Challenge Team


The City of Santa Clara Challenge Team actively supports the well-being of children and families in Santa Clara by nurturing and facilitating valuable community relationships.

Challenge Team engages service providers, and community leaders from non-profit organizations, city and county services, and school districts who serve and support the success of youth and families in the City of Santa Clara.

Challenge Team members meet monthly to connect with one another, collaborate, discuss challenges, and share resources. This consortium focuses on the promotion of health and well-being as well as the prevention of at risk behaviors. Over 26,000 children call the City of Santa Clara home.  Together, we can foster healthy youth development for all kids in our city.

The City of Santa Clara Challenge Team is a replication of the very successful Mountain View-Los Altos  Challenge Team, founded in 1987.

Meeting time and location:

2nd Wednesday of the month 12:00-1:30 PM
Mary Louise Mello Auditorium
Community Recreation Center
969 Kiely Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051



Members are individuals from school districts, non-profit organizations, city and county services, and parent and student groups who serve youth and strengthen the City of Santa Clara community.

Join us! The City of Santa Clara Challenge Team holds a monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:30 PM in the Mary Louise Mello Auditorium at the Community Recreation Center.


2016_September CT Agenda
2016_October CT Agenda
2016_November CT Agenda
2016_December CT Agenda
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2017_February CT Agenda
2017_March CT Agenda
2017_April CT Agenda
2017_May CT Agenda
2017_September CT Agenda
2017_October CT Agenda
2017_November CT Agenda
2017_December CT Agenda

Past Meeting Presentations

2016_September CT Welcome Presentation
2016_September CT Presentation- Crystal Nava FIRST 5

2016_October CT Presentation- Mary Ann Dewan Santa Clara County Office of Education
2016_October CT Presentation- Doreen Hassan YMCA Central

2016_November CT Presentation- Cindy McCown Second Harvest Food Bank
2016_November CT Presentation- Ben Gonzales Santa Clara Unified School District

2016_December CT Presentation- Jeremy Loader 10 Steps to a Healthier You!
2016_December CT Presentation – Julie Quinn Housing Trust Silicon Valley

2017_January CT Presentation- Dr. Nereyda Hurtado Building Blocks of Parenting
2017_January CT Presentation- Kim Castro Santa Clara Parks and Rec.

2017_February CT Presentation Materials- D.A.R.E. Officer Stephanie Knight Internet Safety

2017_March CT Presentations- Norma Molina American Diabetes Association and Ali Barekat Sunday Friends

2017_April CT Diabetes Prevention Program Resources

2017_May CT Presentation Nutrition Education and Seamless Summer

2017_June CT Presentation Dr. Roxana Marachi

2017_September CT Presentation Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

2017_October CT Presentations Washoe Native TANF and IRC in San Jose

2017_November CT Presentation Andrea Fraume Bay Area Wilderness Training and Pamela Weiss Bay Area Crisis Text Line

2017_December CT Presentation Stanley Lee DFCS
2017_December CT Presentation Documents

Upcoming Challenge Team meetings:
January 10, 2018
February 14, 2018
March 14, 2018


For more information please contact:

Martha Gabaray

Mailing address:

Healthier Kids Foundation
4040 Moorpark Ave., Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95117


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