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East Bay Agency for Children
303 Van Buren Ave, Piedmont, CA 94610
Established in 1952, the East Bay Agency for Children is a nonprofit organization that offers educational andMore mental health services to children of low-income families suffering behavioral and emotional challenges and difficulties. The East Bay Agency for Children offers a number of programs to provide these services, including mental health counseling at school sites, Child Assault Prevention, intensive mental health therapy (which takes place in specialized classrooms), Circle of Care (which offers illness and grief support services) and student and community family support services. The East Bay Agency for Children's mission is to "build brighter futures and stronger communities by promoting the health, safety and educational success of our children and youth, and their families." It has offices in Hayward, Oakland, Fremont and Union City. Visit its website for specifics or call the office for more information.  
Piedmont Swim Club
777 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611

On hot days, the Piedmont Swim Club is a magnet for Piedmonters wanting to cool off in one of the club's threeMore outdoor pools.

Though it's a private club, because the facility is located on leased city land and membership represents about a quarter of Piedmont residents, the whole community feels ownership.

The Piedmont Swim Team (which is a separate entity), Recreation Department Programs, and the Piedmont High School water polo teams use the facility. Additionally, the club swings open its doors to non-member residents every Friday, except for the third week of the month when Saturday is the public access day; admission is $5 for children 1 to 15 and $10 for adults.

Earning a "white patch" to swim in the big pool (the one with basketball hoops and diving board) by passing a proficiency test is a rite of passage for Piedmont kids. Swimming lessons and Red Cross authorized safety courses are open to all, and many graduates return as lifeguards and instructors.