2012 silicon valley where change begins dinner

Thank you to everyone who supported our fifth annual Summer Search Silicon Valley Where Change Begins dinner! With a sold out crowd and overwhelming generosity from our supporters, the evening was an incredible success, raising over $400,000 for students from San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Alameda counties.

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Videos of our event speakers are now posted online:

Aaron Torres shares a heartfelt account about life before and after Summer Search.

Rosa Alvarez, a Summer Search alumna and current Teach for America corps member in San Jose, shared the transformation that occurred in her life after becoming a part of Summer Search.

Keyra Galvan, mistress of ceremonies and sophomore at Santa Clara University, brought her humor to the podium as she talked about Summer Search's impact on her since joining the program.

Five Silicon Valley Summer Searchers, from current high schools students to those just graduated from college, talk about their journeys.

Learn from Summer Search Silicon Valley’s Executive Director, Carlin Johnson Politzer, how Summer Search helps students build the character skills they need to attain a college degree, become community leaders and break the cycle of poverty.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors and donors! Your gift is a direct investment in our young leaders, who have the ability and desire to create positive change in the communities that need it the most. Click here for a full list of event donors.

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