The Program

In March 2021, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo launched the Resilience Corps, a jobs program for young adults that focuses on critical areas of community resilience made paramount by COVID-19:

  1. Pandemic Response
  2. Vaccination Champions
  3. Environmental Resilience & Disaster Preparedness
  4. Accelerating Learning Recovery
  5. Economic Recovery

The San José Public Library Foundation is a key partner in the work to accelerate learning growth among high-needs K-12 students (#4).  Through this program, we are hiring 50 Resilience Corp Associates – those who are college students ages 18-26 living in San José’s low-resourced census tracts and those who are impacted by the COVID pandemic – and putting them to work in expanded learning organizations across the City.

This program has a triple benefit:

  1. Living wage employment for 15-20 hours per week
  2. Professional development and career exploration for mainstream employment
  3. Educational support for K-12 students in under-resourced neighborhoods

Partner Organizations:

Our 50 Resilience Corp Associates will be placed for work at our partner organizations:

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in different ways and we are creating new pathways to support the people of San José.  The Resilience Corps is supporting a brighter future so that we may all thrive in this city.

Make a donation!

If you would like to make a gift to support this program, please visit the donate page on this website, select “Other” under “Where to Give” and indicate Resilience Corps in the space provided.