Parents Working Together:  Topic rotates month to month. Free child care available but must RSVP at (925) 354-1392 or e-mail Susan Mancino

When:  2nd Tuesday of month, 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: Tri-Valley YMCA, 6603 Sierra Lane, Suite F, Dublin

Foster Parent Support Group:

When: 4th Tuesday each month

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Parkway, Livermore, (925) 447-3465.

The Parent Project: provided by the Pleasanton Unified School District.
Learn never to argue with your child again! Prevent or intervene in alcohol or drug use!  Improve school attendance and performance! Find resources to help your family! $24 material fee per family donation requested. Scholarships available. Join the group at any time!

When: Wednesdays, January 27 - April 13, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Where: 4665 Bernal Avenue, Bernal Room

Contact: Register by email with Kirsten Dwyer  or call (925) 426-4325

The Parent Project in Spanish: provided by Horizons Family Counseling.

When: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, March 1 - May 24

Where: East Avenue Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room, 3951 East Avenue

Contact: Horizons Family Counseling to register at (925) 371-4747


PACE oversees a range of adult learning opportunities, including English as a Second Language, high school equivalency, computer classes and other parenting/community education classes.   All new and returning student must register prior to signing up for classes.  Information collected by PACE is used for state funding and accountability purposes and is kept confidential.

All students must take a reading and listening placement test to register for an ESL class.  The placement test takes approximately 1 hours and is offered at various locations in Pleasanton.  Contact PACE office for details.

All ESL and High School Equivalency preparation classes are free and child care is available for many classes.  Please visit the website.

  Register and advance your skills.

Click here for more information:

Contact: email PACE or call (925) 463-0616

Adult Education: Pleasanton Unified School District, Pleasanton


Participants will gain valuable work experience and on the job training by working closely with City of Pleasanton staff.  Open to all students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2016.  The Leadership in Training, (LIT)  Program gives teens the opportunity to prepare for future employment through training in essential job skill, engaging in meaningful volunteer work and constructive outcome focused feedback.  There is a cost for this program.  Volunteer assignments include: Summer Day Camp, Aquatics, Ridge Runners, Operations Service Center, Pleasanton Police Department, Gingerbread Preschool, Drama and Visual Arts Camps.  LIT volunteer commitments will depend on program assignment.  (Important Dates are subject to change with PUSD Calendar).

Application Deadline Date:  April 21, 2016

Assessment Date: April 28th, 2016

Training Dates: June 16-17, 2016

Program Dates: June 20-August 5th, 2016

Applications and more information:

Questions: email David


Free services are available to households with a 2016 income of $54,000 or less.  Exceptions may apply.  Be prepared to bring photo id for each person on your tax return, Social Security card or ITIN for each person on your tax return, W-2's for all jobs held in 2016, all 1099, 1098's and other tax forms, last year's tax return, child care provider information, landlord name, address, phone for CA Renter's Credit, your household's health coverage information (Forms 1095-A,B or C) and savings and checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit.

Call for an appointment:

Tri-Valley One-Stop: (925) 560-9431, Wed.. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Pleasanton Library: (925) 931-3400. Sat. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Las Positas College: (925) 560-9431 DROP OFF ONLY, Wed. 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

ITIN Application Assistance: Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center


Teen Challenge provides Christian faith-based, residential care to young people and adults who struggle with life-controlling problems.

Contact Administration Office: Santa Clara- (408) 703-2001

Contact Oakland Men's Center:  Oakland - (510) 562-1141

For information:


Tri-Valley families and individuals may select one bag of items per visit. The Hanger is staffed by students with disabilities in a vocational skills classroom. Special needs high school students are taught job skills while providing clothing to Pleasanton families in need. Tax deductible donations can be dropped off at the Pleasanton School District’s special education office - 4661 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.  Donations of clean and gently used adult and children’s clothing, warm coats and jackets, new socks and new underwear, shoes, umbrellas and rain gear, laundry supplies are appreciated.

Where: Village High School - 4645 Bernal Ave., Room 703B, Pleasanton.

Contact: For more information, call (925) 426-4293.


The Landing, a  new 8-week program/support group for middle school and high school students is a gathering where students can find support for life's difficulties and discover hope.   This faith based program will help students work through the issues they are having.  The vision of the program is to bring restoration and hope to students and their families.   The program will include video, activities, teaching, breakout sessions/small group discussion and prayer.  Sign up online at  Fee is $15.

When: Mondays, February 22nd - May 2nd 2016

Time: 7:00 PM -9:00  PM

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore Campus

Contact: email John


A straightforward, step-by-step plan for preventing and/or intervening in your adolescent's negative choices.  Empowering Parents.  Transforming Teens.  Register now a $25.00 material fee per family donation is requested.  Learn how to never argue with your child again.  Prevent or intervene in alcohol or drug use. Improve school attendance and performance.  Find resources to help your family.

When:  12-Week Series ( contact PUSD for next start date)  

Where:  Bernal Room, 4665 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton

Register: email Kirsten Dwyer or call (925) 426-4325
Brenda Montgomery


The Workforce and Benefits Administration's mission is to promote self-sufficiency and provide continuing economic assistance through public and private sector partnerships while fostering a workforce development system which supports individuals and families.  Publicly sponsored health coverage programs are also available to assist with individual health needs.

CalWorks, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids an employment based program that requires employable adults to participate in work related activities to receive aid.

AC HIRE, Alameda County SSA Department of Workforce and Benefit Administration program offers businesses no cost recruitment assistance, job advertising and placement services, information on subsidized employment and tax credit programs.

Information on AC HIRE:email Marilyn or call (510) 670-5728

Information about Workforce and Benefits Administration or CalWorks:


Come join us for our monthly free parenting education series, facilitated by a Parenting Skills Coach.  Every 2nd Tuesday, gather with other parents for an opportunity to discuss the ups and downs of parenting, and gain support and tools.  Childcare is available with advanced registration.  Participants are asked to RSVP.  Call to reserve a spot.  Check with Y for upcoming topics.

Siblings & Friends: Helping Kids Navigate Important Relationships- June 14, 2016

When:  2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm

Where:  Tri-Valley YMCA, 6693 Sierra Lane, Suite F,  Dublin, CA 94568

 Contact: email Susan Mancino or call 925-354-1392