Hard-skills training programs following the industry sector model; i.e., programs with strong employer partnerships that train and place people with challenges to employment into self-sufficiency wage jobs in a relatively short amount of time.
Job placement programs that help people secure employment by providing job readiness skills, job retention skills, digital literacy, job search and resume assistance.
Programs that help low-wage incumbent workers advance to higher-wage jobs.
English as a Second Language programs that include contextualized vocational skills and lead to employment.
Programs that help low-income out-of-school youth (ages 18-24 and neither working nor in school) transition to adulthood by focusing on personal development, part-time employment, skills training, high school diploma, GED and/or college entrance.
Organizations that address systemic employment issues by advocating for increased wages and improved access to high-quality jobs, with a focus on the East Bay.
Capacity building and technical assistance to the workforce development field.
Our Desired Outcomes:
Job placement and training programs: low-income people increase their incomes through employment, ideally to a self-sufficient wage. A self-sufficient wage is defined as $13/hour for a single person and $17/hour for a family (using the California Self-Sufficiency Standard as a reference).
English as a Second Language programs: students advance in English language skill level and increase income from employment.
Out of school youth programs: young people earn a high school diploma or GED, secure part-time employment, and/or enter college or career-track training.