Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
Proudly Presents the

8th Annual

Comedy Jam Fundraiser
Laughter is Good Medicine!

Event proceeds will benefit IHC's Native American Youth Empowerment Program (know more)

Saturday October 18, 2014

5:00 – 6:30 pm Reception (Orchard Hall)
7:00 – 9:00 pm Comedy Jam (Heritage Theater)

Campbell Community Center
1 West Campbell Avenue, C-32  |  Campbell, CA 95008
Map and Directions to the Center  |  Community Center Campus Map

Master of Ceremonies

Bob Sarlatte

On field announcer for the San Francisco 49ers


Nick Guerra

Comedy Central's “Gabriel Iglesias Stand Up Revolution”

Dave Burleigh

America's Got Talent and Celebrity Impressionist

Sandy Stec

Punchline/Cobb's Comedy Club and Radio Personality on STAR 101.3


Tickets to the Reception/Comedy Jam - Presale ONLY
Contact: Ms. Hunt, (408) 666-2105 or e-mail at
Contact: Mr. Vernon, (408) 445-3400 x 208 or e-mail at

Due to mature content, this event is for 18 years of age and older
This is an Alcohol & Drug Free Event

View/Download Event Flyer (2.36 MB)

San Jose Native Youth Empowerment Program

Proceeds from the Comedy Jam will go to IHC's Native American Youth Empowerment Program

The San Jose Native Youth Empowerment Program is the only program of its kind in Santa Clara County that is designed to meet the unique cultural needs of Native Youth. To understand the challenges of Native American youth living in San Jose, California, we must begin to understand historical trauma and how its results have affected today's generation of youth.

IHC's San Jose Native Youth Empowerment Program Includes:

  • Case Management
  • Educational Workshops
  • Cultural Activities
  • Health Activities
  • Transportation

IHC's Native Youth Empowerment Program provides weekly Native-specific intervention services and workshops that focus on teaching skills to help decrease the damage that historical trauma has had on Native American youth. IHC's unique program design is based on a foundational intervention strategy and includes the use of cultural activities, ceremonies, powwows, and workshops that provide relevant venues to help deter Native youth away from high risk behaviors. The intent of every activity is to enhance a sense of belonging and to strengthen Native American cultural identity. Our Native specific program is a necessary path for American Indian/Alaskan Native youth of San Jose to learn a traditional way of living in harmony with themselves and their surroundings.

The importance of funding to provide culturally appropriate services to Native American youth by culturally competent agencies such as the IHC cannot be overemphasized. read more...