Community Briefs - Week of Dec. 5

Event marks 100th year of 19th amendment

The local branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to launch a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment at a Holiday Tea 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Parc Regent common room, 1 W. Edith Ave., Los Altos.

The 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote in national elections, was passed in August 1920. AAUW branches nationwide are commemorating the milestone throughout the year.

Jazz singer to perform benefit concert in Los Altos


Jazz singer Jamie Davis is scheduled to perform a Dec. 15 concert in Los Altos. The concert, dubbed, “Jamie Builds!” is a benefit for Habitat for Humanity.

The acclaimed baritone is slated to play two shows, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road. Davis will be accompanied by the Jo Major Quartet.

Davis has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Tony Bennett, Patty Austin and Billy Cobham, among others. He regularly tours the United States and Europe.

Tickets are $30. For tickets or more information, visit and search on Jamie Builds or enter .

Jeremiah's Promise: Guiding, healing, equipping foster youth

Courtesy of Jeremiah’s Promise
Jeremiah’s Promise volunteers work with college students to train them to use The Next Step coaching program.

• Mission: The mission of Jeremiah’s Promise is to love, challenge and equip transition-age foster youth for a life they can be proud of. The nonprofit organization promotes academic resilience, personal and social skills building, leadership development and career path competency.

• 2018 update: Jeremiah’s Promise uses an innovative social media-behavioral intelligence platform to serve its foster youth.

Mentor Tutor Connection: Enhancing students' academic and life skills

Courtesy of Mentor Tutor connection
An adult mentor works with a student through Mentor Tutor Connection.


• Mission: Mentor Tutor Connection aims to enhance the academic and life skills of local youth through individualized volunteer tutoring and mentoring.

• 2018 update: MTC received what Executive Director Padma Gargeya described as “a generous grant” from Google Inc. that helped fund the nonprofit organization’s new strategic plan.

Reach Potential Movement: Helping youth achieve success, build community

Courtesy of Reach Potential Movement
In its Bookshelf In Every Home Project, RPM invites kindergarten and first grade families to participate in an early childhood literacy outreach events at their schools.

Mission: Reach Potential Movement equips underserved youth and families with leadership, learning and life skills to strengthen their communities.

• 2018 update: In its Bookshelf In Every Home Project, RPM invites kindergarten and first grade families to participate in an early childhood literacy outreach events at their schools.

GreenTown Los Altos collects recycled bicycles

Courtesy of Greentown Los Altos
Volunteers at the 21st annual ReCYCLE Bike Drive collected used bikes, which have been repaired and donated to students and others in need.

Nearly 100 bicycles were donated to GreenTown Los Altos’ 21st annual ReCYCLE Bike Drive, held last month at Los Altos High School.

Once cleaned and repaired, the bikes will be donated to students in need at Los Altos High, Castro Elementary School and Graham Middle School.

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