Oak Park Youth attend 2013 Children's Summit. Jim Brabeck honored.
The 7th-8th grade team finished in First Place, with a record of 7-1, winning the last game of the season 25-14. Congratulations!
The 5th grade team finished 6-3! Congratulations! (Last year, this won its first game, and did not win the rest of the season.)
Sherwood Dog Park of Paso Robles officially opened in April 2012 thanks to the efforts of a small group of hard-working volunteers and local busineses. The park is located at 290 Scott Street, adjacent to the Senior Center.
Raising the Stars of the Future. In 2000, the Oak Park Soccer League began with 48 children ages 9-12, on 4 teams with 6 volunteers. By 2009, the total number of teams reached 36, with hundreds of players. Would you like to play in the Oak Park Soccer League? Here's an application.
Our Mission. The mission of the Oak Park Soccer League is to provide a positive recreational experience for children in the area as an alternative to the negative attractions of the streets, through a culturally relevant medium like soccer.
League Goals. Among other goals, Oak Park Soccer seeks to promote participation by female players, and to provide opportunities for adults living in the area to participate in youth-oriented activities that result in improved parent-child relationships and increased community organization.
Coaching. Salvador Echeverria has been the Coordinator for the last ten years and is responsible for making the daily decisions that make teams want to play in this league. As a participant in the Oak Park Soccer League, you will be invited to attend Coach's Meetings to provide input on how to improve the league for everyone's benefit.
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Coach Cesar Arriaza
Coach Juan Gavilanes
Coach Jose Delgado
Coach Liliana Chavez
Coach Adrian Pacheco
Coach Javier Cuatepotzo
Coach Simon Torres
Coach Rudy Hernandez
Coach David Vargas
3-5 Division Dionisio Gutierrez has trained 3 to 5 year-olds in soccer skills and social development, setting the foundation for future success in multiple aspects of life.
If you are interested in supporting Oak Park youth, please contact the Housing Authority on how to do so and receive a tax-deductible receipt.
April, 2013. Wells Fargo & Company has announced that it will again donate $7,500 to the Paso Robles Housing Authority to help fund the Wells Fargo Housing Stabilization Program.
The Housing Stabilization Program allows Housing Authority tenants to do light maintenance activities and apply their earnings to overdue rent. Through this program, Wells Fargo has prevented eviction of dozens of families over the last three years.
Participants work for their rent money by doing meaningful work in their own community. In a distressed economy, participating tenants have typically been able to find enough employment to either pay rent or feed their families, but not both. The opportunity to work and eliminate the threat of losing their housing has relieved tremendous stress on families while preserving and enhancing their dignity and sense of self-worth.
When a family in low-income housing faces eviction for non-payment of rent, options for replacement housing are almost non-existent. Other available housing is predictably more expensive and cost prohibitive. One option might be for the evicted family to move in with another family in an occupied apartment somewhere else in the community, but this usually results in eviction of both families and more displacement. In addition to the families who have utilized the Wells Fargo program to pay up to three months of overdue rent and remain housed, additonal families participated in preventing their overdue rent from becoming so serious. It is not possible to estimate how many other families might have been displaced for sub-letting to Oak Park families who would have lost their housing without this program.
Anthony's Tire Store (3011 Spring Street) and Uniroyal® teamed again in 2012 up to provide a soccer ball for each of the players in the Oak Park Soccer League. Thanks to Uniroyal® and Anthony's for supporting the Oak Park Soccer League in 2011, 2012, and now committing to the 2013 season! During the last ten years, the Uniroyal Soccer Program has donated over a million soccer balls to more than 3,000 youth soccer programs.
Through the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County and the USDA food distribution program, every week there is a distribution of produce, commodities and staples to qualifying families at Oak Park. For example, on Friday November 2, over 3,600 pounds of food were distributed from the Food Bank. Once a month the distribution is staples from the Food Bank like canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, rice, pasta, and tomato sauce.
Recently, Albertsons grocery donated 500 colored grocery bags for for Oak Park residents to carry home distributed food. The bags are returned each week to be used again. By the end of November the distribution will reach 144 bags. Thanks, Albertsons!
Central Coast Funds for Children (CCFC) has donated $3,000 to support the Oak Park Soccer League All-Girls Program. The grant will be used to provide uniforms and equipment. CCFC was established in May 1993 to benefit children in need of special services in San Luis Obispo County. It is a publicly supported, non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible, and all donations stay in our county to help local children. CCFC has no paid staff - all activities are run by volunteers. Less than 6% of the income raised goes to expenses. CCFC's Tax Identification Number is 77-0338513.
Since joining forces with the well-known local MidState Bank, Rabobank, N.A., continues to conduct its business affairs as a community bank on the Central Coast, investing in local causes and concerns important to the community, to benefit those most in need. Their most recent show of support for Paso Robles was funding a $15,000 grant to the Oak Park Teens At Work program.
Through their statewide Community Development Grant Program, bolstered by local bank representatives' support, the Rabobank California Grant Committee chose to contribute to Paso Robles's Oak Park residents, and particularly the successful new Teens At Work program. The pilot Teens At Work program was funded by the Housing Authority through this past summer with fantastic results, and now Rabobank's generous grant has made it possible for the expansion of the program during the current school year. The Paso Robles Housing Authority thanks Rabobank for this terrific show of local community investment in Oak Park youth.