D4 in the Neighborhood
On October 31, 2020 my team welcomed more than 500 visitors to six communities of District 4 - Burbank, Cambrian, Santa Clara, West San Jose and Willow Glen - for our inaugural D4 in the Neighborhood event. It was great to see the community come out, pick up goody bags, listen to some live music and get their flu shots.
Thank you to our day-of partners: Santa Clara County EMS, Anthem Blue Cross, CVS Pharmacy, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County and to the community for your generosity: we collected 263 pairs of brand new socks for youth, dropped off at two local nonprofits: Stand Up for Kids and the Bill Wilson Center.
One of the greatest gifts adults can give to their offspring and to their society is to read to children. - Carl Sagan
Early literacy is so important, which is why my office created the #D4Reads program. Every month, I visit a different library throughout District 4 to read to our youngest D4 residents during a special Storytime with Supervisor Ellenberg.
* DUE TO THE 2020 PANDEMIC, ALL PRESCHEDUED LIBRARY READINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. *
D4 ARTS FOR ALL
I believe that including arts education in a child’s learning experience is vital and the efforts taken by our local school districts should not only be applauded but celebrated. With this in mind, my office has created the D4 Arts for All Rotating Quarterly Gallery, in partnership with our local school districts, beginning the summer of 2019.
Thank you to the students of Hoover Middle School for submitting art to my D4 Arts For All rotating gallery. Their art was installed in my County office from September through November 2019. They shared black and white interpretations of what’s in their backpacks. Each student artist received a commendation from my office recognizing their creativity and participation in art education followed by a reception for them.
The third installment of art in my office is from a variety of Luther Burbank students. Their cutout hands colored in chalk are available for viewing from December 2019 through February 2020. I look forward to meeting the student artists. You can expect the fourth installment to go up in March and continue through May 2020, courtesy Campbell Union School District students.
The D4 Arts for All rotating quarterly gallery showcases artwork created by students enrolled at District 4 schools. Each participating school district curates student artwork that is showcased at the District 4 Office at 70 W Hedding St. for three months, culminating in a presentation of certificates to the young artists. If you’d like to participate in the D4 Arts For All gallery, send an email to Jasmine.Leyva@bos.sccgov.org