Community Connections Partner Network

Next Community Connections meeting: Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Community based organizations are instrumental in providing adult learners with supportive services while they are pursuing their education. Through the Community Connections Referral Network, SBCAE convenes a strategic set of partners that actively refer clients and students to each other.

Community connections

Community Partners

Connecting public adult education more closely to its communities and their needs was the clear intent of both the AB86 legislation that initiated our planning and the AB104 legislation that funds the implementation. With each planning cycle, the SBCAE spends considerable effort to research demographics and other data about the regional economy and the needs of the local workforce development system. This effort is deepened by the participation of our community partners. As a result, we believe our plan strongly reflects the values and objectives of those who live in the South Bay.

Please fill out this form if your community-based organization and its team are interested in joining our Community Connections Network.

Current Partner Network:


NOVAworks is a nonprofit, federally funded employment and training agency that closely works with local businesses, educators, and job seekers to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley. To learn more about NOVAworks, visit their website here.

San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School

San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School develop young adults to create transformational change for our community and our planet.


work2future helps Santa Clara County residents get the skills and coaching they need to find a new job, get a promotion, or start a new career by partnering with employers to help them stay competitive and manage change with supportive and advisory services.

Catholic Charities

At Catholic Charities we help people, regardless of their faith, who are struggling with poverty and other complex issues. To learn more about Catholic Charities, visit their website here.

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (JFS SV)

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (JFS SV) empowers individuals and families facing life’s challenges by providing quality human services through providing a broad range of social services to help people thrive. To learn more about JFS SV, visit their website here.

Next Door Solutions

The vision of Next Door Solutions is of a community environment that breaks the silence, views and treats domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence as unacceptable upholds supportive accountability for those who harm, and where survivors and families have the support and resources to achieve the highest quality of life possible. To learn more about Next Door Solutions, visit their website here.

Sacred Heart Community Services

Sacred Heart Community Services provides essential services while working together to improve lives, organize for justice, and inspire our community to love serve and share. To learn more about Sacred Heart Community Services, visit their website here.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) provides high-quality health and wellness services, working collaboratively within our agency and with other providers and community members to ensure the best standard of care.

Gardner Health Services

The mission of Gardner Health Services is to provide high-quality, comprehensive medical and mental healthcare, including prevention and education, early intervention, treatment, and advocacy services that are affordable, respectful, culturally, linguistically, and age-appropriate. To learn more about Gardner Health Services, visit their website here.

Santa Clara City Library

The mission of Santa Clara City Library is to enrich lives and strengthen our community by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, discovery, and creativity and achieve this through our skilled and friendly staff, our collections, and our physical and virtual spaces. To learn more about Santa Clara City Library, visit their website here.

San Jose Public Library

The mission of San Jose Public Library is to enrich lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information. To learn more about San Jose Public Library, visit their website here.

Vision Literacy

Vision Literacy is an organization based in Silicon Valley that leverages local resources to help us deliver our vision of providing the most comprehensive adult literacy services available. To learn more about Vision Literacy, visit their website here.

Asian Law Alliance

Asian Law Alliance is a non-profit organization providing equal access to the justice system for Asian Pacific Islanders and low-income populations in Silicon Valley by providing legal counseling, community education, and community organizing, we promote self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and a better quality of life for all. To learn more about Asian Law Alliance,  visit their website here.

Oasis Legal Services

Oasis Legal Services proudly provides quality, holistic and trauma-informed legal immigration services to under-represented low-income groups with a focus on LGBTQIA+ communities. To learn more about Oasis Legal Services,  visit their website here.

Refugee & Immigrant Forum of Santa Clara County

The Refugee & Immigrant Forum of Santa Clara County has promoted the successful integration of refugees and immigrants into our local communities through collaborations, resource sharing, and by fostering community awareness. To learn more about the Refugee & Immigrant Forum of Santa Clara County,  visit their Facebook here.

Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global provides innovative skill-building and networking programs that coaches internationally trained professionals in rebuilding professional careers and U.S. employers in accessing their talents with inclusive hiring practices. To learn more about Upwardly Global,  visit their website here.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) upholds America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility with fairness, integrity, and respect for all we serve. To learn more about USCIS,  visit their website here.