SMAS Staff to Help You Find Resources
There are many community resources available to help students. SMAS Staff is always ready to help you find and use them. Ask your teacher or a staff member for help.
Patty Villar and Marina Kravtsova help San Mateo Adult School students find resources.
Marina is our English Learner Specialist. She registers students, gives them tours, and connects students with resources. You can call her at 650 – 558 – 2105 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to meet with her.
We have two Transition Specialists – College & Career Navigators – at San Mateo Adult School. Patty Villar is the only person on staff at the moment. We will hire a second Navigator soon. Navigators help students make the transition from our school to college, career, and community. Their office is in Room 28. You can email Patty at email@example.com to make an appointment to meet with her.
SMC-Connect and the Peninsula Library System are great resources. If you need help using them, ask a SMAS staff member to help you.
SMC-Connect is an easy to use website that includes all the community resources in San Mateo County.
The Peninsula Library System has books, movies, and resources in many languages. They also have book clubs, speakers, and movie programs for people of all ages, and craft and story times for children. If you need someone to help find you resources, call or visit the Public Library. Librarians are ready to help you find information about anything. This is their job and they want to help you!
Here are more resources. Use the pictures to help you find what you need.
The resources are listed in alphabetical order:
City of San Mateo Many resources – check the list.
CORA helps victims of domestic abuse in San Mateo County.
County of San Mateo Many resources – check the list.
CuriOddysey is a science and nature museum at Coyote Point – just over the 101 freeway from the San Mateo Adult School. CuriOddysey has the best Reciprocal Membership program around. With a CuriOddysey membership, you can visit other museums or zoos for free or half-price.
511.org Transportation information. Information about buses, Caltrain, BART, freeways, traffic, etc.
Hip Housing helps people in need of housing connect with people with rooms to rent.
Internet and Computers: If you have children who participate in the free or reduced school lunch program, you can receive the Internet in your home for about $10 a month. For more information go to http://www.internetessentials.com. To see the site in Spanish, go to http://www.internetbasico.com Everyoneon is a resource that helps people find low cost Internet service and computer offers.
Immigration Information and Resources – a list of resources. It is up-to-date with new information added all the time.
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County Help with legal problems.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – volunteer organization that helps with housing problems.
Nutrition Website from SMUHSD provides information about healthy eating, fitness, and the District breakfast and lunch programs.
Resource List for Undocumented Immigrants – including scholarships
Samaritan House helps people meet immediate basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, worker resources, and counseling.
San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network – SFILEN – is a network of 13 organizations which help immigrants.
Faith in Action– San Francisco Organizing Project/Peninsula Interfaith Action – is a grassroots coalition of congregations and schools working to create solutions to the economic and racial injustices on the San Francisco Peninsula. They can provide help or information about housing, evictions, etc..
San Mateo Residents for Renter Protection is part of SFOP/PIA.
San Mateo Parks and Recreation has many classes for people of all ages.
Check out Sequoia Adult School’s Community Resource Page. Sequoia Adult School is south of San Mateo Adult School. Sequoia Adult School is a sister school to San Mateo Adult School in the San Mateo County Regional Consortium ACCEL.