A Note From Our Executive Director
Dear friend of 4Cs,
At 4Cs we believe that the whole-child approach to serving families with little ones is extraordinarily important. While access to high-quality child care remains a pillar of a child’s well-being and a core support that 4Cs is proud to provide for thousands of little ones, the needs for other essential programs continues to grow and we continue to expand and strengthen our services to include other wraparound services. Of these additional supports, the critical need for diapers has grown exponentially over the past few years. As a family resource agency trusted by so many, families with infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children are turning to us frequently as their diaper supplies diminish. While we do our best to meet the demand, we need you to help us continue to serve these neighbors struggling to have enough diapers to keep their youngest family members healthy and clean. Join us through September 15th as we restock our diaper pantry. You can donate here between now and September 15th to help us fulfill this great need. Because of our bulk diaper purchasing power, your donations go even further in helping our youngest community members remain healthy and thrive.

With Gratitude,

Renee S. Herzfeld
Community Spotlight
4Cs of Alameda County is thrilled to welcome six new members to our Board of Directors! The addition of Alex Boskovich, Caroline Cortezia, Savitha Moorthy, Rosemary Obeid, Samantha Oropeza, and Imani Perry make 4Cs’ Board the most diverse – and largest – in 4Cs' five decades of commitment to Alameda County’s children, families, and child care providers. We are thrilled that these incredible women stepped up to join our brilliant group of Board members as we usher in a new decade of service to the Alameda County Community. You can learn more about them, and our entire leadership team, here.
Sending Children Back to School in Style
As Alameda County students have started heading back to the classroom, 4Cs wanted to offer families support with their necessary-but-costly supplies. Our first back-to-school event was held on July 22 in the courtyard of our Oakland office, where we were able to give away 108 backpacks, as well as books and diapers. We followed up with a second event on July 29 in the open-air garage of our Hayward office, where we provided 230 backpacks, along with shoes, gently-used clothes, books, toiletries, and diapers. Finally, we assisted 80 more children at a make-up event on August 5, with a total of 421 backpacks distributed to Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten students and elementary school students. The photos say it all!

None of our work would be possible without generous donations from businesses, foundations, and organizations that care about children and families. These include major donors Help a Mother Out and the Piccinini Pesco Family Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation, who supported our efforts at the Game-Changer and Pacesetter levels respectively. We also wish to thank those donors who provided support at the Influencer level, including Blaisdell’s Business Products, Blue Shield of California, First 5 of Alameda County, Operation Warm, and the Oakland Literacy Coalition in partnership with the Eat.Learn.Play Foundation. Finally, we are grateful to PC Investments, 4Cs board members, and staff members who collaborated in making these events possible.
Hayward Promise Neighborhoods (HPN) Diaper Distribution
It's time! The Hayward Promise Neighborhoods partners, including 4Cs of Alameda County, California State University East Bay, Alameda Public Health Department, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, and Promotoras are preparing to distribute diaper kits including children's books to registered families within the South Hayward Promise Neighborhoods (SHPN) footprint. Thanks to the help of staff and volunteers, this will be the 4th distribution of the year! 
This year, the Early Learning Network partners have supported 115 families via our Diapers and Resources Distribution project. To meet some of the additional needs of families, our 4Cs team added a community store where registered families can access items they need while picking up their diaper kits. 
The next diaper distribution will be August 18th . We need support re-stocking the store and ask that you please share with your extended network who may be able to make a tax-deductible donation/purchase via our Amazon wishlist: bit.ly/4CsHPNEssentials. You can download the flyer here.
If you have any questions or concerns or would like to arrange a time to drop off donations, please contact Diana Cortes, HPN Manager, at dianac@4c-alameda.org
Hayward Promise Neighborhoods (HPN) Family Navigation
Family Navigator provides individualized support, working one on one with south Hayward families to provide free resources, as well as referrals to local services. Examples of referrals and connections are access to health care, healthy food, mental health, public health nurse, child care, play groups, parenting classes and more. HPN Family Navigator can make systems and services more accessible and responsive to families. Meetings take place virtually or over the phone. Contact Lizbeth Gonzalez for more information, (510) 736-2806 or lizbethg@4c-alameda.org.

Se habla Español.
There’s still time to get your Child Tax Credit
and other federal money!
You can get money for children you are related to and caring for, even if you have never filed taxes or have not filed in the last few years, and even if you had little or no earned income. You can get up to $3,600 per child with the 2021 Child Tax Credit and any missed COVID Stimulus Payments for you and your children/dependents (up to $1,400 per person). This is money for 2021, and more people are eligible to get it than in other years

Generally, if you are a head of household with an income below $18,800 or filing jointly as a married couple with an income below $25,100, you can file now at GetCTC.org. If you make above these amounts or may be eligible for additional money through full filing, you will be redirected to GetYourRefund.org. If you already filed a tax return and didn’t get your money, you can get help with other steps.

More information can be found on the CTC flyer. Our VITA Site Coordinator is available to answer any questions. Contact Alicia Broussard at ctc@4c-alameda.org or (510) 736-0006.
Featured Events & Trainings
Parenting Series with Coach Diedre
September 15 - October 27
*No session on October 6
Thursday Evenings
Registration is open for the Fall session of THRIVE! This free 6-part parenting series will give you tips, tools, and activities to strengthen your relationship with your child and promote self-care for the whole family. Online zoom sessions run Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm, September 15 through October 27 (excluding October 6), and will cover topics of communication, healthy lifestyles, mental health, and co-parenting in blended families. FREE one-on-one coaching from Coach Diedre for all participants. Spanish translation provided. Gift card drawings at every session!

Register online for the full series or individual sessions. You can download the flyer here.
Serie Para Padres con la Coach Diedre
15 de septiembre al
27 de octubre
*No hay sesión en 6 de octubre
Jueves por la noche
¡La inscripción está abierta para la sesión de otoño de PROSPERE! Esta serie de crianza gratuita de 6 partes le brindara consejos, herramientas y actividades para fortalecer su relación con su hijo(a) y promover el cuidado personal de toda la familia. Las sesiones de zoom en línea se llevarán a cabo los jueves de 7:00pm a 8:30pm del 15 de septiembre al 27 de octubre (con la excepción del 6 de octubre), y cubrirán temas de comunicación, estilos de vida saludables, salud mental y crianza compartida en familias mezcladas. Entrenamiento individual gratuito está disponible para todos los participantes.

Regístrese para la serie completa o sesiones individuales. Puede descargar el volante aquí.
Parent Promise Academy
September 19 - November 14 Every Monday
As summer draws to a close, our Hayward Promise Neighborhoods (HPN) department is gearing up for the commencement of their Parent Promise Academy as we enter the Fall season. The Parent Promise Academy welcomes parents from all backgrounds to join with others in the community to share and learn from one another's experiences. This program utilizes the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors curriculum, which focuses on the various developmental stages of children ages 0 to 8 years old. Join the conversation and share with parents and caregivers how to raise healthy and happy children. The Spanish session will begin on September 19, 2022, and run every Monday through November 14, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Zoom. View the flyer here. If you are interested, fill out the eligibility form online.

For more information and eligibility questions, please contact HPN Project Supervisor Cynthia Padilla Munoz by phone or email at (510) 736-2756 or cynthiap@4c-alameda.org.
Academia Promesa Para Padres
19 de septiembre al
14 de noviembre
Todos dos lunes
A medida que el verano llega a su fin, nuestro departamento de Vecindarios Promesa de Hayward (HPN) se está preparando para el comienzo de su Academia Promesa Para Padres al comenzar la temporada de otoño. La Academia Promesa Para Padres invita a los padres de todos los orígenes a unirse a otros en la comunidad para compartir y aprender de las experiencias de otros padres. Este programa utiliza el plan de estudios Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, que se enfoca en las diversas etapas de desarrollo de los niños de 0 a 8 años. Únase a la conversación y comparta con los padres y cuidadores cómo criar niños sanos y felices. La sesión en español comenzará el 19 de septiembre de 2022 y se llevará a cabo todos los lunes hasta el 14 de noviembre de 2022, de 10:30 a. m. a 12 p. m. a través de Zoom. Vea el volante aqui. Si está interesado, complete el formulario de elegibilidad en línea.

Para obtener más información y preguntas sobre elegibilidad, comuníquese con la supervisora del proyecto HPN, Cynthia Padilla Muñoz, por teléfono o correo electrónico al (510) 736-2756 o cynthiap@4c-alameda.org.
4Cs Events & Trainings
(In-person at Hayward Office)
Thursday, September 1 | 1pm-3pm

Wednesdays & Fridays
September 14 - October 7 | 11am-11:30am

(In-person at Hayward Office)
Saturday, September 17 | 8:30am-5pm
Community Events

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Career Opportunities
Child Care Services Specialist,
Family Services
Hayward Office
Child Care Services Specialist,
Family Services
Oakland Office
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