Be the Star You Are!

A top rated non profit by Guidestar and Great Non Profits, Be the Star You Are!® is an all volunteer 501c3 charity dedicated to empowering women, families, and youth through improved literacy and increased positive media messages. Be the Star You Are!® coaches local teens to be effective communicators and publishes writers through a collaboration with Lamorinda Weekly. The charity boasts over 2000 reviews by our Star Teen Book Review Team, is active in local events, hosts numerous literacy outreach programs, and ships books to over 109 beneficiaries in need of hope around the USA. An ongoing critical outreach program is Operation Disaster Relief to help survivors of USA disasters with necessary resources.  BTSYA produces two international radio shows, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®, an upbeat lifestyle show featuring authors, and experts as well as a teen program, Express Yourself!™ with youth reporters and hosts ages 12-24. Founded in 1999 by actor and  NY Times best selling author, Cynthia Brian, BTSYA is funded 100% by individual donations. All outreach programs offer community service credits to volunteers. BTSYA invites the community to become sponsors, donors, and benefactors of our amazing organization to grow youth into leaders. Partner with Be the Star You Are!® and shine.

Important Websites:
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Creative Community:


How to Help:




DONATE via Paypal Giving Fund with 100% going to charity with no fees:


“Read, lead, succeed. To be a leader, you must be a reader.”

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1660 School Street #101B
Moraga, CA 94556 



Captain Vineyards

Captain Vineyards is a fully sustainable, environmentally friendly, and first Green Winery in Contra Costa County. All our wines grown in Moraga/Lamorinda only.

Call to inquire about tours, tastings, and private events available by appointment.  We offer classes in vineyard management and wine making. contact the Moraga Park and recreation for more information. Local Wine Gift Basket – Local wine as gifts. 4-H Project with the Lamorinda 4-H since 2005.

Cell Phone:  925-330-2440

Mention shop Moraga first and get 5% discount

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1969 Joseph Drive
Moraga, CA 94556 



Moraga Citizens Network

Promoting Participation in the Moraga Community

A grassroots network of Moraga citizens who want accurate, objective information about current Moraga issues and events.  A vital piece of this network is The MCN Link, a bi-monthly e-mail bulletin that announces:

  • Town Council agenda items of particular interest to the general public
  • Cultural events at Saint Mary’s College i.e art shows, theatre, lectures, sports
  • Special events at our local theatre in Rheem
  • Service organization events to which the public is invited

Sign up here with your email address. Let “The MCN Link” keep you in the loop of what’s happening in Moraga!

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Moraga, CA 94556 



SCORE ‘Counselors to America’s Small Business’

SCORE offers free counseling and low cost workshops. Check website or call Monday-Thursday 9:30-2:30, 510-273-6611, for information on counseling, locations and workshop schedules. Speak with Patricia.

SCORE is a national 11,000 person volunteer organization made up of both retired and working men and women. The local Oakland chapter has about 50 active counselors/mentors from various business disciplines. Currently members come from construction, franchises, Silicon Valley startups, the law, accounting, retail, banking, manufacturing, engineering, advertising and more.

Our counseling is done around the East Bay at most of the Chambers of Commerce. In this area we counsel in Lafayette and Walnut Creek or by arrangement here in Moraga. Appointments may be made by calling the WC or Lafayette Chambers as well as our Oakland office.

If a specialist is required and can’t be found locally free email assistance is available from some 600 counselors at

Workshops cover a series of business related startup and operating topics plus several shops on the use of social media. Some industry specific shops are also provided.

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College of Alameda

555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway Rm CV225
Alameda, CA 94501 


(510) 273-6611