History and
General Information

Our Roots


For more than 50 years, Silicon Valley FACES has worked to create systemic change in the community by equipping individuals to resist bias, bigotry, bullying, and violence. 

FACES was founded in 1965 as a regional office of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The national organization later changed its name to the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), and when the NCCJ restructured in 2005, FACES became a separate 501(c)(3) known as the Silicon Valley Conference for Community and Justice. In 2008, the board of directors changed the name to Silicon Valley FACES to reflect the diversity of our neighborhoods and the larger community they comprise. 


Since 1996, we have collaborated with schools to provide much-needed social-emotional learning (SEL) programs to youth in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Alameda counties. At a time when bullying, violence, bigotry, and racism are in the news nearly every day, we’re reaching youth at a pivotal juncture, teaching empathy, respect, self-worth, inclusiveness, honesty, and integrity. 


Recognizing the importance of delivering a continuum of empathy education – and the urgency of keeping kids in school, rather than relying on expulsion as a disciplinary measure – FACES opened a new chapter in its history with the introduction of restorative practices training for educators and others who work with youth.


As always, our mission to build communities free of bias, bigotry, bullying, and violence is at the core of all we do, and we plan to grow and shape our programs to evolve with the needs of the many “faces” of Silicon Valley. 

Our Mission


Silicon Valley FACES is dedicated to creating and promoting an empathetic and inclusive community free of bias, bigotry and violence through our programs and advocacy.

Frequently Asked Questions
Where are we located?


We are located at 1401 Parkmoor Ave. Suite 150, San Jose, CA 95126. Our education programs take place at various schools and other community facilities

How are we funded?


The agency’s funding comes from a diversity of sources: fees for service (for educational programs), donations from individuals and corporations, and grants from private and public foundations. We could not do the work we do without the generous support of our donors and funders. 

How can people learn more about us?


Learn more and stay in touch by signing up to receive FACES’ e-newsletters below or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and LinkedIn

How can I help?


To volunteer in our education and/or administration departments, please contact the Administration Manager at (408) 286-9663, x404, or admin@svfaces.org.



Be A FACES Ambassador:

  •  Share FACES’ work with your friends, colleagues, neighbors, and family by holding a “Focus on FACES” event – in our office, in your office, or in your home. 

  •  ​Bring FACES’ programs to your local school.

  •  Join one of our agency committees. 

For more information, contact Tuyen Fiack at tfiack@svfaces.org or 408-286-9663, x403. 

Make a Financial Donation: 

  •  On our website: www.svfaces.org

  •  By mail: Silicon Valley FACES, 1401 Parkmoor Ave. Ste. 150 San Jose, CA. 95126

  •  By contacting Tuyen Fiack, at (408) 286-9663, x403, or tfiack@svfaces.org.