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golden shovel and sprouting shovel awards 

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Delta View CARES was awarded the Sprouting shovel award. They have done an amazing job upkeeping their new garden beds and it is continuing to thrive. 

Fair Oaks CARES was awarded the Golden Shovel award. Fair Oaks was able to maintain a beautiful garden this winter and has giant purple cauliflower to show for it. 

Way to go CARES! 

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Lights on! 2019

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On October 24th, CARES held a lights on showcase at Rio Vista Elementary School. CARES showed cased some of our great program we have throughout our programs. Program included PLTW, coding, Math, Robotics, Gardening, Cooking & Nutrition, and mindfulness. We had such a great turn out and enjoyed seeing members of the community and district personnel come out to show support. 

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fall fest 2019

We had a great Fall Fest this year! Fall Fest was held on October 19, 2019 at the Bay  Point Garden. We had such a great turn out and lots of fun activities. There were lots of crafts that were facilitated Mt. Diablo HS students, pumpkin carving, and healthy yummy treats to try like candy corn made of fruit. A huge thanks to Kathy Davis for putting on such a great event for the community.  

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Our Program Profile

Strengths

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 the Mt Diablo School District, City of Concord Parks & Recreation and Bay Area Community Resources, who all serve overlapping populations. This support stems from a history of excellent programming, coordination, strong program leadership and shared responsibility of providing services and families in the community. We are a part of the state- wide initiative, Healthy Behaviors Initiative (HBI) identifying exemplary practices in nutrition in After School Programs. Financially we are supported by grants from both state and city initiatives.

Challenges

In order to maintain high quality services being offered to our students and families, additional funding sources are continually being pursued. The formation of a non-profit charitable foundation and other small fundraiser and mini-grants for site need. There is an ongoing need to maintain high quality training and mentorship for CARES staff to ensure qualified staff are serving our students. Expanded opportunities for culturally diverse and enriching opportunities prepare students with the life experiences.

Hours of Operation & Cost:

CARES operates from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm. There is no cost to students for program participation.

After School Programming includes

Homework Help, Academic Intervention Program, ASPIRE Supplemental Educational Services, Nutrition Education and Cooking, Dance, Arts and Crafts, STEM, SPARK & CATCH program, Gardening and Field Trips. A Middle School Sports program is offered at the three Middle Schools with the CARES After School Program.

Snack & Supper Programming includes:

Daily nutritional snack & supper provided in partnership with Food Services Department and the USDA. Participating students receive a healthy snack consisting of milk, cracker and fruit. The Supper meal consists of milk, fruit, vegetable, and a whole grain and protein item to complete a healthy and nutritious meal.

Who We Serve

Number of Schools: 17

Number of Students Served: 2,175

Grade Levels Served: TK-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th

Male: 52%

Female: 48%

Free & Reduced Lunch: 86%

English Learner: 41%

Special Education: 20%

Demographics

Chinese: 1%

Latino: 53%

African American: 15%

Asian Pacific Islander: 7%

Other White: 20%

Other Non-White: 5%

How We Serve

Staff to student ratio: 1:20 per site

Number of credentialed staff: 1-5 per site

Number of volunteers: 2- 5 per site

Number of CARES staff: 5-12 per site

Number of subcontractors: 2-8 program wide

Number of Community Partners: 18 program wide

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

 

 

Day Lights savings 

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Day Lights Savings begins November 3, 2019. All CARES students that are walkers will be released at 5:00 PM to ensure they walk while there is still light out. All other students will be released at normal time, 5:45 PM from the MUR.

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Job Opportunities

If you're interested in working for the Mt. Diablo CARES program please contact:

Caresasp@mdusd.org or call 925-691-0351staff flyer