The Columbia Neighborhood Center (CNC) provides recreational, health, educational and social service programs through a special collaboration between the City, the Sunnyvale Elementary School District, Advanced Micro Devices and numerous community agencies. The center houses a gymnasium, fitness room, health and social services wing, and an on-site medical clinic.
MayView Community Health Center
Provides physical exams, sick visits, prenatal care and vaccinations. Call 408-746-0455.
Low-cost immunizations for uninsured children
Wednesdays , 9 to 11:30 a.m. (appointments) and 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. (walk-ins).
Second Harvest Food Bank operates on the fourth Wednesday of the month at CNC as a food distribution program for families that meet income requirements and have at least one child under 18 years old living at home. Registration is required.
To register, call 408-730-7800.
The nonprofit organization Friends For Youth matches trained adult mentors with youth in need of role models. Adult and youth participants must be willing to commit three to four hours each week to participate in various activities together for a one-year period. To enroll, call 650-482-2867.
Saturdays (first of each month), 10 a.m. to noon: Volunteer attorneys from the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Northern California provide free, 20 to 30 minute legal consultations. This is a first-come, first-served drop-in program.
Every other Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. beginning on Sept. 6, at the Columbia Middle School Library. Join a librarian from the Sunnyvale Public Library for free storytime featuring stories and songs. The entire family is invited, and children will receive a snack at the end of the program. No registration is required. For more information, call 408-730-7800.
Located in the CNC lobby, the lending cart offers a bilingual (English and Spanish) selection of books for children ages 2 to 13 that can be checked out with a Sunnyvale Public Library card.
Free English Language Development Class, provided by Vision Literacy
Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Class begins Sept. 5 at Columbia Middle School Library. Adults can practice listening, speaking, reading and writing English in small groups with trained volunteers. Registration and orientation on Aug. 22 and 29.
Free English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes, provided by Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult and Community Education
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. in the Columbia Middle School Library.
Students must first take an ESL placement test before they can enroll. To register for the free test, call 408-522-2700.