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.
Congratulations to the Hayes Neighborhood Association, River Oaks Neighborhood Association and Coyote Creek Neighborhood Association as this years winners of the Elizabeth Anabo B.R.I.C.C. Award Winners. Each organization received a $1000 check. This marks the 11th 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 21, 2013, 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.
Donna Stewart, member of Blackford NAC and UNSCC Board member and awards coordinator, presented the awards along with Ken Kelly, Chair, UNSCC Board, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation representatives Casey Salm and Michelle Fries. Members of the Elizabeth Anabo family present included daughter Stephanie Anabo, Julian and Barbara Anabo (Elizabeth's parents), Wally and Deanne Baldwin (Stephanie's aunt and uncle) and Dawn Wardlaw-Kays (Stephanie's cousin) presented the 2013 BRICC Awards to the receipient neighborhood associations.
UNSCC Board of Directors presented a plaque of appreciation to Silicon Valley Community Foundation for their many years support of neighborhood associations throughout Santa Clara County.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered and participated!
UNSCC Chair Ken Kelly being Interviewed at CreaTV about the services and support that the UNSCC provides to Neighborhood Associations.
The next meeting of the Board of Directors of the United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County will be held on Monday January 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Alma Community Center (136 W Alma Street, San Jose, CA 95110). All Board Meetings are open and all are welcome to attend.