SUN Accomplishments


Neighborhood socials

posted Jan 8, 2011, 6:32 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Nov 14, 2011, 11:17 PM ]

Each year we have several neighborhood socials including the June Ice Cream Social with Elections, National Night Out, the social after the Neighborhood Yard Sale and the Halloween Social. At the Halloween Social in 2011 over 400 people attended.













Block Captain Program

posted Jan 8, 2011, 6:31 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Oct 21, 2012, 3:53 PM ]

What does a block captain do?
  • Attend neighborhood meetings whenever possible (10 scheduled meetings per year, usually at 7pm on the third Tuesday of the month at Lowell Elementary School)
  • Act as the human connection between neighbors and the neighborhood association
  • Distribute fliers the week before general meeting or events
  • Talk to neighbors about the association and association's projects
  • Report problems, issues or successes of your block to the neighborhood association
How much time does it take?

Probably less than one hour each month in addition to the neighborhood general meetings.

What is a block captain’s term?

We’re hoping you’ll be a block captain as long as you live in the neighborhood, but all things change and life can get complicated. If you find you are unable to continue your duties, try to find a replacement but just let Deb Hudson know so there isn’t a gap in communications.

Questions?

Feel free to call Jen Schisler at 408-627-3978 or email jenjjen2009 @ live.com

Map of the neighborhood blocks

The neighborhood is divided into blocks that each have a block captain. Click on the map below to see who the block captain is. Red blocks don't have a captain. Please volunteer if you live on one of them.


Who are the block captains?

Here is a list of our current block captains and their blocks as well as estimated numbers of fliers you may need. Don’t hesitate to recruit other neighbors or take on another small stretch to help fill the gaps! Call if you need more or fewer fliers.



Engagement with SJPD and SJSUPD

posted Jan 8, 2011, 6:30 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Jan 10, 2011, 11:42 PM ]

Officers from both the San Jose Police Department and the San Jose State University Police Department routinely come to the General Meetings each month. They report on police issues in the neighborhood and answer neighbors questions.

Holiday Gifts to Lowell School

posted Jan 8, 2011, 6:29 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Jan 9, 2011, 9:16 PM ]

Funded and distributed Holiday Gifts of warm sweaters, jackets and uniform clothing to needy children and families at Lowell School

Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale

posted Jan 8, 2011, 6:27 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Nov 14, 2011, 11:19 PM ]

Each year there is a neighborhood-wide Yard Sale. In 2011 we introduced the SUN Neighborhood Yard Sale Banner and had over 25 households participating, ending up with an ice cream social in the park.









Planted More Than 100 Trees

posted Jan 8, 2011, 6:26 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Jan 9, 2011, 9:18 PM ]

Partnered with Our City Forest and Planted More Than 100 Trees within SUN boundaries. Trees increase property value and cool the city

















O'Donnell's Gardens Park

posted Jan 8, 2011, 6:26 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Nov 14, 2011, 11:23 PM ]

Partnered with Parks and Recreation to plan and install O’Donnell’s Garden Park at the intersection of 6th and William Streets – the first new downtown park in more than 100 years









Neighborhood Cleanup and Dumpster Day

posted Jan 8, 2011, 6:25 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Nov 14, 2011, 11:21 PM ]

Planned, staffed and paid for at least one Neighborhood Cleanup and Dumpster Day for the past 10 years












Facade Improvements

posted Jan 8, 2011, 6:24 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Jan 9, 2011, 9:20 PM ]

Provided input for Facade Improvements on buildings along the William Street business corridor

Landlord Education and Engagement Program

posted Jan 8, 2011, 6:23 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Jan 9, 2011, 9:20 PM ]

Established Landlord Education and Engagement Program (LEEP) to deal with landlord-tenant and quality of life issues within SUN. Settled a number of issues to date without having to resort to adjudication

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