Daily Archives: October 9, 2020

Skyline College Drive-Thru Community Market

produce-box stockThe Skyline College Drive-Thru Community Market launched on Wednesday, September 2, providing groceries to 300 families in the first day. Wednesday, October 7, marked our sixth food distribution event, which was the largest yet and served 650 families. Each family receives almost 40 lbs of groceries, including milk, eggs, pasta, rice, fresh produce, canned goods and dry goods, as well as a protein item (ham, chicken, turkey, etc.).  Second Harvest Food Bank calculates that these distributions have offset over $188,000 in grocery costs for the most at risk members of our local community.

This weekly event is held at Skyline College every Wednesday, 11:00am-1:00pm.  SparkPoint, public safety, and facilities staff will work along side volunteers from Skyline College, SMCCCD and our local community to distribute pre-boxed groceries while adhering to all COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.

  • Only drive-thru pickups will be served
  • Open to students and the community
  • No I.D required to pick up food
  • Please call 650-738-7970 for weather and air quality closure updates
  • Please use Skyline Blvd entrance

If you have any questions about the Skyline College Drive-Thru Community Market or about volunteering, please email skylinesparkpoint@smccd.edu.

Article by Chad Thompson

Join Students at a Virtual Discussion on Voting and Ballot Measures

It is a cruel irony that many students are eligible to vote and will live with the November 2020 election results for longer than most of us, yet are not likely to vote. To help address this, we’re hosting community organizers and local officials for a discussion on one of today’s more relevant topics: voting for justice. All are welcome!

Please invite students to join us (and you too) on October 13, 2020, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., for Cast Your Vote: Own Your Power, a virtual discussion on ballot measures that address injustice rooted in economic inequality. Register here. We respectfully ask you to offer extra credit or to make the event an assignment.  In return, we promise relevant learning, engaging discussion, and social solidarity many of us are craving.

Cast Your Vote: Own Your Power – Tuesday, 10/13, 4:30 – 6:30 


  1. 4:30 – Introduction and audience check-in
  2. 4:35 – Discussion on Proposition 15 with the California Federation of Teachers, followed by Q&A
  3. 5:05 – Voting and organizing for justice, a conversation with Councilwoman Amourence Lee, candidate James Coleman, and representatives from Coalition Z and Change SSF
  4. 5:45 – Q & A (by students for students)
  5. 6:15+  Casual Social Connection & Reflection

Students will have the opportunity to ask and vote on questions throughout the event. The session will be recorded so attendees, students, and others will have access to the event later.

This event is co-presented sponsored by the Skyline College ASSC, and Skyline College Library, Social Sciences professors Rika Fabian and Jesse Raskin and also in collaboration with San Francisco Peninsula People Power.

Register today here! https://bit.ly/3clc2ie


Become a “Human Book” for the Human Library

On Thursday, October 29 at noon, The Human Library will welcome all members of our community interested in connecting with a “human book.” Community members who volunteer as “human books” will make their experiences available to “readers,” usually on issues that can be difficult to discuss, at this virtual session coordinated by the Skyline College Library.

What do Human Books talk about? Books are free to choose anything about themselves that makes their story unique that they’re ready to share about with their readers.

Would you like to be a Human Book on October 29? Please fill out an interest form: http://bit.ly/BeaHumanBook.

Want to read up on past books in the Human Library? Visit: bit.ly/HLBookArchive

How does this event work? The Human Library is a place where real people go on loan to readers, who are other members of our Skyline community. While campus remains closed, this event takes place virtually.

Books are encouraged to meet with multiple readers, usually one at a time, over the course of a two-hour session. Books make their experiences available through one-on-one discussions, while readers ask questions freely and get honest answers in return.

Want to know more about The Human Library?

The Human Library Project is a worldwide movement that began in Denmark to help create dialog and foster understanding among people of different backgrounds and experiences. Human libraries remind us: There is much more that unites us than divides us.

The Human Library at Skyline College is supported by the President’s Innovation Fund (PIF). You can learn more here: https://guides.skylinecollege.edu/TheHumanLibrary

Questions? Please contact Pia Walawalkar at walawalkars@smccd.edu

Attend the Informational Town Hall on Friday, October 16

Please join us for an informational Skyline College Town Hall, Friday, October 16, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The town hall will take place via Zoom – please see the meeting link below.

We will be providing relevant informational updates on Covid-19, the Capital Improvement Program, and the Promise Scholars Program as well as provide an opportunity to pose your questions or concerns. We cannot promise that we will have all of the answers because we are all going through this together. It is not an easy time, but we will get through this as a cohesive college community.

Town Hall Zoom Meeting Information

Date & Time:

  • Friday, October 16  |  1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Click on the link below to join the Zoom meeting:

For those who cannot attend via the link above, please see the following call-in information:

  • Phone Number:  +1 669 900 9128
  • Webinar ID: 885 5632 4755

Q&A Portion of the Meeting

There will be a Q&A portion of the town hall. Questions will be collected via the Q&A functionality of Zoom and will be conveyed directly to the hosts. Please note that individuals who are not hosts of this meeting will not be able to speak via Zoom in order to manage background noise with such a large number of participants.

Town Hall Agenda

  • Opening Remarks – Dr. Melissa Moreno
  • Covid – 19 Update – Dr. Aaron McVean, Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Planning
  • Capital Improvement Program 3 (CIP3) Project Update – Chris Strugar-Fritsch, Director of Capital Projects
    • Marie Mejia, Project Manager, Pam Welty, Project Manager, Heidi Rank, Project Manager
      • SKY B1 Facelift: Heidi Rank
      • SKY B19 Swing:  Heidi Rank
      • SKY B2 Modernization: Marie Mejia
      • SKY B3 Portables: Pam Welty
      • SKY B3 Dance Floor Repairs: Pam Welty
  • Skyline College Ridge Housing – Jesse Saavedra
  • Promise Scholars Program Update – Ellen Murray, Director of Promise Scholars Program
  • Closing Remarks – Dr. Melissa Moreno
  • Questions and Answers

Join a Career Conversation Session

career conversations postcardThe Career Readiness and Job Placement team at  Skyline College is excited to offer amazing career conversation sessions to share insight on some common career topics while also providing a safe space to ask questions and to discuss a variety of topics.


If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, please contact the Career Readiness & Job Placement team at LandUrDreamJob@gmail.com to schedule an appointment for additional career preparation support.

Virtual Internships in Italy – Applications Now Open for Spring 2021

study abroad postcardApplications are now open for the Spring 2021 Virtual Global Internships Program! Priority applications close Thursday, October 22, 2020.

SMCCCD Study Abroad, along with fellow Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (NCSAC) member Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), in partnership with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), is excited to launch Virtual Global Internships. Beginning Spring 2021, students may participate in virtual internships in Italy. This program will allow students to hone professional skills and acquire valuable work experience with a global team, learning cross-cultural communication skills, time management, digital literacy and adaptability.

Some sample internship opportunities include an animation studio, a web communications agency, a career consultant company, and more. To learn more, please visit the Spring 2021 Virtual Global Internship page.

Scholarships are available. Interested students may apply online or schedule a one-on-one advising sessions with the SMCCCD Study Abroad office at www.smccd.edu/goabroad to learn more.

SMCCCD Study Abroad is the district-wide study abroad program housed in the Global Learning Programs and Services Division at Skyline College.  For more information about studying or interning abroad, faculty teach abroad opportunities, community travel for lifelong learners, visiting international faculty presenters and student scholarship opportunities, please contact Zaid Ghori at ghoriz@smccd.edu or (650) 738-7088 or Stephanie Wells at wellss@smccd.edu. You can also learn more by visiting the SMCCD Study Abroad Facebook page or Instagram page @smcccd_study_abroad.

Article by Stephanie Wells

The Intercultural Center Invites you to Meditation Mondays!

Meditation Monday FlyerMeditation Mondays is a space to embrace, embolden, and embody Indigenous practices of non-binary spiritual healing. The purpose of this space is to address heteropatriarchy through highlighting the historical importance Indigenous and non-binary communities in relation to spiritual healing and the work they continue to do today.

We will have 2 sessions on October 12 @ 8AM & @ 3PM, to best accommodate different schedules.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Please fill out the Intercultural Center Survey to provide YOUR input on OUR Intercultural Center. You can visit our website to learn more about the Intercultural Center’s Vision, Mission, and Values Statement.

Feel free to contact Allen Ocampo at ocampoallen@smccd.edu if you need additional information.