The College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) will host a “Celebration of Inclusive Collegiate Partnerships” Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m. at its Swenson Flagship Campus at West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg will both give speeches on how CAA has impacted their lives and the community.
The fundraiser will also feature special performances and testimonials from CAA students, as well as student-led campus tours.
The CAA, a South Bay-based nonprofit, provides collegiate education to adults with special needs. It serves more than 160 students across four states, the majority of whom have been diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome and autism.
Tickets to the fundraiser are $100 at https://donate.collegeofadaptivearts.org/event/celebrating-inclusive-collegiate-partnerships-at-west-valley-college/e416682
Alum Rock webinar
The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority is hosting a virtual geology walk through San Jose’s Alum Rock Park on Sept. 10, 10-11 a.m. During the Zoom webinar, Open Space Authority staff will explore the park’s mineral springs, find shells in stone, uncover other interesting geological finds and discover why this park is named Alum Rock.