• Mission: The North Monterey County Community Alliance builds pathways to success for all community members from the cradle to career

    Vision: Every community member has the opportunities needed to reach their full potential. Impacting outcomes for children and youth requires a communitywide approach that involves multiple systems, partnerships and sectors. The Alliance believes that when cross sector leaders, families, communities, schools, and youth work together through a coordinated action that is guided by a mission, vision, values and measurable goals, our community will thrive.

  • North Monterey County Community Alliance Strategic Plan Click Here



    The Castroville Coalition is a local non-profit that is committed to catalyzing change by building consensus around common goals and advocating for the good of the community. At this time, we invite you to join the community partnership with the North County Fire Protection District, North County LULAC Council, community and school district members along with the Castro Plaza Family Resource Center in supporting families with a gift giving project. The Castroville Coalition is set up to accept cash donations to support the gift giving project that will stay within the local community. All cash donations qualify as a charitable donation. 


    The Castroville Coalition has two methods in receiving the charitable donation.

    Mail a donation directly to the following Castroville Coalition address or drop it off at the Castro Plaza Family Resource Center:

    Mailing Address

    Castroville Coalition

    PO BOX 57

    Castroville, CA 95012

    Payable to: Castroville Coalition


    In person Drop Off Address

    Castro Plaza Family Resource Center

    10601 McDougall St

    Castroville, CA 95012

    Payable to: Castroville Coalition


    The North County Fire District is expecting all unwrapped toy donations at the following three locations:

    Castroville Station            Prunedale Station            Las Lomas Station

    11200 Speegle St.            17639 Pesante                301 Elkhorn Rd

    Castroville, CA 95012        Prunedale, CA 93907      Royal Oaks, CA 95076


    For more information or questions, please contact Noemy Loveless at 633-5975 or nloveless@nmcusd.org.


    North Monterey County Unified School District

    Monterey County Free Libraries


    The Monterey County Sheriff's Department



    Hartnell College


    North Monterey County Recreation and Park District
    NC Recreation



    California Highway Patrol



    Elkhorn Slough Foundation
    Slough Foundation




    Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve




    North County Fire Protection District
    NC FPD




    Monterey County Probation Department
    MC Probation Department








    North County Christian Center


    Girl Scouts of the Central Coast
    Girl Scouts



    Monterey County Health Department
    MC Health Department


    League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)



    Our Lady of Refuge Church
    Our Lady of Refuge Church


    Bright Beginnings
    Bright Beginnings



    First 5 Monterey
    First 5


    An innovative community school systemwe equip preschool to adult students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes they will need to pursue their   life goals responsibly and creatively in a radically changing society.


    Monterey County Free Libraries operates seventeen branch libraries, two bookmobiles, a library by mail program, deposit collections in local schools, and a number of special programs, including a literacy program which operates a literacy outreach vehicle focused on family literacy and kindergarten readiness. Free library services are provided to all residents of Monterey County. The system operates three branches in North Monterey County, one in Castroville (11160 Speegle St, Castroville, CA 95012), one in Prunedale (17822 Moro Rd, Prunedale, CA 93907), and one in Aromas (389D Blohm Ave # D, Aromas, CA 95004).


    The mission of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office is to safeguard the lives and property of the people within our county. We perform our law enforcement and custody duties with honor and integrity in order to guard the public trust. Our highly trained and competent workforce reflects the diversity of our community and demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism.







    Hartnell College is one of the oldest educational institutions in California. Founded in 1920 as Salinas Junior College, the school was renamed Hartnell College in 1948. The Hartnell Community College District was formed the following year. Hartnell College serves the Salinas Valley with its main campuses in Salinas and various satellite programs. In 2016, Hartnell Community College District voters approved a bond to expand its programs to additional parts of the district, including North Monterey County.


    NCRPD is a Local Government Agency (Special District) providing Recreation and Parks services to the North Monterey County area including the communities of Castroville, Moss Landing, Oak Hills and parts of Elkhorn and Prunedale, along with the surrounding rural community. NCRPD opperates the North County Recreation Center, Cato-Phillips Park, Crane Street Park, Japanese School Park, Rancho Moro Cojo Park and the Moro Cojo Nature Trails.


    California contains diverse cultures, peoples, and ages. And we have this in common: We use the road to go places. Help us do it safely. The CHP is actively trying to get our accident and fatality rate down. Below are the programs designed to help promote safety and communication between the diverse California residents and the CHP.





    The mission of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation is to conserve and restore Elkhorn Slough and its watershed.We see Elkhorn Slough and its watershed protected forever -- a working landscape, where people, farming, industry, and nature thrive together. As one of California's last great coastal wetlands, Elkhorn Slough will remain a wellspring of life and a source of inspiration for generations to come.





    The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves established nationwide as field laboratories for scientific research and estuarine education. The Reserve is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    The 1700-acre Reserve is a hub of activity and hosts programs that promote education, research, and conservation in Elkhorn Slough. The Visitor Center has award-winning exhibits that invite everyone to explore the Unseen Slough. There are five miles of trails that meander through beautiful oak woodlands, calm tidal creeks, and freshwater marshes. We offer tours on the weekends and special events throughout the year.







    It is the mission of the North County Fire Protection District of Monterey County to provide the highest level of service to protect the lives, property, and the environment of the North County community, by providing prompt and professional services in the event of fire, medical emergency, rescue, environmental disaster or any other event which threatens the public welfare.



    The Monterey County Probation Department serves all of the criminal courts of Monterey County, California. Probation Officers supervise approximately 5,500 adult and 900 juvenile offenders granted probation by the courts. The department's services to the community include recommending sanctions to the court, enforcing court orders, operating correctional institutions, incarcerating delinquents, assisting victims, and providing corrective assistance to individuals in conflict with the law.
    The department works together with law enforcement agencies, schools, community based organizations, and the citizens of Monterey County to form productive partnerships to ensure public safety, offender rehabilitation, and the protection of victims' rights.
    The Probation Department also operates and maintains the Juvenile Hall and other juvenile facilities and programs, including the Youth Center, the Silver Star Youth Program, and the Silver Star Resource Center.




    Equipping people to live on mission!
    11299 Poole St
    Castroville, California
    (831) 633-3416


    Today, as yesterday, we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.



    The Monterey County Health Department exists to enhance, protect and improve the health of the people in Monterey County. To accomplish this, the Department provides a wide variety of health-related services in the areas of public health, environmental health, behavioral health and clinic services.







    The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.






    We are a multicultural community of faith, called by God to be transformed into Christ’s image. We are moved by the Holy Spirit to live the Gospel as we serve our neighbor with passionate love and humility. We acknowledge and value the dignity of each person as we build unity through diversity.



    In September 2012, the Monterey County Children's Council established the Early Childhood Development Initiative, now know as Bright Beginnings. The Children's Council, a collaborative group of county, business, and nonprofit agencies, working together to enhance the lives of children, sees Bright Beginnings as a way to mobilize communities around important issues facing children and families to ensure that young children have what they need to succeed.



    Each First 5 is responsible for conducting a strategic planning process to identify the needs and strengths of their counties.  In 2006, First 5 Monterey County launched a participatory strategic planning process involving nearly 1,200 participants. This in-depth work guides our local investments of about $7 million annually.

    We fund community based organizations like school districts, county agencies, and nonprofits.  Those organizations create and implement programs shown to have positive outcomes and maximize financial resources. Our work is based upon building relationships with our community and is guided by integrity, honesty, and mutual respect towards others.  We encourage inclusiveness, collaboration, and innovation in building communities supportive of young children and their families.