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Committee for Atascadero Public Schools


Our first three CAPS Chairpersons - Jeannie Malik, Lori Mello, and Colleen McCall

 The Atascadero Unified School District budget has gotten tighter and tighter these last few years and the CAPS grants have become more and more important in the education of our children. Over the last 8 years, CAPS has been able to give nearly $435,000 to AUSD teachers to fill the grant requests that they have written. 

Since its inception, CAPS has held seven fundraisers. We are proud to announce that CAPS received the “Organization of the Year” award by the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce in 2012.  CAPS also received the 2012 Gold Award from the California Teachers Association.

CAPS is totally a volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers, retired teachers and community members. We are a non profit organization. Our sponsors range from a member of the board of supervisors to  local businesses and service organizations. 

We are looking for CAPS volunteers!


CAPS needs volunteers as it prepares for the 8th annual Evening for Education! 


The planning committee meets monthly and is in need of individuals with a commitment to their children’s education  to become CAPS volunteers. We need members to help with big jobs and little jobs; seeking live and silent auction items, set-up or clean-up the day of the event, processing and organizing the auction items, stuffing invitations, picking up auction or event items, producing the catalog, maintaining the web site, doing graphic arts and advertising, decorating auction baskets and so much more. 



If you can help, or have questions regarding general volunteer work for CAPS, please  email: 




Thank you!!! 


Our Fabulous 2011 Team!
Our Hardworking 2010 Team

Our 2007 Charter committee!

Our first 2 chair persons!

Committee for Atascadero Public Schools
P.O. Box 730
Atascadero, CA 93423 
CAPS is an IRS 501 (c)(3) non profit affiliate of the Atascadero Greyhound Foundation. Donations to CAPS may be considered tax deductible. Please consult your tax professional.
Tax ID: 77-0390865