New Beginnings

New Beginnings New Beginnings inspires the personal confidence and professional competences youth need to become engaged members of our diverse communities.
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Cafe Locations: Castro Valley - Castro Valley Library 3600 Norbridge Ave. Castro Valley, CA 94546 Phone: (510) 581-5917 Café hours of operation: Monday - Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Oakland - located in the lobby of the Clerk-Recorder's Building 1106 Madison Street. Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: (510) 271-9125 Café hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. San Leandro - Juvenile Justice Center 2700 Fairmont Drive. San Leandro, CA 94578 Phone: (510) 351-3653 Café hours of operation: Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Mission: New Beginnings inspires the personal confidence and professional competences youth need to become engaged members of our diverse communities.

Beyond Emancipation
03/27/2019

Beyond Emancipation

The Youth Advocate Program (YAP) is hiring Youth Advocate Fellows who are passionate about bringing positive changes to the Alameda County foster care system! YAP is a three-year, 40-hour per week (Monday-Friday) job that combines professional development opportunities and work experience with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Youth Advocate Fellows (YAFs) are current and former foster and probation youth (ages 18-22) involved with Alameda County’s Child Welfare or Juvenile Justice Systems. YAFs’ work involves trainings for Child Welfare Workers, policy feedback on committees, outreach projects, participation in Independent Living Program (ILP) events, Team Decision Making meetings and Case Planning 14+ Child and Family Team meetings. YAFs also receive professional development training, supervision and coaching, and an opportunity to work on education and employment related goals.

In order to apply for the position, you must attend a mandatory YAP information session to learn more about the job. For more details about the information sessions and eligibility requirements, check out the flyer.

The starting pay rate is $14.93/hour and includes health insurance benefits, paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays.

WestCoast Children's Clinic Alameda County Social Services Agency

04/13/2018
Earn and Learn East Bay Summer Job Readiness Workshop

Earn and Learn East Bay Summer Job readiness workshop will help you get that J-O-B! We will focus on developing skills in interviewing, developing winning resumes and keeping a new job. Workshops April 21st and 12th.

Attendees will be guaranteed a job interview at the Earn and Learn East Bay Summer Youth Job Fair May 16th!
Must be an Oakland Resident between the ages of 16 - 24.

Earn and Learn East Bay Summer Job readiness workshop will help you get that J-O-B! We will focus on developing skills in interviewing, developing winning resumes and keeping a new job. Attendees will be guaranteed a job interview at the Earn and Learn East Bay Summer Youth Job Fair May 16th! Must b...

Determination Black Men's Group 2017-2018The DetermiNation Black Men's Group is recruiting young Black men ages 16-24 to...
06/22/2017
DetermiNation Black Men's Group Interest Form

Determination Black Men's Group 2017-2018
The DetermiNation Black Men's Group is recruiting young Black men ages 16-24 to join our next year-long cohort, launching Wednesday July 5th with an open house and BBQ for new members. DetermiNation is a brotherhood and healing circle for transitioning-aged African American young men who are formerly-incarcerated or who have been near or involved in the ‘street life.’ The group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm. Members are given a small stipend for attending each session.

MENTORSHIP & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: Receive mentorship and coaching to pursue individual life-goals (such as employment, career, or educational goals, wellness goals, housing goals, etc.). We have discussions, workshops, and special guest presentations on topics like mass incarceration, street intellectualism, African traditions and culture, healing, non-violent communication, personal finances and much more.

MEDIA PRODUCTION TRAINING: Learn about media production to further develop skills for creating short films (multimedia journalism), music, posters, online graphics, websites, etc. Receive training and support with producing and distributing media produced as part of this training, and receive small stipends for travel and food when participating in media production trainings/events outside of weekly sessions, as well as paid contracts for completing major media projects.

SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Participate in leadership training and get involved in local and statewide social justice campaigns. Meet bi-monthly with a group of youth leaders to plan and organize events, and receive stipends (travel & food per diem), as well as paid contracts for organizing events.

Paid Opportunities:
• stipends for travel & food for attending sessions
• stipends for travel & food when participating in working groups
• paid contracts for producing media and/or organizing social justice community events

If you or some one you know would like to join DetermiNation please fill out the online interest form and attend the open house BBQ, Wednesday July 5th at 6pm at United Roots (2781 Telegraph ave. Oakland, CA). If you have any questions please contact Dr. Prince White at [email protected]ovement.org

You can also have Prince and some DetermiNation members speak to your organization or youth that you believe would be a good fit.

Shareable application link:
http://bit.ly/determination2017

Shareable Facebook event for Open house/BBQ: https://www.facebook.com/events/327719460997374

To find out more about DetermiNation please visit: http://www.determinationmedia.org/training-program/enrollment/

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TODAY: Please share with local young people who are looking for jobs, exploring careers, etc. Oakland Youth Job Fair 12p...
04/13/2017
Job Fair

TODAY: Please share with local young people who are looking for jobs, exploring careers, etc. Oakland Youth Job Fair 12pm-5pm Oakland Marriott today. Professional dress, bring resume.

Oakland Youth Job Fair

Alameda Social Services: Internships
03/08/2017
Alameda Social Services: Internships

Alameda Social Services: Internships

The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is currently inviting applications for a limited number of paid summer youth internship positions in several of its departments. Interns will experience firsthand what it’s like to work in a fast-paced public assistance agency and play a valuable role…

Become a Foster2Foster Mentee!
01/06/2017
Become a Foster2Foster Mentee!

Become a Foster2Foster Mentee!

Starting in February, Our Space will be launching Foster2Foster, a four month mentorship program for current and former foster youth. We are looking for current foster youth ages 13 to 20 who would be interested in coming to Our Space (in Hayward) once a month for a free dinner to meet with former f...

ATTENTION ALL PERALTA COLLEGE STUDENTS: Lenore McDonald Scholarship FundWe are looking for eligible students between the...
09/21/2016
Scholarships Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 : Peralta Colleges Foundation

ATTENTION ALL PERALTA COLLEGE STUDENTS:

Lenore McDonald Scholarship Fund
We are looking for eligible students between the ages of 18 to 21 years old that plan to transfer to a four-year college. The Lenore McDonald Scholarship is unique because it provides both financial ($750 per semester) and personal support for these students, throughout their entire community college experience.
We have recently updated our qualifications for the 2016-2017 school year. We are no longer open exclusively to Oakland Public school graduates. Students, who do not already have another scholarship, and meets the listed Qualifications, should apply.
We are particularly interested in students that would benefit from additional support and guidance. Because we are small we are able to give individualized support. Therefore, we have had an excellent track record of our students achieving their goals. Currently, there are three scholarships available.
Qualifications:
• Applicant must plan to transfer to a four-year college
• Applicant must be a first or second year Peralta college student (18 to 21 years old)
• Applicant must be African-American or Latino
• Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Applicant must complete the FAFSA and receive a CCC Bog fee waiver
• Applicant must submit an essay
For assistance with the application process please contact Keiko James, (510) 466-7206 at Peralta Colleges Foundation. GOOD LUCK!!
http://web.peralta.edu/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/scholarships-spring-2015-2/, click on the red button that reads APPLY.

09/13/2016
Minority Owned CPA firm Seeking Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Position:

Qualifications

2-3 years of relevant work experience
High School Graduate
BA or BS degree preferred
Knowledge or Experience with a multi-lined phone
Computer Literate
Microsoft Office proficient
QuickBooks experience preferred
Ability to communicate effectively with clients and staff

Our Ideal Candidate

Professional and courteous demeanor in-person and over the phone
Good communicator
Can follow directions
Pays attention to details
Adaptable and quick to learn
Reliable and punctual
Can Multitask
Patient and in control when under pressure

A minority owned Oakland Certified Public Accounting firm seeks an experienced Administrative Assistant to join our team. We are seeking a candidate that is computer literate, highly organized and...

09/08/2016
HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: Strategies for Success

Funding available for work around youth homelessness. Check out the webinar for more info! EveryOne Home.

USICH is hosting a webinar for communities on strategies for success in responding to HUD's Notice of Funding Availability for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP).
The webinar is a good opportunity to learn more about how the NOFA builds upon the USICH vision for a Coordinated Community Response for preventing and ending youth homelessness, including priority actions for communities to consider during the application process.

Thu, Sep 15, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT

USICH is hosting a webinar for communities on strategies for success in responding to HUD's Notice of Funding Availability for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). The NOFA prioritizes system-level changes aimed at accelerating progress on the Opening Doors goal of preventing and end...

07/16/2016

RTTC is training for Medical Assistant/Administrative Assistant, Field Service Security &Alarms Technician and Biotechnology Technicians
The Regional Training Center is a Non- Profit Workforce Development Agency that prepares clients with the necessary skills to gain employment. We work in collaboration with the Peralta Community College District, Bay Area Business Roundtable as well as Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership to provide our clients with essential training and resources to be successful.

The Medical Assistant/Administrative, Field Service Security & Alarms Technicians and Biotechnology programs is designed to provide students with the knowledge and competency in the Medical Assisting, Field Service Security & Alarms Technicians and Biotechnology field and gain Entry Level Employment once training is complete. Upon completion you will receive college credits and a California State Approved Certificate. The August Session for the Medical Assistant, Field Service Security & Alarms Technicians, Biotechnology Technicians Program last about 3-4 month beginning August and ending in December. In addition to completion of the program we work with you to seek employment with one of our industry collaborators. Training will take place at both RTTC and the Merritt College campus for the clients interested in the Medical Assistant Program. The Field Service Security & Alarms Technicians and Biotechnology Technicians will take place at both RTTC and Laney College.

Funding for the program is at a no cost to our clients; however our clients are required to fulfill all necessary documents to get funding from our sponsors and grants available. I have attached the program checklist of the required documents we will need to begin enrollment. We would like for you to bring all documents to the orientation with you. If you do not have all documents available at the scheduled time of your appointment, please note you will have to bring them at a later time. Please expect to be here for 1 ½ - 2 hours. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Please note: Please call the RTTC office. If you Do Not Bring all the Required Documents listed below to the Schedule Orientation your Application for RTTC’S Program will be Denied. If you Do not Attend This Mandatory Orientation your Application for RTTC’S Program will be Denied

Mandatory orientation Held at RTTC Location: 8517 Earhart Road, Oakland, Ca 94621
For more information, contact: Markeshia Andrews P: (510) 568-6302 or via email at [email protected]

Join Game Theory Academy after school money classes for teens and young adults (ages 16-22)! Participants can earn up to...
06/06/2016
Upcoming Classes | Game Theory Academy

Join Game Theory Academy after school money classes for teens and young adults (ages 16-22)! Participants can earn up to $175 and will learn how to save and spend their money wisely, make strategic decisions, and confidently navigate the economy.

To sign up for a class, fill out the form below or just give us a call.

Are you looking for a summer internship instead? Check out WOW Farm. http://www.gametheoryacademy.org/wow-farm/for-students/

05/18/2016
Student Finance Survey

Community College Students: earn $20 for taking a Survey!

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Students,

A non-profit organization named Opportunity Fund has been running grants and scholarship programs for Bay Area community college students since 1999. They are interested in expanding their programs, and would like to get feedback from you about the best way to help students. If you are a current community college student, I encourage you to provide this feedback by taking a short online survey. It will only take 5-7 minutes to complete, and the first 100 students to complete the survey will earn a $20 Target card as a thank-you for participating.

We think this is a good chance for student voices to be heard, so please go to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJH57GX and share your thoughts about paying for college.

Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.

POLL WORKERS NEEDED! GET PAID!!PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION – TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016WE HAVE A GREAT NEED FOR POLL WORKER...
05/06/2016
Poll Workers - Registrar of Voters - Alameda County

POLL WORKERS NEEDED! GET PAID!!

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION – TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016

WE HAVE A GREAT NEED FOR POLL WORKERS THROUGHOUT ALAMEDA COUNTY TO WORK ON ELECTION DAY--high school age and above.

Bilingual Poll Workers are especially needed at designated Polling Precincts in Alameda County. Individuals who are fluent in English and at least one of the following languages are needed:

Chinese
Hindi
Japanese
Khmer
Korean
Spanish
Tagalog
Vietnamese

You can:
· Refer friends & family
Get your faith-based, or community-based organization involved
Fulfill your civic duty to the community

Rover/Ballot Drivers – *New Position
Mid-Afternoon (3:00PM – 11:00PM approximately)

For questions and information, please contact the Alameda County Registrar of Voters, Recruiting Unit at [email protected] or (510) 272-6971.

As a way of better enriching and continuing community relations within Alameda County, the Registrar of Voters promotes County Employees to serve on Election Day as poll workers. County Employees are especially needed as a crucial bridge for voters within Alameda County whose primary language is not...

Suited
04/20/2016
Suited

Suited

LGBTQ youth ages 13-24 - we're looking for you! Share your thoughts about fashion and identity, and you could win an all-expense-paid trip to NYC, two custom Bindle & Keep suits, and invitations to the SUITED premiere!! We can't wait to hear from you, and please share this with people that you think would be a good fit!

03/25/2016
Alameda Social Services: Internships

SSA 2016 Summer Internships
The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is currently inviting applications for a limited number of paid summer internship positions in several of its departments. Interns will experience firsthand what it’s like to work in a fast-paced public assistance agency and play a valuable role in supporting our mission of serving local communities in need. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are looking to explore career options, develop their skills, and grow professionally.
Internships will run from Monday, June 20 through Friday, August 12, 2016.

Criteria for candidates:
Must be entering their senior year of high school or enrolled in a community college or undergraduate program for the 2016-2017 school year;
Have at least 6 months of paid or unpaid experience related to the position(s) for which they are applying; AND
Available for the duration of the 8-week program (with limited exceptions).

The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is currently inviting applications for a limited number of paid summer internship positions in several of its departments. Interns will experience firsthand what it’s like to work in a fast-paced public assistance agency and play a valuable role in sup…

Become a coder! Applications open Monday, March 14Become a software engineer through our technical training program 3 mo...
03/07/2016
Apply for #YesWeCode Scholarship - #YesWeCode

Become a coder!

Applications open Monday, March 14

Become a software engineer through our technical training program

3 months - Learn the basics of coding and software creation
3 months - Participate in in-depth coursework to gain expert skill
3-6 months - Take an apprenticeship at a tech company or organization

The average entry-level salary in the Bay Area for software engineers is $57,000 - $90,000!

REQUIREMENTS:

Be 18-30 years old
U.S. citizenship or residency
Have High school diploma or GED
Identify as member of underrepresented ethnic group in tech (e.g., African American, Latino/a, Native American)
Have demonstrated interest in computer science or computer coding Available for full-time commitment to program
Bay Area residency
Ability to travel to Oakland and San Francisco-based training sites
BENEFITS:

Become industry-ready and work in the tech industry in under a year
Qualify for an apprenticeship at one of our partner companies like Pinterest,etc.
Make friends and/or grow your professional network
Access to tech professionals and counselors

#YesWeCode is a national initiative to help teach 100K low-opportunity youth to code

Address

1221 Oak St, Rm 220
Oakland, CA
94612

General information

New Beginnings uses on-the-job training, mentorship, and creative expression to encourage positive outcomes for at-risk youth. The Fresh Start Cafés are at the heart of the New Beginnings program. Born out of a partnership between Alameda County and ARAMARK food services, the cafes offer youth from two at-risk populations—former foster-care youth and juvenile offenders—work experience to help ease their transition into adulthood and independence. Promising youth are selected to serve for sixteen weeks in the cafes and are paid a stipend. Participants receive on-the-job training in customer service, marketing, and other core work skills. Fresh Start employees graduate the program with a ServSafe certificate in food handling, and an early addition to their resume that can help them earn credibility to employers in a difficult job market.

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