Sewa Bay Area is one of the most active Sewa chapters with a wide range of projects and activities like Case Management, Serve community projects partnered with local nonprofits, the Lead high school community service program, and a summer mentorship for college students. This chapter continues to grow and help families in the San Francisco Bay Area regardless of color gender, race, religion, or national identity. All are encouraged to participate, volunteer, and donate to this growing chapter.
LEAD Bay Area 2019 - Program for High School Students
LEAD is a Sewa International's Youth Engagement Program, engaging High School Students to serve the greater community and experience the joy of giving with compassion to create a positive impact. It introduces socially conscious leadership to young enthusiastic volunteers.
Hereby we invite applications for LEAD 2019 Summer Youth Engagement Program. A great opportunity to meet socially aware community leaders, develop leadership, teamwork and organizational skills, serve community and have fun along the way besides achieving Sewa recognition and USA President’s award. (Go to Registration for more Details ...)
General Eligibility: High School Students (entering 9th - 12th grade) Fellows need to be sincerely committed to the values of Sewa with integrity and discipline.
Selection Criteria: Limited seats, on first come first serve basis. Equal opportunity employer. Open to all nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Registration Fee: $50 / candidate. To pay the costs of the program.
The Bay Area chapter of Sewa International initiated the ASPIRE After-School program in 2019 in order to reduce gaps in education for students in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto. While the school district serves a diverse population of 4500 students across seven public schools, it faces serious challenges such as low educational rankings, a high proportion of low-income students, and homeless students.
With the mission of empowering students intellectually, emotionally and socially, ASPIRE began its pilot program at Costano Elementary School in East Palo Alto in May 2019 and continued till the end of the academic year. Working with fourth-grade students in the after school program during weekdays from 3 to 6 pm, our volunteers helped students with their homework, math, and reading, and engaged them with creative activities.
Relief And Rehabilitation - California Camp Fire
Camp Fire and Its Impact
According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Camp-fire which started on November 8, 2018 killed at least 88 people and destroyed 15,000 structures, including homes and businesses. It virtually wiped out the entire town of Paradise, while Concow and Magalia were the other two cities that were severely affected. Nearly 50,000 people were evacuated, and many rendered homeless. It has been deemed the most destructive fire in the history of California. It has affected most of the residents hailing from lower income groups who were not sufficiently insured. More.
South Bay Math Tournament
The South Bay Math Tournament (SBMT) is a math tournament founded by a group of high schoolers for the purpose of inciting passion for mathematics within kids of young ages. Read More | Register Here.
Relief And Rehabilitation
Sewa Bay Area has been actively helping California Camp Fire victims from immediate relief, to rehabilitation and currently on to rebuilding tiny homes for the victims. Learn more on how you can support.