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.

In Memory of
Steve Penna (1958-2018)

Steve Penna was an original member of the Redwood City PAL board of directors and served as President of the Board several times. He was the publisher of Redwood City’s The Spectrum Magazine and an active community member and avid supporter of the city’s businesses and nonprofits.

Steve’s passion and enthusiasm  was an inspiration for everybody who knew him. He touched many lives and empower many people with his optimistic and encouraging attitude. Foremost, he was a champion of the children of our community and of PAL’s mission.

To make a charitable donation honoring Steve’s memory and supporting the PAL programs that he enthusiastically supported, please use the button below.




In Memory of
Steve Penna (1958-2018)

Steve Penna was an original member of the Redwood City PAL board of directors and served as President of the Board several times. He was the publisher of Redwood City’s The Spectrum Magazine and an active community member and avid supporter of the city’s businesses and nonprofits.

Steve’s passion and enthusiasm  was an inspiration for everybody who knew him. He touched many lives and empower many people with his optimistic and encouraging attitude. Foremost, he was a champion of the children of our community and of PAL’s mission.

To make a charitable donation honoring Steve’s memory and supporting the PAL programs that he enthusiastically supported, please use the button below.




Location

Police Activities League (PAL) Community Center

3399 Bay Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063

 

Redwood City PAL

3399 Bay Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063