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YMCA Almond Kid's Place
550 Almond Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022

YMCA Kid's Place offers a fun and safe place for children grades Kindergarten through six to learn, build confidenceMore and social skills and make strong friendships. It offers half-day morning care and full-day, and after school, 3:15 to 6 p.m. care. The program operates out of a portable on the Almond Elementary School campus, providing California licensed school-age child care. During the summer months, day camps are available through the group as well.

 

 

Child Development Centers
1160 Saint Joseph Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024

Since 1969, this child development center has offered a safe and welcoming place for children ages five and up toMore learn and grow.  The student to teacher ratio is currently 14:1. Care is available before and after school, during school breaks, and during the day for full or half-day periods, and in the form of summer camps.

The Center focuses on fun activites to encourage development and exercise. Homework assistance is incorporated into the program as well. Tuition assistance is available.

League of Women Voters of Los Altos-Mountain View
97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022

The Los Altos-Mountain View league is one of five sister organizations in Silicon Valley (including Palo Alto,More Cupertino-Sunnyvale, San Jose-Santa Clara and Southwest Santa Clara Valley). This chapter maintains a small office in the Hillview Community Center but, as a volunteer organization, does not hold office hours. Most information about its events and how to get involved or attend its board meetings, are around on its website.  The League holds its board meetings, open to the public, in the conference rooms of local institutions.

The League of Women Voters is a national nonpartisan political organization that traces its history to the National American Women Suffrage Association. It encourages informed and active participation in government by citizens in the areas of voter education and action/advocacy.

The League's award-winning Smart Voter website provides individualized ballot information, including polling place and candidates' statements and backgrounds.

The League has long been known for its candidates forums, which are political debates, rather than individual candidates' presentations.

Have you ever wished that someone would explain, in plain English, what upcoming ballot propositions set out to do -- or not do? The League's Pros and Cons programs provide volunteers who read, analyze and explain those propositions -- without all the hype, omissions and spin.

The League's calendar of events also include presentations on pressing public policy issues, such as water policy and the state's budget crisis.

The League does advocate on public policy issues and its stands are also found on its website.

Membership is open to men and women of all ages.

Los Altos Community Foundation
183 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022

The Los Altos Community Foundation was formed in 1991 to the promote community-building of Los Altos and LosMore Altos Hills.  

Since then, it has been a strong force behind many of the city's institutions, including the Bus Barn Theater, Los Altos History Museum, Leadership Education and Advancement Program and the Community Scholars program for Mountain View Los Altos students who are the first in the family to attend college.

As a community foundation, it makes grants that broadly strengthen the community and it provides fund management for others. It operates four grant programs and supports its own programs, for students development, teaching philanthropy and providing mediation. Mindful of the changing demographics, it has the Aging in Place committee, which researches and disseminates information on services that may allow Los Altans to stay in their homes longer.

It has also played a leading role in convening and facilitating discussions of community-wide interest, such as the closing of Bullis School and issues of mutual interest between Mountain View and Los Altos.

It owns and operates out of the Richard Neutra House, where the 28-member board of directors meet on the third Wednesday of the month, at 181 Hillview Avenue, as well as the Los Altos Community House.

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