Category Archives: Palo Alto

Committee for Green Foothills

Committee for Green Foothills

In 1962, a handful of citizens and activists founded Committee for Green Foothills to save the Peninsula foothills from sprawling development. Our founders knew that through carelessness, indifference, and poor planning our natural heritage — the hills, forests, creeks, wetlands …
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Canopy – Trees for Palo Alto

Canopy - Trees for Palo Alto

Canopy’s work is accomplished by a diverse range of dedicated volunteers, board members, and supporters as well as a small staff of three. Our work is rooted in the community and involves residents of all ages in a variety of …
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Building Futures Now

Building Futures Now

Building Futures Now is a non-profit organization dedicated to opening the doors of the Bay Area’s top public and private schools to high-potential, under-served students from East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park. Through year-round, individual mentoring from third grade …
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Bookshare

Bookshare

People with print disabilities deserve to enjoy reading as much as all other readers. Yet, currently fewer than five percent of the books needed by people with print disabilities are available in accessible formats such as digital text or digital …
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Benetech

Benetech

We develop technology that truly helps to change the world. No matter what your professional background or area of expertise there are several exciting ways (both virtual and in-house) to engage with Benetech’s work as a volunteer. We are currently …
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Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit

Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit

BAMRU is a volunteer wilderness search and rescue team specialized for operations involving difficult terrain, challenging weather conditions, or high altitude. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area and operate throughout California.

Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Jewish Coalition for Literacy

The Bay Area Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) is an affiliate of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy. JCL aims to help reverse the trend of illiteracy across the country by mobilizing thousands of volunteer reading tutors, organizing book drives, …
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Project Read

Project Read

BALit (Bay Area Literacy) serves adults in the Bay Area who choose to improve their reading and writing skills. BALit’s 25 member programs are located in libraries from Mendocino County to Santa Clara County. Each year these programs serve some …
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Plugged In

Plugged In

Plugged In connects individuals and cultivates minds by creating the opportunity to produce, express, and contribute using technology. Our vision is a community in which opportunities abound for people to contribute and innovate. Plugged In’s primary medium is Internet and …
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Peninsula Catworks

Peninsula Catworks

Peninsula CatWorks is a non-profit, all volunteer group dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and placing cats and kittens in need. We take the time to find the cat who will be the best match for you and your family because we …
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