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Thank you for joining us!

We want to say "Thank You" to the 65 volunteers, 55 partner organizations, 31 staff members, and 1,145 community members that made our 19th annual Back to School Community Celebration a great success! A very special thank you to all our generous sponsors that helped make the event possible - PG&E, Jones Family Vineyards (Elaine & Rick Jones), The Doctors Company, Westamerica Bank, The Damian Maldonado Memorial Foundation, CalMart, Marin Clean Energy, and Upper Valley Waste Management Agency - & to the Calistoga Joint Unified School District and Calistoga Elementary School for co-hosting. Thank you all for celebrating our amazing UpValley community with us!


Volunteer Tutors Needed

UpValley Family Centers seeks volunteer tutors to support students at St. Helena Primary, Elementary, and Middle Schools and Calistoga Elementary School. In partnership with the St. Helena Unified School District and Calistoga Joint Unified School District, UVFC coordinates a Tutoring Volunteer Program to bring community-based volunteers into local schools, supporting St. Helena students in grades K-8 and Calistoga students in grades K-6.

Tutoring will take place on campus during school hours at participating schools. Volunteers may work one-on-one with students, in a group setting, or in a classroom for general assistance based on student and teacher needs. Subject matter will vary, including but not limited to reading, writing, math, and social skills. Volunteers are asked to commit at least one hour per week on a recurring basis throughout the school year.

Anyone interested in volunteering can fill out the Volunteer Interest Form at upvalleyfamilycenters.org/volunteer. All new tutors will receive an orientation and be asked to complete district-specific volunteer requirements, including paperwork, background check, TB screening or testing, and provide a copy of their COVID vaccination card and driver’s license.

If you have questions about the Tutoring Volunteer Program, please email Gayle DeRusha Davies, Volunteer and Donor Engagement Coordinator, at gdavies@upvalleyfamilycenters.org or call (707) 965-5010.


Join us at an upcoming fundraiser to support upvalley youth!

20% of all sales will support UpValley Partnership for Youth, a collaborative effort to keep our youth safe and drug free.

Coordinated by UpValley Family Centers and supported by Napa County Office of Education, the UpValley Partnership for Youth Coalition provides bilingual access to evidence-based drug and alcohol prevention programs for parents and youth. On Friday, September 9, grab a coffee (or tea) at Napa Valley Roasting Company in St. Helena anytime between 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM and they will generously donate 20% of all sales to UVPY. The following week, on Wednesday, September 14, grab an ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s in Napa anytime between 4:00 - 8:00 PM, and they will also donate 20% of all sales to UVPY. Hope to see you there! 


Spread the rainbow

There’s a new Rainbow Little Library at UpValley Family Centers' office in Calistoga! Napa County's Rainbow Little Libraries are a collaboration between First 5 Napa County/Rainbow Action Network and Napa Bookmine Literary FoundationAll of the books have tips for discussion with your kids about race, gender, feelings, diversity, and standing up against unfairness. We have Rainbow Little Libraries at both our main locations - stop by to check out a book at 1500 Cedar Street in Calistoga or 1440 Spring Street in St. Helena!

Don't miss these upcoming offerings from Rainbow Action Network:

-- Join RAN for a Rainbow Play Date on Sunday, September 4, from 12:00-2:00 PM in Calistoga at Pioneer ParkAll families, kids, genders, identities, and races are welcomed and celebrated at Rainbow Play Dates! Register here.

-- Join First 5 and families throughout Napa County for a 6-month bilingual program exploring belonging, inclusion, and advocacy. Rainbow Family League's Fall 2022 Season begins September 15! Register here.



Make a 5-minute plan

Evacuating from your home early can mean the difference of life or death. When a wildfire or other disaster strikes, be prepared to leave in a moment’s notice. Having a 5-minute plan with an escape route can get you and your family out and safe. Don’t wait to be told to be evacuated, leave before fires get too close.

  1. Have an established meeting place
  2. Pack an emergency kit with essentials like medicine, important documents, clothes, food, and water. 
  3. Watch for weather reports and Red Flag Warnings.
  4. If you need to go, get your emergency bags packed and gather your family and pets. 
  5. Most important, don’t wait for the evacuation order.

Visit firefightersonyourside.org for more information on creating a 5-minute plan and being prepared for disaster.


Get Involved!

Are you interested in doing meaningful work that strengthens families and the community?  Please visit our website to view current job openings. 

If you are interested in volunteering at UpValley Family Centers, please fill out our new volunteer interest form on our website!


UpValley Family Centers
1440 Spring Street  | Saint Helena, California 94574
707-965-5010 | info@upvalleyfamilycenters.org

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