ALAMEDA COUNTY EBLAST WITH A WIDE RANGE OF RE-ENTRY RESOURCES
If you have items you would like to submit for distribution, please refer to the Communication Protocol document for details and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services has released Addendum #2 on 7/24/18 for RFP No. 18-04 - Empowerment/Healing Support Group for African-Americans. Submissions are due 08/17/2018 at 2:00 PM.
Click here to view all details regarding this opportunity on the GSA website. If you need further information, please contact Fonda Houston (510) 777-2143.
Health Care Services Agency has released Addendum #1 on 07/23/18 for RFP No. 900618 – Juvenile Justice Center Services. Submissions are due 08/20/2018 at 2:00 PM.
Click here to view all details regarding this opportunity on the GSA website. If you need further information, please contact Andrea Dodge at 510-667-7414.
Fred Finch Youth Center is pleased to provide trainings in conjunction with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and Alameda County through Title IV-E Funding. These trainings are open for providers who work with foster or group home youth in Alameda County at no cost.
Energy Psychology Day 1
Energy Psychology Day 2
Thinking Differently about TAY Independence
I'm All Caught Up: Eliminating Blocks to Stay on Top of Paperwork
Supporting Highly Sensitive Youth...
Working with Youth Who Are Separated From Their ... Families
Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders in Youth Services and Child Welfare
Clinical Supervision - Day 1
Clinical Supervision Day 2
Effective Client Engagement and Negotiation in Challenging Situations
To register for a training, email email@example.com. Please include your name, email address, and the county in which you work.
West Oakland Job Resource Center - August 2018 Calendar
Job Center Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ph: 510-419-0509 |website: wojrc.org | 1801 Adeline St. Oakland 94607
For questions regarding this calendar, email or call 510-419-0509.
11th Annual Attend & Achieve Back to School Rally
Visit the website here to register.
When: August 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (check-in between 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)
Where: City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
The Alameda County Citizens Academy is a free 6-session interactive program that provides insight to County services and operations and offers opportunities for civic engagement in the County.
It provides an excellent opportunity for the community to increase their knowledge of county government and its impact. Through presentations by top County leaders, participants benefit from a unique interactive learning and behind the scenes experience. Refreshed programming includes tours of key County facilities, demonstrations of specialized equipment, hands-on exercises designed to illustrate the impact of County services in the community and opportunities for citizen engagement.
Applications are due by August 5, 2018. Fifty (50) participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis (with consideration given to geographic location to ensure representation to all five Board of Supervisors districts). Applications are available online: http://www.acgov.org/academies/citizens/index.htm.
The Oakland Housing Authority, Alameda County Social Services Agency, Bay Area Community Services and Oakland Private Industry Council have collaborated to create a dynamic Bay Area Job Fair. Also, attend the Pre-Job Fair on August 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (same location as below) to receive support in: How to Navigate a Job Fair, Resume Writing and Critiques, Application Assistance, Interview Prep, Tips to Get Hired, with RAFFLES & PRIZES!
Click here to register by August 1, 2018 or call 510-587-5127.
When: August 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 935 Union Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Free Summer Funding Training & Funder's Panel by Time for Change Foundation
This Bay Area Summer Funding and Financing Forum is designed to build the capacity of non-profit organizations wishing to improve the health of their respective communities by enhancing their fund development and financing options. Many great organizations doing a fantastic job do not get the recognition they deserve which further impedes their ability to garner resources. Both Faith Fuller and Kim Carter have exceptional talent in securing resources, training, executive management coaching and engaging funders. This event promises to be something new and exciting where you can expect answers, solutions and directions. REGISTER here through Eventbrite. Materials cost of $10.
When: August 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: The California Endowment Oakland Regional Office, 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612
O2 Initiatives Invites Applications for the O2 Sabbatical Award. The annual O2 Sabbatical Award honors the commitment and accomplishments of exceptional nonprofit executive directors in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties. If you know a nonprofit executive director who would benefit from a sabbatical, please share this announcement with them. Please visit the website for more information about the O2 Sabbatical Award and to access the application. Deadline for submission is August 22, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
The GROW program trains youth on culinary skills. To set participants up for success, they start with an 8-week culinary program, classroom-style training in all the skills needed for the workplace. This training includes professional workshops, one on one coaching and case management throughout and culminates in a subsidized job placement. After the 4 months at GROW and 6 months at ELEVATE, the employer decides whether the youth will be retained. During the period of subsidized employment, youth will continue to work with a training coordinator, and receive on the job support, coaching as well as soft skill training at periodic times. After the subsidized employment ends, dedicated staff members with continue working with youth for up to 12 months to find a long-term, non-supported job to transition into before leaving the program. Readiness Training also provides: Food, Transportation, Child Care Support, and Possible Work Clothing Access for Interviews.
Register at https://beworkready.eventbrite.com
Two-week Readiness Workshop Schedule (This training meets for 8 days, 4 hours each day):
August 27 - August 30, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
September 4 - September 7, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Beyond Emancipation, 675 Hegenberger Road, Suite 100 Oakland CA
Contact: Virgile: 510-410-6170 or
Amanda: 510-410-5768 or
Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership (AC-OCAP) is committed to reducing poverty by providing services and programs targeted to low-income individuals and families. AC-OCAP has been funding programs and projects in the low- income community since 1971. AC-OCAP is now accepting applications for openings in Oakland CDBG Districts 1, 2 & 6, and one opening in Alameda County (excluding Oakland and Berkeley).
The AC-OCAP Administering Board members are responsible for planning, developing, and executing the local Community Action Plan for alleviating poverty and working toward institutional change to enhance the ability of low-income residents to achieve self-sufficiency in Oakland and throughout Alameda County (excluding the City of Berkeley). AC-OCAP’s priority focus areas are: family self-sufficiency, job training and employment placement, housing and community economic development, supportive services, civic engagement, advocacy, and capacity building.
Applications are due on a rolling basis until all openings are filled. The deadline for the first round is August 30, 2018. Applications are available online: http://www.ac-ocap.com/.
Tradeswomen Inc. welcomes women from all over the Bay Area to attend these workshops. The Entry to Apprenticeship Workshop is a good place to begin to learn about good paying careers for women in the construction trades. This workshop will introduce 35 construction trades that offer apprenticeship programs to train future skilled trades workers. Information provided includes: defining what apprenticeship programs are; minimum requirements; required documents; application process; selection process and timeline. Additionally, experienced Tradeswomen will share their personal experiences of being a woman in a male dominated work environment, tell you how and why they selected their trade, give tips on how to survive, and answer questions.
When: August 15, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (please be on time)
Where: Tradeswomen, Inc., 337 17th Street, Suite 207 (near 19th Street BART), Oakland, CA 94612
For questions regarding this workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: September 21, 2018
Where: Alameda County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust, 14600 Catalina Street, San Leandro, CA 94577
For more details on these openings visit our website at www.tradeswomen.org.
The next Civicorps orientation is August 21-24, 2018. Civicorps serves young adults 18-26, including those on probation and/or parole to provide a second chance to earn their high school diploma and participate in paid job training. The staff prepares students for college and a career. Corps members gain academic, professional and technical skills on the path to achieving their goals. Full-time, on-site counselors provide wrap-around services and college advising to help all students navigate life challenges to achieve excellence. They provide conservation-based internships to provide young adults the professional skills they need to succeed. Please refer to the attached flyer for additional information.
Contact: Bethany Rivard 510-915-5459,
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the Reentry Expo 2018
All agencies providing re-entry services are invited to share their program information with those soon to be released from the Santa Rita jail. Registration is now open! Space is limited to 60. Please refer to the attached flyer/registration form.
When: September 18, 20148 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Rita Jail Transition Center
Contact: Dean White-Programs Supervisor, 925-803-7103,
Save the date for the next East Bay Consortium Northern California Convening for Formerly Incarcerated college students and their supporters. Refer to the attached flyer.
When: November 3, 2018
Where: UC Berkeley Campus
All meeting dates are subject to change. Notice will be given according to the Brown Act.
Community Advisory Board (CAB)
August 7, 2018 from 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Public Defender’s Office, 1401 Lakeside Drive, 3rd floor conference room, Oakland
Fiscal and Procurement Workgroup
August 14, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Probation Administration Building, 1111 Jackson Street, 2nd Floor, Rooms 226-228, Oakland
Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee (CCPEC)
The July 16 meeting was cancelled and rescheduled to August 20, 2018
From 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
First 5 Alameda County, 1115 Atlantic Avenue, conference room A (near rear parking lot), Alameda, CA 94501
Programs and Services Workgroup
August 23, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Probation Administration Building, 1111 Jackson Street, 2nd Floor, Rooms 226-228, Oakland
Process and Evaluation Workgroup
The August 1, 2018 meeting has been CANCELLED but will be rescheduled. Click here to check Probations calendar for the new date.
Providers Meeting (Juvenile Services)
This meeting is CANCELLED. Please note that future meetings are on hold, until further notice.
The Alameda County Community Advisory Board (CAB) is seeking to fill vacancies on its Board. The role of the CAB is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee (CCPEC) on the County's realignment efforts. Click here to view the operating guidelines and here to apply.
The Re-Entry Treatment Team, a partnership of Bay Area Community Services (BACS) and La Familia, provides support for individuals with behavioral health issues and a criminal justice history. Eligible clients are Alameda County residents ages 18 and over with moderate to severe mental illness and current or recent criminal justice involvement. Please refer to the attached flyer and referral form.
Contacts: La Familia, Pedro Felix, LCSW, 510-300-3110,
BACS, Sherita Nelson, Associate MFT, 510-640-4414,
Building Opportunities with Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) launched its Social Justice Collective (SJC). They provide direct services to break the cycles of mass incarceration, mass homelessness and community violence.
NOT a drop-in location: this team does their work in the field and only meets weekly.
Contact: Timothy Smith, 510-843-3700 x 3008,
East Bay Community Recovery Project is hosting post-incarceration groups called “Staying Free”. The groups connect people who have been incarcerated at the Santa Rita Jail to services designed to facilitate their transition back into society, provides support to families affected by incarceration, and motivates and supports clients coping with any mental health or substance use challenges.
"Staying Free" meets in both the Oakland and Hayward offices of East Bay Community Recovery Project. Please refer to the attached flyer.
Every Monday In Oakland
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
2577 San Pablo Avenue
Every Tuesday Hayward
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
22971 Sutro Street
Contact: Rafael Forrett, Counselor at (510) 697-9617 or by email@example.com.
Quality Medical Relief (QMR) is providing Heart saver CPR/AED First Aid Training Classes. Train with mannequins across the age spectrum: Infant, Child, and Adult.
Advance Registration Required
State & Federal Certification Course
The course is designed to provide emergency responders with the skills and confidence to perform both OPR/AED, First Aid on a wide range of ages and body types.
When: Wednesday & Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609
Contact: Setup up a class: call (5IO) 485-8394
Brothers and Ladies Leading for Enrichment, Righteousness, and Success (B.A.L.L.E.R.S.) organization has open enrollment. This organization provides job counseling, job training, and work experience to unemployed individuals who have a job market disadvantage because lack of education, job skill, experience, or incarceration. The B.A.L.L.E.R.S. organization also encourages self-employment by providing training in entrepreneurship and finance. More information is available on www.youngballers.org. If you would like to enroll send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eden Area America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) offers no-cost services to Alameda County residents seeking Employment assistance. The center specializes in the following sectors:
Transportation and Logistics
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Visit the website for additional information, www.edenareaonestop.com
The HALO (Health Action Learning Opportunities) study is recruiting women age 18+ on probation in Alameda County to take part in an exciting opportunity to help improve women’s health. Participants will complete four survey-type interviews over a year and can earn up to $250. Interviews will be conducted at HALO’s private office near 12th Street BART. They will interview women on probation about their health, health care access, barriers to routine and preventive care, and Medicaid use. They will use the information for an intervention to promote the use of routine and preventive health care among women on probation. Please refer to the attached flyer.
Contact: Jordana Hemberg, Project Coordinator, at 510-512-0332 or with any questions.
Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) is excited to announce the launch of “Choose Your Pathway” a comprehensive job training and education training program for young adults ages 18-24 who have involvement with the justice system.
This program offers young adults the opportunity to access different career pathways, while developing their soft skills and working on their education goals. The young adults will participate in a full time four-week Job Readiness Training and receive a $500 bonus upon completion.
Education: All participants will develop an educational plan and will be required to match all internship hours with an equal amount of education hours.
Internship: After Job Readiness Training, trainees will participate in a paid internship, earning $13.23/hr. for up to 200 hours of work experience.
Participants receive bonuses for obtaining their High School Diploma, perfect attendance, job placement, and retention and many more. For other information about this training contact: Justin Zerber, Operations Manager,
Conscious Voices – African-American Well-Being Center presents A Healing Circle, for reentering, formerly incarcerated women
Groups are facilitated by African-American, reentry women, who have been training as Community Mental Health Workers for the last 9 months as part of the ACBHCS Innovation in Reentry Grant program. When referring to the group, it would be helpful if the client calls ahead so they can do a preliminary assessment and orient them to the group. Participants should feel comfortable and welcome. As the demand for groups increases, they can add other days, times and types of groups. Refer to the attached flyer.
The group will receive and give support on important issues like:
· Getting and keeping a job
· Healing family and community
When: every Monday at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Where: 2700 International Blvd., Suite 22, Oakland CA 94601
Addressing the Five Keys of EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, RECOVERY, FAMILY and COMMUNITY, the Alameda Reentry Team is present to support folks exiting the Santa Rita County Jail and/or are currently under supervision of the Alameda County Probation Department, (PRCS or 1170h). Each student referred will have access to finish their high school diploma and/or GED, enroll into college, vocational track or be placed in limited slots with Cypress Mandela. Students will also have case management services from the Reentry Educators/Case Managers to assist students to push through any potential obstacle that is hindering a student from achieving their educational goals. Contact Re-entry Educators and Case Managers:
Jason Shaw: , Mobile: 510-459-9238
Carmen Sanchez: , Mobile: 510-435-0954
If you have a student that is already enrolled at one of the sites and working with a Five Keys teacher to finish their H.S./GED and they want extra support via the case management services please send a referral via email to the Alameda Intake Coordinator: Airto Morales, , Mobile # 510-910-5798.
Alameda County Office of Education’s new Opportunity Charter School serves students ages 16-24 who have previously separated from school or have been unsuccessful in school, desire a high school diploma, and will benefit from support with employment readiness and obtaining employment. Opportunity Charter utilizes an independent studies format with blended learning models; incorporating computer-based curriculum, small group instruction, independent and classroom-based study options. Opportunity Charter School, in partnership with Youth Employment Partnership (YEP), in Oakland, an organization providing Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act-funded services to similar populations, will provide an environment that encourages student growth and success in and out of the classroom.
The Charter Offers:
Individualized learning and transition plans (ILTPs) designed to assist students in earning a high school diploma by completing the California minimum course requirements of 130 credits
An independent study format with flexible hours to accommodate work and/or day care responsibilities
Referrals to appropriate support services
Opportunities for internships, apprenticeship programs and job placement through our community partnership with YEP, http://www.yep.org/
Click here to find necessary documents.
Contact: Tracey Burns - Program Director, 510-670-4157,
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) is hosting an Employment Training Eligibility pop-up event at the Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC).
To whom: someone who is on probation or parole and needs a job
When: every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 8916 International Blvd., Oakland
A Safe Place, Inc. has Emergency Space Available: A Safe Place provides a safe, confidential, and comfortable housing for victims who must leave their home situation for safety reasons.
· Emergency shelter
· Individual and family counseling
· Children’s Program
· Case Management
· Support with legal, child custody and protective orders
· Basic necessities – clothing, food
If you are in immediate danger call 911. If you are seeking shelter or assistance, please call our 24-hour crisis line at 510-536-7233.
True Me Background Checks show you your background check exactly as an employer will see it, help you change things that are inaccurate or outdated, and let you write comments in to explain your story. They focus on helping people get jobs who might normally have a tough time passing a background check. They try to donate 1 percent of their products to people who need it most. They love to give out True Me for free to people who are job hunting or soon will be. For additional information, https://trueme.goodhire.com/. This is a FREE service.
Food Bank Online Portal: Click on the link http://foodnow.net/ to the online food access portal, where people can find food when the Food Helpline is closed. Also, the Food Bank provides CalFresh screening and application assistance. Click here for the link in Spanish, http://comidaahora.net/. See the attached brochure for additional information.
ZNB Solution LLC is giving away a FREE Phone!
Requirements: Must be on government assistance or low income. Refer to the flyer for additional information.
Unlimited Talk & Text
Camera Front & Back
Contact: Lakisha 510-707-0073
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 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 or call 510-904-8048.
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
Alameda County Program: Open to residents in Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo, Newark, Union City and Fremont. Contact
Apply Now - www.careeronlinehs.gale.com/ca/
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.
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 or by visiting defyventures.org.
Clean Slate Clinic – A partnership of the East Bay Community Law Center and Alameda County Public Defender’s Office. We highly encourage you to send clients to the in-person clinics. We are able to do a more holistic screening, give information, and better assess needs when we meet them in person. If the person is out of county, out of state, or simply can’t make one of our clinic times, please refer them to Code for America. Please advise clients to either apply online or come to clinic but do not do both as this causes confusion and duplicative work.
Employment Denials due to Criminal Background
Juvenile Record Sealing
Dismissal of Conviction (“Expungement”)
Sealing of Arrest Record - Factual Innocence
Felony Reduction / Prop 47 Relief
Errors on Criminal Background Reports
Early Termination of Probation
Occupational Licensing Denials (DSS, Security Guard)
Certificate of Rehabilitation
Voting Rights, Jury Service Rights
Take The First Step! Apply In 10 Minutes! Apply Online: https://clearmyrecord.codeforamerica.org/
When/Where: Joint walk-in clinics with the Public Defender and EBCLC (refer to the flyers below)
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Dublin
Public Defender’s Office
5149 Gleason Drive, #C155, Dublin
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Oakland
Public Defender’s Office
545 4th Street, Oakland
Contact EBCLC for more information: 510-548-4040, www.ebclc.org
Contact Public Defender’s Office for more information: 510-272-6600, www.acgov.org/defender
Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) Adult Crisis Response Program (CRP)
This service is for adult clients, with Medi-Cal or no insurance, who are in a real or perceived mental health crisis can go into any of the County-run CRP clinics and receive on-demand support from our CRP staff.
Services that are available:
· One-on-one count
· Psychiatry (most days depending on the location)
· Linkage/referrals with the greater system of care or other resources
When: Drop-in Hours, Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
BHCS Crisis Clinics:
North County CRP
(Within Oakland Community Support Services, Eastmont Town Center)
7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 125, Oakland 94605
(Fremont Family Resource Center)
39155 Liberty Street, Suite G710
South County CRP
(Gail Steele Wellness & Recovery Ctr.)
409 Jackson Street, Suite 100, Hayward 94544
(Valley Community Support Center)
3730 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton 94588
The Probation Department has launched its social media pages.
Please follow us on
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ACProbation and like us on
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