San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA

The City of San Jose has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since 2009, and since 2015, Mayor Liccardo has spearheaded the city's commitment to leveraging resident volunteers to address local education and youth issues. Through San Jose Learns, San Jose Works, and San Jose Cares, Mayor Liccardo and his administration are developing strategies to address educational achievement gaps, summer youth employment, and civic engagement. San Jose is also one of five cities taking part in the Bay Area Impact Volunteering program. 

For more information on San Jose, visit or follow along at @SanJoseInfo.

Get Involved

Education and Youth

STEAM Education & Digital Literacy

San Jose libraries facilitated 590 volunteers to donate 12,935 hours to support STEAM Education and Digital Literacy. This includes: Tech Mentors, who helped library customers with internet questions; Math Tutors, who tutored K-12 children afterschool; CodeUCan volunteers who taught basic coding skills to elementary and middle school students; Spanish and Vietnamese instructors who helped residents learn technical skills in their native languages; and Homework Club volunteers who provided assistance for a variety of subjects for San Jose students.

Want to volunteer? Click here.

"A safer and more prosperous San José will herald our city’s great renewal.”
Mayor Sam Liccardo

Preparedness and Safety

Team 222 for Guadalupe River

San Jose will enhance the Team 222 for Guadalupe River program that has established a resident-based network focused on restoring the Guadalupe River. The project will recruit volunteers and volunteer Team Leaders as creek stewards to restore the river by conducting coordinated and ongoing cleanups. The cleanups will greatly increase the city’s ability to respond to flooding events and foster greater ownership of the river by adjacent residents.

Contact the Mayor

Search form