Youth, School and Community Partnerships (YSCP)

San Pablo 2017-251
The Youth, School and Community Partnership Division is committed to the healthy development of youth and is focused on developing positive opportunities, programs and partnerships that will provide children and youth with skills, knowledge, support, and resources leading to healthy and productive lives.  

Our programs, services, and initiatives support a community where government, families, schools, law enforcement, and organizations work together to create an environment conducive to support young people, their learning, and their success.

Programs, Services and Initiatives

Full Service Community Schools
As part of a collaborative team, YSCP supports strategic efforts to transform all schools in San Pablo into Full Service Community Schools: Where Community Supports Education and Education Supports Community.  Community Schools are a nationally recognized model that combines strong academic instruction with an array of vital supports and services for students and their families at the school site.  Walter T. Helms Middle School currently serves as the hub of the San Pablo FSCS Initiative. In July 2014, Hatchuel Tabernik and Associates (HTA) completed the San Pablo Community School Needs Assessment Report to inform the direction of the FSCS initiative. 

Community Schools Collaborative
The Community Schools Collaborative brings various agencies and systems together to address the whole child through comprehensive school-based services. Team members meet monthly for professional development and as a learning community to share resources and best practices for working with children, youth, and families in San Pablo. 

Back to School Closet Event 
The San Pablo Youth Commission will host their 8th annual Back to School Closet event on September 8th, 2018 from 10am-1pm. The event will take place at San Pablo’s, Davis Park (1661 Folsom Ave., San Pablo)  The Back to School Closet will be open to families and children of all ages to pick out free items. The items offered include clothing (sizes ranging from baby to adult), shoes, sports equipment, school supplies, and toys. We will also be hosting our annual Jump Rope Contest allowing kids to earn more prizes! 
his year's event has been sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and will feature an additional Health and Education Resource Fair.  For additional information regarding services provided by Kaiser Permanente, visit:

Youth Summit
The City of San Pablo Youth Services hosted the 7th Youth Summit on October 18th, 2017 at Helms Middle School (2500 Rd 20, San Pablo). The Youth Summit is an opportunity for youth to bring positive change for their generation and the next. During the summit, students had the chance to be involved in fun workshops, which focused on nutrition and physical activities. #HealthySanPablo #SayNoMoreDoMore

Community Grant Program
San Pablo Team for Youth (SPTFY) is the funding arm of the Community Schools Initiative. SPTFY provides funds to public and non-profit agencies to expand and/or enhance school-based programs/services for children, youth, and families.

Work Experience/Academic Support
Through a partnership with the Contra Costa County Office of Education's Youth Development Services, in-school youth, 16-21, receive academic support, financial aid guidance, and prepare for careers and/or post-secondary school through conventional training opportunities. 

Girls Circle 
Using the Girls Circle Model, school-based, gender specific groups for girls, ages 9-18 are provided weekly for 8 – 12 weeks, integrating self-expression activities as strategies to encourage discussion around culturally relevant themes related to the girls’ lives -- being a girl, trusting ourselves, friendships, body image, goals, competition, negative influences, and decision-making. To search upcoming trainings, visit: For more information please contact Bertha Romo at 510-215-3087.

Removing Barriers
The Removing Barriers program is a partnership between the City of San Pablo, The San Pablo Economic Development Corporation and New Skin Adult Tattoo Removal focused on assisting individuals ages 16 and older remove barriers to safety, employability, community re-entry and opportunity. In addition to providing job readiness, curriculum, life skills and work experience, Removing Barriers also provides the removal of visible tattoos located on the hands, face, neck and/or other exposed areas.  

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  1. Bertha Romo

    Program Coordinator
    Phone: (510) 215-3087

  2. Youth Services

    Physical Address
    13831 San Pablo Avenue #6
    (look for the white fence)
    San Pablo, CA 94806

    Phone: (510) 215-3087

Please note, our division name has changed from "Youth Services" to "Youth, School & Community Partnerships". 

When visiting our office, our signage still refers to "Youth Services", if you have any questions please contact us.