Philanthropy Now Podcast: Providing services to immigrants facing challenges in San Mateo County

In SVCF's Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

Immigrants represent more than one third of the population in San Mateo County. In this episode, Manuel Santamaría, interim chief community impact officer at SVCF, speaks with Jasmine Hartenstein, coordinator of the Immigrant Support Services Department with the Office of Community Affairs in San Mateo County. They provide a look at how the county provides services to immigrant residents – from resources for legal and translation services to emergency food assistance – while helping them transition into the local community, and they offer an overview of the county’s immigrant population. 


Manuel Santamaria, Interim Chief Community Impact Officer,
and Jasmine Hartenstein, Immigrant Services Coordinator.

What you will learn:

  • What the Office of Immigrant Support and Coordination (OISC) does and how it got started.
  • The kinds of services the OISC provides to the immigrant community.
  • How to connect with the OISC.
  • What the Language Access Policy does for county services.
  • How the OISC connects with legal service providers.

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