Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County

A nonprofit organization

“I feel like I can be myself [here], because this is a place free of judgement.”
-Colton, 18, Diablo Valley College

Back to School Campaign: In School, and Out at School!

The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County’s Operation Q Youth Program offers programming for LGBTQ+ and Ally youth ages 12-25.  Our program is filled with workshops, educational and fun outings, community building events, and 1 on 1 support. For more information on Operation Q, check out our website at http://rainbowcc.org/program/operation-q

Here's what some of our youth are saying about the program:

  • "I am still in the process of coming out. So when I’m not at the RCC I feel as though I’m in prison. That’s why even though I live in Vallejo, I try to come to Youth Group as much as I can. That’s when I’m free.” -Teresa, 16, St. Patrick St. Vincent High School 
  •  “I come to [Oepration Q] to learn about the LGBTQ world, and see how other people live their lives anddeal with homophobia…If I didn’t have youth group, life would be a lot more stressful.” -Nina, 16, Mount Diablo High School
  • “I come to [youth group] to feel accepted and have fun. Being a trans male, I know that this is a safe space for me. I know that people in this space willaccept me as I am.” -Skyler, 15, Mt. Diablo High School


Help be a part of a fun, safe, and funfilled school year for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and Ally youth in Contra Costa County by being one of our sponsors.

Become a sponsor with these 3 easy steps!

Step 1: Donate

Whether it’s $10 to help provide snacks for our dynamic and interactive workshops, or $500 to sponsor a youth dance - there is a sponsorship level for everyone!

Step 2: Ask

Personally ask three people in your circle to support Operation Q by donating and becoming a sponsor themselves.

Step 3: Spread the word

Post this link (http://www.mightycause.com/story/Rainbow-Community-Center-Of-Contra-Costa-County) on social media pages such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Links to easily share this fundraising page on some of your favorite social media sites can be found in the top right hand corner of the page. By sharing our campaign with your network of friends, family, and colleagues you will be helping our fundraising campaign and program thrive.


History of the Rainbow Community Center

The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County began in 1992 as a satellite office of the Berkeley-based Pacific Center and became an independent nonprofit organization in 1996. Our programs are designed to promote community involvement through volunteerism and service.

Service Aim of the Rainbow Community Center

RCC fills a unique need by providing a safe, clean and sober space for LGBTQ people to interact, network, and become active members of the community. RCC offers many programs and services that benefit the physical and mental health of the LGBTQ community, but the importance of social activities to the well being of LBGTQ people cannot be understated. Social support reduces the sense of isolation and depression for LGBTQ people and promotes pride and self-esteem and creates a sense of community in a space free of homophobia.


Organization Information


Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County

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(925) 692-0090