Women in Management Guest Speakers

23 04 2016

A few weeks ago San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White spoke to our class (see Facebook post for details).  We’re also pleased to have had the chance to learn from Fire Chief Bruce Martin (an alum), Belmont City Engineer Leticia Alvarez, local attorney Leticia Toledo, and SF General Hospital Children’s Asthma Clinic founder Nan Madden.  This past week we welcomed NDNU President Dr. Judi Greig for a wonderful conversation about her career journey, her experience as a woman in leadership roles, and the classes’ observations about what they have learned thus far in the course.  The overall theme was one of inspiration, learning from each other and from leaders in various settings about various opportunities and approaches.  Thanks so much to this awesomely interesting and inspiring class and to all of our guest speakers.

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Clothing Needs

12 04 2016
clothingHuman Services Senior Kristin Williams is gathering clothing for her capstone project.  Deadline:  Friday, April 15!  Please see her notice below and find the bin in Tabard Inn:
“Please support our local community in gathering gently used or new clothing and coats for less fortunate families! St. Anthony in Redwood City and Recology is San Bruno are being utilized to help get the clothing and coats (for infants, toddlers, children, women and men, of all ages and sizes) to the families who are in the most need. Any help that can be provided is much appreciated from the families that would otherwise not have clothing and coats for parents and children! Thank you so much for your time and help!”
April 22 UPDATE:  Tabard Inn is overflowing with sacks of clothes for Kristin’s project.  Thanks, everyone!

2016 Career Workshops Start TODAY

11 04 2016

Career Flyer

Job Openings at Gatepath

8 04 2016

GatepathFrom their website:  For more than 95 years, Gatepath has been “Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities.” As one of the premier nonprofits in Silicon Valley, we provide inclusive programs for people with special needs at all stages and ages. These programs enable Gatepath to create opportunities of greater independence for children, youth, and adults with special needs and disabilities, empowering both individuals and families through diverse, individualized education and support services. Our dedicated staff encourage physical, developmental, and social well-being at all levels, including early intervention and therapy for children, inclusive preschools, support services for families, social communication programs for youth, vocational training for adults, and employment placement.  Interested?  For more information about current job openings (or to sign up for their “job alert” service), go to the link here.


Learn About Job Openings at Peninsula Family Service

5 04 2016
PFSPhase 2
Peninsula Family Service: Employer Forum
Sponsored by Phase2Careers
Friday, April 8, 10-12
Sobrato Center for Non-Profits (Bay Rooms)
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood Shores


At this forum, employers will discuss their mission, current and future job openings, their corporate culture, and the HR process.

Sponsored by Phase2Careers, a private, nonprofit that assists the Over 40 worker through employer forums. job fairs, job search panels and workshops, career development and career assessment, mock interviews, Job Board, and small business workshops.

Images courtesy twitter.com and rprfundraising.com


Mentoring Opportunity: STEP

17 03 2016

STEPConsider Mentoring with STEP

A great opportunity for current students or graduates… STEP, the Success Through Education Progam, is looking for mentors to work with men and women newly released from jail to foster care and support, encourage personal development, and assist in personal visioning and the transition to the community.

STEP’s Mission is to lessen recidivism of those who have recently been released from San Mateo County jails. STEP accomplishes this mission by providing vocational, educational, and practical support that empowers former offenders to restructure their lives and achieve career, community, and personal success.

Commitment: One year
Status: Volunteer

1. Completes all required orientation and training.
2. Provides supportive and professional contact at least once a week for two months, then at least once a month for remainder of Mentee relationship.
3. Follows reporting requirements
4. Models professional behavior at all times.

Background Required
1. Excellent language skills.
2. Proactive planning, assessment, and communications skills.
3. Able to set and maintain clear boundaries.
4. Able to manage behavioral consequences correctly.
5. Able to complete reports.
6. Team building skills

For More Information: http://www.successthrougheducationprogram.com/

Next Step:
Contact STEP’s Executive Director, Dr. Joan Rossi at info@successthroughedcationprogram.com

Classrooms, Term II

14 03 2016


Welcome to Term II!  For some of you, this is your last class before graduation – congratulations!  For others, you are thinking about registering for summer and fall classes – you should have received information about signing up to meet with your adviser (except our Mission students, whom we will find on Wednesdays.) 

As always, let us know how we can help, what questions you have, and how your spring is going!


Professional Writing (Larragoiti):  SM202

HR in Org (Bedford-Carter): CU22

Business Policy (Barden):  CU1


Human Services (Barsi):  CU7

Hist. & Systems of Psych (Nyland): SM208

Women in Management (Madden): CU22

Religions of the World (Lipowitz):  CU1

Tuesday at Canada

Op. and Tech Systems (Freeman): B5-227


French Cinema (Laroche-Davis): SM 208

HS Financial Mgmt (Kaplan):  SM204

Wednesday at Mission

Women’s Health Issues (Ladine):  MT18A

HS. Financial Mgmt (Hernborth):  MT18B


Project Management (Davis Wick):  CU22

Philosophy of Science (Rende):  CU23

Counseling Skills (Arbore):  CU1

Saturday April 16:  Prof. Dev (McKnight):  SM117

Saturday, April 30:  Fac. Skills (Santamaria): CU9


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