After two years of partnering with Mt. Diablo Adult Education in Concord, and a year of navigating state regulations, we have launched our own expansion Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training program in Antioch! Our program provides training as well as extensive social support services and ongoing career advancement support for healthcare careers. This month, we are thrilled to add CNA training to our Antioch office where we have been offering Administrative Careers Training since our launch in 2000.
We are proud and grateful to announce the following new grants and funding partnerships:
Ahlsten Foundation: Last year, the Ahlsten Foundation provided its first funding to Opportunity Junction, an unrestricted grant which the organization used to address critical needs. This year, they increased their contribution significantly. The Ahlsten Foundation is committed to providing vulnerable people with the resources they need to live healthy and productive lives, and we are proud to continue our relationship with them.
We have an exciting opportunity, and we need your help to collect matching funds from the John Muir Community Health Fund. They want to help us develop sustainable funding to support healthcare job training, and have offered us a $20,000 matching grant to do so.
Linh Luangrath graduated in Class 2 of Opportunity Junction's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program in Spring 2020. She was quickly hired by Hillendale Home Care in Walnut Creek, working hours that aligned with her family's needs. Because she had earned her CNA certification, she was offered an excellent starting wage. When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation, though, Linh faced a tough decision.
Dear OJ Supporters and Partners,
Each year, when the end of June brings our fiscal year to a close, I take the opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months. The hardest part, always, is keeping it brief.