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Employees of the Month

Fun Facts about our Staff and why they love working for C.A.R.E.S.


Dereny Delisle, Program Coordinator 

Cambridge Elementary


1. Favorite food- Pizza

2. Hobby- My dog Zeus, or anything dog related. 

3. How many years have you worked for CARES? 7 years 

4. Why do you like working with kids? I love working with kids they bring a light and purpose into my life. I love being able to create a positive environment for them to grow and learn. 


James Knox,  Recreational Specialist 

Bel Air  Elementary

1. Favorite food- Pizza   

2. Hobby- Being a Rockstar!

3. How many years have you worked for CARES? 4 Months but James has attended CARES programs throughout his childhood.

4. Why do you like working with kids? I want to be a positive role model and be the super cool teacher they've never had. 


The Garden Academy in Bay Point is getting ready for the warmer weather and new crops! Many of our schools have already began venturing off into the garden, the following pictures show Ygancio Valley Elementary students excited to see that spring came a little early, it's always an adventure learning in the garden! 

Cambridge Students shown below showing their garden some love by planting some beautiful flowers!

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Happy Earth Day

Earth Day was April 22, 2017. CARES sites celebrated in many ways like campus clean up, campus beautification, working in the garden, and so much more. Down below you'll see Fair Oaks Elementary show their hard work to make their campus look its best. 


Sun Terrace Variety Show

Sun Terrace Elementary had a great success with their Variety Show on March 28, 2017. They had singers, hula hoopers, dancers, gymnasts and even a drawing competition. The students and parents all enjoyed it! 


Our Program Profile


The Mt. Diablo CARES is a well-established program with strong support from our community partners as well as from our school site and administration. It is a unique collaborative between ...more

Schools We Serve

General Information

1266 San Carlos Avenue,  Suite A6

Concord, CA 94518

phone: (925) 691-0351

fax: (925) 691-1447

email: caresasp@mdusd.org


Administrator: Thywara Porter Portert@mdusd.org

Middle School PEP

Middle School had their first round of PEP and they all decided to do a "Tough Mudder" theme. Students were super pumped to participate in the event. Students also participated on Fruit and Veggie surveys and in a fitness gram. 


Harvest of the Month

Our Harvest of the Month for April is yummy cucumbers! We all know water is vital for our nutrition but did you know cucumbers are 96% of water! Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin K and help with blood clots. Down below you'll find our of the recipes our students will be preparing and enjoying themselves this month, avocado tortilla soup.