Step Up Events

1,000 Out of Poverty Meetings

Leaders of the six service organizations involved in the project, supporting staff, and community members meet every month to discuss challenges and opportunities and to build and strengthen relationships with each other.

Learning and Development Series

The Learning & Development Series is an educational series that invites speakers who are experts in their fields to teach us about the latest innovations that we can apply and implement in our own initiatives.

Community Action Poverty Simulations

The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) is a unique tool that can educate everyone, from policy makers to local community leaders, about the day-to-day realities of those living in poverty in Santa Clara County. During the simulation, participants form families that work together to overcome barriers to social services, live off insufficient income (e.g. $2000/month for a family of four), and encounter unforeseen economic obstacles along the way.

Social Innovation Leadership Forum

The Social Innovation Leadership Forum is an annual conference that celebrates the partnership between cross-sector stakeholders who collaborate to create feasible solutions to social problems. We invite social entrepreneurs, thinkers, and leaders from non-profits, business, government, education, and the community to share innovation leadership lessons and continue building a social innovation network.