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Liccardo-HeadShot2-jpgWelcome to the official website for the 1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds initiative!

1000 Hearts seeks to increase citizen engagement to promote the academic success of our most underserved and struggling student populations. We are proud of the role we play in increasing access to quality educational and mentoring support for the students of our community who are struggling most in the core subject areas of reading, math and science. We are equally proud to partner in this effort with five truly exceptional nonprofit organizations: Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley, Citizen Schools, Reading Partners (Silicon Valley and SF/Bay Area), United Way Silicon Valley, and We Teach Science.

I invite you to explore our website or reach out to our program staff to learn more about 1000 Hearts and the great volunteer opportunities that we have. Our partners are committed and successful community-based, nonprofit organizations working in the K-10 education space—specifically reading, math and science—that can fit most any schedule and Silicon Valley/Bay Area locale. I hope that, as you explore 1000 Hearts, you find an opportunity that inspires you to action and to join us.

Lastly, I hope that, in exploring our program, you will get know 1000 Hearts as a community of caring adults—from college students to retirees, and everyone in between—who are coming together to support our students most in need of that additional guidance that comes with one-on-one academic mentorship. We are a community of committed individuals that is taking action to improve the confidence and academic success of the students in our region who are most at risk of being left behind.

Warmest regards,

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Sam Liccardo
Mayor of San Jose

1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds is a joint initiative of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation and the Office of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo


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