For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Amy Ranger, (510) 981-7710

NEW COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS LAUNCHED IN SOUTH BERKELEY
Collaboration between City departments and community agencies creates innovative health programs to improve the health of children and families

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, June 06, 2007) - South Berkeley community members will celebrate the successful launch of several new community health programs on Thursday, June 7. The celebration will also recognize the achievements of the after-school program for this year.

The new community health programs are a collaboration between several City and community agencies, including Farm Fresh Choice and the United States Tennis Association Northern California. Some of the new programs include the addition of a Dance Dance Revolution arcade game to the Frances Albrier Community Center, on which kids follow dance steps on footpads in time to music, weekly healthy take-out meals, and tennis and cooking classes. The programs hope to reach children and young adults, many of who will be at the celebration.

Who: Mayor Tom Bates, Councilmember Darryl Moore, Community Members-- everyone is invited!
What: Celebrate the launching of community health programs in South Berkeley
    When: Thursday, June 7
6:15-6:45 p.m.: Speaking program

6:45-8:00 p.m.: Youth performances and community dinner

 

Where: Frances Albrier Community Center in San Pablo Park

2800 Park Street, at Oregon Street, in Berkeley

 

The speakers program will include Mayor Tom Bates; Councilmember Darryl Moore; Deborah Jordan, Frances Albrier Community Center Director; and Amy Ranger, Community Projects Coordinator for Berkeley Public Health.

 

Reporters or photographers who would like to meet some of the youth performers are invited to contact Amy Ranger at (510) 981-7710 on Wednesday or (510) 435-3050 on the day of the event.

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