San Jose Community Briefs for the week of January 29th – The Mercury News

Covid vaccinations

Santa Clara County residents aged 75 and older can now receive COVID-19 vaccines. Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Healthcare, and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation are offering vaccination appointments for patients, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center will vaccinate residents who are not patients.

District officials say this is just the beginning of a widespread introduction of vaccines, and as vaccine supplies rise, more district facilities will open. The county has created a new online tool that residents can use to view the county’s ongoing immunization efforts. You can find the tool online at

Safe summer scholarships

Local nonprofits, government groups, and faith groups that offer summer activities for San Jose youth can apply for the Safe Summer Initiative Grant. The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services in San Jose offers this scholarship annually to empower local children and teenagers to enjoy safe, legal summer activities. The grant application is online at and is due on February 16.

Student leaders wanted

Community students in South Bay have until January 29 to apply for Bank of America’s Student Leaders program, which offers paid summer internships with local nonprofits.

The BofA selects five community high school juniors and seniors in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to participate in the annual program. Nonprofits that Student Leaders have interned with in recent years include LifeMoves, West Valley Community Services, and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. This summer, students will partner with Caminar and other non-profit organizations.

The Student Leaders program is part of the bank’s investment in human resource development for young adults and other individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who may otherwise not come into contact with work and leadership experience.

Further information and an application can be found at

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