**Pleasanton's Community of Character Collaborative** is a committee of volunteers representing the Pleasanton Unified School District, City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and other organizations who are working together to create a community culture that is built on values: goodwill and community-accepted character traits through inspirational motivational and recognition programs.

 

Mission

The Mission of the Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative is to create a community culture built on values, goodwill, and community accepted traits of responsibility, compassion, self-discipline, honesty, respect and integrity.

Goals

Inspiring individuals, families and organizations within the city of Pleasanton to take responsibility for their choices and actions. 
Motivating individuals, families and organizations within the city of Pleasanton to make a difference in the world around them.
Recognizing individuals, families, and organizations within the city of Pleasanton for modeling the accepted Community of Character traits of:  Responsibility, Compassion, Self-discipline, Honesty, Respect and Integrity.

Events & Activities Sponsored

or Co-Sponsored by the

Community of Character Coalition

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  • Community of Character Awards & Luncheon

  • Juanita Haugen Scholarships

  • Community Service Awards

  • Tri-Valley Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Tri-Valley Holiday Drive

  • Make a Difference Day

  • Martin Luther King Legacy Breakfast

Juanita Haugen Memorial

Scholarship Applications

Due by Nov 11, 2019

The Community of Character Collaborative invites all High School seniors in Pleasanton to apply for the annual Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship.  Long time school board member, trustee and president of the Pleasanton Unified School District, Juanita Haugen inspired the Pleasanton Community of Character initiative. 

In her honor, annual $1,000 scholarships will recognize students who have a strong record of civic engagement and have demonstrated exceptional character by role modeling the traits of Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Self-Discipline.  

 An award will be presented to a student in each of Pleasanton’s three high schools.  Applications are being taken for Foothill and Amador Valley students, Village will be presented at a later date.

Click on the Scholarships page.

Annual Community of Character Awards

The Community of Character Collaborative Announces the 2019 Awards for Character and Community Service.

This year's award recipients are: Christina Gray, Andrew Holmes, Jee-Yeon and Wallace Wong and the Museum on Main.

see details on the 2019 Awards page

 

Juanita Haugen Awards recipients exhibit the values of the Community of Character through their great examples of service, while living the values of Responsibility, Compassion, Self-Discipline, Honesty, Respect and Integrity

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Juanita Haugen Scholarship Awarded to Four High School Seniors

 

The Community of Character Collaborative invites all High School seniors in Pleasanton to apply for the annual Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship.  Long time school board member, trustee and president of the Pleasanton Unified School District,  Juanita Haugen inspired the Pleasanton Community of Character initiative. 

In her honor, annual $1,000 scholarships will recognize students who have a strong record of civic engagement and have demonstrated exceptional character by role modeling the traits of Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Self-Discipline.  

This year's recipients are: Zara Fatteh &  Ellen Ebbers from Foothill and Sander Head and Paulina Umansky from Amador Valley.    Go to the "Scholarship" tab to see their accomplishments and photos.  


 

 

YMCA Recognizes Pleasanton's Community of Character Collaborative

 

The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative was presented with the "You are the Difference" award by the YMCA of the East Bay at the organization's 134th Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony on October 16, 2013.

 

  The Collaborative's Joanne Gunson and Heather Rizzoli were given the award, recognizing the organization and its people for their hours of volunteerism.

 

  The Collaborative is a non-profit organization of volunteers working together to create a Pleasanton community culture built on values, goodwill, and community accepted traits of Responsibility, Compassion, Self-Discipline, Honesty, Respect and Integrity.

 

  The Community of Character Collaborative is jointly supported by the City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Unified School District, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and various business, service and faith organizations.

 

 

 

Not just words...

THIS IS ACTION!

Juanita Haugen, a nationally known public schools advocate and the longest-serving member ever of the Pleasanton school board, would be proud that the Community of Character program she established has become an ingrained part of our community.  Juanita  died on March 5, 2007 at age 69 after a long battle with cancer. 

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