Fall Connections Recap

In mid-October, we had an energizing gathering of over 60 changemakers. Thanks to all who joined our Fall Connections: Voices from our Community event at the beautiful and inspiring EPACENTER! The evening was filled with joyful catchups, dance, delicious local eats and drinks, and of course, motivating social impact breakouts. 

It was such a lovely venue, and the event had such a special feeling.  It was more intimate, less formal; more engaging; more community integrated etc than the semi-annual gatherings we had pre-covid.  It was so consistent with the new strategic themes of SV2 so really resonated.” – Jennifer McFarlane, SV2 Partner

Special thanks to:

  • EPACENTER for graciously hosting us and sharing your creative and fun community space!
  • Our inspiring and thoughtful Breakout Speakers: Ivan Martinez (Redwood City PAL), Jasmyne and Quincy Sanders (StreetCode Academy), and Kurt Kuhlmann (Amped Innovation)!
  • Our talented vendors:
    • Diana Zaldivar – Pastry Chef, and an Upward Scholar 
    • Natalia Gutierrez – Floral Artist, and an Upward Scholar 
    • Crumble & Whisk – an ICA Company
    • Curated by Trang
    • Taqueria La Cazuela
  • Rekha Pai, SV2 Partner and Board Member, for doing a fun Indian Navratri dance demo with Amy!

We’re also very grateful for skillful interpretation provided by Brenda Graciano and Yeny Ramos (Upward Scholars) and to Legacy Venture and Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) for sponsoring our event. 

We hope to see you at future events!