To build an internationally recognized cultural identity and sense of place for the Silicon Valley by strengthening ZERO1's organizational capacity and making its biennial international digital arts festival a signature cultural event
To implement Community PlanIT, an online tool that enables engagement in local community planning efforts, in four Knight communities: Detroit, Akron, San Jose and Philadelphia
To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology
The Silicon Valley region has a name and brand as a creative technology center recognizable worldwide. Here in the birthplace of digital and social media, Knight Foundation is focused on fostering an informed and engaged San Jose and Silicon Valley by ensuring that technology is used to benefit the local community. We’re looking for innovative ways to use technology for greater civic engagement, and to ensure that all residents are digitally and media literate as fundamental to engagement in the 21st century.
Also, Knight Foundation is supporting the vitality of the region by helping to develop its diverse cultural and social assets. Knight seeks to fund the kind of events and spaces that enliven the region and attract and keep residents who help Silicon Valley prosper.
To help sustain healthy communities in a democracy, we aim to increase the ability of individuals to engage in change.
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San Jose Community Advisory Committee
• Frederick Ferrer (chair)
• Michele Lew
• Dena Trujillo
• Sanjay Vaswani
• Kim Walesh