Media Coverage

Corina Rath of San Jose was recognized in a special story by KPIX 5 CBS Bay Area on how she overcame decades of obstacles to earn her High School diploma. The San Jose Public Library’s Partners in Reading and Career Online High School programs helped her along the way. The San Jose Public Library Foundation helps expand the Library’s ability to offer these incredible life-changing programs.

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.

San José Public Library Foundation held a press conference March 10, 2022 to shine a spotlight on the essential role of the San José Public Library in our post-COVID recovery and the imperative of full funding. San Jose Vice Mayor Chappie Jones, City of San José Library and Education Commission, and Friends of the Library joined in support of critical library funding.

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.

Coding 5K Camps are designed to further enhance access to free quality STEAM learning programs for underserved elementary and middle school students.The camps are free to participants and are funded through the San Jose Pubic Library Foundation and their generous donors. Thank you to Apple’s Community Education Initiative for partnering with us!

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10.06.2022 – San Jose celebrates adding Sunday hours at public library branches 

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

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

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

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

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