Nurturing Learning, Creating Change - Volume 2, Issue 8
February Newsletter
1) Spring Virtual Auction: April 12 - 18, 2021
2) Upcoming Events of Interest
3) Inspire Students: Career Panelists Needed
4) Chabot College Resources: a) Emergency Aid Applications, b) Scholarship Applications, and c) Technology Loan Program
6) SparkPoint Center Officially Launches!
Save the Date!
Spring Virtual Auction, April 12 - 18, 2021
Save the Date
Who: All are invited!
What: Spring 2021 Virtual Auction
Where: Website link will be available here closer to the event
When: Check-out the online auction anytime between April 12 - 18, 2021
Cost: No cost to view the auction!
The Friends of Chabot College is thrilled to invite you to our Spring 2021 Virtual Auction! Since we were unable to hold our annual in-person Gala, the Spring 2021 Virtual Auction will be our major fundraiser this year. Funds raised support Chabot College students and programs.

From a winery membership to items for music lovers, a variety of fun and exciting auction items will be available to bid on. The virtual auction also presents a unique opportunity for sponsors to be recognized in several ways. Check-out the sponsorship levels below, including opportunities to be recognized on a banner displayed on Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward.
Virtual auction details will be provided in the March newsletter. Updates will also be posted to our website.

Interested in becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item? Check-out our website or email us:
Upcoming Events of Interest
Ida B. the Queen
The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells
February 11, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Explore the awe-inspiring story of Ida B. Wells with author, professor, & public historian Michelle Duster.
Cost: FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

Hair Love: Building a Legacy Through Representation with Matthew A. Cherry
February 18, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Black History Month with a screening and conversation with Matthew A. Cherry, creator of the short film "Hair Love."
Cost: FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

The Amazing Bubble Show Online
February 21, 2021, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Explore the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles in this virtual show on Zoom. Great for all ages!
Cost: $20-$30/household. Tickets are required.

Inspire Students!
Career Panelists Needed
Thank you to everyone who has already completed the interest form! We are still looking for additional volunteers interested in inspiring students.

As online education continues into 2021, Chabot Alumni and Friends are seeking career panelists to engage with our amazing students at Chabot and across our partner middle and high schools.
A career panel is a powerful way for students to engage with professionals, learn about a variety of careers, connect what is being learned in courses with the skills needed for success, and find inspiration from members of their own community.

Career panels are typically one-hour and include multiple panelists who take turns sharing their educational/career journey, responding to the panel moderator's questions, and answering Q & A. All career panels are currently online, though we hope to offer some panels in-person, in the future, when it is safe.

Interested in becoming a career panelist? Please complete the Career Panelist Interest Form below, and a Chabot employee will follow-up.
Chabot College Resources: a) Emergency Aid Applications, b) Scholarship Applications, and c) Technology Loan Program
a) COVID-19 Emergency Aid - Round 3
The application window for the Spring 2021 Emergency Aid Award Cycle has just come to a close, with hundreds of applications under review.

Thank you to the many sponsors and donors who have made it possible to hold our third round of COVID-19 Emergency Aid funding! Since March 2020, The Friends of Chabot College has distributed over $340,000 in aid to students in the form of direct cash grants, Chromebooks, and wi-fi hotspots.

The Friends of Chabot College continues to raise emergency relief funds for students. Click the donate button below to give today! Our students thank you!
b) Spring 2021 Scholarships
Are you or someone you know a Chabot student? Remember to apply for scholarships!

The Office of Student Life, Student Senate of Chabot College, and the Friends of Chabot College are happy to announce that the Spring 2021 Scholarship Application cycle is open! 

We are accepting applications from Chabot College students Monday, January 25 - Friday, April 2. For more details, visit:

c) Technology Loan Program
Thanks to support from multiple funders and donors, Chabot College is loaning laptops and hotspots, while supplies last, to Chabot College students. These devices are intended to help students stay in school and complete their studies at Chabot College. 

If you or someone you know is a Chabot College student in need of a computer or a hot spot, please email, to coordinate a pick-up time.
When picking-up a laptop or hot spot, please:
  • Bring your Chabot student ID or CA ID
  • Bring proof of current course registration
  • Wear a face mask, as this is required when on campus
  • Practice social distancing guidelines
SparkPoint Center Officially Launches!
We are excited to announce the Chabot College SparkPoint Center officially launched February 5th, 2021! We are grateful to all of our partners for making this comprehensive resource hub possible.

The SparkPoint Center provides a wide range of services from partner agencies for the community and students to support basic needs and financial prosperity. Services are currently remote.

For more information, check-out the website below:
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The Friends of Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd 
Hayward, CA 94545
The Friends of Chabot College is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Donors are encouraged to consult a qualified tax consultant for more detailed information.
The Friends of Chabot College
Board of Directors
Hon. Mark Salinas, Chair; Hon. Pat Gacoscos, Vice Chair/Secretary;
Mr. Obray Van Buren, Fundraising Chair; Ms. Sheryl Boykins; Ms. Marita Cheng;
Dr. Hal Gin; Ms. Melinda Matsuda; Dr. Susan Sperling; Mr. Dale Wagoner