We are Hively! For the past year, we've been meeting with stakeholders, community members, staff and board to set our course for the future. It is such an exciting time as we merge two agencies to better serve our communities.
With the merger came the desire to rename ourselves to better describe and define who we are. As a mother I had the joy of naming three babies. As joy-filled as it was, it was also daunting! In the same way, coming up with a new name for our new merged organization was daunting! We had many, many meetings with all kinds of stakeholders, partners and friends. In every meeting, we focused on our mission which is to make sure that every child, every family in Alameda County has the resources they need to thrive.

One common theme emerged. To really thrive, kids and families must feel supported and cared for, They need to feel that they belong. For some reason, the image of a beehive kept coming up...not just any beehive, but one in which every bee was thriving. We tossed around all kinds of ideas...the Thriving Hive. Or the Lively Hive. Or even the Thrive Hive. Then, seemingly out of the blue, someone suggested Hively. We loved it!

Hively is the perfect combination of all the things we were looking for. It's abstract enough that it allows us (even requires us) to tell people who we are and what it means. It's friendly and engaging which is exactly how we want our agency to be. And, it is the perfect combination of words...Lively + Hive = Hively. A lively hive - a place filled with energy where people can feel a sense of belonging, a place where people can feel at home.

We hope you will be part of our hive. In fact, we invite you to be hively. Be that sense of community, be that place of belonging for others. Together, if we live the hively spirit, our communities will thrive.

Welcome to Hively!
Tips for Change!
Support Hivey at SideTrack Bar & Grill!
Monday, August 19th
5.00PM - 8.00PM

Hively board members, donors, staff and volunteers will be suiting up as YOUR servers and competing for tips to benefit Hively. 15% of the evening's sales + tips will go towards benefiting Hively and the families we serve in Alameda County!
Reserve your seat NOW, space is limited!
RSVP at 925.399.6789
SideTrack Bar & Grill | 30 W Angela St, Pleasanton 94566
Online Auction Now Open!

Each month we have families visit our office in need of diapers. We know that families in our community are being forced to re-use soiled diapers, or keep their babies in diapers longer in order to make that last diaper last another couple hours, or days. Diaper need effect 1 in 3 families.

At Hively, we work hard every single day to raise money, ask for donations, and seek funding so every baby in our community has access to fresh, clean diapers.
Help us provide families in our community diapers. Click below to shop our online auction and know that your donation will help a family in need.

Bid now and bid high! 
Auction ends July 24th at 7.00PM

Wednesday Night Shopping!
July 24th
5.00pm - 7.00pm,

Hively's Closet is open late to allow our families to shop after hours! Families in need of interview attire, household furniture, books, or infant or adult clothing can shop during our evening hours!

Looking to donate? We are in need of clothing!
Hively loves providing this service to our families, but we need your help to keep it stocked up with all the essential items. Drop off your gently used clothing at our office anytime Monday - Friday!
Hively is partnering with the City of Pleasanton to provide summer camp for children ages 8 - 11 and 12 - 14 years old! Parents with children who need additional support in building positive peer relationships, guidance with problem solving, communication, and self control will want to enroll them in our exciting new camp! Our camp will teach children and teens the life skills necessary to experience success in their relationships with others through a variety of activities! 
There is still time to register for our second session!
July 22nd - 26th!
Only $129/child per week.
Financial Assistance is available!
We are excited for another year of PLAYGROUP fun with our Fireflies and Bumble Bees. If you were unable to attend this year, don't worry, we will be back again in September with more fun & exploration!

Our PLAYGROUPS are for all caregivers, including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and nannies, who can join us for a morning of socialization and engagement with their babies and toddlers ages 0 - 5.
Children can dance, sing, slide, climb, build, jump, explore with painting, bubbles, parachutes & making new friends!

We value your feedback and opinions! Please take a moment to click on the link below and fill out our PLAYGROUPS survey so we know how to best fit your needs for this coming year's PLAYGROUP plans.

All surveys completed by July 31st will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card!
For our Families
Career Center Job Board
Looking for work? The Tri-Valley Career Center has a new Job Board where those looking for employment can post their resume and find their next job!
Need help updating your Resume?
Click below for helpful tips!
Can't make it to the Job Fair?
Click below to apply today!
Early Childhood Education Job Fair
Full time & part time positions
with Benefits available!

July 17th - 19th
12PM - 6PM
32980 Alvarado Niles Rd. Suite 856
Union City 94587

Bring your resume, teacher permit and copies of transcripts for on the spot interviews for positions including:
  • Classroom Aides
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Teacher
  • Education Specialist
  • Family Advocates
  • Substitute Teachers

Job locations include Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Fremont and Union City.
For our Child Care Providers
Summer Child Care Quarterly Update .

Community Care Licensing has released their Summer Child Care Quarterly Update. Click below to stay up to date on important information regarding your child care program!
Cooking and Nutrition for Early Childhood Professionals

This training will help participants understand how to incorporate cooking and nutrition information in their work via the Cooking Matters curriculum.

Participants will review basic knife skills, introducing new foods to children, picky eaters, and menu planning.
Wednesday, August 7th
9AM - 12PM

First 5 Alameda County
1115 Atlantic Ave, Alameda 94501
Upcoming Events & Training
July 30th
Challenging Behavior
6.30PM - 8.30PM
July 31st
Becoming a Licensed
Family Home
Child Care Provider
6.30PM - 8.30PM
Our Diaper Darlings
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