Santa Clara Considering a Watered-Down Mayoral Resolution

“No Ray McDonald? I guess they don’t want to rock the boat with their new business partners,” said Kathleen Krenek, executive director of Next Door, referring to the financial arrangement Santa Clara forged with the team to build and run the 49ers’ new stadium. Read more…

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Goodell Misses Leadership Opportunity

An op/ed piece by Ann Skeet, director of leadership ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, declares Commissioner Goodell missed a leadership opportunity and the image of professional football is taking a well-deserved beating.

Goodell Misses Leadership Opportunity

 

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San Jose Mercury News Coverage of NFL Scandal

Good for the San Jose Mercury News. Sunday’s top story (p. 1, upper right-hand column headline) was “A stain the fans cannot ignore.” The story centered on the topic of how astute, sensitive fans … otherwise known as “soul-searching fans” … are declaring the Sunday ritual is no longer guilt-free. “Many are wrestling with conflicted feelings about their love of the game and their revulsion over the recent spate of domestic violence and child abuse cases.”

San Jose Mercury News Story

 

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Join Us at the Wonderful Witchy Women Fundraising Luncheon

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Next Door has been honored to have been chosen by the Bella Vista League to be one of three beneficiaries of its Wonderful Witchy Women Fundraising Luncheon.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

10:30am -2:30pm

San Jose Fairmont Hotel

170 South Market Street

San Jose, California

Click here to learn more

To register, click here

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San Francisco’s Supervisors have issued a resolution condemning the 49ers handling of domestic violence cases.

Supervisors in San Francisco weigh in on the 49ers handling of domestic violence issues on their team, condemning the decision to allow Ray McDonald to keep playing while under investigation.

Read the San Franciso Supervisors’ 49ers Resolution here

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Bench Domestic Violence

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“Bench Domestic Violence” is not only a clever play on words; it is also an extremely important message. Let’s raise the shades in homes where men abuse the women they claim to love and let the sun shine in exposing the secret and bringing light.

It is time to engage healthy men to walk together towards a world of gender equity and peace in our homes. Please join our campaign and bench domestic violence. It starts today. We can’t wait any longer. The opportunity to challenge ourselves is now.

Follow us on our website, Twitter (@NDSolutions) and Facebook (NextDoorSolutions) to stay updated on all activities as they roll out.

Please provide your input on our comments section. Thank you for joining us.

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P.O.W.E.R. graduation next Tuesday, May 13!


Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

cordially invites you the

P.O.W.E.R GRADUATION

Come celebrate with the P.O.W.E.R youth and hear about their successful campaigns to address the issue of gender based violence

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

5:30 to 7:30 PM

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
234 East Gish Road, Suite 200

San Jose CA 95112

RSVP to Susan McInnis (smcinnis@nextdoor.org)


 

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P.O.W.E.R. Youth Leaders sought! Deadline extended to June 20!

We are officially recruiting for the next class of POWER Youth Leaders.   We are looking for youth who want to embark on a PAID year of leadership, education, and mobilization. Youth Leaders will help shape and create efforts to organize peers and their communities to become change agents around the issues of Gender Based Violence, Gender Inequity, and Dating Violence.  Raise Awareness, Share Your Passion, & (Re)Discover your Voice!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 school year!  Deadline is now June 20, 2014, so act quickly!  Simply fill out application located here (PDF) and return it to:

Pavel Korobkov, Youth Program Coordinator (pkorobkov@nextdoor.org). Questions?  Call Pavel at 408-501-7545.

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Thanks to West Valley Small Group Communication class for cleaning the Kid’s Club!

Thank you to West Valley College Small Group Communication class who came to our Community Office on Friday, April 25, for hours of spring cleaning!  They cleaned and disinfected our Kid’s Club and our play areas for children…a task that was definitely overdue!  This was a daunting task and they did it with a smile.  They also made their t-shirts…the red hand print on the shoulder represents a “hand to tell someone you care when you don’t have the words”.  We are truly grateful for their generous act of service…and for spreading the word about ending domestic violence in our community!

Pictured are:  Ashley Pourroy, Andrea Boales, Sherry Ta and Priscilla Barrera.

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Lone Star Limo helping out Next Door Solutions all through May!

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Lone Star Limo will donate 5% of proceeds in the month of May to Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, for each airport transit booked through their website. We appreciate the exposure and care from everyone at Lone Star, and hope those who need such limo services know they can also help out Next Door at the same time!

Book airport transit here.

Check them out at: https://www.facebook.com/LoneStarLimo

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