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Milpitas High student plans event to raise funds for Sankara Eye Foundation

The Beat loves nothing more than featuring young people in our community who are doing good in the world.  This week, we’re covering Sheen Raina,...

Amin Fazal is appointed new CEO of Milpitas Community Educational Endowment

The Milpitas Community Educational Endowment (MCEE) this week announced key changes to its staff… At a recent board meeting, MCEE appointed Amin Fazal as its...

MCEE’s STEAM Showcase receives record number of submissions from students across MUSD

This year’s STEAM Showcase will be happening at Milpitas High School on March 26.   Plans for the hybrid event, which will take place both in-person...

Major Milestone: Family Giving Tree serves its two millionth recipient in the Bay Area

The Holiday Season is upon us and somehow it feels different this year. People seem anxious to celebrate, perhaps because COVID-19 robbed us of...

Kiwanis Club of Milpitas spearheads effort to raise money for building of classroom in Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, there is a tiny village called Luz de Cristo. In this village, 45 children, ranging from grades K-6, attend school together in...

Making History: Emma Guerrero is first female to become Eagle Scout in Milpitas

Emma Guerrero is one of the founding members of Scouts BSA Troop 2163, the first all-girl troop in Milpitas. But it doesn’t stop there:...

Wreaths Across America volunteers place 9,000 wreaths at Golden Gate National Cemetery

Wreaths Across America is an effort to honor our veterans by placing a wreath at their grave sites each December.  Gold Star parents of SPC...

Support these Milpitas-based nonprofit organizations this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday presents an opportunity to spread positivity and do awesome things for our community. Consider making a contribution to a Milpitas-based nonprofit organization...

Milpitas residents & local leaders march in support of unhoused community

This past Saturday, Milpitas residents rallied as part of a group called Milpitas Hope for the Unhoused, which works in support of the city’s...

Even during COVID, Rotary Vietnam Project presses on

The District 5170 Rotary Club has been doing amazing things through its Rotary Vietnam Project.  “This is about youth coming together and interacting with the...

Program run by City of Milpitas and service organizations provides free face masks to residents

Since early spring, the City of Milpitas has been partnering with the Milpitas Rotary Club and the Milpitas Executive Lions Club to provide free...

Young mothers face obstacles during COVID-19 pandemic

18-year-old Jessica Esparza lost her job in March, after the shelter-in-place order went into effect across the Bay Area.  Now, she is struggling to provide...

How the India Community Center is coming together during the pandemic

In a recent podcast interview, we spoke with Raj Desai, CEO of the India Community Center (ICC). With the main center based in Milpitas,...

Coronavirus news: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approves millions in relief funds

The county announced today its approval of $3 million to be dispersed in support of nonprofit and community organizations, vital services, and residents with...

Milpitas-based nonprofit wins $25,000 grant from nonprofit research and development company

Milpitas-based STEM nonprofit Science Buddies has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Battelle NEON STEM Grant Program. NEON, the National Ecological Observatory Network, is an...

Milpitas-based organization is engaging young leaders

After he sold his medical device company, Sanjeev Tanna decided that he was going to do something for younger generations.  Looking at his 6-year-old son...

Podcast Interview with Diana Heinrich and Sofia Jaquez from Teen Success, Inc.

Based in the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in Milpitas, Teen Success, Inc. is making a tremendous impact in our community. Not only is it empowering...

Weller Elementary School and Flamekeepers Host March Awareness Event to Celebrate Diversity

Flamekeepers, an organization run by Milpitas resident Demetress Morris, hosted a spirited March Awareness event at Weller Elementary School, centered around diversity and Black...

CASSY Looking After Mental Health Among Bay Area Youth

Tucked away in a cozy office at 544 Valley Way, CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth) makes its headquarters in Milpitas, but is...

Milpitas Charity Bingo Planning to Open its Doors in Spring 2019

Imagine a space in Milpitas where you can go to play Bingo games five nights a week. And imagine that the proceeds from those...

The Milpitas Community Educational Endowment Achieves Milestone 10-Year Goal

Imagine setting a 10-year goal, then spending a whole decade determined to reach it. Then, imagine a step further: After years of hard work, you...

The Queen Elf of Milpitas; Changing the World One Holiday Wish at a Time

Twenty-nine years ago, Jennifer Cullbenbine had a vision.  It seemed crazy to the majority of people she shared it with. They told her it would...

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