Got 100 Minutes?

Peninsula Bridge is looking for volunteers to mentor 5th grade and 8th grade students who are interested in applying to independent schools in the area. The time commitment is approximately 3-5 meetings with the student and family between now and January 15. A mentor training session is scheduled on Saturday, September 19 at Eastside College Prep.

Many talented students need assistance with the application process because their parents don’t speak English as a first language and/or are unfamiliar with the application process. Peninsula Bridge is working closely with local schools to make tours and information sessions accessible, including financial aid information.

For more information, contact Petra Silton at

Sip & Swirl at Testarossa Winery

Happy Hour at Testarossa Winery

Join 100 Women supporters on June 24 and September 2 at the Testarossa Wine Bar 107 located at 300 College Avenue, Los Gatos.  Testarossa will donate 15% of all purchases between the hours of 4-8pm to the 100 Women Charitable Foundation.

You asked for more opportunities to network and socialize and we listened!  Invite your friends, families, & neighbors to gather under the sycamore trees at Testarossa Wine Bar 107. This is a great opportunity to spread the word to potential new members.

For more details, visit our Facebook page, join our Event and share it with your friends.

STAR VISTA Receives Grant from 100 Women Foundation

Star Vista  Grant Recipient Ceremony

Star Vista Grant Recipient Ceremony

Star Vista serves homeless, runaway and foster youth in San Mateo County through the Daybreak Program. This program provides nutritious food, shelter and safety; counseling, therapy and social support; independent living skills training and other comprehensive services that help youth make a successful transition from life on the street to healthy, positive living environments and self-sufficiency. Daybreak is the only intensive residential service in San Mateo County designed to meet the needs of unaccompanied homeless, runaway and former foster youth aged 16-21.

Students in the Daybreak program either maintain enrollment in an accredited high school program or secure a high school equivalency degree. Youth beyond high school age complete a job-training program and secure and maintain employment. All youth are provided healthy meals and a safe and stable shelter. The majority of youth who leave the program successfully transition to positive living arrangements.

At Daybreak, youth live at a 10-bed house for up to 18 months while resident counselors work with them to develop individualized transitional living plans. The plans address a number of needs including social support, education and training, employment, opportunities to give back to the community, adequate physical and mental health care, and substance abuse treatment. Daybreak partners with a number of community agencies to provide needed services and permanent housing when youth leave the house. Youth receive after care support services for as long as needed when they leave the program.

Through intensive street outreach in the community, StarVista reaches over 3,000 homeless and at-risk youth each year by canvassing local high schools and going directly to the places where street youth gather such as shopping malls, parks and public transportation depots. These youth are provided information and referrals to food, shelter, and health services.


A grant from 100 Women Charitable Foundation will offset recent cuts in federal funding that previously supported Daybreak’s general operating costs. The funds will be used to return staff on-site hours to previous levels (24/7) and provide food and supplies for the house. hello