Community Resources

These resources are listed as a service to the King community. Please note that posting here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.


Black Girls CODE

Black Girls CODE is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching girls ages 7–17 from underrepresented communities about computer programming and digital technology. Their mission is to empower and mentor young women of color by highlighting the achievements of women in technology and thereby encourage them to embrace the tech marketplace as builders and creators.


Parent Education Program

Our Parent Education Program at Ann Martin Center strengthens parent-child-family relationships by addressing parenting concerns about their child’s emotional, behavioral, and academic development. With an emphasis on prevention and early intervention, our workshops provide vital support, skills, and tools that promote positive parenting.

Workshops are FREE unless noted otherwise.

Location & Parking: 1375 55th Street, Emeryville, CA. Our clinic is four blocks west of San Pablo Avenue and two blocks south of Powell Street.

For more information please go to



KidsRise is designed to give kids 10-17 a voice in the debate over our country’s future.  Each kid will write one or two sentences on a card about how they feel, right now.  Causes or concerns, celebrations or fears, all are welcome.  Put-downs, name calling, and hatred are not.  I will take a portrait of each kid, holding their handwritten message.

These photos will be posted on the website.  Each photo will be tagged with the year that kid will be eligible to vote. Their words will reach all levels of government, as a reminder of the concerns of the next generation of voters.  Their words will also reach each other.  Kids from very different backgrounds should know that they share each other’s concerns.

These photos are only the beginning.  KidsRise will assist kids in identifying the causes they care about, collaborating with others to develop plans of action, and instituting real change in their communities.

Here is a link to the website: www.kidsrise.organd a link to the sign up:


LHS “Science Party” Sessions to Help Develop Curriculum

Curriculum developers and education researchers at the LHS at UC Berkeley are  designing a new generation of middle-school science curriculum for use across the country. They invite students in 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grades to the LHS to help them  develop science curriculum materials during a
“Science Party” session.

What do students do in a Science Party?

Parents sign up their student to attend a 1.5 hour session at the LHS. Researchers will engage students in one or two brief interviews (20-40 minutes) about activities in development for our curriculum. In the interviews, students will answer questions or think aloud as they work through activities, such as playing games on a tablet computer (iPad), answering science questions, or testing hands-on science activities. Supervision and fun activities will be provided during the session. Once the session has ended, students will have free access to the museum.

To sign up and for more details, please fill out signup form at

Questions? Email Karen Nelson at


The Y-Scholars Program (for all incoming highschool freshman)

The Y-Scholars Program is an after-school program that works with first-generation or low-income student in grades 9-12, preparing them to pursue higher education through career exploration and academic achievement. Services include: weekly workshops covering topics ranging from study skills to college exploration, mentoring, after-school tutoring, SAT preparatory classes, college tours, social events, and much more. And the best part – the program is free! You can pick up and drop off the Y-Scholars Application at the Teen Center or download it at
The YMCA-PG&E Teen Center is located at 2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, just a street away from Berkeley High. For more details, contact Jose Herrera Cruz at 510 542 2130 or Asistencia disponible en Español.


Classroom Matters

Classroom Matters offers several services designed to support your child and your family.

Tutoring, After school programs, supervised study and a Summer Intensive Writing Program

For more information or to register, please visit


Local Summer Camps

Visit the site of this local group for information and reviews of local summer camps:


Stepping Stones Coming-of-Age Program

Is your child ready to face adolescence? Stepping Stones Project provides a a mentored 2-3 year Coming of Age Program for 6th and 7th grade middle school boys and girls.  The group offers healthy guidance toward building confidence, self-esteem, and the capacity to engage in meaningful relationships with peers, family, community, and nature.

The curriculum provides the four elements traditional cultures saw as key to preparing for adolescence:

  • mentoring by a non-parent adult
  • a positive sense of self within a group
  • a grounded relationship with nature
  • personal code of honor

You can find out more info on the website:


Berkeley Youth Alternatives Workshops

Berkeley Youth Alternatives is a community based organization. Their vision is to provide a secure and nurturing environment for all the children, youth, and families of our community.  Click here for a list of activities.


Discount Tickets to Aurora Theatre for Middle School Families

On our website,, you’ll find much more information about the upcoming shows

Know that the Aurora Theatre Company’s commitment to education and life-long learning is central to our mission and our artistic work.  Discounted tickets are available, more information is at:  For more information about discount tickets and policies, please contact the Box Office at 510.843.4822 or stop by during regular Box Office hours.

We hope you will consider a night out during our exciting season.  Plan to come sometime to Aurora Theatre Company, the ultimate in intimate theater in the Bay Area.

See you in the theater.


Albany Little League New Challengers Division

Albany Little League (ALL) is introducing a Challenger Program for the 2013 spring baseball season. The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for mentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.

Playing on the ALL fields, Challenger Division players have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and just plain having fun!

There is no cost to the players. Parents and guardians are asked to participate as “Buddies” whenever possible. There is no deadline for registration, and all players will be given a jersey and a team hat!

The first game of the season is Sunday, March 9, 2013. All games will be held on Sundays at 2:00 pm at home and on fields throughout the District, including Alameda, Antioch, Clayton Valley, Concord American, Continental, East County, Lafayette, Martinez, North Oakland, Pinole/Hercules, Pittsburg (National), Richmond, South Oakland, and Walnut Creek!

Those who join the ALL teams will also get to participate in 2012 District Little League Jamboree, scheduled for April 29 at Heather Farms Park and a SF Giants Challengers Day (date TBA)!

For information on how to sign up or to contact us with additional questions, please e-mail us at or visit the Albany Little League website:



VISIONS programs are service projects and meaningful cultural immersion with the goal of developing global-minded citizens.
VISIONS Service Adventures 
Read more about some of the common ingredients and benefits of VISIONS programs.



Other information


Agency Services Contact info. Notes
Family Paths 24 hour hotline for parents and caregivers; counseling services at clinic or school or home; respite child care; parenting classes 510-893-5444
Hotline: 800-829-3777website
Clinicians can come to IEP and other school meetings.
ACCESS Provides referrals to MediCal services 1-800-491-9099
Mobile Crisis (Berkeley
Mental Health)
Crisis intervention, suicide assessments, psychiatric hospitalization consultation 510-981-5254website Available daily from 10:30 am to 11:00 pm
Social services referrals Trained operators provide local referrals for a variety of social service needs 211
Berkeley Youth Alternative After school program that includes counseling 510-849-1408website
Berkeley Mental Health Family, youth, and children’s services providing counseling to Berkeley residents 510-981-5280website
Jewish Family and Children’s Services Counseling (sliding scale and MediCal); job search assistance 510-704-7475website
Psychology Clinic at UC Berkeley Counseling and assessment 510-642-2055website
Circle of Care Grief counseling 510-531-7551website
Kid’s Turn Support groups for divorcing families 1-800-392-9239website
211 Telephone referrals tosocial service agencies 211
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County Hotlines, groups, suicide prevention, and intervention Hotline: 1-800-309-2131website
Children’s Vision First Eyeglasses and exams 415-561-7793 School personnel fill out form to refer students for free glasses.
Peralta Community College Green job internships Chris Lebo-Planas
Berkeley Police Department Gang specialists providing prevention trainings and working with kids in small or large groups. Officer Polizziani
Officer Delaluna
Youth Center 8th grade summer program; mentoring program for all grades Pete Gerharz, Director
Victims of Crime Pays for legal, medical, and mental health services for victims of crime 800-777-9229
Mary Sarvus Summer Camp Scholarship Will pay up to $400 in summer camp tuition Amy Wallerstein
If approved by Amy Specter over the phone, the family will fill out an online application
City of Berkeley Tobacco Education Educators will come talk to youth. Offer games and prizes 510-981-5330
YMCA Mentor program for K–12 Hillary Lopez






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