Thanks to you, our generous funders and supporters, we closed out 2019 with a very strong Holiday Campaign! Altogether, including the matching grant from our friends at Delta Scrap and Salvage, 167 donors contributed over $105,000! This is a very promising way to enter 2020, which also marks our 20th year in business.
This year's holiday campaign raised 20% more than last year. We are exceptionally thankful for the 77 new individual donors, our consistent past donors, and those who supported our successful Giving Tuesday campaign!
Do you remember the last time you completed the United States Census form? Not really? It was almost ten years ago, and it wasn't online. In 2020, that changes.
Beginning in early April, all United States residents will be asked to complete the required census form by filling out a web form.
Now that California has moved its primary from June to March, the deadline to register to vote is earlier, too: February 18, 2020.
Even if you are already registered to vote, you may need to re-register this year. Did you move since the last election? Would you prefer the convenient vote-by-mail ballot that gives you almost a month to complete and return?
Opportunity Junction, which served over 1,580 low-income Contra Costa residents last year, is ranked the #1 poverty-fighting nonprofit organization serving the United States by ImpactMatters. Among 1,081 nonprofits around the world, Opportunity Junction also received a five-star rating for its cost-effectiveness. After the Impact Audit of Opportunity Junction, ImpactMatters concluded, a donation of “$14,000 increases the earnings of a person living in poverty by $44,000.”
It's been almost a month since Frank Kolsut was hired as a permanent employee with Corteva Agriscience in a career he could never have envisioned for himself.
It's been nearly two years since he completed the administrative training program and took an entry level, temporary position with a company he never thought he'd work for
And it's been four years since Frank was living on the streets of San Francisco homeless, addicted, and near death from pneumonia and a dangerous blood clot.