To foster a healthy San Geronimo Valley by providing a dynamic center for locally based human services, arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and community building.
Since its founding in 1969, the Community Center has served the four villages of the San Geronimo Valley -- Woodacre, San Geronimo, Forest Knolls and Lagunitas -- and Nicasio, and the surrounding communities in western Marin County. The Center has become a focal point for programs in the Arts, Youth Programming and Human Services, as well as community events and activities. Our visual, literary and performing arts programs provide outstanding cultural opportunities for all Valley residents. Our human services, wellness programming, school readiness and school-linked services programs serve children and families, and adults both young and old.
Arts & Events
The Community Center is excited to offer outstanding performing
artists in a relaxed family-friendly environment and showcase local artists in our monthly exhibits in the Del Mue Galleries in the Valley and West rooms. We strive to introduce new artists and cultural forms, as well as bring back local favorites, to celebrate the diversity of artistic expression.
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We want to inspire and empower the Valley children and youth to realize their full potential. Our creative and nurturing programs include after school LOFT, Summer Camp and Enrichment Classes just to name a few.
"Valley After School Tutoring" is the recipient of the California School Board Association's Golden Bell Award. This is surely a well-deserved feather in VAST's cap and it reflects the quality of the tutoring your child will receive.
Entering school is a big life transition for youngsters. We offer several School Readiness programs to help children and their families succeed in school. With support focusing on social, physical, mental and emotional health, children will be ready for this big step in their lives.
We strive to be the" Heart of the Valley", the center of the process that is community. A big part of any community is to promote health and wellness for all. As a community we are judged by how we care for one another. At the Center we look to empower our neighbors who find themselves in difficult times through emergency assistance, referrals and educational opportunities.
Stone Soup, the Community Center's newsletter, reflects the diverse cultural and community interests of the Community Center and the Valley. Featured are articles on community organizations, issues of concern to Valley residents, and a Community Calendar of upcoming events throughout the Valley. Stone Soup is published four times a year and distributed free to all Valley and Nicasio residents and supporters of the Center.
The Center's Catalogue is published four times a year and distributed as a centerfold enclosure in each issue of Stone Soup. It provides a schedule and description of all of the enrichment classes and special programs for children and adults happening at the Center. The Catalogue also includes information on the Centerís Wellness and Recreation Programs.
This Week At The Community Center is a weekly e-mail announcement of events at the Center.
The Valley Resource Guide -- History, environment, local organizations, maps, business directory and more are all part of this unique Valley almanac published every five years. With generous community support it is distributed free to all Valley and Nicasio postal customers as a gift from the Community Center.
Many local organizations and groups rent the Center's facilities throughout the year for meetings, classes, and special events. Regular users are:
Gan HaLev, The Jewish Congregation of SGV
Lagunitas School District
Serenity Knolls, a 12-Step Recovery Program
The Center is also a home for these Valley organizations and programs:
San Geronimo Valley Healthy Community Collaborative
The Community Center has four rooms and beautiful outdoor space available as rentals for classes, meetings, workshops, conferences, private parties, weddings, and events. Many local organizations use the Center as a gathering space. The daily and hourly rental rates are among the most reasonable in the County. Center sponsors receive a 20% discount.
Support The Center
The Center is funded by private donations from the local community, fundraising events, and by private and public grants. When you give to the Community Center your dollars stay at home in the Valley. Your tax-deductible contribution will go a long way toward helping the Center continue its good work on behalf of entire Valley community. To Donate please click here.