By Steve Wilson / June 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

FINS is proud to announce that Stuart Gilliam has joined the FINS Board July 1, 2020. He is currently the President of the Board that oversees the Adaptive Learning Center in Concord. He has an autistic son in the program. Stuart was formerly a litigation attorney, but now works mainly with Special Education Law. His…

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2018-2019 School Year

By Steve Wilson / July 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s a new school year, and with the help of parents, caregivers, teachers, aides, Adult Education Admin, and the SCUSD Board we have managed to still be an integral part of the Adult Education program in Santa Clara. Several people key to our success have retired this year, but the new individuals have stepped up…

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Raised Planter Beds

By Steve Wilson / July 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

With part of the funds received from the 2016 Mercury News Wishbook grant, lumber was purchased and 4 redwood planter boxes were made allowing more vegetables to be grown and more students participation in the gardening program.

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Amazon Smile

By Steve Wilson / February 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

We are seeing our first deposits in the bank of funds from people using Amazon Smile to place their Amazon orders and designating funds to Friends of Independence Network. If you are not already signed up, please sign up at Amazon Smile and designate Friends of Independence Network as the recipient of the funds. You…

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FINS Events

2016 IN Awards Ceremony

By Steve Wilson / August 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

The 3 classes gave out their awards to each student and also teacher and aides awards. FINS provided Salad and Pizza and water. FINS also gave a $1000 check to the program to cover the cost of the various functions for school year 2016-2017.

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By Steve Wilson / April 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

The SVGIVES Donation day is next Tuesday March 3rd.

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SV Gives Opportunity

By Steve Wilson / April 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

On May 3rd for 24 hours FINS will be eligible for donations on SVGIVES.ORG. There is a possibility of matching funds being avaialbale from several entities and also random extra bonus amounts throughout the day. Om April 15th the timimg of special prize funding will be announced and those times will be added to our…

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By Steve Wilson / February 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

FINS sponsored Teacher Appreciation Breakfast will be 9:00 AM Feb. 17th.

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Independence Network News

By Steve Wilson / February 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Santa Clara Weekly Newspaper wrote an article highlighting Independence Network and FINS in a February 2020 edition. This is great publicity within our community. Besides the publicity, it is an invitation for local residents to consider joining the FINS Board and help us further assimilate IN into the Santa Clara Valley offerings. FINS Creates…

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Wheelchair Van Update

By Steve Wilson / February 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

The San Jose Mercury News contacted us last week and verified that we had raised $55,000 toward the purchase of a new wheelchair capable van from their holiday Wishbook Program. The school administration is working on getting the info needed to purchase the van. Updates to follow as the process works through all the channels.

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Wheel Chair Van

By Steve Wilson / February 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

FINS put together a package and submitted it to the San Jose Mercury Wishbook. Verbally we have heard that our goal ofg $50,000 was met. This should furnish the IN program with a brand new van for wheelchair bound students and allow them to attend more off campus outings. More to follow when we see…

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IN is participating in Mercury News Wishbook Program 2019

By Steve Wilson / December 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Independence Network has been selected by the San Jose Mercury News to benefit from their 2019 Wishbook Program. We have asked for $50,000 for a new van with a wheelchair lift. Our current van no longer has a working lift and needs some major work done on the rest of the van. We have found…

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Independence Network Events

2018-2019 Awards Ceremony

By Steve Wilson / July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

July 5, 2019 was the Annual Awards and Pizza celebration of another year for the 2018-2019 school year. Each class presented awards to every student and aide in the 3 classes. The awards were appropriate to the advances that each student made in the last 12 months. Several students were missing because of the holidays,…

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FINS Silent Auction Items

By Steve Wilson / March 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

FINS Silent Auction Items- Website version (1)

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Call to Action for FINS Annual Fundraiser

By Steve Wilson / February 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ther are only 5 weeks until the FINS Italian Supper and Auction Fundraiser. We need everyone to be diligently reaching out to family and acquantances to buy tickets to the dinner. We need to sell 100 tickets to break even on the food and venue costs. Take the time to support Independence Network, the students…

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FINS 2019 Silent Auction Items (as of 02-10)

By Steve Wilson / February 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Auction and Raffle Items for FINS Annual Raffle and Auction

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