Originally from San Jose Spotlight
Darrell Cortez retired more than a decade ago from the San Jose
Police Department, so he isn’t fighting crime in the streets anymore.
But he is working on preventing crime before it starts — by investing in
Since 2007, Cortez and his wife, Alicia,
have operated the Shop with a Cop Foundation, which supports language
arts-based education in six San Jose schools. The foundation is best
known for its namesake December event at which students who perform well
in the Readers Are Leaders Campaign are ...
Originally posted on San Jose Spotlight
Zuleyna Martinez, a 9-year-old student at Gardner Academy, paused to
go over her shopping list with San Jose Police Officer Sabrina Robinson
as the pair strolled the aisles of the Target on Coleman Avenue
Wednesday for the 12th annual Shop with a Cop event.
They were on
the hunt for a teddy bear for Martinez’s mom and a basketball for her
brother — among other items for her family members. For herself,
Martinez is hoping to get her hands on a container of slime.
was a crowded day at Target as ...
Originally posted on the Mercury News
SAN JOSE — For a couple of hours Wednesday, the Target store on Coleman Avenue was arguably the safest place in the South Bay when over 200 elementary school students each got their own police escorts for a holiday shopping spree, as a reward for improving their reading skills over the past fall.
It marked the 12th annual signature event for Shop With a Cop Silicon
Valley, which spends every year fundraising and motivating students in
under-served communities in the South Bay, and aims to build early trust
police among ...
Annual Shop With a Cop Silicon Valley, the San Jose Police Department, and Target hosted a Heroes and Helpers Holiday Shopping Spree to help 220+ students from Los Arboles, K. Smith, Gardner Academy, Clyde Arbuckle McKinley and Santee purchase holiday gifts for their families.
The Annual Shop with a Cop "Heroes and Helpers Holiday Shopping Spree" had over 220 students from Los Arboles, McKinley, and Santee Elementary participate on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The day began with a Police Officer's and Children's Breakfast, followed by a convoy to the ...
Help brighten a child's holiday season through a committed sponsorship for our 2019 Holiday Shopping Spree.
Donations can be mailed directly to Shop With A Cop through November 29. Download the pdf form and follow the instructions on the form.
Thank you to all who attended our fundraiser this past weekend. It was a resounding success. From all the corp. table sponsors, in-kind donors, Garlic City Auctions,SJPOA, Puesto Restaurant and kitchen staff, Constellation brands, Don Julio, Embajador Tequila, Adictivo Tequila, El jefe, Partida, Joseph George Dist. SJPBA, DJ Julian Q.,Elected officials, Artist Dianna Bernal, All the volunteers ( too many to mention) and the SWAC board. Elected officlas.
You made this a huge success and because of you, we exceeded our fundraising goal. The proceeds will go to support ...
Thank you for your interest in Tacos & Tequila 2019. We are officially SOLD OUT! We'll see you on the 5th!
Tacos & Tequila FundraiserOctober 5, 2019 | 5:00 PM-11:00 PMSJ POA Hall 1151 N 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112
Join us for an evening of good food, good company and lots of tequila! Enjoy tastings of over 10 tequila vendors from across the country, along with music and dinner provided by Puesto Santa Clara.
Last year's event sold out, so be sure to get your tickets early. Gather your friends and family for a great time in support of Shop With a Cop ...
The Shop with a Cop program has truly impacted the students at my school.
They have interacted with our students in a variety of fun activities including pizza parties, ice cream parties, dodge ball games, book giveaways summer school programs, and most notability their holiday shopping spree.
Through their interactions with local law enforcement, students build relationships with officers and see that the law enforcement officers are more than just a badge and a uniform. They see thatthey are friends that they can count on to keep them and their community ...
This is what Shop With a Cop gives you. They give you a shoulder to lean on when you need to, they give you a family member for life. My world was turned upside down when my daughter got sick but with the help of Alicia, Darrell, and Shop With a Cop, my family was able to heal, regain its strength and smile again, and for that, I will always be thankful.