The Pleasanton American Legion Post 237, will host a local contest.  The contest is open to ALL High School Student's grades 9 thru 12: Public, Home Schooled, Private, Parochial and Military.  Eligible participants must be citizens of, or lawful permanent resident of the United States and must be a resident of the State of California.

The contest is two parts: and eight to ten minute oration (speech without notes) on any aspect of the Constitution of the United States AND a three to five minute discourse on one of a possible four assigned topics.

Local contest awards prizes and more information see website.

Deadline for entries: Friday, January 13, 2017

Further Information:

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 1:00 PM

Where: Pleasanton Veterans Memorial Bldg, 301 Main Street, Pleasanton

Contact: email American Legion Post 237 Oratorical Chairman or call (925) 846-8725


CRP has drop-in hours Monday –Friday from 8am to 5pm.  Drop-in hours means that an adult client (an adult in crisis with no insurance or Medi-Cal) who is in a real or perceived crisis can go into any of the County run CRP clinics (see list below) and receive on-demand support from our CRP staff.

 Available Services:
one-on-one counseling,
psychiatry (most days depending on the location) linkage/referrals with the greater system of care or other resources.

North County (Eastmont), 7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 125 (within Oakland Community Support Services), Oakland 94605  Phone 510-383-5020

South County (Gail Steele Wellness and Recovery Center), 409 Jackson Street, Suite 100, Hayward 94544  Phone 510-891-5600.

Satellite Sites
Fremont Family Resource Center, 39155 Liberty Street, Suite G710, Fremont 94538   Phone 510-574-2000

Valley Community Support Centers, 3730 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton 94588  Phone 925-560-5880

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Agape Villages  recruits, trains, certifies, supervises and supports families who choose to provide loving foster care for homeless and disadvantaged children. Additional members are needed for our newly formed Advisory Council.

Membership includes:

*Attend meetings whenever possible
*Contribute skills and knowledge to enhance the work of Agape Villages
*Community Relations and Outreach
*Promotional Ideas and strategies
*Member Development
*Fundraiser planning and participation

When:  2nd Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.

Where: Pleasanton Chamber Office, 777 Peters Ave., Pleasanton

Contact:  Joann Beattie, Senior V.P. of Resource & Development or  (209) 992-8346


Donated space is needed in Dublin, Hayward or San Leandro for storage and distribution of clothing and other goods to foster families in our area.

Contact: email Joyce Ryder or call (925) 337-2573


Interested in becoming an Army Volunteer?    The ACS Volunteer Program offers valuable opportunities to gain experience and directly impact change within Army Community Service programs.  Available volunteer opportunities for ACS and other installation activities may be found by visiting the website listed below.  All volunteers must be registered in the Volunteer Management Information System, accessible through this site.


More information:  Call ACS at (925) 875-4678 or (925) 875-4422


You can meet someone’s need by donating a bicycle you or a family member no longer uses to the Del Valle High School Bicycle Repair Class! Students earn credit while repairing and tuning up the donated bicycles.  Then the bikes are available for donation to those in need in the Tri-Valley.

Contact: email Paul Gresecchi  at Del Valle High or call (925) 216-5203.


This organization provides support for active duty personnel, promotes patriotism, and assists veterans’ organizations. Help collect and send care packages for our troops, sew for our troops or with other support activities.

Where: Tri-Valley and Contra Costa County locations

CityServe Contact: Vicky Cassell at [email protected] or (925) 336-1596


This is a Biblical, balanced program designed to provide a recovery process to overcome hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Learn more at

When: Begins Tuesday nights at 6:30 PM

 Where: Valley Christian Center, 7500 Inspiration Dr., Dublin

Contact: Pastor  Jimi Merrell or  call (925) 560-6228.


Children's Emergency Food Bank is seeking a Community Board Member.  Meetings are 1 time per quarter.

Contact: email Rick Snowden


This organization provides food to families in need in our local communities throughout the year. Over 500 families in the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Alamo are helped annually . This assistance is available to single adults and couples as well as families with children. Volunteer to help with the holiday food drives in November and April.

Where: Children's Emergency Food Bank (John Knox Presbyterian) , 7421 Amarillo Road, Dublin  (925) 828-5363, Appointments M-F 9:00-4:00 PM

Contact:  Karen McHugh