United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County (UNSCC) is a coalition of neighborhood associations and homeowner's associations in Santa Clara County who have come together for the purposes of education, communication and common action. United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County is a nonprofit (501c3) corporation, and it provides insurance and other benefits to member neighborhoods.
UNSCC is made up of member neighborhood associations and homeowner associations and governed by its Board of Directors. Annual membership dues are $200.00.
UNSCC is now on Facebook.
Congratulations to District 5 United of San Jose, awarded $1000 as an exemplary emerging community leadership group; and Wagon Wheel Neighborhood Association of Mt. View, awarded $1000 for continuing leadership as a matured association. This marks the 10th Anniversary of such grants provided through UNSCC by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
The Building Resourceful Inspirational Creative Community (B.R.I.C.C.) awards are a result of the work of Elizabeth Anabo. Elizabeth Anabo was a senior program officer at the formerly named Community Foundation Silicon Valley. She passed away in 2000, and her family established the Elizabeth Anabo Memorial Fund. Because Elizabeth was so passionate about neighborhood groups, the Anabo family in turn partnered with the foundation to issue B.R.I.C.C. awards to Santa Clara County neighborhood associations, and in 2000 the prizes began to be issued. Each year the prizes are awarded to deserving neighborhood groups via a competitive application process.
United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County is proud to be associated with the Anabo family and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
The Neighborhood Development Training Conference on Saturday September 29, 2012, was a great success!The conference began at 8 a.m. and went all day to 5 p.m. at San Jose State University and provided essential tools for neighborhood leaders, innovation games, and networking opportunities. All Classes are eligible for class credit for the City of San Jose CAP Grant Program.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered and participated!
On Saturday March 31, United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County (UNSCC) hosted their annual Neighborhoods Mixer at Santa Clara Valley Water District offices in San Jose's Almaden Valley. Approximately 100 community members from neighborhoods all over Santa Clara County attended, even though it was a rainy morning
Our keynote speaker for the day was California State Senator Joe Simitian, who addressed a packed conference room on 13 Tips for Successful Advocacy, directed at how people can successfully and productively interact with municipal representatives and the media. The talk was so well received that one of the attendees sent us the following email
Five members of the Coyote Creek Neighborhood Association (in San Jose) attended the UNSCC Neighborhoods Mixer last Saturday; it was really informational and we are all glad that we went. The guest speaker suggested that the very best way to "get what you want" (from the 13 Tips) is to send a thank you letter to the editor of the Mercury News
Here is the "Thank You letter to State Senator Joe Simitian" that was sent by us:
"On Saturday March 31, California State Senator Joe Simitian/11th District addressed members of the community at the United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County event held at the Santa Clara Valley Water District. This honored guest speaker's topic was: "Tips for Successful Advocacy". The presentation was clear, informative, and gave the audience positive ways to work with our elected officials regarding neighborhood and local issues. (The Senator stated that) the value of a Thank You is most important
Thank you Senator Simitian for taking time from your busy schedule to share this excellent wisdom with the community volunteer advocates who attended your special engagement! "