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Welcome to the Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL)

PAL Community Center in Redwood CityThe Redwood City Police Activities League (P.A.L.) is a non-profit community based organization providing intervention, prevention, and alternative programs to at-risk and economically challenged youth in Redwood City . Our programs strive to help youth assimilate honest values, assets, and skills. P.A.L., Redwood City Police Department, Redwood City School District and the City of Redwood City have formed a unique public and private partnership, which is critical in providing delinquency outreach and prevention programs.

Mission To build partnerships between youth, police and the community through educational, cultural, recreational and outreach programs to help youth reach their full potential.

PAL Purpose Help youth learn honest values, develop assets, and increase life skills

PAL Programs After School Sports – Flag Football, Volleyball, Street Hockey, Soccer, Basketball

After School Programs – Martial Arts, Boxing, Hip Hop, Dancing, Theatre and Arts

PAL Community Partners PAL runs a Community Center at the Taft School Campus in Redwood City and through that facility reaches out and collaborates with such diverse groups and local organizations including:   Ballet Folkloric Mexico Vivo, Casa De La Cultura, Verde Ambassadors, Zumba Dance, Friendly Acres Neighborhood Association, Junior Fire Academy, Redwood City School District, Redwood City Park, Recreation and Community Services.

 


PAL History

 The Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL) is a nonprofit community organization that was founded in 1995 with the support of the City. PAL provides intervention, prevention, and alternative programs to at-risk and economically challenged youth in Redwood City .

Our programs strive to help youth assimilate honest values, assets, and skills. P.A.L., Redwood City Police Department, Redwood City Parks and Recreation, Redwood City School District and the City of Redwood City have formed a unique public and private partnership, which is critical in providing delinquency outreach and prevention programs.

At its inception, P.A.L. served approximately 200 youth; today, it is regularly serving over 3,500 youth and community members per year, thanks to the time and energy given by volunteers.

Redwood City PAL Board Members 2011

Jim Gordon – President
Construction Estimator
George Schoenstein – V.P
Physical Therapist

Brian Weiss – Secretary
Retired, Police Sergeant

Arron Pellarin, Treasurer
Small business Owner


Chris Beth
Park & Recreation Director

Debbi Jones-Thomas
Retired, Housing Advocate

Eric Barrett
Insurance Agent

John Nelson
Real Estate Agent

Ed Hernandez
Police Captain

Jaime Mateo
Police Officer

Robert Foucrault
County Coroner

Virginia Chang Kiraly
Community Volunteer

Alpio Barbara
Small Business Owner

Advisory Board
Bonnie Hansen
High School Principal
Jim Hartnett
Former Mayor
Ginny Hughes
Community Advocate
Pete Hughes
Community Advocate
Eric Lochtefeld
Entertainment Executive
Lee Michelson
Healthcare Executive
Paula Uccelli
Community Advocate