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  • Jim- short bio. Became ED when was ______years old.
  • The Deaf community: Deaf, HoH, Late Deafened, Deaf Blind
  • It was incorporated in 1962 as a non-profit agency, under the name of East Bay Counseling and Referral Agency, Inc. (EBCRAD). From meetings in basements, kitchens, and garages of deaf people, the agency grew to be the multi-office agency it is today. In 1976, EBCRAD changed its name to Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA) so that the most important word in the name, "deaf," would be listed alphabetically in the telephone directory. In 1978, DCARA was chosen to be part of a test project to prove that agencies serving deaf could and should be run "Of, By and For the Deaf." The success of that project led to the formation of the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Deaf Access Office. We have continued to operate under this philosophy.
  • Serving YOUR community: Offices in Fremont, San Jose, San Leandro – Campbell, Fremont, San Francisco, Oakland The Deaf community Deaf, HoH, Late Deafened, Deaf Blind Live independent, productive lives with full access to rights, privileges and opportunities available to the general pubic Community Education ASL, computer, etc Classes and workshops Communication Assistance Peer Counseling Support groups for HoH, LD Multicultural Immigration, visas, drivers licenses Community Education ASL, computer, etc Classes and workshops Employment Job placement Resumes, practice for interviews, free 30 days interpreting, job readiness Maintaining and advancing Seniors FOG, improve the quality of their lives, advocacy, etc Families Parenting classes Fun family-friendly events Literacy for children ASL for families Support groups Positive discipline Information & Referral Legal referrals, basic legal questions (ADA) Support groups (Narcotics, AA, counseling, etc) ASL Classes Financial aid for hearing aids
  • Communication access BART AA Meetings Cinemark Theaters DMV Wells Fargo
  • DYUSA’s goals are as follows….. How can DCARA help?
  • Join the DCARA Board Grow as leaders Learn the parament procedure Learn how to take minutes, control and budget money, run a meeting, fundraise and advertise your events/values Make changes! Fight for communication access Join our BART etc committees ASL STORIES FOR KIDS Set up fun weekly/monthly story time for kids- influencing and shaping future leaders is an integral part of activism VOLUNTEERING See how successful organizations function Learn a variety of skills from computers, event planning, webpage moderation, contacting legislators and political leaders, etc
  • Fundraise for DCARA’s programs & services CVHS fundraised close to $700 for DCARA family connections program… Tom Holcomb and Sandra Ammons had a 50 th birthday party in DCARA’s honor… Use the Deaf community Center great space with stage, backyard, bar, projector and white screen Co-host fun, visible events with your values and ideals… what are you fighting for?-- Tilden 5k = ASL!
  • Lobby with us Fight Locally: BART (ask for more examples) Nationally: Wells Fargo (ask for more examples) globally-- Italian Sign Language (ask for more examples)
  • Come to our events: Deaf Community Night, GradFEST, Volunteer Appreciation Save Deaf Schools by making their student leaders shine and therefore educating their local politicians
  • Choose a cause to fight for! Join Forces with DCARA DeafLink Write articles for DeafLink- over 200 printed and thousands of visitors on the website Media LIVE 105 Podcast (we play our music so loud, even Deaf people can hear it) DCARA has over 18,000 visitors average per month Vlogs and social media
  • How else can we work together? Any questions about DCARA?
  • Close with inspirational quotes
  • Dyusa dcara

    1. 1. Jim Brune, Executive Director Christine Kanta, Information & Referral
    2. 2. of American Sign Language among a diverse Deaf community, regardless of their communication background, through its services and programs.   DCARA's mission is to promote self-determination, independence, celebration and
    3. 3. A Brief History <ul><li>Established in 1962 </li></ul><ul><li>One of the oldest Deaf-managed and “of, by, for” the Deaf agencies in the Nation </li></ul><ul><li>EBCRAD & revolutionary “of, by, for the Deaf” philosophy </li></ul>
    4. 4. Serving your community <ul><li>The Deaf Community </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Families </li></ul><ul><li>Information & Referral </li></ul><ul><li>Community Events </li></ul>
    5. 5. DCARA Activism <ul><li>Communication Access </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Born Deaf </li></ul><ul><li>Educating the general public </li></ul><ul><li>Service Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>ADA & much more! </li></ul>
    7. 7. Empower Deaf Youth! <ul><ul><li>Join the DCARA Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fight for communication access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fight for equal rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASL STORIES FOR KIDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VOLUNTEERING </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Become community organizers and host gatherings! <ul><ul><li>Fine tune your event planning skills by fundraising for DCARA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Deaf community Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-Host fun, visible events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use our Community Calender </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. National & Local politics! <ul><ul><li>Lobby with us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fight locally, nationally, & globally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use our politicians contact info spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We sponsor local organizations </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Recognize outstanding Deaf youth! <ul><ul><li>Come to our events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save Deaf Schools & therefore future activists </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Send open letters protesting discrimination! <ul><ul><li>Join forces with DCARA! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DeafLink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vlogs & Social Media </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Your thoughts?
    13. 13. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. -Anne Frank A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things. -Barack Obama