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Employees of the Month

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


Lynnette Norry, Program Coordinator 

Sun Terrace Elementary


1. Favorite food- Italian

2. Hobby- Going to the movies

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

4. Why do you like working with kids? I love the interactions with parents and students, I also like to make a difference and like that its a safe place for our kids. 


Tina Sullivan,  Program Coordinator

Delta View Elementary

1. Favorite food- Japanese 

2. Hobby- Camping with family

3. How many years have you worked for CARES? 8 years

4. Why do you like working with kids? Because I'm able to give back to kids and like to make strong connections with them that will make a difference in their lives. 


The Garden Academy in Bay Point is getting ready for the warmer weather and new crops! Many of our schools have already began venturing off into the garden, the following pictures show Ygancio Valley Elementary students excited to see that spring came a little early, it's always an adventure learning in the garden! 

Cambridge Students shown below showing their garden some love by planting some beautiful flowers!

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Camp Concord 2017

C.A.R.E.S. students form Shore Acres, Wren Avenue, Delta View, and Fair Oaks had the pleasure of enjoying themselves for a weekend getaway to Camp Concord in South Lake Tahoe May 19-21, 2017. 20 students from each site were selected and got to enjoy a various of activities from human foosball, human hungry hungry hippo, archery, crafts, and they even enjoy a nice hike to the local beach a few miles down. The students had a blast and made some incredible memories! 


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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

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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

Fair Oaks Family Fit Night

On Friday, May 26th Fair Oaks hosted their first Family Fit Night. The students and families really enjoyed themselves and were able to break a little sweat with their families. C.A.R.E.S. staff hosted Kickboxing, softball, hula hooping, and much more. All the families were able to cool off at the rethink your drink station and grab some nutritional information about sugary drinks and how to choose healthy alternatives. Great job Fair Oaks! 


After school Challenge 2017

Mt. Diablo and Ygnacio Valley High School students attended the After School Challenge in Sacramento. Students rallied together to deliver letters governor and express the importance of After school program. 


Harvest of the Month for June is yummy and delicious Peaches! Peaches are the perfect summer snack, peaches are naturally sweet and are very juicy. Peaches are packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber. Fiber is essential nutrient for our bodies, it helps keep our bellies full and maintain a healthy weight. Please enjoy the recipe down below for a yummy way to eat your peaches!