it takes a village. For that reason, we have partnered and associated with: parents, educational institutions, community leaders, businesses, non-profits, community resources centers and others. A quality education is a vehicle for opportunity, but at times that is not enough and we require additional resources to help us achieve our goals. We invite you to learn more about the ways in which we connect with our communities and please feel free to utilize us for assistance.

 

Parents:   

 

Poder de los Padres


Through our distinguished Poder de Los Padres program, parents are encouraged to participate in bi-weekly workshops where they will learn about topics and themes that are being discussed in their children’s classes, tips for tutoring, methods to support their child with social and emotional disturbances. Parents are also given the opportunity to take field trips to local colleges and Universities. Political and social topics are also discussed to educate and empower our families.

 

Educational:

 

Santa Clara University, Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College

 

In order to bridge the gap between high school and college and to prepare our students for the academic rigours, we have associated with three local higher educational institutions: Santa Clara University,  Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College. Beginning in the 10th grade, students from all three of our schools are allowed to take two (2) college-level courses (per year). If students pass those college courses, they will receive dual credit for both high school and college. We have also recently launched a Career Pathways program that enables our students to gain real work skills at Evergreen Valley College. Inquire within for programs that are being offered.

 

 

Counseling:

 

Alum Rock Counseling Center

 

We are a firm believer in the importance that mentors and positive models play in the social, emotional and intellectual development of our youth. And for that reason, we are a proud supporter of the Alum Rock Counseling Center and the Ocala Mentoring program. If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Celina Chun: at cchun@alumrockcc.org.

 

 

Food Services:

 

Second Harvest Food Bank

 

TFHE has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank as we believe that every family should have access to healthy and hot meals. Our campus is a designated site for food pickups on the first Monday of the each month between 12:00pm-4:00pm. We encourage families to stop by and take groceries for themselves or to help distribute those groceries to families in need. If you are in need of a daily hot meal, groceries, summer meals for your youth, please call: 1-800-984-3663 or email: http://www.shfb.org/getfood

 

Clothing Services:

 

In House

 

As part of our uniform policy, one day out of the week, students are highly encouraged to wear professional attire to school. We feel that if students look the part, they feel and act the part. However, for students who do not have access to professional clothing, we invite them to pick out clothing from our clothing closets. Please have your student inquire with their school administrators about the designated clothing closet.  

 

Facilities:

 

Campus Wide

 

In an effort to bring good people and reputable organizations onto our campus, we are open to sharing our facilities such as: auditorium, classrooms, soccer and baseball fields with like minded organizations, just as long as the event or function that is held in our space is 1) available and 2) serves the benefit of the community. For more information, please contact Michelle Moreno at: mmoreno@tfhe.org.

 

 

Helpful Resources:

Immigration:

Undocumented Students_Families

Dreamers Scholarships

Family Preparedness Plan

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Immigration Red Cards_How to Use

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What Can Schools do to Help

MALDEF

Free Immigration Legal Advice

 

Minimum Wage:

https://www.govdocs.com/california-15-statewide-minimum-wage/

https://www.dol.gov/whd/

 

Labor Laws:

https://www.dol.gov/

File a Labor Claim

 

Unemployment:

File a Claim

 

Housing:

Tenants Rights

Section 8 Housing

Housing Authority of Santa Clara

Apartments for Rent in San Jose

 

We thank you for being part of our valued community and we look forward to assisting you in any possible way. If you are a business owner and would like to inquire about ways in which we can partner for the benefit of the community, please contact Rafael Escalante at: rescalante@tfhe.org.