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About · Eden Area YMCA

The YMCA has been part of the Hayward and Castro Valley and surrounding communities for more than 50 years. We started out as the South County branch, first in a building on B Street and then in a converted house on Mission Street in Hayward. In 1979, our name changed to the Eden Area YMCA and we moved one more time to Palisade Street. Over the years, our commitment to serving the diverse children and families who make Hayward and Castro Valley their home hasn’t changed.

We offer a full range of services for tots, schoolchildren, teens and their parents. In addition to our Early Learning Center for infants and toddlers, we run three before and after-school sites, Summer Day Camps, Youth & Government, and youth sports programs.

With the help of our community partners, we will engage in ongoing assessment to define the needs of our members and our communities. We will continue to offer even more quality programs - open to all, regardless of the ability to pay. Achieving these goals will ensure that the YMCA meets the needs of the Eden Area Community.

Our Leadership

Kelly O’Lague Dulka

Vice President and Regional Executive Director
A licensed clinical social worker, Kelly O’Lague Dulka has more than 25 years of experience working with children and families. She holds a master’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California , Berkeley and a master’s degree in Pastoral Ministries from Holy Names University . She received her clinical training at Stanford University Medical Center and later joined the staff of the Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto as a children’s therapist.  She also has served as the director of Religious Education at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and later as the director of Faith and Ministry Formation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland. Kelly joined the YMCA as the executive director of the Tri-Valley branch in August 2006.

Senior Staff

Kenny Altenburg, Branch Operations Director
Nina Hourel, Regional Business Manager
Susan Mancino, MA, LMFT, Counseling and Case Management Services
Colby Gordon, Child Care Program Director

Child Care Leadership Staff

Cindy Alvarez, Senior Site Supervisor
Amelia Pennewell, Site Director
Latashia Williams, Site Director

Our Board of Managers

Ashton Simmons (Chair), Rouse Properties
Michael Cobb, St. Rose Hospital Foundation
Kerrilyn Ely, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District
Tonya Richardson, City of San Leandro
Mark Salinas, City Council Member and CSU-East Bay

Our community partners




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