NEWS

– ATTENTION –

WE WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT THE HANDS HELPING HANDS, INC. H3 GRANT PROGRAM IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING NEW GRANT CONSIDERATION, PROCESSING OF GRANTS RECEIVED AFTER 10/15/16 AND NOT FUNDED PRIOR TO 11/18/16.

IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT H3 TIER FUNDING WILL RECOMMENCE THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2017.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST, SUPPORT AND SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY.


Roots Community Health Center – Empowerment Initiatives

Healthy Measures: Helps formerly incarcerated individuals with chronic illnesses achieve successful, healthy reentry. Participants receive support and coaching from Roots Health Navigators who have also experienced incarceration. Benefits include: individualized health plans, benefits enrollment, health education and navigation, probation compliance support and barrier removal. Click here to view the flyer.

To apply, email admin@rootsclinic.org or call 510-777-1177.


Emancipators Academy: Now accepting applications! An 8-week program offering stipends, on-the-job training in manufacturing at Roots’ soap-making social enterprise, Clean360, leadership skills and mentorship. Participants (called Emancipators) receive assistance for barrier removal, support for benefits enrollment, and connection to health care and other services. To be eligible, applicants must have been released from incarceration within the past 12 months, must be unemployed, and must be able to lift 40 lbs. Click here to view the flyer.
To apply, email admin@rootsclinic.org or call 510-904-8048.


Defy Ventures

A non-profit organization that works with individuals who have had previous criminal justice involvement (18+ years and older) to create new pathways for economic sustainability.  Defy’s CEO of Your New Life program focuses on job readiness/job placement, personal wellness, reentry coaching and entrepreneurship. Specifically, Defy helps individuals create profitable enterprises that sustain them and their families over time. We support emerging entrepreneurs in the launch of their enterprises by offering intensive hands-on entrepreneurship training, character development, mentoring, business incubation, financing opportunities and holistic personal development services. If you know of any interested candidates, please have them contact Melissa O’Dell at melissa@defyventures.org or by visiting defyventures.org.


Oakland Adult & Career Education is happy to be adding a new College and Career Readiness Pathway Program, in coordination with the Northern Alameda Consortium for Adult Education. Through a sequence of courses, adult students will be prepared with basic English, math, English-as-a-Second language and study skills to successfully transition to academic and career technical education studies in the community college, or to gainful employment. The Oakland Adult & Career Education staff has served Oakland adult students over the past years, and this new College and Career Readiness Pathway Program will provide another needed educational opportunity in our community.  Click here for additional information.


Career Online High School

Scholarships are being offered at Oakland Public Library and Alameda County Library for adults (age 19+) to earn a high school diploma and career certificate through Career Online High School. Enrolled students will take classes online, be supported by an academic coach, and build a career portfolio. Scholarships are limited.

  • Oakland Program: Open to residents in Oakland, Emeryville and Piedmont. Contact diploma@oaklandlibrary.org
  • Alameda County Program: Open to residents in Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo, Newark, Union City and Fremont. Contact diploma@aclibrary.org

Apply Now – www.careeronlinehs.gale.com/ca/


NPower’s TechCareer is hosting a tech-related training opportunity accelerated program at the College of Alameda. In eight weeks students will be certified in ITIL and ServiceNow to launch their SaaS (Software as a Service) career. They will also be trained in JavaScript in order for them to create cloud-based applications. This is a no-cost program for veterans and young adults. Click here to view the flyer and apply.


Source:www.acgov.org/ReentryRealignmentEventsandAnnouncements

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