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Foothill College 60th Anniversary

For 60 Years, Changing Lives Through Service to Others

Foothill College is proud to celebrate its 60th anniversary, which allows us the opportunity to educate, celebrate, and commemorate.

In celebration of our 60th anniversary, the college has launched a service leadership initiative to create a common thread among existing activities on campus, and increase the number of such activities collegewide. Each activity is an opportunity for students to learn about the world while developing their leadership skills.

Service Leadership Project Photos

#60for60 Service Leadership Projects

  1. Summer 2017 Global Brigade club travels to Central America for sixth trip
  2. Summer 2017 Football Team distributes food and clothing to homeless
  3. Fall 2017 International Students volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank
  4. Fall 2017 Art Department creates chalk murals at Los Altos Fall Festival
  5. Fall 2017 We Care Club raises money for victims of the Tubbs Fire
  6. Fall 2017 Vet Tech Students collect donations for rescued NCal animals
  7. Fall 2017 Students learn about Service Leadership through lens of business
  8. Fall 2017 Students in SOSC 79 and CNSL 86 serve up support at shelter
  9. Fall 2017 Students volunteer with City of Los Altos as archivists and historians
  10. Fall 2017 ENGR 10 Students plan how to reduce water bottle waste on campus
  11. Fall 2017 Students revive the school newspaper, The Script
  12. Fall 2017 Photography Students Bring Pop-Up Portrait Studio to Cuba
  13. Fall 2017 Holiday Book Drive for Foster Youth — Sponsored by all Senates and Administrators districtwide
  14. Fall 2017 Jingle & Mingle Toys for Tots Drive — Foothill Repertory Dance Company
  15. Fall 2017 Secret Santa Gift Card Drive — Sponsored by students from SOSC 79 Intro to Community Engagement
  16. Fall 2017 Engineering students conduct parking study for sustainability
  17. Winter 2018 We for She Club joins the Women's March in San Jose
  18. Winter 2018 Astronomy students help the public view the lunar eclipse
  19. Winter 2018 Business Innovation Challenge — Students across campus presented their business ideas to local professionals
  20. Winter 2018 Foothill's Got Talent — Funds from this talent show will help pay for students to travel to the Philippines to build wells and compost piles 
  21. Spring 2018 6th Annual Oral Cancer Awareness Walk, planned for April 21, 2018
  22. Spring 2018 Respiratory Therapy Week — Date TBD
  23. Ongoing Community Dental Health Outreach Program — Oral health education for developmentally delayed children and teens, older adults, and other populations
  24. Ongoing Geospatial Informational Systems Technology students intern with the VTA to address sustainability issues
  25. Ongoing Vet tech donation drives 

Why is this objective important?

The skills needed to succeed have become more focused on leadership, non-technical skills such as emotional intelligence, growth mindset, teamwork, critical thinking, lifelong learning, and oral and written communications.

The experience was amazing. I encourage people to give back to the community because it's humbling and fun. 

- Eman M., Second Harvest Volunteer

Even within the attention to and investment in career technical education programs at community colleges, employers have consistently ranked non-technical skills as critical for hiring and advancement in the workforce.  Our students also need to have a strong sense of community and build community as they navigate work and life. 

By participating in service leadership projects, students feel more engaged and develop a stronger sense of community, which is especially critical for transient community college students and underrepresented students.



Research and Service Leadership Symposium

These #60for60 Service Leadership Projects list above are examples of community and social activism projects that can be submitted for the upcoming Research and Service Leadership Symposium on May 17, 2018. LEARN MORE


Check back often! We are highlighting completed projects on this page.

For submissions or questions, contact Vanessa Smith, Interim Director of Marketing and Public Relations, at smithvanessa@foothill.edu.

View our Service Leadership project gallery


Join us Thursday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the chance to see our students showcase their service leadership projects! Learn more.


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Questions?Please contact me!

Vanessa Smith