Youth, School, and Community Partnerships (YSCP)

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

Beacon 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.  All six San Pablo public schools are Beacon Full Service Community Schools: Bayview Elementary, Dover Elementary, Downer Elementary, Lake Elementary, Riverside Elementary, and Walter T. Helms Middle School. In July 2014, Hatchuel Tabernik and Associates completed the San Pablo Community School Needs Assessment Report to inform the direction of the City's community school initiative. 
The City of San Pablo's Youth, School, & Community Partnerships Division (YSCP) and Youth Commission (SPYC) will be hosting its 10th Annual 

Back To School Closet Event
The City of San Pablo's Youth, School, & Community Partnerships Division (YSCP) and Youth Commission (SPYC) will be hosting its 10th Annual Back to School Closet Event on Friday, August 23rd, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place at 13831 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo City Hall, Mapple Hall (Building 4).

Last year's event which took place in Davis Park, attracted almost 300 children and their families. This year's activities open to the public include:

  • First-come, first serve giveaway of gently used clothing, shoes and toys for children, as well as school supplies and sports equipment.
  • Book Giveaway of new and gently-used books, including bilingual titles, courtesy of West County Reads.
  • Community Resource Fair, where city departments and other local agencies will showcase their available services for youth and families.
  • Games, arts & crafts, and other health-focused activities, with a chance to win exciting prizes.

Please contact Staff Liaison Elise Veliz at or at
(510) 215-3086 for more information. 

Youth Summit
The San Pablo Youth Commission (SPYC) hosted their 8th annual Youth Summit on Wednesday, April 24th at Helms Middle School. Approximately 100 Helms students from the after school program participated in activities created and ran by the San Pablo Youth Commission. They informed Helms students that they have many directions to go in life, and that there will also be lots of people, that are watching you, that can help you on your way. 

The Commissioners opened the event with an interactive skit and inspiring speeches from Youth Commissioners and City leaders.  Students participated in workshops that were facilitated by Youth Commissioners, and supported by staff.  Seventh graders learned how to identify ways of managing school concerns.  The eighth graders learned about support systems and transitioning to High School. During the Helms students’ supper, Youth Commissioners hosted exciting performances.  The event would not have been possible without the support of our community partners including- the West Contra Costa County Unified School District and the Expanded Learning Office, Helms Middle School, Bay Area Community Resources, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Richmond High School International Academy, and the San Pablo Police Department.

Community Grant Program
San Pablo Team for Youth (SPTFY) is the funding arm of the Beacon 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.

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: 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.  

Youth, School, & Community Partnerships Division Logo
  1. Jora Atienza Washington

    Jora Atienza Washington

    Community Services Manager
    Phone: (510) 215-3092

  2. 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.