Happy House Community United was proud to accept the 2012 Community Honoree award from the city of San Jose!
Community United hosted its 4th annual Thanksgiving dinner at both the Starbird and Alma Youth Centers in San Jose. Nancy made a special trip to San Jose and told the youth how proud she was of them for making good choices and staying in school.
Community United, the San Jose chapter of Happy House, hosted their first ever charity golf tournament on Saturday, August 20th. Sixty-four golfers braved the heat, some in traditional golf attire, for a great day of fun and friendly competition
Founded by award winning Lecturer and Author, Adisa Banjoko and Hip-Hop graphic artist Leo Libiran, the Hip Hop Chess Federation is dedicated to providing an inclusive setting for individuals to interact, play and develop life skills with people they view as mentors. Along with recreational activities, the Hip Hop Chess Federation also provides workshops and sponsor supported education scholarships.
Sunday, May 15, Nancy joined Community United, the San Jose Chapter of Happy House, for the Starbird Park Community Event. The event played host to more than 200 people and praised the work of Community United and other neighborhood councils and communities. There were talks by Councilman Pete Constant, Timothy Starbird (son of the center’s namesake), Adisa Banjoko, Jan Nikitin and Nancy Cartwright.
The Happy House chapter in San Jose, Community United, continues to make a huge difference in the Bay Area. At the right are pictures of their involvement in the San Jose Resource Fair as well as an image of their booth representing the United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County. Keep up the great work Community United.
The Blackford Neighborhood Action Coalition’s National Night Out held at Starbird Park was one of the largest in San Jose with over eight hundred in attendance. Community United, the San Jose Chapter of Happy House Los Angeles, was one of the primary sponsors of the event along with several of the local churches, businesses and community members.