Chalk Art Event for Endangered Species Day 2021

In honor of Endangered Species Day 2021, the Endangered Species Coalition is holding a nationwide, all-ages chalk art competition that anyone can participate in! 

Read about the competition guidelines and details now.

More than 1 million species globally are threatened with extinction. Art is one of the most powerful tools we have to draw attention to this crisis. That’s why we’re holding the Endangered Species Chalk Art Event! 

From Friday, May 21st through Sunday, May 23rd, we’re inviting people around the world to create chalk art depicting threatened, endangered, or vanishing species. Not only is this a great way to celebrate wildlife, but you can also win prizes! More than $400 in prize money and chocolate bars will be given away in awards for the best artwork and at random to lucky participants. 

Want to join this exciting, creative event for Endangered Species Day? Find out more now! 

This event is open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels, and you can create your chalk art anywhere that is safe and legal, such as an indoor blackboard, a driveway, sidewalks, or other spaces. 

To enter the competition and be eligible to win a prize, all you have to do is post a photo of your chalk art on Instagram between May 21st and May 23rd. If you include #EndangeredSpeciesChalkArt and tag @endangeredspeciescoalition in your post, we’ll include your art in the contest. 

Feel free to send your chalk art to and we will feature it on our website!

City of San José’s Community Budget Meetings

We want to share the City of San José’s upcoming Community Budget meetings. These meetings are a chance for the community to voice concerns about high-priority issues, which in turn will help City leaders shape the budget and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. 

The first meeting will be on Thursday, May 13th 6-8pm, followed by Saturday, May 15th 10:30-12:30pm, and Wednesday, May 19th, 6pm-8pm.

Additionally, as a part of the budget engagement process, the Mayor’s Office created an online budget tool called the “Balancing Act” to gather resident feedback on their budget priorities. Click the image below to try it out!

Thurs. 5/20: Join Asm. Evan Low and CAMFT for a Mental Health Townhall

You are invited to join Assemblymember Evan Low on Thursday, May 20th at 6:00PM – 7:00PM for a Mental Health Townhall with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists regarding general COVID mental health tips and dealing with anxiety of going back to “normal” as students and families are going back to school, work, and pre-pandemic routines.

Please register for this event in advance at Zoom link and FB details will be sent out upon RSVP.