April, 2017 - In This Issue:
From the Desk of Our Executive Director
The next month or so ushers in one of my favorite times of the year for 4Cs: East Bay Gives and our Annual FREE Children's Faire. On May 4th, 4Cs of Alameda County is participating in East Bay Gives for the 4th year. Organized by the East Bay Community Foundation, East Bay Gives is a local day of giving and supporting nonprofits in our community. 4Cs of Alameda County is a unique nonprofit organization in that we are funded through public (national, state, and local) dollars, foundations, and individual donors. With the volatile state of public funds, today, more than ever, we are counting on you to help us to continue to provide free services our most underserved and vulnerable community members. Whether you have $20 or $20,000 to give to 4Cs, mark your calendar for May 4, 2017 and visit  https://www.eastbaygives.org/4CsofAlamedaCounty on that day to donate to 4Cs of Alameda County - we, and the families, child care providers, and children we serve, thank you!
Less than 2 weeks after East Bay Gives, 4Cs hosts our 15th Annual FREE Children's Faire. While you have your calendars handy, pencil in 10am-1pm on Saturday, May 20th for a day full of fun with your whole family at our main office in Hayward. You can read more about the Faire below. Be sure to stop by the welcome table when you arrive and say hello - I look forward to seeing you there!

In Partnership,

Renee S. Herzfeld
4Cs' 15th Annual FREE Children's Faire
May 20, 2017, 10am-1pm  
22351 City Center Drive, Hayward

The 15th Annual FREE Children's Faire is just around the corner! Join us for a day of entertainment, community information, free book giveaways, door prizes, jumpy house and inflatable obstacle course and more!
Thank you to our incredible sponsors and donors for making the Faire FREE for our community members:
Kevin Grenz ( Tevis Insurance
Greg Osorio (Osorio Insurance Agency)
Schelia Green
Liliana Rodriguez (Lily's Kids)

FREE Playgroup for Family, Friends, and Neighbor Caregivers and the Children in Their Care
Play & Learn at 4Cs
As a grandma, grandpa, auntie, uncle, cousin, godparent, or friend caring for  children 0-5 years old, we invite you to join us for a playgroup just for you and the  little ones you care for. Register today for play groups on Friday mornings from  9:30am-11:30am in April, May, and June. The playgroups and all activities are free  of charge, including snacks and prizes for attendees at every play group. We  hope to see you there! Register by using the link below or contacting Susana at  susanam@4c-alameda.org or (510) 584-3115.

4Cs is a 2017 "Best Nonprofit to Work For"
Nonprofit Times Releases Annual Ratings 

On April 1, 2017, the NonProfit Times released its annual list of Best Nonprofits to Work For, and 4Cs made the top 50! Ranked as the 23rd highest medium-sized nonprofit to work for in the country, as determined by staff questionnaires and agency surveys, 4Cs of Alameda County is proud to be ranked among other nationally-acclaimed nonprofits - and one of two recognized from Northern California! You can read the report in its entirety here
Now Enrolling for Thrive! A Parenting Empowerment and Education Series for Parents
Register Today for Popular Oakland Parenting Classes 

4Cs of Alameda County is proud to present Thrive! An Empowerment and Education Series for Parents again this year. This popular series for parents will run on Wednesday evenings from April 5th through June 7th at our Oakland Office. Thanks to our friends at Wells Fargo, this program - including dinner and child care - is free to all participants. Register today to reserve your spot as space is limited. Call or email Nancy at 510-383-3582 or nancyb@4c-alameda.org to secure your spot today.