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Employees of the Month

Fun Facts about our Staff and why they love working for C.A.R.E.S.

Kathy Davis , Garden Educator

Garden Academy 

1. Favorite food- Eggplant Pizza

2. Hobby- Cooking and gardening

3. How many years have you worked for CARES? 18 years 

4. Why do you like working with kids? Because you learn something different everyday!


Bonnie Phillips,  Enrichment Specialist II

Garden Academy 

1. Favorite food- Mexican

2. Hobby- Ceramics and scrap booking 

3. How many years have you worked for CARES? 16 years

4. Why do you like working with kids? I love their imagination and how they learn without knowing they're learning. 

Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month for September are delicious Peppers! Peppers come in various colors and sizes; Red, yellow/orange, and Green. Peppers are great in vitamin C and also a great source in vitamin A. Down below you'll find one of the programs favorite way to prepare peppers; Pico de gallo.


C.A.R.E.S. Home Page

Welcome Back to CARES!

Mt. Diablo CARES has started off the year with our new slogan, "One Team, One Dream". All our site have been doing exceptionally well and continue to strive for success. 


We will have programs at the following sites; 

Bel Air


Delta View

El Dorado

El Monte

Fair Oaks


Meadow Homes

Oak Grove 

Rio Vista


Shore Acres

Sun Terrace

Wren Avenue 

Ygnacio Valley Elementary

Mt. Diablo HS

Ygnacio Valley HS

Our Program Profile


The Mt. Diablo CARES is a well-established program with strong support from our community partners as well as from our school site and administration. It is a unique collaborative between ...more

Schools We Serve

General Information

1266 San Carlos Avenue,  Suite A6

Concord, CA 94518

phone: (925) 691-0351

fax: (925) 691-1447

email: caresasp@mdusd.org


Administrator: Thywara Porter Portert@mdusd.org

Having fun with STEM

El Monte students were able to choose from four engineering and art stations in the MU. This included playdoh, K'Nex, drawing and a creation station where students could use their imagination to create something.

Parent info Night

Holbrook Language Academy hosted their Parent Info Night where they shared and went through the Mt. Diablo CARES parent handbook. Holbrook also had a rethink your drink with healthy spa waters infused with yummy fruit. 


Job Opportunities

If you're interested in working for the Mt. Diablo CARES program please look below for the open positions; 


Recreation Specialist:


Program Leader: