By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director
In December, the San Jose mayor and city council commended CommUniverCity for having orchestrated more than 100,000 volunteer hours in the community.
CommUniverCity San Jose is a collaborative project of the Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace communities, San Jose State University and the city of San Jose.
SJSU concentrates service-learning classes in these neighborhoods in cooperation with the Neighborhood Advisory Council and the city.
WHEREAS: CommUniverCity builds community by engaging residents and students in service-learning projects that accomplish neighborhood-driven goals; and,
WHEREAS: CommUniverCity creates and supports community action projects that provide rich educational opportunities for residents of all ages that promote a “college-going” culture and instill a desire for life-long learning; and,
WHEREAS: CommUniverCity works to strengthen the community’s capacity to bring about vibrant, healthy, and engaged neighborhoods; and,
WHEREAS: CommUniverCity has served the Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace community for six years, and completed more than 100,000 hours of community development work, valued at over $2 million.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Chuck Reed, Mayor of San José, together with Councilmember Sam Liccardo, and our colleagues on the City Council, on this 13th of December, 2011, do hereby congratulate and commend COMMUNIVERCITY SAN JOSE for their dedication to improving the quality of life in our downtown neighborhoods.