Press and Media San Jose Public Library Foundation

Press Releases

03.10.2022 – SJPLF Calls on the City of San Jose to Restore Library Funding

11.16.2021 – SJ Aspires Mentor Event

03.22.2021 – Alaska Airlines appoints Constance von Muehlen Chief Operating Officer

02.25.2020 – 1,500 San José Students Benefit From San José Public Library Foundation’s Grant of $814,800

01.31.2020 – Sharks Foundation to provide $200,000 Community Assist grant to San José Public Library Foundation

05.30.2019 – Mayor Sam Liccardo to Announce New SJ Learns Summer School Programming for K-3 San José Students

Media Coverage

This is a story of the 35-year intersection of the San José Public Library Foundation and San Jose’s Mendoza Family. The Foundation is celebrating its 35th Anniversary of providing critical financial support to the SJ Public Library. Julie and Anthony Mendoza are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary, which marks the beginning of their family’s deep and transformative connection to the SJ Public Library.
A full-circle story spanning 35 years.

One of our very own SJ Aspires students, Jorge, was featured on KDTV- Univision 14.

We’re grateful to our corporate partners for these incredible opportunities. Special thanks to IBM for hosting our SJ Aspires students at their AI Tech Camp.

San José Aspires enables students in underserved neighborhoods to set goals and chart a path to academic success from 9th grade to graduation by providing a performance-based scholarship program that educates them about college and career choices, as well as individual mentorship and counseling.

04.16.2021 – EdSource: New micro-scholarships in San Jose build bank accounts and mindsets for college

04.15.2021 – Mercury News: Developers, tech companies pour millions into San Jose’s new college scholarship program

02.29.2020 – Mercury News: Increasing Internet Access and Digital Literacy in San José

04.15.2021 – KPIX-5 CBS Bay Area: San Jose Launches ‘SJ Aspires’ College Tuition Assistance Program For 700 Students

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