The Challenges Of Tackling Homelessness Amid The Rising Wealth Gap In Silicon ValleyKCBS In Depth speaks with Dr. Brian Greenberg, Vice President of Programs and Services for InnVision Shelter Network in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, about the current growing wealth gap in Silicon Valley that’s lead in an increase of homeless in one of the most affluent areas of the country.
OUR HOMELESS SCHOOLKIDS: 20,000 Bay Area Children Have No Home To Go To After Class, A Doug Sovern KCBS Cover Story SeriesThe only shelter they can call their own is their desk. They live in their family's car, or in shelters, or camped out in cold, wet tents, as they try to study, write reports, and pull themselves up. This is their multi-part story, in a Doug Sovern KCBS Cover Story series.
Finding A New 'Jungle,' Homeless Plan To Create Second Camp In San JoseSan Jose city police and crews moved in to clean up and shut down the homeless camp known as the "Jungle" Thursday, but now it looks like they have another problem on their hands.
San Jose's 'Jungle' Homeless Camp Marked On Google Maps, Days Before It's DemolishedAs city police and crews are working to wipe Silicon Valley's largest homeless camp off the map, one anonymous person intends to keep it on another.
Residents In San Jose Express Relief At Closure Of 'The Jungle'While the homeless residents that lived in “the Jungle” and their advocates are unhappy with their eviction from the makeshift encampment, many nearby residents and businesses are expressing relief that the city of San Jose is finally shutting down what they say is a constant source of blight and pollution.
San Jose Begins Clearing Out Silicon Valley's Largest Homeless CampDismantling began Thursday morning at "The Jungle," a large homeless encampment along San Jose's Coyote Creek.
St. Anthony's Dining Room Sees Changing Faces of San Francisco's Poverty; Stays True To Their MissionAs Thanksgiving nears, KCBS In Depth spoke with Barry Stenger, the executive director of St. Anthony’s Dinning Hall, about the old and new faces of poverty in San Francisco, what challenges lay ahead and how you can help.
San Jose Considers Converting City-Owned Land Into $400K Lots For Homeless To Safely Camp In CarsNearly 500 homeless people in Santa Clara County live in their cars. Now the city of San Jose is considering designated parking lots to give those folks a place to stay.
Cal Student Rising Above Supports Disabled Mom With Cisco InternshipGrowing up in East Palo Alto, Markel Moore says he’s had to work hard for everything -- like becoming the first in his family to go to college and earning the scholarships to pay for it.
Homelessness Among California School Children Doubled In Recent YearsNearly 270,000 California public school students were homeless at some point during the last school year, according to a new report that finds the number of homeless students is growing at twice the national rate.
California Schools Get Billions To Track, Boost Foster Children's PerformanceCalifornia is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.
Students Rising Above: Richmond High Student Helps Deaf ParentsMeuy Phan is graduating from Richmond High School with near-perfect grades. But her biggest accomplishment may be at home where she has grown up with the responsibilities of an adult.
Oakland Student Rising Above Poverty, Gets College Scholarship Thanks To 'Better Chance' When Alejandro Arechiga earned a scholarship to the prestigious College Prep High School in Oakland, it was like winning the lottery. He shares a two-bedroom apartment with five people and his single mom works very long hours as a house cleaner, often unable to afford food, tutoring, and school supplies, but now he is rising above. “She comes home tired and it’s like, it’s been so many years of the same thing going on, just work and work and work,” Alejandro recalls. “It just definitely makes me want to strive to be better so I can help her out.”
$10 Million Raised In Two Months As Part of Salesforce CEO’s Anti-Poverty Campaign Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff’s SF Gives initiative raised $10 million in two months as part of an anti-poverty campaign with the help of 20 local companies.
Salesforce.com CEO Urges Tech Firms To Give More As Company Marks 15 Years Thousands crowded San Francisco's waterfront on Friday, as Salesforce.com celebrated its 15th anniversary. Behind the celebration is a serious goal: fighting poverty.