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November 19, 2013 > City of Fremont Briefs

City of Fremont Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

Trade Mission to India
The City of Fremont is leading a trade mission delegation to India from Nov. 15 through 27, 2013. The delegation consists of elected officials/City staff, Ohlone College/Biotech industry, the Center for International Trade Development, and business partners representing IT Management and Consulting and Manufacturing.

Expected outcomes:
¥ Open doors for Fremont companies who desire a larger market presence in India and training opportunities to expand their global footprint.
¥ Connect with Indian companies who wish to establish a presence in Silicon Valley with job creation.
¥ Connect with Indian investors who are looking for Silicon Valley/Fremont projects.
¥ Establish a reciprocal trade mission to provide on-going opportunities for business collaboration.
¥ Establish partnerships with educational institutions.
The trade mission seeks to highlight the favorable business environment in Fremont/Silicon Valley and to facilitate face-to-face meetings with potential business partners, training/educational partners, government entities, investors, and others.

Calling All Fremont Shutterbugs
The City of Fremont is in the process of revamping its website,, which will launch next year. One of the primary goals is to make the site a very visual experience. ThatÕs where you come in.

WeÕre looking for high-quality photos that truly capture the spirit of Fremont, whether that means showcasing a local event, taking a landscape shot of Lake Elizabeth and Central Park, or featuring the faces that make up this wonderful city. ItÕs completely up to you.

You can submit your photos through the end of November to Please keep in mind that any given email must be less than 10MB. Local photographers may also share their work via a URL. Also, please be sure to include your contact information so we know how to get in touch with you.

If your photo is selected, please be prepared to sign a photo release form. We will, of course, be giving you photo credit on the new website as a token of our appreciation for your contribution.

Thanks for being part of the action! We canÕt wait to see what Fremont looks like from your eyes.

ÕTis the Season for Donations
The Fremont Fire Department is Collecting Food, Toy Donations this Holiday Season FremontÕs getting into the spirit of giving. The Fremont Fire Department is teaming up with Tri-City Volunteers, a local nonprofit, to collect non-perishable food and new unwrapped toys at all 10 fire stations, including the Fire DepartmentÕs main office, at 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A.

Donations are being accepted from Monday, Nov. 18 through Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
For more information call the Fremont Fire Department at (510) 494-4299.

Fiscal Year 2014-16 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Fund Availability
The City of Fremont announces the availability of approximately $560,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for projects benefitting low- to moderate-income Fremont residents in each of the next two fiscal years: FY 2014-2015 and FY 2015-2016. Not-for-profit 501(c)(3) and/or public agencies are eligible to apply. Secular ministries or programs of a religious organization are also eligible.

Request for Proposals (RFPs) for FY 2014-2016 CDBG funding will be available on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at For more information, contact the CityÕs Lucia Hughes at (510) 574-2043 or Leticia Leyva at (510) 574-2072.

Public Speaking: Team Leadership Camp
Looking for a great academic enrichment camp for your child? Check out our Public Speaking: Team Leadership camp this Thanksgiving Break. Whether you are looking to boost your childÕs public speaking, leadership, or even team-management skills, this camp is perfect. This camp instills important team-building skills and confidence by teaching campers how to direct their public speaking skills for the stage and screen. Public speaking and management leadership combine in the challenging discipline of directing for television, movies, and commercials that will help your child. Check out our Recreation Guide for more classes and details at or register at For more information, contact Alvaro Zambrano at or (510) 494-4344.

May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
ÒCatch FireÓ with us as we explore the latest installment of the adventure in Hunger Games! This camp is based on the popular novel and movie series as participants represent the Districts of Panem here at the Capital (Central Park). Kids will learn different hands-on skills like Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark to survive the trials of Capital Arena. TheyÕll create traps, cook, discover the local wildlife, build shelters, and compete in daily challenges to survive the game. Extended care options are also available for this camp. Check out our Recreation Guide for more classes and details at or register at For more information, contact Alvaro Zambrano at or (510) 494-4344.

Make a Family or SeniorÕs Day Special with FremontÕs Giving Hope Holiday Program
The holidays are fast approaching and thereÕs no better way to celebrate than by spreading the joy of the season to others. The CityÕs Human Services Department is calling on you to take part in Giving Hope, a program dedicated to aiding needy families, children, and frail isolated seniors by bringing them some holiday cheer. Anyone interested in participating and making a difference in the lives of those Giving Hope serves can help in any of the following ways:

¥ Cash donations (corporate matching gifts gladly received)
¥ Gift cards for groceries, restaurants, entertainment
¥ Personalized gifts for a family or senior using their very own wish list

Donations can be made online at If sending a check, please make it payable to the following:
City of Fremont
Giving Hope Holiday Program
Human Services Department
3300 Capitol Ave., Building B
Fremont, CA 94538

Donations and holiday gifts from a personalized wish list will be accepted until Thursday, Dec. 12 for the holiday fundraiser and all year for the Giving Hope Program. In appreciation of your generosity, each sponsor will receive a thank you letter for tax purposes in January.

For more information on how to participate, please contact the CityÕs Monica Dominguez at or (510) 574-2057.

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