penny jarWe are proud and grateful to announce the following new grants and funding partnerships:

Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau: Contra Costa County's Community Services Bureau (CSB) awarded another round of key funding for the Administrative Careers Training (ACT) Program, helping with staffing, as well as alumni services and paid internships for program graduates. CSBG is part of the national Community Action Partnership network of over 1,100 agencies that work to alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in communities throughout the United States.

Do It Yourself Taxes Opportunity Junction's Do-It-Yourself Tax Assistance is now virtual! All taxpayers are welcome to sign up for our no-cost income tax preparation class, held via Zoom on Thursday evenings at 6 pm and Saturday mornings at 10 am. Sessions end on Saturday, April 17th, 2021.

we are hiring We’re hiring again at Opportunity Junction to help us expand our Healthcare Career Pathway partnership. We’re seeking two Registered Nurses, one to launch Certified Nursing Assistant training in our Antioch office as the director and instructor, and one to work on extending the pathway with continuing education and new sites.

register today Are you looking for a free, fun at-home activity on April 24th? We hope you will join us in celebrating Opportunity Junction’s 21st Birthday, A Coming of Age, at our virtual 2021 Imagine Gala. Our one-hour event will be jam-packed with inspiration and fun for the whole family!

As the pandemic swept the nation, Pauline found Opportunity Junction and a new career

Pauline Gaona and her family"If it wasn't for Opportunity Junction, I really wouldn't have the job I have now, and I love it! I don't mind getting up early and going to work because I know I am in a good career, and I can move up," shares Pauline Gaona, alumna of Class 62 of the Administrative Careers Training program (ACT).

we are hiring Help us recruit a new member of the Opportunity Junction team!

Our Director of Counseling (DOC), Dr. Christy Corrigan, will be stepping down in order to focus on her private practice. The DOC provides assessment, referrals, and brief therapy to our job training participants in addition to consultation for our staff members.

penny jarWe are proud and grateful to announce the following new grants and funding partnerships:

Chevron: As part of its Social Investment Partnership Initiative, Chevron awarded Opportunity Junction a grant for core operating support. Chevron supports a range of job training and workforce development programs that provide opportunities for people to learn career-building skills to succeed in the jobs of the future. These programs have pivoted to online delivery during the pandemic thanks to support like Chevron’s.

appeal Dear Opportunity Junction Supporters,
We are blown away by your generosity and support this past year! Altogether, including the matching funds from Delta Scrap and Salvage, 155 donors contributed over $111,250! We are so thankful to all of you, including the 58 new donors who joined us this year.

save the date Please save the date to join us in celebrating Opportunity Junction’s 21st Birthday, A Coming of Age, at our virtual 2021 Imagine Gala. The Gala will be held virtually on April 24th 2021 from 5-6pm PST. The funds raised from this annual event will allow Opportunity Junction to build stronger communities by helping motivated Contra Costa job seekers gain the skills and confidence to launch careers that lead to financial security.

surge in demand In 2019, we launched a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program as the first branch of our Healthcare Career Pathways (HCP) initiative. The program, which runs in partnership with Mt. Diablo Adult Education in Concord, has graduated 3 cohorts of successful CNA's! This April, our Antioch office will become home to the expansion of our Healthcare Career Pathways initiative, bringing more healthcare training opportunities to East Contra Costa. We are thrilled to add CNA training to our home office where we have been offering Administrative Careers Training since our launch in 2000.

class 63 graduation Our eighteen graduates will celebrate their accomplishment on Friday, January 29th at 2:00 pm via Zoom, where they will share their inspirational stories alongside Opportunity Junction staff.