Youth Services (YS)

Youth Services

Youth Services (YS) provides a broad range of coordinated services for youth who are in foster care, experiencing homelessness or other barriers and need support to finish school, find a job or pursue a career path. Our programs are designed to prepare students to become self-confident, self-sufficient and independent adults. YS is a grant-funded department within the Contra Costa County Office of Education, Student Programs, and receives funding from the California Department of Education, the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board, Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services, the Department of Rehabilitation, as well as other funding sources.                                                                          

Current programs include:                                                                               

In addition to directly supporting youth through our programs, our department also provides technical assistance and professional development to school district staff and administrators in the areas of foster youth services and homeless education.

We work in partnership with school districts, social services, community colleges, probation, juvenile court, and community organizations to support youth in our schools and community so that they can successfully access and navigate education, employment, and long term economic opportunity.


Director, Youth Services Alejandra Chamberlain (925) 942-3308
Supervisor, Youth Services Esperanza Velarde-Ellis (925) 942-3313 
Supervisor, Youth Services Lesi Valenzuela
(925) 942-3372
Manager, Youth Services Denise Clarke  (925) 942-3322
Administrative Assistant III Dana Padilla (925) 942-3417
 Administrative Assistant II Brooke Terry  
Administrative Assistant II Hillary Reid (925) 942-3311
 Administrative Assistant II Krystal White  (925) 942-3307
Education Liaison II Yvonne Beals 
(925) 421-1922
Education Liaison I Gina Bills (925) 942-3363
Tutor Adam Hudson  
Tutor Evelynn Marin  
Tutor Lheywin Lapuz  
Youth Services Specialist I Adriel Rodriguez Soto (925) 942-3364
Youth Services Specialist I Alicia Franklin (925) 942-3314
Youth Services Specialist I Andrea Gonzalez  (925) 942-5305
Youth Services Specialist I Anisa Smith (925) 942-3458
Youth Services Specialist I Cameron Parr  (925) 942-3342
Youth Services Specialist I Eric DuBois (925) 942-3468
 Youth Services Specialist I Jonah Hinckley (925) 942-3419
Youth Services Specialist I Jonathan Gonzalez (925) 942-3444
Youth Services Specialist I  Leilani Villegas (925) 942-3309 
Youth Services Specialist I Lesi Valenzuela (925) 942-3391
Youth Services Specialist I Luis Serrano (925) 942-5365
Youth Services Specialist I Magdalena Montalvo
(925) 942-3362 
Department Phone   (925) 942-3300
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