SBCAE Immigrant Integration Goal

1. Economic Security

Attaining, maintaining, or increasing Economic Security for oneself and one’s family is an important goal for the vast majority of adult immigrants. Whether the need is immediate financial stability, long-term savings, or anything in between, many immigrants who are seeking education, information or services are motivated at least in part by an economic goal.

The resources listed below are organizations and other information in support of this goal.

COMMUNICATION - CA Lifeline Program - Telephone Discounts
There are two main Universal LifeLine Telephone Service discounts in CA: the CA LifeLine Program (CA LifeLine) and the federal Lifeline program (Federal Lifeline). CA households qualify by receiving certain benefits OR meeting income requirement. Multi-Language: English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese. Key Words: Communication, Allies1
COMMUNICATION - EveryoneOn - Low Cost Internet, Equipment, and Free Digital Literacy Classes
COVID-19 Update - In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on society, multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have made updates to their low-cost internet service programs to ensure individuals and families stay connected to the internet during this challenging time. We’ve updated our low-cost internet service options tool to reflect these changes.
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EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. Through partnerships, EveryoneOn is able to offer home Internet service for under $20 in 48 states and the District of Columbia. We work with refurbishers, to offer devices for under $100. Spanish Key Words ALLIES5, Education
DACA Recipients and Immigrant Workers are Still Covered by CA's Workplace Protections
9/6/17 - CA Labor Secretary David M. Lanier today issued a statement that the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) does not require employers to re-verify work authorization documents..... "The Labor and Workforce Development Agency will continue to work in partnership with community leaders, worker advocates and employers to make sure DACA recipients and immigrant workers know they are covered by our state's workplace protections." Key Words: ALLIES1
EDUCATION - Community College Center for Economic Mobility (CCCEM)
In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the CCCEM is a primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5, SCC, EVC, SJCC, Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
EDUCATION - SparkPoint Multi-Service Center
SparkPoint offers integrated services to help people end the cycle of poverty through free job coaching and training, education and financial literacy. The program is available to students, alumni, and qualifying low income public at the Workforce Inst in San Jose, through all SBCAE members. Sparkpoint Community Bulletins Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5
EMPLOYMENT - Legal Aid at Work
3/24/20 COVID-19 Update - If you are having work-related issues due to the coronavirus, call our Work & Family helpline: 800-880-8047 or general helpline: 415-864-8848. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Chinese, Urdu, Vietnamese and Farsi English Coronavirus FAQ | Vietnamese Coronavirus FAQ | Spanish Coronavirus FAQ | Chinese Coronavirus FAQ Key Words: Employment
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Legal Aid at Work offers free information online, including our selection of more than 100 detailed and up-to-date fact sheets about specific provisions of the law related to employment. Also English, Spanish and Chinese manuals for employers to protect the rights of their workers.. Spanish | Chinese Workers' Rights Clinic, helplines 415-864-8208 or 866-864-8208 (toll-free) Key Words: ALLIES1, RRN, Rapid Response
EMPLOYMENT - AFL-CIO: When the Paycheck Stops - Survival guide to unemployment
Advice on surviving the COVID-19 pandemic including how to find the help you need, taking charge of your personal finances, and looking for a job. Key Words: ALLIES1
EMPLOYMENT - CA EDD -How to File a Paid Family Leave Claim in SDI Online
If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments at approximately 60-70 percent of wages. Key Words: ALLIES1, coronavirus, employment, finance Spanish
EMPLOYMENT - Day Worker Center of Mt. View
Connects workers and employers in a safe and supportive environment. Empowers workers to improve their socio-economic condition through fair employment, ESL, and education. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Vocational Education, Employment, jobs
EMPLOYMENT - Disaster Unemployment Insurance
3/25/20 Grants Flexibility to Temporarily Loosen State UI Policies. Changes in state laws governing the UI program must be approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. H.R. 6201 waives this requirement if the state pursues the following temporary changes: (1) eliminating the one-week waiting period before a worker is eligible for UI, (2) loosening work search requirements, (3) loosening so-called “good cause” requirements that limit when workers may receive UI benefits if they leave their job voluntarily, and (4) changing how employers’ experience ratings are calculated for COVID-19-related unemployment. Key Words: ALLIES1, Disaster, pandemic, coronavirus
EMPLOYMENT - FAQs for CA Workers - Know Your Rights
This information from the CA State Employment Development Dept provides general guidance as to what programs are available and what situations may be applicable to your circumstances. We encourage you to apply for the program you believe best fits your needs and the EDD will determine your eligibility for Disability or Paid Family Leave or Unemployment Insurance Benefits Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Coronavirus, Jobs, KYR, ALLIES1, COVID-19
EMPLOYMENT - Federal Law- Families First Coronavirus Respose Act (FFCRA)
3/19/20 The new federal FFCRA requires employers with 50-500 employees, including nonprofits, to provide their employees two weeks of paid sick leave, paid at the employee’s regular rate up to $511 per day, to quarantine or seek a diagnosis or preventive care for the coronavirus. It also requires payment at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate up to $200 per day to care for a family member for those purposes or to care for a child whose school has closed or child care provider is unavailable due to the coronavirus. These provisions expire at the end of December 2020. Key Words: Know Your Rights, KYR, ALLIES1
EMPLOYMENT - Move Up - Employment Services for Women
Nonprofit that empowers under-served women by helping them find jobs, succeed in careers, and start small businesses. Provides free one-on-one video career mentoring services to low income women around the US. Services include: *Create a resume and LinkedIn Profile *Identify the right career path *Prepare for interviews *Identify and apply for job openings *Negotiate salary *Understand opportunities for networking. Key Words: Employment, ALLIES1
EMPLOYMENT - New CA Law - Apply for A Business or Professional License Without a Social Security Number
There are new laws in California that make it easier to start a business and pursue a professional career! Under AB 2184, the Immigrant Business Inclusion Act, you can apply for a local business license without a Social Security Number as of January 1, 2019. Key Words: Self Employment, Entrepreneur, ALLIES1
EMPLOYMENT - Positioning Low-Income Workers to Succeed in a Changing Economy
8/26/19 Report by the Hatcher Group - Funded by the Annie E. Casey and Joyce foundations, this report examines educational and employment disparities in the United States and highlights policies, programs and strategies designed to improve current and future work for lower-wage individuals and their families. Twelve case studies fill the report and fit into 1 of 3 categories: 1) strategies that prepare young people for jobs that provide family-sustaining wages; 2) responses to concerns about worker power and agency amid a rising tide of gig and contract work; and 3) state and local policies that address wages, work and a changing economic environment. Key Words: ALLIES1
EMPLOYMENT - Santa Clara County 2019-2020 Living Wage Rate
County’s Living Wage rates are reviewed and updated annually based on specified cost of living adjustments. New rates are effective July 1 of the following fiscal year. On February 2, 2019, the United States Department of Health and Human Services published an increase to the federal poverty level in the Federal Register, resulting in a change to the Living Wage rate for FY 2019 – 2020. Key Words: ALLIES1, SCC
EMPLOYMENT - Undocumented Workers’ Employment Rights
With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided to workers by both federal and California law. Multi-language: Spanish | Chinese | Key Words: ALLIES1, discrimination, job
EMPLOYMENT - Work2Future
COVID-19 Update: Shifted from in-person services to remote assistance. Information and links to Coronavirus relief information for individuals, businesses, and employment opportunities.
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Work2future operates One-Stop Centers that serve the areas of San Jose, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Los Altos Hills, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. Free services and classes are provided for residents, businesses, and youth, including: job search, job training, ESL classes, assessments, career counseling, and more. Information in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Key Words: Allies5, ALLIES1
EMPLOYMENT - Working in the United States - Eligibility and Requirements
A USCIS description of the types of work permission in the US, the eligibility and application requirements. Information for Employers & Employees about the categories: Temporary Workers * Permanent Workers * Students and Exchange Visitors * Temporary Visitors for Business Key Words: Immigration, ALLIES1
FINANCE - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance for Undocumented Immigrants - CLOSED
7/1/20 Update - Nonprofit organizations have completed the application intake phase of the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants Project at this time. They will continue to work on application approval and pre-paid card disbursement until all funds have been disbursed.
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5/18/20 California is providing one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance because of their immigration status. For Bay Area Applications contact Catholic Charities at 415-324-1011 or websites for: Santa Clara County | Alameda and Contra Costa Counties | Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties | An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1000 in assistance per household. This state funding is expected to reach about 150,000 undocumented adults. Read frequently asked questions
FINANCE - Financial Assistance for Low-Income SCC Residents
7/1/20 Update Additional funding is now available through the COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program administered by Sacred Heart Community Service and Destination: Home! Because we have a limited amount of funding available, this round of assistance will focus on serving those in our community who are most in need of assistance. See specific eligibility criteria and more detailed program information – including instructions for how eligible households can add their name to our Interest List. . Multi-language: Spanish Vietnamese Key Words: Coronavirus, Pandemic, ALLIES1, COVID-19
FINANCE - Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS)
COVID-19 Update: PANDEMIC EMERGENCY 0% INTEREST LOANS AND GRANTS PROGRAM: to help individuals, families, and small businesses The JFCS Food Bank has swiftly shifted from a supplemental supplier of staples to their sole provider of sustenance. Workshops and Teletherapy. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU NEED SUPPORT OR ASSISTANCE. 415-449-1200
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Programs for adults, seniors, youth, children, refugees, emegres. Immigration, ESL and Citizenship assistance, financial assistance. Educational Scholarships and Loans Areas Served: Offices in Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa - Counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, SF, and Santa Clara. Key Words: SCC, Koret, LGBT, Domestic Violence, Hospice, Counseling, Emergency Assistance ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES5, ALLIES7
FINANCE - Mission Asset Fund Lending Circles (MAF)
MAF is a San Francisco based nonprofit that provides zero-interest social loans and financial education to help hardworking families build their credit and realize their financial goals with Lending Circles for Citizenship and Business. No interest loans for citizenship and immigration fees. Key Words: ALLIES1
FINANCE - MoneyWi$e
A national financial literacy partnership of Consumer Action and Capital One, contains free, multilingual financial education materials. It also offers curricula and teaching aids with regional meetings and roundtables to train community-based organization staff, so that consumers at all income levels and walks of life can be reached. Key Words: ALLIES1
FINANCE - Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Too many communities across the country lack access to affordable financial services. Predatory lenders and high-fee check cashers often thrive. Self-Help intentionally locates branches in underserved communities, and we extend our service through mobile technology and partnerships with local groups. Self-Help Credit Union and Self-Help Federal Credit Union have merged with 14 credit unions and one bank to create a network of over 40 branches serving almost 140,000 people in North Carolina, California, Illinois, and Florida. Key Words: Banking, ALLIES1
FINANCE - Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Programs include: Paycheck Protection Program Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance SBA Debt Relief SBA Express Bridge Loans Guidance for Businesses and Employers SBA Products and Resources Government Contracting Local Assistance Key Words: Coronavirus, Finance, COVID-19 Multi-language: Spanish
FINANCE - Stimulus Check
US citizens or permanent residents (green card) holders should have received the stimulus payment of $1,200 for single people who earn less than $75,000, while married couples who earn less than $150,000 get $2,400. Children under 17 are eligible to receive $500. If you haven’t received, we can help you or you can check on https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-paymenthttps://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment. If you have not worked or filed taxes, you still qualify but you must file a Non-Filer Form before October 15th. Key Words: Coronavirus,, Pandemic
FINANCE- Currently Existing Assistance Resources in SCC
Updated 5/1/20 From the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations: ***East San Jose Wellness Fund Primary coordinator: Somos Mayfair *** SOLO FUND Human Agenda and its legal collective CLARO have established the SOLO Solidarity Fund *** Mission Asset Immigrant Families Fund From the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund *** Opportunity Fund Small business loans. No SSN needed, ITTN enough *** Sacred Heart RENTAL AND DEPOSIT ASSISTANCE *** Community Service Agency of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills *** Sunnyvale Community Services *** West Valley Community Services EMERGENCY FUNDS COVID-19 Financial Assistance Key Words: Undocumented, SCC, ALLIES1
HOUSING - Gov. Newsom extends California eviction moratorium through September
7/1/20 Gov. Gavin Newsom extended an authorization allowing local governments to delay evictions through the end of September for renters impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Local jurisdictions will be allowed to stop evictions for another three months through Sept. 30. None of these protections relieve the obligation to pay rent-tenants will ultimately still be responsible for unpaid amounts. Key words: Housing, Homeless, KYR, Know Your Rights, COVID-19
HOUSING - Catholic Charities House Sharing Program
House Sharing is when two or more unrelated people share a home. This could be a homeowner renting our vacant bedrooms, or two or more people renting a home together. Each resident typically has his or her own bedroom, but shares the home’s kitchen, laundry and living areas (bathrooms may be private or shared, depending on the property). The House Sharing program is operated at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, designed to expand affordable housing options for Santa Clara County residents through the use of underutilized homes and stability for community members with varying income levels, such as seniors, persons on fixed incomes, working individuals, transition youth, students and veterans.
HOUSING - Project Sentinel - Housing Advocacy
Project Sentinel's primary function is to assist individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages. Our Mission: To advocate peaceful resolution of disputes for community welfare and harmony. Service Area; Counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Stanislaus, Sacramenti, Cities of Fremont & Merced. Offices in Fremont, Gilroy, Modesto, Redwood City, Milpitas, Sacramento and Santa Clara. Monterey County via our Salinas office. SCC Multi-language: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), ALLIES1
IMMIGRANT - CA Comparison of Benefits & Rights Based on Immigration Status
10/19 Includes education benefits, public benefits, travel and transportation, civil rights, workplace and employment benefits. This chart, from Immigrants Rising, Shows benefits available to citizens, LPR's (permanent residents, undocumented) Based on CALIFORNIA law,. benefits, and rights may be different in other states. Key Words: ALLIES1, integration.
LEGAL - Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center
COVID-19 Update: We are continuing to educate our clinical law students and serve clients remotely. For pro bono advice and representation in: Consumer Law, Immigration Law, or Workers' Rights, please leave a voicemail at (408) 288-7030. Free Santa Clara County Office of Labor Enforcement advice line on employment law issues. 1(866) 870-7725. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Mandarin Key Words: ALLIES1
LEGAL- SCC Launches Enforcement Program to Collect Owed Wages for Food Workers
9/23/19 Santa Clara County has the highest number of wage theft claims in the state of California, a pervasive problem that disproportionately affects immigrants and low-wage workers. The County’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) and the Department of Environmental Health are launching a Food Permit Enforcement Program that will enable the County to start suspending food permits from business owners who have not paid their judgments. Multi-language: Spanish | Tagalog | Key Words: ALLIES1
Managing Money from Consumer Action
A financial literacy clearinghouse featuring Consumer Action's award-winning multilingual educational materials, headline news on personal finance topics and recommended publications created by other organizations and government agencies. The materials focus on financial services, sound financial planning and debt management, saving for emergencies and retirement and how to avoid frauds and scams. Key Words: Allies1 Multi-language: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean
Map To Success: Identifying Job Opportunities and Career Pathways
1/22/19 he National Immigration Forum’s Map to Success is an interactive tool, providing immigrants and other workers with information on select career paths in the U.S. The map lists jobs with the greatest shortages in states with large immigrant populations, highlighting occupations with potential for career advancement. We aim to assist American employers recruit workers to fill job shortages, and thus help to enhance our overall economic well-being. Key Words: ALLIES1, Employment
NEWS - Payday Loans - Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
10/5/16 Article by Talk Poverty/ - Payday loans are advertised as quick and easy loans that borrowers can repay when their next paycheck comes around. The interest rates are so high, often 400% and above, compared to about 16% on the average credit card that borrowers cannot afford to pay back the loan and the vast majority of loans (80%) are rolled over or followed by an additional loan within just two weeks. The result is that borrowers wind up in debt. Key Words ALLIES1
RESOURCE - 2020 SCC Social Services Resource Guide
COVID-19 Update: SSA Service Centers are temporarily closed. We are still available to help you meet many of your essential service needs without interruption by phone and online.
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Updated 68 page Resource Directory for SCC low income residents including food, housing, health care, mental health, children's services, transportation, employment, immigration, citizenship, education, emergency services, disaster and more. Key Words: ALIES1, Santa Clara County, CalWorks, Multi-language
RESOURCE - A New America
COVID-19 Update: During this extraordinary time, AnewAmerica is committed to working with our team, clients, small businesses, partners and supporters to work through the current situation and help our entrepreneurs and small business owners to mitigate the impacts of the COVID 19 virus (Coronavirus). We will be using remote tools during this time to work with clients.
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Working with traditionally challenged communities, which include new Americans (new citizens, refugees and immigrants), women, minorities and low to moderate income households, to empower them to make  their American dream a reality while contributing to the economic growth and social capital of their communities. Offices in Berkeley, San Jose and Oakland, CA Key Words: Education, Immigrant Integration, IDA, Individual Development Accounts, ALLIES1
RESOURCE - CA Immigrant Guide
Provides information on resources available to immigrant families, such as testing under Medi-Cal, small business support, including some that are available regardless of immigration status. Additional Information for immigrant communities on Coronavirus and updated Public Charge policies. Ongoing information on available services throughout the state for Immigrants seeking help with English language learning, workforce skill development, naturalization preparation or legal assistance, The guide will serve as a bridge that can help immigrants fully participate in life in California. Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, Directory, citizenship, ESL Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin),, Korean, Arabic , Armenian, Farsi, Khmer (Cambodian)
RESOURCE - CA Low Cost Auto Insurance Program
CA Law requires that all drivers of vehicles within the State maintain evidence of financial responsibility. California's Low Cost Automobile Program (CLCA) exists to provide income eligible persons with liability insurance protection at affordable rates. Multi-language: Downloadable materials in | English | Spanish | Hmong | Chinese | Japanese |, Korean | Russian | Tagalog | Vietnamese |.and other languages. Key Words: Low Income, Allies1
RESOURCE - Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
COVID-19 Update: With the County's "Shelter in Place" order and the exemption for essential services such as social services, shelter, food and health care, Catholic Charities has closed several physical locations, while still providing care through phone or video visits with clients and collaborating with other nonprofits and government agencies. Catholic Charities COVIS-19 Program Modifications
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Citizenship services provided in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, ESL and citizenship classes at offices in San Jose and Gilroy. CC provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees. Deferred Action (DACA), Foster Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Disaster Casework. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE Many other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. Food, Health Care, Mental Health, House Sharing. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES7, RIF
RESOURCE - Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Santa Clara County
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of SCC is dedicated to reaching out to the business community to support, promote and stay connected to the Filipino community in the United States and abroad. Multi-language: Tagalog Key Words: Networking, Business, Philipines, API
RESOURCE - Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Silicon Valley
The mission of the HCC Silicon Valley is to maximize Hispanic business and economic development by serving as an advocate and resource for its members, business owners, professionals, students and the community in general. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Networking, Business, Latino, ALLIES1
RESOURCE - InformedImmigrant.com
InformedImmigrant.com is dedicated to increasing access to resources and knowledge for the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. We understand that these times are especially hard on immigrant communities dealing with the unique challenges of coronavirus and immigration status. Regularly updated national and state by state resource guides plus where to get legal help and DACA renewal. Multi-lingual: Spanish Key Words: COVID-19, health, financial, mental health, education
RESOURCE - Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern CA
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (JCCNC) was founded in 1950 to promote business, mutual understanding, and goodwill between Japan and the United States.
RESOURCE - Resources for Undocumented Communities
Nationwide Directory of Emergency Funds and information for undocumented immigrants if every state. Key Words: coronavirus, undocufund, pandemi, ALLIES1, COVID-19
RESOURCE - Sacred Heart Community Services
COVID-19 SHCS offers a broad range of social programs including assistance with food, clothing, housing, utilities, employment search, financial coaching, tax preparation, counseling and advocacy. Immigrant friendly. .Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, families, citizenship, children, vulnerable populations, SCC, ALLIES1, ALLIES2, ALLIES7, Undocumented, Finance
RESOURCE - San Jose Virtual Local Assistance Center
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this page consists of resources for San José residents on: **Food ** Immigrant Resources ** Housing ** Employment & Job Training ** Health & Wellness ** Utilities & Internet ** Small Businesses and Nonprofits. For more informationcall 311 or 408-535-3500, or fill out a contact form. Live chat (8-5, M-F), TTY for the hearing impaired at 1-800-735-2922 . Key Words: ALLIES1, Coronavirus
RESOURCE - Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Hispanic Satellite
Our mission is to provide services to Latino small business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them to grow and establish successful businesses. Northern California SBDC's offer free, individualized and confidential one-on-one advising for existing businesses and start-ups with the potential for job creation, revenue and profit growth, and new business development ideas which could stimulate economic development in Northern California and beyond. San Jose Office. Multi-Language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES1
RESOURCE - UNDOCUMENTED Workers Relief Funds in California
3/23/20 List of cash assistance programs and applications in English and Spanish, for undocumented workers in the areas of: * restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more * Workers in the hospitality industry, dishwasher, bartender, server, busser, chef, cook, sommelier, manager, host, concierge, cleaning staff, or barback * domestic workers who have participated in activities of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), Key Words: Immigrant, ALLIES1, aide, coronavirus, pandemic, emergency, COVID-19
RESOURCE - Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce - Silicon Valley
Serving businesses' needs with the core focus in Vietnamese businesses and businesses serving Vietnamese community. Promoting and supporting member businesses for the advancement of economic growth throughout the Silicon Valley area.
RESOURCE - Vietnamese Small Business Resource Center
In February, 2019, the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center, opened a Vietnamese American Satellite, specifically to help Vietnamese entrepreneurs — the first office in the U.S. dedicated to serving Vietnamese-speaking business owners. The center will offer resources in English and Vietnamese to help the Vietnamese business community navigate bureaucracy, new technologies and market expansion. The one-stop shop offers expert advice, low-cost workshops and small business training, among other services. Key Words: ALLIES1
TAXES - CA Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)
California Families, singles and self-employed may qualify for CalEITC. Most recipients are people who do not need to file a tax return. For 2019 filing it is possible to earn up to $8000. A new credit this year adds up to $1000 for those with children under 6 years old. Find out if you are eligible and how much you might get. Spanish
TAXES - Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) - Federal
The EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a federal tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund. 29 states and DC also have additional state EITC awards. All states have free tax filing assistance provided by trained volunteers between January 15th and April 14th. Call the IRS at 1-800-906-9887 to find locations nearest to you. Multi-language: | Spanish | Chinese Traditional | Korean | Russian | Vietnamese |
TAXES - ITINs, EINs and Taxes for Undocumented Immigrants
This handout from Immigrants Rising (previously E4FC) provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions and links to information for undocumented youth around ITINs, EINs, working as an independent contractor, building credit, Entrepreneurship, business plans, taxes, and more. Key Words: ALLIES1
TAXES - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) - Fed
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older. To locate the nearest VITA site, Find a Bay Area site or call 1-800-829-1040. Multi-language:| Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Korean | Russian | Key Words: Seniors, Finance, ALLIES1
TRANSLATIONS - Mortgage Translations Clearinghouse
Created by FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac in collaboration with industry, consumer, and government partners, the Mortgage Translations clearinghouse contains resources such as translated documents, borrower education materials, a standardized glossary of mortgage terms, and more. The clearinghouse is an easy-to-use collection of translated documents and tools to assist lenders, servicers, housing counselors, and others in helping mortgage borrowers who have limited English proficiency. (LEP). The site currently contains Spanish language documents and resources. Materials in other languages will be added in the future. Key Words: ALLIES1, Housing
EMPLOYMENT - 2020 Census Jobs
5/7/20 It’s not too late to apply for a temporary part-time position with the 2020 Census. Apply to earn extra income and help your community. 2020 Census field operations have resumed in select locations across the nation. Jobs still available in Sunnyvale and San Jose. Must be a US Citizen. The phased return-to-work plan adheres to guidance from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management as well as federal, state and local authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Key Words: ALLIES1