MDEAF is a nonprofit charity.

Executive Officers
Carol Fidler
Richard Nicoll

We can be reached by email at

PO Box  784
Concord, CA 94522
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Support Alternative High Schools.

Please join us on March 30, 2014 for our annual fundraiser. It will be held at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center,  233 Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill, CA from 3:30 to 5:30.

Tickets are $25.  Purchase advance tickets at:

See our flyer for complete details CLICK HERE

Since 2006 the Mt. Diablo Alternative Education Foundation has been helping kids in the alternative education high schools for the Mt. Diablo Unified School district.

The alternative education schools are designed to help at-risk kids who need an environment conducive to their specialized needs.  For example, Crossroads High School provides both a high school education to pregnant girls and much-needed parenting skills.  The alternative schools also provide a second chance for students who are too far behind in credits to graduate from a regular high school.  Often these kids are behind because of family problems, illnesses or they are victims of violence.  Unfortunately the alternative education schools do not have the parental and community support of regular schools.  The Mt. Diablo Alternative Education Foundation (MDAEF) was established to provide some level of community support for these kids. 

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Our Group ID is 500020596
We are asking for your support.  This is particularly important for our alternative education students, because they are most at risk, and yet they receive the least community support. Our whole community benefits when these kids are successful.

Please support us in any way you can. You can help with a one-time donation or an automated payment plan that lets you contribute a designated amount every month.   

Teacher Grants

MDAEF provides direct grants to teachers so they can get the supplies they need. In recent years we’ve provided:

  • Sewing machines for Crossroads High School
  • Lab equipment – Bunsen burners and micro-slides
  • Books for Science, Economics and English classes
  • Buses for field trips
  • Interactive educational software
  • Art and music materials
  •  Model human skeleton for science classes.

MDAEF provides scholarships – many for kids who are the first in their family to attend college.  Our scholarship program is more than tuition and books. Each year we fund transportation for 150 students to attend Diablo Valley College’s Recruitment Day, where they tour, hear success stories and learn to navigate the maze of college enrollment and financial aid.  Many students are inspired by the possibility of attending college, having never thought it was possible for them.