The Buckley School’s extensive program of community service engages students in local and global communities through their support of causes, agencies, and individuals in need. Activities as varied as natural habitat restoration, food drives, fundraising for disaster relief, math mentoring, and shelter animal care, enable students to enrich the world around them. Students see, firsthand, how the power of their actions can make a positive difference in communities near and far and in their own lives. Community Service brings critical elements of Buckley’s mission to life and actively supports the development of well-rounded individuals through ethical education.
The financing will continue to allow the YMCA of Silicon Valley to provide comprehensive programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the Silicon Valley. The YMCA of Silicon Valley builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body. Through its 10 facilities, two camps and over 70 affiliated locations their programs span the generations to address compelling wellness and social needs in their communities.
The project will offer an on-site service coordinator, computer learning and employment assistance for residents. Amenities will include community open space, play area, zen garden, sky deck, and computer lab. A total of 86 senior households will be able to enjoy high quality, independent, affordable housing in the City of Emeryville and the City of Oakland, California for 55 years.