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“Your elected representatives at all levels are no better or worse than you deserve,” said Jack Knight in 1946. “It is depressing to hear citizens say they’re too busy for politics and then express disgust at the outcome of an election. Just who is supposed to make that fight ...
Aug. 7, 2014, 2:30 p.m., Posted by Lea King
Lea King is executive director of the San Jose, Calif.,-based Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, which manages collaborations between private-sector volunteers and public agencies to improve resident services. San Jose is one of 26 Knight communities.
Silicon Valley is a unique place where people from all over the world come to study, work and build their families and homes. Though I have lived and worked in Taiwan, Spain, Hong Kong, China and Bangalore, India, Silicon Valley remains one of the most diverse and friendly places that my kids and I call home. There is such an amazing concentration of talent here found in the people, who pride themselves on collaboration and competition, and it’s where I work to enable a “stronger community working together,” the mission of the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership.
The Silicon Valley Talent Partnership is a civic innovation public-private-partnership organization that enables pro bono talent from the private and nonprofit worlds to help city governments improve and enhance service delivery. It is a unique partnership that enables people to contribute their talent to make a tangible impact in their neighborhoods, parks, libraries and communities.
Aug. 7, 2014, 12:52 p.m., Posted by kbalcerek
Aug. 7, 2014, 11:59 a.m., Posted by laflor
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