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Chapter: Bay Area, CA


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.


Guru Prasad

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- Rajesh Shastry

- Utpal Dixit


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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.

DIY Campaign

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

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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. 

Family Services

Family services are designed to provide families tools for leading more meaningful fulfilling lives.

Volunteer Development

It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts.

Upcoming Events

    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Ranch Golf Club - 4601 Hilltop View Lane, San Jose, CA
    • 134

    Event Dress Code:
    Men:  Indian/ Formal  
    Women: Saree/ Formal

    Keynote Speaker

    Mr. Rangaswami is a software executive, investor, entrepreneur, corporate eco-strategy expert, community builder, and philanthropist. He co-founded Sand Hill Group one of the earliest “angel” investment firms and was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. He produced the prestigious Enterprise and Software conferences that were held in Silicon Valley. He was also listed on the Forbes “Midas” list of investors.

    In 2012 M.R. founded Indiaspora (a non-profit) to unite the Indian Diaspora and to transform their success into meaningful impact in India and on the global stage. By sharing insights, hosting events and connecting people, Indiaspora unites the professionally, geographically and religiously diverse Indian community toward collective action. Indiaspora events include its annual Leadership Forum, Philanthropy Summit and the Global Connect program. Indiaspora also engages in community issues such as the initiative to get the USPS to issue a Diwali stamp in 2016.

    Panel Discussion 
    "How to Promote Volunteerism in a Corporation to Bring Positive Changes to the Society"

    An interactive discussion with community service champions from corporate leaders who will share their insights during this panel discussion.

    Hemal Doshi - Senior Director, PayPal
    Deepti Juturu - CEO, Prezentium

    Deepali Tehran - GM, Intel

    Anurag Miral - Founder Orbees Medical Assoc. Prof., Stanford University

    Our Work Speaks – You Be the Judge

    Sewa is making a difference in the local community. Please come and witness Sewa’s contribution to the bay area community through these local Bay Area projects:

    Bay Area Aspire : The Bay Area chapter of Sewa International started the ASPIRE After-School program in order to reduce gaps in education for students in the underprivileged community in East Palo Alto with the mission of empowering students intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Sewa volunteers help 58 students with their homework, math, reading, STEM and engage them with creative activities.

    Family ServicesBay area case management team provides assistance and volunteer support to distressed individuals/families during unforeseen circumstances and offer several educational  Seminars  on various topics of health and safety in the local community at Sewa Kendra to help prepare better. Stop Diabetes Movement: is the free Yoga workshops throughout Bay Area to prevent and control Diabetes. 

    Youth Empowerment Program:  Lead is Sewa International's Youth enrichment Program for High School students.  It introduces socially conscious leadership to young adults and provides a platform for them to serve the community and experience the joy of giving. 

    Disaster Recover: 
    Sewa continues to be at the forefront of helping local disaster victims  Bay area Volunteers helped in the immediate relief and continue to support re-habilitate Campfire evacuees by building Tiny homes on wheels to the campfire evacuees.

    Watch as our volunteers make a difference in the local community

    Sewa Bay Area Chapter - Advisors and supporters

    Ajay Singhal
    Board of Director of Sewa Int'l, USA
    Sachin Kulkarni

    Honorary Board of director of Sewa Int'l, USA
    Raju Reddy

     Entrepreneur, Angel Investor
    Jayant Somani
    Bay Area chapter President
    Vinita Belani
    Founder EnAct Arts

    Dr Nandeesh Veerappa

    Family Medicine Specialist

    Anu Peshawaria

    Anu Attorney Law Firm, Author, Social Activist
    Anand Gundu
    Board of Directors, Shiva Vishnu Hindu Temple

    • 16 Dec 2019
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • Fremont, San Jose, San Ramon, Saratoga .... in Bay Area, CA

    Sewa International has partnered with Vyasa Houston & Yoga Bharati (US based Yoga Institutes affiliated with S-Vyasa University) to offer this program in U.S.A. through its local chapters to improve public health, in particular those having diabetes and pre-diabetes.

    Yoga Workshop Objectives:

    • Helps pre-diabetic individuals from becoming diabetic (Type II)
    • Helps diabetic individuals to control and manage their diabetic condition. 
    • Reduce probability of other health complications arising from diabetic conditions.
    • Reduce diabetic condition from severe to moderate, moderate to mild, and from mild to normal.

    Yoga Workshop Includes

    • Asanas - Yoga postures and stretches
    • Pranayam & Meditation - Yoga breathing and relaxation
    • Guidance regarding diet and nutrition from certified Dietician
    • Basic medical screening prior to the start of Yoga workshopto determine physical fitness to practice yoga. 
    • Concepts of Integrated approach to help individuals change their Life Style 
    • Materials provided to practice
    Structure of Yoga Workshop
    • 14 Sessions – each 1.5 hours, 4 days a week(Tue, Thu, Say, Sun)
    • Locations: Fremont, San Jose, San Ramon, Saratoga ....
    • Deposite $150 (Payable on first session)

    Seema - 801-471-1729
    Email - sdm-bayarea@sewausa.org

    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 8 Aug 2021
    • East Bay AND South Bay

    Enroll to Receive Early Registration notification

    LEAD is a Sewa International's Program for High School students.

    Here by, we invite and encourage interested participants to join a 6 week summer youth engagement program that connects young adults with community leaders, industrialists, educationists and dynamic successful professionals. It also provides various volunteer opportunities to work for the Bay Area community through local projects.

    General Eligibility: High School Students (entering 9th grade - 12th grade). Sincerely committed participants.

    Selection Criteria:
    Limited seats, first come first serve basis. Open to all nationality, 
    religious and ethnic backgrounds.

    For Details of LEAD 2019 - https://sewausa.org/event-3367176

Past events

5 Oct 2019 Sewa Bay Area: Dandiya 2019
28 Sep 2019 South Bay Math Tournament 2019
15 Sep 2019 Sewa Bay Area: NatyaSEWA 2019 - Multicultural Dance Extravaganza - Veera
7 Sep 2019 Authentic Yoga to Prevent, Control and Manage Diabetes
7 Sep 2019 Authentic Yoga to Prevent, Control and Manage Diabetes
25 Aug 2019 Sewa Bay Area - Bike/Run/Walk 2019
16 Jun 2019 LEAD 2019 - Summer Youth Engagement Program
9 Jun 2019 Cyclone Fani - Fundraising Talent Show
10 May 2019 Mother's Day - Paint For A Cause
10 May 2019 Eat Out For Sewa - Mother's Day Weekend
13 Apr 2019 Authentic Yoga to Prevent, Control and Manage Diabetes
23 Dec 2018 2018 Holiday Event for Camp Fire Evacuees
1 Dec 2018 Sewa Bay Area Annual Banquet
13 Oct 2018 Sewa Bay Area: Dandiya 2018
15 Sep 2018 Yoga for Diabetes Workshop - Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018 Yoga for Diabetes Workshop
11 Aug 2018 SEWA BAY AREA BIKE-A-THON 2018
12 May 2018 Sewa Bay Area: Stop Diabetes Yoga Workshop 2018
10 Dec 2017 Sewa Bay Area Dance Mela Fundraiser
5 Nov 2017 Sewa bay Area Bike-A-Thon 2017
23 Oct 2017 SDM Yoga Workshop
22 Sep 2017 Sewa Bay Area: Dandiya 2017
18 Aug 2017 Sewa Bay Area: Stop Diabetes Yoga Workshop
1 Aug 2017 Sewa Bay Area: East Bay Lead Community Service Project
1 Aug 2017 Sewa Bay Area: South Bay Lead Community Service Project
30 Jul 2017 Sewa Bay Area: Lead Closing Ceremony
16 Jul 2017 Sewa Bay Area: Serve Community Service Project
9 Apr 2017 Sewa Bay Area 2017 Volunteer Orientation
9 Apr 2017 Sewa Bay Area 2017 Volunteer Orientaion
3 Mar 2017 Sewa Bay Area: Stop Diabetes Movement(SDM)
3 Dec 2016 Sewa Bay Area Annual Banquet
13 Nov 2016 Bay area chapter - bawannkhanee .. Mrignayani tak dance drama

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