ConXion to Community
ConXión to Community (formerly known as Center for Training & Careers), a local community-based non-profit corporation, has a successful 40+ year track record in serving the needs of underserved populations in Santa Clara County. ConXión has established itself as a culturally and linguistically-competent provider of case management, education, employment, job training, mentoring, family wellness, and prosocial activity services for at-risk youth and their families. Its facility houses a variety of education, workforce, behavioral health, culture and youth programs and is centrally located in the 95122 zip code with easy access to freeways and public transportation.
Since 2000, ConXión has provided a variety of culturally-competent case management, recovery meetings, domestic violence prevention classes, life skills, and support services to high-risk youth and families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Its on-site support services including AA/NA/CA recovery meetings in English and Spanish, daily breakfast, weekly (support group) Talking Circles, domestic violence prevention classes, weekly food distribution, civic engagement opportunities, and referrals to community resource agencies.
New Name, New Brand: In 2014 realizing our potential outreached to the greater community and the need to verify our selves more clearly and to create new fresh messages about our Vision and Mission to the community. Carlos Pérez the agencies creative director, known for being the artist that in 1977 drew the Apple Logo. He was also a member of the original marketing communications team for Apple Computers, Inc.
Our new name and logo is based on a Nahuatl cultural symbol “Ollin” derived from the words “Yollotl” meaning heart and “yolistli” meaning life. Ollin means to move and act now with all your heart. To experience the Ollin factor, we have to get “All In”!
ConXión’s Profile: Board of Directors is 77% Latino, Executive Management is 100% Latino, Staff is 94% Latino
Community Engagement: Our process of community engagement often involves integrating practices of preventing discrimination, correcting imbalances, and managing relationships of difference. These tools can help to increase diversity, promote cultural competence, and enhance organizational credibility and effectiveness of our programs. ConXión builds ongoing, permanent relationships for the purpose of applying a collective vision for the benefit of our community.
We encourage our staff and program participants to get involved in the community. We sit on community and governmental Boards, Commissions, and Committees. We work within the community to move it towards change for a healthier community for all.
We seek to enhance the value each person has in a community that nutures success and fosters social equity.
Opening doors to create new opportuni- ties through culturally competent educa- tion, workforce development and social services so collectively we can create a better community.