Season 2 Nonprofit Partners

Mt. Diablo Region YMCA
Youth Radio
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Project Second Chance
Wardrobe for Opportunity
Bay Area Rescue Mission

Mt. Diablo Region YMCA – Steve Young

The Mt. Diablo Region YMCA has provided quality programs and services to Contra Costa communities for more than 50 years. The YMCA has a rich history both locally and worldwide.

Today, the Mt. Diablo Region YMCA Association consists of seven branches that provide programs and services to communities from Discovery Bay west to Orinda and from Martinez south to San Ramon. There is a YMCA program for everyone, from toddlers to seniors. Nearly 20,000 households participate in YMCA programs each day.


The Mt. Diablo Region YMCA is a values-based association, founded on Judeo-Christian principles, dedicated to enriching the lives of all people through programs that strengthen spirit, mind, and body.

The Mt. Diablo Region YMCA will be the premier membership and family service organization in Contra Costa County.

Youth Radio – Lesley Stahl

Youth Radio's mission is to promote young people's intellectual, creative and professional growth through training and access to media and to produce the highest quality original media for local and national outlets

Through hands-on practice, working relationships with industry professionals, and production of award-winning programming, Youth Radio students learn the basics of broadcasting. In the process, they're exposed to a broad spectrum of media-related careers.

But technical training is only part of the picture. Through their journalism education, Youth Radio students also strengthen their foundation in basic "life-skills": verbal expression, writing, computer technology, critical thinking, conflict resolution, and more.

What about life-after-Youth Radio? Graduates emerge with a new confidence and hope for creating a positive professional future for themselves, and with concrete skills and contacts to get them there.

Youth Radio contributes to the empowerment of teenagers by giving them tools they'll need for success. We also bring youth perspectives to the airwaves, shedding light on the concerns and interests of our young people.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum – Erin Brokovich

Lindsay Wildlife Museum connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share.

Welcome to Lindsay Wildlife Museum, a wildlife rehabilitation and educational center that focuses on native California wildlife and natural history. The museum exhibits live, non-releasable native wildlife in Walnut Creek, CA. Founded in 1955, the museum operates the oldest and one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation hospitals in the United States, treating more than 6,000 injured and orphaned wild animals each year.

Project Second Chance – Dave Barry

Project Second Chance (PSC), the Contra Costa County Library Adult Literacy Program, was founded in 1984. PSC offers free, confidential, one-on-one basic literacy instruction to adults. Since it began, the program has helped 4,000 people improve their reading, writing, and spelling skills. Tutoring is done by trained volunteers who meet with their students twice a week providing customized, personal lessons.

In addition to working one-on-one, tutors and students can participate in small group classes, practice their skills in the computer lab, and attend Families For Literacy (FFL) events with their pre-school children. Tutoring is available in communities served by the Contra Costa County Library, with special materials collections and computer learning labs at our Pleasant Hill and Antioch PSC offices.

Wardrobe for Opportunity – Jehan Sadat

Wardrobe for Opportunity first opened its doors in 1996 and has been serving economically disadvantaged job-seekers seeking employment in Contra Costa and Alameda County ever since. We provide vital and often overlooked services; furnishing suitable business attire for both the interview process and the job and support for career advancement. Our growth has been phenomenal due to the increasing need for our services and the dedication of our staff and volunteers. With your help, we hope to continue to contribute to the community.

Bay Area Rescue Mission – George McGovern / J.C. Watts

To continue the work of Jesus Christ through evangelizing, discipling, and serving the spiritual and physical needs of the disadvantaged. To provide for the emergency needs of the impoverished and destitute of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area through rehabilitation programs of Biblical counseling and studies, education, job skills training, job placement and transitional living. To minister charitable Christian assistance toward men, women and children in great need throughout the world, when resources allow. To inform and involve the public in caring for the poverty-stricken, with the ultimate goal of the restoration of the whole person through the atoning blood of Jesus.