One East Palo Alto 7th Annual Fundraising Luncheon

Dear One East Palo Alto Friends and Supporters,

It’s that time of year when OEPA requests your support for a very special annual fundraising event put on by One East Palo Alto (OEPA) Neighborhood Improvement Initiative. That event is the 7th Annual “Embracing East Palo Alto Youth” Fundraising Luncheon (see above invitation). This year’s luncheon is exciting not just because it marks another anniversary of the event, but because it will afford an opportunity to celebrate two significant 10 year anniversary milestones at OEPA in 2014 – (1) the tenure of the agency’s Executive Director, Dr. Faye McNair-Knox, and (2) the Sponsored Employment Program (SEP).

A key strategy for sustaining SEP and other OEPA youth programs is the annual fundraising luncheon sponsored by the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto. We are therefore inviting you to support this very worthwhile event, details of which are below.

7th Annual “Embracing East Palo Alto Youth” Fundraising Luncheon
May 2, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
2050 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

We hope that you will join the Four Seasons and others by purchasing a table sponsorship or individual seat(s) this year. Here’s how:

  1. review the  Table Sponsorship Levels and Benefits information;
  2. complete the Donation Form with all requested information, and
  3. mail (or hand deliver) the Donation Form with your payment to OEPA by the recently extended deadline of April 18, 2014.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact our luncheon event planner, Andree Driskell (of Andree Driskell Associates), by calling 510-687-1256 or emailing andreedriskell@earthlink.net.

On behalf of OEPA’s Board of Directors and staff, as well as the many EPA young people and their families that benefit from this event each year, we thank you for all of the support you have provided to the luncheon in the past. We also thank you in advance for helping to make the 7th Annual “Embracing East Palo Alto Youth” Luncheon the most successful one ever.

Here are links to more information about OEPA and SEP as well about how to purchase a table sponsorship or individual seat(s) at our May 2nd 7th Annual "Embracing East Palo Alto Youth" Fundraising Luncheon

 

Attention Nonprofit Organizations Serving East Palo Alto Youth and Young Adults (ages 14-24): You Should Be a Member of YESS!

 YESS is a collaborative of organizations that focuses on improving quality of life for East Palo Alto (EPA) youth and their families. It has a bi-partite structure comprised of a Policy Groupthat governs, sets direction and oversees progress of the collaborative and a Direct Services Group that implements service prevention initiatives.

YESS was initially formed as a result of an agreement established between the East Palo Alto Crime Reduction Task Force and the former East Palo Alto Youth and Young Adults Serving Agencies Consortium (both of which have been convened by One East Palo Alto (OEPA) since 2005 and 2004, respectively) to come together and work strategically on improving service provision. Such improvement would focus on ways to ensure that EPA youth and young adults ages 14-24 develop all of the assets needed to realize their full potential.
YESS' overall aim is to create a formal mechanism by which different organizations that work in EPA's youth service arena can become more proactive and systems change-oriented with a view to accomplishing the following: (1) become a network of collaborating entities; (2) work to create specific goals for initiatives to be undertaken; (3) develop memoranda of understanding governing commitments, including collaborative fundraising; (4) bring concerns about youth and identified gaps in services to the fore and (5) address service gaps in a collaborative way so as to frame the service provision work being done.

How to Become a YESS Member

Click the Instructions link below, then click the membership packet link to download all required documents. Complete required documents, and submit them with your membership fee to Dr. Faye McNair-Knox at One East Palo Alto as follows:

Dr. Faye McNair-Knox, Executive Director

One East Palo Alto Neighborhood Improvement Initiative

1798 B Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

 

Apply today to ensure that your organization, too will become a part of this exciting collaborative.

 

Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) New Member Instructions

Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) New Membership Application Packet 

 

 

One East Palo Alto (OEPA) Wants Your General Membership in 2014!

OEPA members celebrate another successful year of the organization's work at the "Annual Membership Meeting with 2013 Board Elections and Families in Motion Holiday Party," December 14, 2013.
 
 Click here for the Annual Membership Meeting program in English-Spanish or Tongan-Samoan.
 
Click here for the 2014 Membership Application in English and Spanish 

 

What’s New with Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS)?

East Palo Alto Crime Reduction Task Force (EPACRTF) Hosts Impressive Meeting for YESS Policy Group Leaders on January 14, 2014 

EPACRTF and YESS Policy Group members deliberate on status of crime in East Palo Alto and priorities for YESS initiatives in 2014 (1/14/2014) 

Click here to see the meeting agenda. 

Summer 2013 Sponsored Employment Program (SEP) Serves Nearly 90 Youth and Young Adults

With 893 served since 2005 launch, SEP nears landmark 10th anniversary goal of providing 1000 jobs total by Summer 2014!

East Palo Alto youth and young adults point ahead to bright future at August 8, 2013 Sponsored Employment Program Graduation Ceremony 

The event program from the Summer 2013 SEP Graduation is available here in English, Spanish, Tongan, and Samoan.