Youth, School and Community Partnerships (YSCP)

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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 
On Saturday September 8th, the San Pablo Youth Commission and the Youth, School & Community Partnerships Division hosted the 8th Back to School Closet Event at Davis Park. During this event the San Pablo Youth Commissioners gave back to the community. San Pablo residents were able to select FREE gently used clothes (all ages), shoes, toys, school supplies, sports equipment, accessories, and participate in a Health and Education Resource Fair, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and West County Reads.  The event also included a jump rope contest, for a chance to win new backpacks full of school supplies, and a drawing for the chance to win gently used bicycle, scooters, skateboards, and more!  This year, the event supported 284 youth and families in need. The next Back to School Closet Event will be held on September 7th, 2019.

Youth Summit
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. Currently our San Pablo Youth Commissioners are in the process of planning their 8th Annual Youth Summit, and it will be held tentatively in March 2019. Please check back for more information.

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/Boys Council 
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.
The Boys Council Model is a strengths-based group model that addresses risk factors and empowers participants to find belonging, build assets, and deconstruct harmful masculinity beliefs on their journey toward becoming respectful leaders and connected allies in their community.
To search upcoming trainings hosted in San Pablo,
visit: http://onecirclefoundation.org/TrainingList.aspx. 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.