Mission and Values

Center for Human Development (CHD) was founded in 1972, with a commitment to improve the quality of lives of people in various communities. Over the years, CHD’s staff and several hundred volunteers have provided a spectrum of services that support, guide, and educate more than 14,000 at-risk youth, individuals, and families. The understanding gained through its various services continues to create strong communities, even today.

CHD has a number of programs, services and partnership initiatives that address a large number of issues facing the community, including wellness, youth leadership, conflict-resolution and parenting skills. To make these initiatives effective, the staff and volunteers work side-by-side at school and community sites, throughout Contra Costa and Alameda counties. The process enables CHD to provide a safe and supportive environment, empower people and promote their positive growth.

Center for Human Development, backed by its highly experienced team of volunteers and staff, constantly strives to identify and resolve community problems; thereby creating happy people.


We partner with the community to create opportunities for people to realize their full potential.


We envision healthy, strong, and resilient children, youth, and adults of all ages living in safe and thriving communities.


  • Diversity in the greatest sense of the word.
  • Volunteerism and Leadership with the power to change lives and advance community goals.
  • Group Inclusion inspiring teamwork and unleashing human potential.
  • Accessible and Affordable Services benefiting all members of our community.


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