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


Enjoy a hot meal offered by Open Heart Kitchen

 When:             Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12:00 – 6:00 pm

 Where:           4743 East Ave, Livermore

 Contact:          925-580-6793


This non-profit agency provides affordable, accessible, compassionate quality health care services that promote the well-being of all members of the community.  Services include mental health counseling, adult and teen drug and alcohol counseling, nutrition services as well as medical assistance.  Volunteers can help with clerical tasks, graphic arts, reading to children, infant/child care, gardening, and maintenance.

Administrative Offices: 5975 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 100, Pleasanton

Medical Clinics:  4361 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton and 3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore  

Appointment and Information: (925) 462-1755

Visit our website at:

Contact: Alex Garcia or (925) 201-6018


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


Kitchen helpers, servers and food donations are needed for this breakfast, held every Sunday morning to serve the homeless and low income in our community (usually between 50-60 people).  Building relationships with our guests is one of our goals and we try to join them at the tables and eat alongside them.  The food is all donated by our group of volunteers - our menus come out on Wednesdays via (This is an online program that lists the food needed for this weeks menu, and allows people to signup for portions of the required food).  If you are interested in helping, I can add you to our breakfast list and you will get one message per week with the published menu and you can then see the food and help needs for that particular week.

When: Sunday mornings - cooking & prep work starting at 8:00, serving at 9:30 & clean-up (usually done by 10:30)

Where: Discovery Church, 5860 Las Positas Rd., Livermore

Contact: email Ken Rush or call him at  925-784-5642


Help us connect volunteers and resources to meet community needs in these office volunteer/intern positions:
• General office volunteers (3-4 hour shift on any weekday)
• Website (WordPress) Manager (may work from home)
• On-call Spanish speaking resource person
• Office Administrator

Contact: Gloria Gregory, Executive Director or call 925-998-3785