Alma Verde

Alma Verde, or "green soul," is an environmental education program based out of the Alma Community Center near downtown San Jose, CA. 

The Alma Verde After-School Program provides homework help, environmental enrichment, and nutritious snacks for over twenty-five elementary and middle school-age children who hail from the Alma neighborhood.

Alma Verde also coordinates a weekly language exchange program, Comida & Conversation, which brings together Santa Clara University students and Alma community members who are looking to improve their Spanish and English conversation skills. 

With the help and support of its many partners including, but not limited to, Santa Clara University, The Silicon Valley HealthCorps, and the City of San Jose, Alma Verde has been working with the Alma Community since Spring 2010. 

Please visit our website and blog: Alma Verde Tumblr

Daily Schedule

After-School Program 3:30 - 6:00 PM 

After-School Program 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Comida & Conversation 6:00 - 8:00 PM

After-School Program 3:30 - 6:00 PM

After-School Program 3:30 - 6:00 PM

After-School Program 3:30 - 6:00 PM


Nicole Latham, Program Director

Michelle Tang, Associate Program Director and Education Specialist

Kiara Herrera, Associate Program Director and Agricultural Specialist

Amanda Hoang, Associate Program Director and Nutrition Specialist

Alma Community Center

After-School Activities

3:30 - 3:45 PM Healthy Snack Time (short nutrition lesson)

3:45 - 4:45 PM Homework Time (volunteers from Santa Clara University assist students with their homework and reading)

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM Physical Activity/Outdoor Games

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Garden Time (planting, watering, weeding, journaling, environmental lessons, eARTh projects, sketching)

5:30 - 6:00 PM Free Time (students can spend this time finishing their homework, playing outside, or continuing the garden activity)