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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Bystander 101: You can help end violence against women, but you have to stand up and do something.

According to Jackson Katz, educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist: A bystander in the violence prevention field refers to “anyone who plays some role in an act of harassment, abuse or violence — but is neither the perpetrator nor the victim. They are someone who is present and thus potentially in position to discourage, prevent, […]

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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 […]

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Join Us at the Wonderful Witchy Women Fundraising Luncheon

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

“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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