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Micaela Navarro

Community Schools Specialist

Contact information:

(510) 723 3895 x 29107

Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30pm 

Office : Rm.149

Cost meetings: Bi-weekly Mondays @ 9 am

Message from CSS:

Hello Schafer Park Families! My name is Micaela Navarro and I am the new Community Schools Specialist (formerly known as COST Specialist) for this site. I work with the COST team to help maximize and expand available resources at our school and increase our school's capacity to respond quickly and appropriately to a wide range of student needs.

What is COST? 

A COST is a multidisciplinary team of school staff and providers who:

  • Create a regular forum for reviewing the needs of individual students and the school overall.
  • Collaborate on linking referred students to resources and interventions.
  • Support students’ academic success and healthy development.

COST strives to connect students with the necessary supports and resources to ensure they come to school every day, are in good health, are performing well academically, and are developing the social/emotional skills necessary to be successful in school and life. COST accepts referrals from teachers, staff, and families to discuss and provide additional supports for students who are struggling to achieve in school.

If a student is struggling academically or in need of social-emotional support, please connect with a school staff member (e.g. COST Specialist, teacher, counselor, etc.) at your students' school.


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK or text the word "START" TO 741741
  • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: 1.800.309.2131
  • Child help: Child Abuse Prevention: 1.800.4.A.Child (1.800.422.4453)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233
  • Hayward Youth and Family Service: 1.510.293.7048 (Counseling Services)

  • Alameda County Health and Human Services: Dial 211

  • LGTBQ+ Support Hotline: 1.866.488.7386

What is a Community School?