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Columbia Neighborhood Center

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.

Columbia Neighborhood Center Services at a Glance - full printable schedule in English and Spanish

Health Services

MayView Community Health Center
Provides physical exams, sick visits, prenatal care and vaccinations. Rates based on insurance and a sliding scale according to income. Call 408-746-0455.

Low-cost immunizations for adults and children
Fridays , 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. (walk-ins).

Social Services

Food Giveaway Program

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.

Income Guidelines
To register, call 408-730-7800.

Legal Clinic

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.

Contact SABA

Public Benefits Help

Get help with free groceries, one-time financial aid and other public benefits. Offered by Sunnyvale Community Services for low-income families and seniors. Drop in Wednesdays, 1 to 5 p.m. or call 408-738-4321.

Relationship Support Group for Women

Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbia Middle School, Room 4. Child care available. Learn the signs of abusive relationships and receive support in a community experiencing similar issues.

Youth Mentoring

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.


Library Lending Cart

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 without a lending time limit (no Sunnyvale Public Library card required).

Adult English Classes

Free English as a Second Language, provided by Fremont Adult and Continuing Education
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Middle School. Seven levels of classes to improve your English skills and build your confidence on the job, in school, and in the community.

Free English Language Development Class, provided by Vision Literacy
Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. at Columbia Middle School Library. Adults can practice listening, speaking, reading and writing English in small groups with trained volunteers.

Recreation and Fitness

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2020