Youth Services

Youth Services

Alameda Boys & Girls Club

The Big Picture
Today, the closing bell will ring in Alameda schools and roughly 10,000 students will leave the school grounds. Some will go home to a parent, some will go to an after school program. But many will go it alone—and will enter the most dangerous time of the day for children. Research indicates that youth-related crime triples between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. every weekday. National statistics, and daily headlines, make it clear that unsupervised children are at greater risk in the after-school hours.
Why the Alameda Boys & Girls Club?
The Alameda Boys & Girls Club is more than just a place for recreation. We provide activities and experiences that enrich the lives of young people in our community. Indeed, the quality of life we all enjoy is due, in part, to the Club’s sustained attention to the changing needs of today’s youth.

We involve young boys and girls in wholesome activities that build their self-esteem and self-worth. We teach the values of responsibility and respect. We empower children to make wise and educated life choices. In this age of teen alcohol and drug use, premarital sex, and violence, we work to help create model citizens for our future. And we give every youth the chance they deserve to have a great future by providing the tools and support they need to achieve their dreams.
About Alameda Boys & Girls Club

Opens our doors to all kids from all schools and all backgrounds every day and evening after school, on week-ends, and during vacations and is the only facility in Alameda that provides this service.
Continues a 62 year-old tradition of providing a safe and positive place for all youth ages 6 through 18.
Serves over 3,000 youth in a new, state-of-the-art Youth Development Center and provides a community resource facility for everyone in Alameda.
Engages and empowers those who need us the most: Over 40% of members are from single parent households, and over 60% come from economically-disadvantaged families.
Supervises and administers programs in certified areas of youth development:

Character, Leadership, Life Skills, and Career Education
Math, Science, Reading, and Technology
Arts and Crafts, and Performance and Digital Arts
Sports, Recreation, and Fitness
Gardening, Cooking, Health, and Nutrition

Provides after-school homework help and tutoring.
Offers free dental, vision, and medical screenings from local medical professionals and assists with access to follow-up care.
Conducts programs on avoiding substance abuse, violence prevention, and home safety for children— and offers individual and family counseling services.
Partners with local schools, other community youth organizations, and non-profits to ensure that our members receive the services they need most.
Motivates kids to return to tell their success stories and to give back to the community they call “home,” by becoming mentors, coaches, volunteers, Board members, and donors.
Enjoys a professional affiliation with the Boys and Girls Club of America, a national organization with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
1900 Third Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Jeff Miller
Alameda Civic Ballet

“Our mission is to create and present community accessible ballet performances while educating and engaging the community in the performing arts.

Alameda Ballet Academy and its affiliate performing company, Alameda Civic Ballet, were founded in 2003 by the Artistic Director, Abra Rudisill. Both the school and company were created to impart the best elements of the classical ballet tradition to local dance students and the surrounding community of the East Bay. In her lessons and leadership, Rudisill draws upon her 20 years of experience as a Prima Ballerina and Ballet Mistress with Oakland Ballet, and she seeks to carry on her artistic lineage through the education of Bay Area youth.

Alameda Civic Ballet was founded in February 2003 and achieved non-profit 501(c)(3) status as a charitable organization in November of 2004. The goal of the company is to create and present quality community accessible ballet performances, while providing young dancers with valuable experience performing alongside professional dancers.
1402 Park Street
Alameda, California 94501
Abra Rudisill
Alameda Collaborative Children, Youth & F

Mission Statement

The Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth, and their Families
promotes positive child and youth development through
building innovative community partnership,
sharing information, and maximizing resources.

Youth Collaborative Co-Chairs

Mayor Trish Spencer,
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan,
Board of Education Trustee Barbara Kahn

The Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth, and their Families meets
every third Wednesday during the school year (except for December),
from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., in the
Alameda Police Department Briefing Room
1555 Oak Street (at Lincoln)
2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite 120
Alameda, CA 94501
Jim Franz
Alameda Community Sailing Center

Alameda Community Sailing Center provides an opportunity for youth (and adults) to learn an environmentally safe sport they can enjoy for a lifetime.  Much of our effort is focused on the under served population.
Adult Learn to Sail – Open to all skill levels!
ACSC’s Adult Learn to Sail Class will teach you how to sail a small sailing dinghy in protected water and build your skills for bigger sailing adventures. Two weekend days 12 hours of training, certified instructors, personal floatation devices and dinghy boats provided! Come join us!
2532 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite 150
Alameda, California 94501
Sally Richards
Alameda Education Foundation

The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) is made up of parents, educators, business leaders and members of the community. A vital force in the community since 1982, AEF supports educational excellence in Alameda public schools by promoting educational opportunities, innovation and equity for Alameda K-12 public school students.

Our programs support the academic, athletic, creative and social growth for Alameda’s 10,000+ students. We manage and support a variety of programs including music, drama, sports, foreign languages, science, technology, counseling and much more. We believe every child in Alameda has a right to quality educational opportunities and that thriving schools are essential for a strong community and a promising future.
Post Office Box 1363
Alameda, CA 94501
Vicki Sedlack
Alameda Seals Baseball


Since 1985 the Seals have been one of the Bay Area’s elite baseball programs. The Seals Summer Collegiate team offers the public a safe, family-oriented, economic, and enjoyable entertainment experience. The Seals Summer Collegiate Baseball Team offers college-student athletes the opportunity to polish their baseball skills and expose their abilities to professional scouts and college coaches. Each year, the Seals attract some of the best Division 1 & 2 collegiate players who are chosen from throughout the United States . The games and tournaments promote competition and teach discipline and sportsmanship to the players. From our Youth Travel Baseball teams and all the way through our Summer Collegiate Baseball team we give our players the best opportunity to play in a professional environment. In addition to honing their athletic skills, the Seals support the athletes in developing their pride and increasing their scholastic pursuits in order to help them grow and mature. The Seals staff does their best to assist the athletes in obtaining scholarships and receiving exposure to professional scouts from Major League Baseball. The Seals also afford these collegiate athletes the opportunity to travel throughout several states including California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Kansas, and as well as internationally to Canada and Mexico.

Aside from being successful on the field, our key organizational goals consist of working with local city leaders and business owners to create local job opportunities. In addition, the Seals Baseball Club wants to be valued members of the community through our organizational commitment to community outreach and both advanced and beginner camps for the local youth here in Alameda. It is through these efforts that the Seals Baseball Club looks to build a long lasting partnership with the city of Alameda.
The Seals baseball club is dedicated to serving the youth  in Northern California and providing positive role models for them. The club’s primary focus is to build character and discipline through the sport of baseball. It is our belief  that baseball builds strong leadership qualities needed to succeed in life by instilling honest work ethics, maintaining good physical health, and engaging with community of all ages and walks of life. Service to the community is a cornerstone of who the Seals are as an organization. Community service is not only a requirement of all our athletes involved with the program but also something the Seals instill as a foundational approach to life. We believe every child should have every opportunity to learn and play the game of baseball at the highest levels and thus provide a mechanism to deliver quality instruction, competition and entertainment.
Post Office Box 296
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 545-9618
Abel Alcantar
Boy Scouts of America, Alameda Council

The Alameda Council, Boy Scouts of America, has a 93 year history of helping shape and mold the values and character of youth and adults in Alameda. Being prepared means having the ability to deal with the many tough challenges life presents – and that’s what Scouting is all about. We collaborate with local organizations like schools and churches to provide resources to our youth as well as the community at large. Scouting provides the following programs which currently serve 3,020 (over 52%) total youth of Scouting age in Alameda. 40% of our membership is female, making the Alameda Council, BSA, the largest youth serving co-educational program in town. (read more…)

The Alameda Council serves the Island City of Alameda in Alameda County, California and supports a wide variety of Scouting units.
1714 Everett Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Brian Fasci
Girl Scouts of Nor California, Alameda

Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is the largest voluntary organization of girls in the world. In our council, the Girl Scouts of Northern California over 50,000 girls and 31,000 adults take part in Girl Scout programs each year. We tailor our programs for the developmental, educational, emotional and social needs of girls at six levels:

Girl Scout Daisy (K-1), Girl Scout Brownie (grades 2-3), Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5), Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8), Girl Scout Senior (grades 9-10), Girl Scout Ambassador (grades 11-12).
Our Numbers
Girl Members: 49,000
Adult Members: 31,000
Staff: Approximately 150
Board Members: 25
Diversity and Inclusion
Girl Scouts of the USA and our council, Girl Scouts of Northern California, value diversity and inclusiveness; our staff and volunteers are representative of the diverse communities that we serve. Girl Scouts does not discriminate on any basis, including age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Our Territory
Nationwide there are over 100 Girl Scout councils. Girl Scouts of Northern California serves 19 counties in Northern California: Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, and Trinity Counties.

Each county is further divided into Areas, and Service Units, smaller geographic regions in which our communities participate in Girl Scouting together.
The Girl Scouts Mission Statement
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
The Girl Scouts of Northern California Mission Statement
We create opportunities girls want and experiences that change lives.
3016 Linda Vista
Alameda, CA 94501
Girls Inc. of the Island City

Since its founding in 1964, Girls Incorporated of the Island City has provided youth development services geared specifically for girls in Alameda.

As the Alameda affiliate of the national nonprofit organization Girls Inc., we are able to offer the most current research-based programs to the girls and families we serve. These curricula, delivered by trained mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment, equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and, discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.

We serve over 300 girls annually, ages 6-18. These girls represent the diversity of families living in Alameda and are provided access to our programs based on a sliding fee scale that takes into account their families’ financial needs. We extend the numbers of girls served through collaborations with other local community-based organizations and schools.

Girls Inc. of the Island City has been the pilot site for several cutting edge programs offered by Girls Inc. National and has also developed unique programs that are now used by other Girls Inc. affiliates throughout the country. Visit the Programs page to learn more.

In addition to our girls-only programs, we operate Alameda Island Kids, a before and after school state-licensed childcare service at six elementary schools in Alameda.

Our vision for society is empowered girls and an equitable society.

Our vision for the organization is to be recognized as the premier organization that empowers all girls to realize their potential and exercise their rights.

Our mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold(SM) through innovative programs, activities, and advocacy and to provide before and after school child care services supporting youth and their families through Alameda Island Kids.

Our values are to:

Respect the dignity of each human being
Recognize and support the strength in every girl
Appreciate, embrace and value diversity
Strive for results anchored in accountability
Operate collaboratively
1724 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
510-521-1743 x207

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2215-A South Shore Center
Alameda,CA 94501
(510) 522-0414