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,
Co-Sponsored or supported by the
Community of Character Collaborative
Community of Character Awards & Luncheon
Juanita Haugen Scholarships
Juanita Haugen Awards for Character and Service
Make a Difference Festival
Martin Luther King Legacy Breakfast & Awards
CityServe - "Adopt a Senior" Christmas Gifts for seniors
Tri-Valley Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner
Special Olympics Events
Community of Character Collaborative announces Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship Recipients
Four high school seniors have been selected by the Community of Character Collaborative as recipients of the 2023 Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship. Applicants were required to explain how their actions have reflected any or all the six characteristics adopted by the Pleasanton Unified School District, City of Pleasanton, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, faith and other organizations: compassion, honesty, respect, responsibility, integrity, and self-discipline.
Shree Billa Tony Wang
Isaac Gavino Arian Moghni
See their stories on the 2023 Scholarships Page
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
MLK Legacy Award Recipients
(CLICK for MLK page for recipient details)
Matt Ronnie Kelly
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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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.
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