About Us

About Us

Our Mission

 

Nurturing the next generation of leaders in our community

The Redwood City-Police Activities League (PAL) joins police professionals and community members in a unified effort with a mission to provide school-age children and their families with access to academic support, life skills and personal development activities, with a focus on producing successful opportunities for underrepresented and underserved communities throughout Redwood City.

Our Story

PAL started out in 1995 at the initiative of Police Chief Carlos Bolanos with the support of the City of Redwood City. Chief Bolanos saw the need to engage kids in sports to keep them out of trouble. Over time, his endeavor became institutionalized within the Police Department as the Police Athletic League. Then, it operated out of an old storefront owned by the City’s. Eventually, a summer camp was added to provide a safety net during summer break, as well as field trips, beginning the transition away from athletics and focusing on activities that support social development. Today, as the Police Activities League, PAL provides the Redwood City community with over 20 different cultural activities and programs including digital literacy, leadership, educational enhancement, mentoring, and fitness and nutritional workshops.

Location

Police Activities League (PAL) Community Center

3399 Bay Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063

 

Redwood City PAL

3399 Bay Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063