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Yoga At Holbrook Language Academy

Holbrook Language Academy starts every morning with mindfulness practices. The pictures below show the students participating in Yoga lead by Program Coordinator Jeremy Macahilig.  

A few reasons to practice Yoga with kids;
Develop body awareness
Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way
Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement
Build concentration
Increase their confidence and positive self-image
Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group
Have an alternative to tuning out through constant attachment to electronic devices




 

Fun times at El Dorado

El Dorado Middle school has started their first week with some fun activities. Students decorated their own hats and will be able to flaunt them all summer long. El Dorado still wants to incorporate academics so reading in nature is a must and the students are loving it!! 





 

Harvest of the Month


 

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

SUMMER CARES!

We are excited to kick off this summer with TONS AND TONS of FUN!!! 

We will be having program at the following site: 

BEL AIR 

CAMBRIDGE

DELTA VIEW

EL MONTE

EL DORADO

FAIR OAKS

MEADOW HOMES

OAK GROVE

RIO VISTA

RIVERVIEW 

SHORE ACRES 

SUN TERRACE 

WREN AVENUE 

YGNACIO VALLEY ELEMENTARY

 

If you have any questions regarding the program please call the Loma Vista office at 925-691-0351 or you are welcome to call the sites directly and ask to speak with the Program Coordinator. 

Welcoming our new Coordinator of After School

Welcome Eric Rego, MDUSD's new Coordinator of After School. Eric Rego was a previous manager of CARES and has worked within program for the past 9 years. We are very eager and excited to have Eric be our new coordinator and be under his fabulous leadership! 






 

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

 

 

Middle School Camp Concord Week


 

Summer Garden Academy

Our 2018 Summer Garden Academy has been off to such a great start! We have some awesome students participating this year that are full of energy and are ready to plant and harvest some summer fruits and veggies! 

 


The students had such a fun time making homemade apricot jam! YUM!! 

 


How awesome are these hard workers! 

 

Job Opportunities

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

 

Recreation Specialist:
Please contact Caresasp@mdusd.org or call 925-691-0351

 

Garden Specialist: 

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/npo/d/garden-specialist/6523651725.html