Community Programs

Napa County Office of Education’s Community Programs work towards building communities in which youth and families are healthy, educated, and thriving. We do this through a range of exceptional programs, including After School/Expanded Learning programs, Prevention, Health & Wellness initiatives, and Volunteer programs that increase services to children and families.

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After School & Expanded Learning Programs

Napa after school and expanded learning programs provide safe and inclusive learning environments Monday – Friday to over 5,500 Kindergarten – 8th grade students that foster positive relationships and learning opportunities to support the whole student.  Programs include After School, Before School, Summer, and Healthy Meal programs, as well as training and professional development programs for after school staff.

Napa County After School Partnership

Napa County After School Partnership is a collaboration between the Napa County Office of Education, school districts, principals and program partners to provide quality after school programs for the students in 17 Napa County schools.

  • ACE – After Class Enrichment
    The ACE – After Class Enrichment Program exists to meet the educational, social and safety needs of students by providing academic support, enrichment activities, sports/physical fitness programs and clubs that bridge the school day with the after school hours. The Napa County Office of Education runs the ACE Program in 4 Napa County middle schools.
  • COOL School
    The COOL School Program exists to meet the educational, social and safety needs of students through academic support, enrichment activities, fitness programs, family involvement, and tutoring and mentoring programs for students that need extra support. The Napa County Office of Education runs the COOL School program in 10 elementary schools.
  • CalSERVES Expanded Learning
    The CalSERVES Expanded Learning Program engages AmeriCorps members to serve during and after school as tutors. The program provides small group tutoring to 3,000 students in language arts, Science Technology Engineering and Math, and Healthy Behaviors.
  • Ropes Course –Heron Lake Challenge
    is an adventure based ropes course located in Napa, CA.
  • Safe Routes to School
    Safe Routes to School is a movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to walk, bicycle and use other forms of active transportation to go to and from school.

Prevention, Health & Wellness Programs

Prevention programs support students, families, and community members overcome barriers leading to healthy, stable, safe lives and successful futures.  Programs range from community collaborations to education programs impacting over 6,000 students. Prevention, Health & Wellness programs develop and support healthy behaviors through a variety of programs that address issues from gangs to tobacco, alcohol and other drugs as well as programs  that support the specific needs of under-served populations

  • California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors for elementary, middle, and high school students. Across California, the CHKS has led to a better understanding of the relationship between students’ health behaviors and academic performance and helps guide the development of effective health, prevention, and youth development programs.
  • Catalyst Prevention Coalition started as a Drug Free Communities coalition and has been using the working to reduce youth substance use and address and prevent problems relating to youth alcohol and substance use in Napa County for over 11 years. The Coalition recently received Stop Act funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to continue our youth alcohol use prevention efforts.
  • Foster Youth and Education Services
    NCOE Community Programs works with school district and agency staff to track and serve students living in foster care placements for academic success.
  • Gang Violence Education – Mariposa and Bridging Brothers
    The gang violence education multi-component program is a partnership project through the Napa County District Attorney’s Office. NCOE is responsible for the educational component which focuses on the implementation of prevention and intervention services within the schools by utilizing gang experts to train students, school staff, and community members on the indicators of gang activity and appropriate responses.
  • Homeless Youth Services
    NCOE Community Programs works in collaboration with local school districts to ensure that homeless students are enrolled in and attend school, have opportunities to receive needed assistance and are given the opportunities to succeed  in all areas of school life including academics, athletics, clubs and events.
  • Mental Health Services
    NCOE Community Programs provides a range of mental health education and service programs support high-need youth by improving systems, training staff and engaging families in mental health awareness.
  • Tip411 and Bullying Information
    Each day 160,000 U.S. students refuse to go to school because they are afraid of their peers. Many more attend school in a chronic state of anxiety and depression and, daily, six out of ten American youth witness bullying. Tip411 allows you to report bullying anonymously and get immediate action.
  • Tobacco-Use Prevention and Education (TUPE)
    TUPE provides Life Skills and other tobacco, alcohol and drug prevention education to every middle and high school in the county.
  • UpValley Partnership for Youth
    UpValley Partnership for Youth is a Drug Free Communities Coalition that aims to use the collaborative strength of parents, youth, and community members to address and prevent problems relating to youth alcohol and marijuana use in UpValley communities.

Volunteer Programs

Volunteer Programs support educational organizations and nonprofits build volunteer programs that improve the lives of children and families and engage the community in giving back.

  • Volunteer Infrastructure – CalSERVES VIP
    Through the Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP), teams of AmeriCorps members are placed in communities to provide infrastructure support to build skilled volunteer programs in education and non-profit organizations across California.
  • College/Career Mentoring – CalPREP
    focuses on 40 high need schools around the State to provide 2,000 students one-on-one mentoring for college and career readiness. Additionally, CalPREP will increase the organizational capacity of partner sites by building a strong infrastructure for volunteers, and strengthening community partnerships.

AmeriCorps Service Programs 

At CalSERVES project sites across California, AmeriCorps members serve full-time for 10-12 months, providing more than 1,700 hours of service.