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Employment and Employment Training:
- AnewAmerica Community Corporation: AnewAmerica’s microenterprise program provides targeted microenterprise development and asset building services to low-income families.
- Cypress Mandela Training Center: The Oakland Green Jobs Corps program targets disadvantaged and dislocated for job training and employment placement in green jobs.
- Downtown Streets: Downtown Streets’ Team Members participate in volunteer work-experience projects, receive a basic needs stipend, job success and life skills support, case management, and employment services.
- Eden Area America’s Job Center of California (AJCC): The AJCC provides low-income Eden Area residents experiencing significant barriers to employment an array of workforce development and education services.
- Hayward Adult School (HAS): HAS offers a system of training, education, career development, and employment services to youth and adults.
- Men of Valor Academy: The Men of Valor program includes Life-Skills training, Educational workforce/vocational training and job placement.
- Roots Community Health Center: The Roots Emancipators Initiative increases self-sufficiency and workforce opportunities through wraparound support, job-training, and living wage job placement for low-income, reentry or marginalized residents.
- Society of St Vincent de Paul: The Kitchen of Champions Culinary Training Program integrates hands-on food services training with classroom instruction, case management, workplace preparation and job placement assistance
- Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB): The VACCEB program offers job training and preparation, education and employment placement services for low-income, limited English-speaking residents.
- Volunteers of America Bay Area (VOABA): The VOABA Re-entry Housing Initiative assists ex-offenders returning to the community with housing, job training, and placement services.
Providers – Serving Youth (up to age 26) Only
- Civicorps: Civicorps provides an employment-focused program that includes paid job training complete with a high-school diploma program and trauma-informed wraparound services for young adults, age 18-26.
- Elevating Soulciety: Soulciety employment programming includes professional development, life skills training, job placement, and comprehensive support services for youth.
- Hack the Hood: The Boot Camp and Membership Programs provide youth with technology and professional training, coaching, and support.
- La Familia: La Familia’s youth education and employment services programs include Highway to Work, Career Readiness and Career Pathways Programs, Project KEY (Keep Empowering Yourself), and the District Attorney’s Justice Academy (DAJA).
- Youth Employment Partnership (YEP): YEP offers job readiness training and summer employment to at-risk youth and young adults in Oakland. Pre-employment training includes financial literacy, communication and conflict management skills, as well as comprehensive support services to address additional needs.
- Alameda County Workforce Development Board
- East Bay Works
- Employment Development Department (EDD)
- Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC)
Housing & Community Development:
If you are having a housing crisis or in need of other support, 2-1-1 is a toll-free phone number that provides free and confidential information and referrals on housing and health and social services. Call 211 in Alameda County to speak with a call specialist, or learn more online here.
- Covenant House California (CHC): CHC’s Crisis Shelter and Transitional Living Program supports the educational and employment needs of homeless youths in Oakland.
- East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC): EBALDC’s economic and community development program supports a comprehensive strategy that helps residents stay housed, realizes self-sufficiency, contributes to creating neighborhood cohesiveness, and attracts economic investment.
- Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO): FESCO provides transitional housing and emergency shelter to low-income homeless families along with wraparound services.
- Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA): HERA assists low-income Alameda County residents with debt collection, credit and eviction repair, and access to credit issues including: collections abuses, achieving affordable repayment plans, credit reporting errors, analysis and counseling.
- Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA): SAHA provides affordable housing along with services for low-income seniors, veterans, families, youth, and people with special needs.
- St. Mary’s Center: St. Mary’s assists over 350 homeless and at risk seniors with temporary shelter, mental health, substance abuse income management and housing services.
- The Unity Council: Unity Council works with low-income residents to strengthen their economic self-sufficiency and housing stability to reduce their likelihood of becoming displaced or under-housed.
- Community Housing Services
- Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA)
- Oakland Housing Authority (OHA)
- Mandela Marketplace: Mandela Marketplace provides food business incubation in historically underserved and low-income West Oakland.
- Bay Area Legal Aid: Bay Legal’s Safety Net Project provides access to free civil legal services for people living in poverty.
- Oakland Paratransit (OPED): OPED provides Senior Shuttle Services to Oakland low-income seniors via contract with Bay Area Community Services (BACS)
- Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) Repair Assistance: Vehicle owners who meet the program eligibility requirements may receive assistance paying for emissions-related repairs. Financial assistance is based on the availability of funds.
Spectrum Community Services provides energy services including weatherization and home energy assistance.
- Weatherization: To determine eligibility or apply, call 510-881-0300 ext. 272 or visit Spectrum Weatherization
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP): To determine eligibility or apply, call 510-881-0300, or visit Spectrum HEAP
Medical & Health Services
- Please visit the Alameda Social Services website or call 1-800-698-1118