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DSAL provides safe, inclusive sports programming and investments in structured play

Manny and Jerico

DSAL Health and Fitness Positive Impact Report, July - Sept. 2023

We are building a stronger and safer Alameda County through strategic investments in Health and Fitness programming and infrastructure guided by the Community Capitals Public Safety Framework, and we have the numbers to back it up in our latest Health and Fitness Report.  Ashland and Cherryland have a dramatic lack of opportunity for youth advancement.  We fill that void by:

  • Providing training and experience in sports, which opens up new worlds for young people.  

  • Giving developing youth structure and coping skills that serve them throughout their lives.  

  • Teaching the importance of regular fitness for the body and mind. 

  • Providing individuals with strong role models, a sense of belonging, and a supportive environment

We emphasize:

  • Good sportsmanship and positive attitude

  • Alternatives to anger and negative emotions

  • Pride, perseverance, and camaraderie

The spirit and heart in our coaches, mentors, and trainers is contagious. Young people grow into strong young adults who coach, mentor, and lead following generations into safer, healthier ways of existing. Our impact on our youths’ potential and the community at large multiplies with every life we serve.

Officers and DSAL staff delivering cart with supplies to a community member in need

Funder Spotlight - Alameda County Sheriffs Office THANK YOU Supervisor Nate Miley & Sheriff Yesenia Sanchez!

In the hearts of our vibrant neighborhoods, the pulse of community beats strong, fueled by the invaluable support of funding that breathes life into DSAL's free Health and Fitness programming. 

This funding serves as the lifeblood, enabling us to create an environment that is safe and supportive - connecting individuals from all backgrounds, and leading to an increased mutual understanding and sense of belonging for our neighbors. 

Every day, we witness this transformative impact on individuals of all ages, as they discover new passions, forge lasting friendships, and contribute to the collective symphony of voices that resonate within our close-knit community. 

It is through the generosity of this funding, we find the means to empower, inspire, and uplift, creating a legacy of shared moments that continue to enrich the lives of those who call this community home.

We extend our deepest gratitude for the support and generous funding that Supervisor Nate Miley & Sheriff Yesenia Sanchez have provided so that we can sustain this valuable work.  Through their leadership and vision, we continue to make a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve, fostering a safer, more connected, and empowered community. 

We are honored by their dedication to the well-being of our community, and profoundly grateful for the partnership we share. Together, we look forward to creating an even brighter future for all those who we call neighbor.

With heartfelt appreciation,

Thank you from The DSAL Team


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