Nurturing Learning, Creating Change - Volume 2, Issue 4
October Newsletter
1) Did You Know:
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Dropbox at Chabot

2) Emergency Aid Update:
Over $93,000 Distributed in September!

3) Two Truths and a Lie:
Book Proceeds Benefit Chabot Students

4) The Dr. Lois Jones-Rasberry Foster Youth Scholarship

5) Resources for You
Did You Know...
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Dropbox at Chabot
In collaboration with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters, we are thrilled to share Chabot College has a Vote-by-Mail Ballot Dropbox.

This dropbox is available for all members of the community to drop-off a mail-in ballot postage-free. The Registrar of Voters' staff will pick-up ballots and ensure your vote is counted.
The dropbox is located at the entrance to Chabot, near the bus stop, and is installed next to the USPS mailbox. 
Alameda and all California counties will begin mailing ballots to each of its registered voters no later than October 5. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by November 3, or in Alameda County may be returned to the Registrar of Voters' office, any 24-hour dropbox, or any polling place before 8:00 p.m. on November 3.​
Interested in more information regarding voter registration? Chabot has created a special webpage all about voting information here:
Emergency Aid Update:
Over $93,000 Distributed in September!
Since March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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. This includes over $93,000 in direct aid distributed just in the month of September.
Funds have come from a number of public and private donors including the Stupski Foundation, United Way Bay Area, Fremont Bank, the U.S. Department of Education CARES Act and Hayward Promise Neighborhood funds, the Foundation for CA Community Colleges and individual donors including Chabot College employees. By leveraging private donations, we were able to provide aid for over 100 undocumented and international students who may not qualify for some forms of federal aid.
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!
Two Truths and a Lie
Book Proceeds Benefit Chabot Students
Two Truths and a Lie: As We See It is a newly published anthology by a group of Bay Area writers featuring writing from former Chabot College Dean, Connie Clark.

All proceeds from the sale of Two Truths and a Lie will be donated to the Connie Clark Memorial Scholarship to support reentry students at Chabot College. Two of these scholarships were already awarded in Spring 2020.
To purchase the book and support students, go to: 
The Dr. Lois Jones-Rasberry Foster Youth Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Chabot College employee, Dr. Lois Jones-Rasberry, who passed suddenly in late August. She served as the Project Director of the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program with over 18 years of experience teaching, supporting, and serving foster youth and their fostering and adoptive families. In this work, she manifested daily loving kindness and commitment to the community. For those who knew her professionally or personally, she radiated accomplishment and caring. ​

Scholarship funds will benefit foster youth students. To contribute to the Dr. Lois Jones-Rasberry Foster Youth Scholarship, click the donate button below. Thank you to everyone who has already contributed!
Resources for You
Below you will find information regarding homeschooling, typing, and food resources that may be of interest. A special thank you to the Chabot College team members who shared this information.
Homeschooling Support
Alameda Oakland Home Learners (AOHL)

Berkeley Parents Network (BPN): Recommendations and advice contributed by parents in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Typing Resources
Free Typing Programs

BBC Dance Mat Typing: For kids ages 7 to 11.

Free Typing Game: Typing games, lessons and tests.

Typing Club: Engaging, interactive typing practice. Interactive typing games and lessons.

Fee-Based Typing Programs

Keyboarding Without Tears: A typing program for grades K-5, which includes practice with punctuation, grammar, and general computer skills.

Mavis Beacon Teaches: Typing lessons for kids and tweens.

Typing Instructor: Games and activities for kids.

Knowledge Adventure: Timed typing lessons for kids.
Hayward Drive-Thru Food Pantry
Each week, the Hayward Drive-Thru Pantry sets a new all-time high for families served in the community. On September 24th, we provided 52,416 total pounds of food to 801 families (4,164 individuals).
The Drive-Thru/No Contact Food Distribution is a collaboration brought to you by the Chabot College FRESH Pantry, City of Hayward, Alameda County Community Food Bank, and the Hayward Area and Recreation District.

We distribute fresh produce and canned and dry goods to anybody who needs it! 

  • Thursdays, through the Fall Semester (or, until further notice).
  • 11:00-1:00 PM (or when supplies run out)
  • Chabot College, Parking Lot J
  • 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545 

If you would like to find out more about the Drive-Thru/No Contact Food Distributions, feel free to email Sofia Sanchez Pillot:

If you would like to volunteer at future Food Distributions, please sign-up to be part of the FRESH Pantry mailing list. 
Spread the News
Join our mailing list.

Help spread the word. Encourage your friends, family, and contacts to join our mailing list to receive these newsletters and special Chabot College announcements. Simply click the link below:

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;
Ms. Yvonne Wu Craig, Executive Director