Eritrean Community Center of Santa Clara County.
Our Community was established in 2008 to uniquely fill the gap in supporting Eritreans to integrate into American life, provide support with social and employment services, and to build a culturally competent organization. It was made possible by the participation of our dedicated members who spare their time, resource and effort to make the center a reality. The Center was conceived as a place where every generation of the Eritrean Diaspora could find comfort in various facets of their culture, preserve and practice unique traditions and celebrate festivals and social milestones in a welcoming environment. The ECC-SC welcomes the participation of all, irrespective of their race, religion, sexual orientation, political or ideological associations.
The mission of the Eritrean Community center is to meet the needs of the Eritrean immigrants and their families through a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the quality of life of families and individuals in the community.
In pursuing the mission, the Eritrean Community Center partners and collaborates with other organizations and agencies to provide educational, social, and cultural workshops and seminars.
Key Services Offered:
· Youth academic excellence and economic success programs – we do this through tutorial classes, mentoring, and guest lectures.
· Free computer classes for MS Office and internet training services
· Advanced Tigrinya language as part of high school foreign language curriculum; a collaborative effort with San Jose Unified School District.
· Adult Educational Workshops and Seminars – focused on health, social, and economic issues that meet the needs of the Eritrean community
· Immigration and Job Resources - the Center provides various sources of information on immigration legal services and job opportunities.
· Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
· SJ School District
· African Advocacy Network
· African Diaspora Network
· Silicon Valley Africa Film Festival
1998 Homestead road, Suite 115
Santa Clara, CA 95050