Blog - Silicon Valley

See you in San Antonio

September 22 2019

Starting Friday September 27, the entire StandUp for Kids family -- from outreach volunteers, local leaders, and executive directors, to donors, national board, and staff -- will convene in San Antonio, Texas for mark our 29th year, and partake in one very special National Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Remember the Mission," evoking the neaerby Alamo Mission's cry. We thought it would be fitting to tie in local roots with our own mission of "ending the cycle of youth homelessness." For the young people we serve, their own plea for independence rings ever so loudly in our ears and mobilizes us to take action. Together at this national conference, we have the ability ...

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Did You Catch Us on National TV?

July 24 2019

We are excited to announce that our organization was featured on Coffee with America on Saturday, July 13, on stations across the nation. The segment introduced viewers to Atlanta staff member Julie Palmer. Julie beautifully captured the work we do and the youth we serve. Please give it a watch and share it with your friends! Stand Up For Kids from Coffee with America on Vimeo.

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StandUp for Kids Has a New Look

July 24 2019

After nearly thirty years of serving youth in need, we are thrilled to announce that the StandUp for Kids brand had a makeover! Youth-Centered Our new logo captures the awesome potential of young lives when they know care, feel loved, and have the support they need to move quickly from surviving to thriving. Youth are the heart of our organization, so it was important to convey that. The logo is youth-centered, energetic, and a clever evolution of our former look. Proud to be the Purple People Purple often represents wisdom or creativity. To the youth we serve, it represents safety, care, and support. Our kids often call volunteers the Purple People. Youth know they can trust them to get ...

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Street Outreach in Silicon Valley

May 9 2019

StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley Hardworking, dedicated volunteers hitting the streets early Saturday mornings lead by our team leads Cat & Eric.  The dynamic duo works hard to plan a different route each time in hopes to find youth living on the streets. This Saturday was the best outreach yet! Joined by Enoch and Kristin, the sun was shining, the birds chirping and the first person they met was a youth!  During a 4 mile route they encountered many encampments along the freeway on/off ramps and were surprised to see some right on McLaughlin Ave. a popular, busy street in San Jose. They ran into many teams cleaning up in the area as there must have been sweeps recently. ...

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A Volunteer Determined to Make a Difference

March 12 2019

StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley Kristin has a heart of gold volunteering diligently with StandUp For Kids, determined to make a difference in the life of homeless youth. She’s a constant face at our Outreach Center, The Village, bringing positive energy, smiles and hope to the 100 kids we see each week. Kristin understands the issues they face and decided to become a mentor to one of our youth who struggles with addiction. She believes in this young man and is dedicated to showing him a caring hand that isn’t going away. Kristin meets with him regularly which goes to show she is in it for the long run. In her meetings, Kristin builds trust so that this young man will soon ...

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Busy as a bee: Beautiful Day, Jog-A-Thon and Fundraisers

May 14 2018

The last two weekends in April ended up to be quite busy for StandUp For Kids - Silicon Valley. This year we used the annual "48 Hours Event" to make improvements and renovations to our Outreach Center, The Village. With the endless help and support of "Beautiful Day" (volunteers of West Gate Church), every room got turned upside down with makeovers and updates. The kids came in and loved the organized, bright & 'uncluttered' rooms. Thank you for your hard work, Beautiful Day! This week SUFK - Silicon Valley was honored that Casa di Mir Montessori School picked us as their charity recipient. Our Executive Director, Michele Huntzinger, went to the school and loved the Q&A with ...

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