Ahmad knew it wouldn’t be safe to stay in Afghanistan after America withdrew its forces in 2021. Leading up to the withdrawal, his employer – the U.S. Embassy – had sent everyone home with pay and told them to await further instructions.
Altogether, including $35,000 in matching funds, 153 donors contributed more than $185,212.50 to support us! We are so thankful to our Opportunity Junction supporters, including 12 alumni donors and 38 new donors who joined us this year.
Diana Aleman, an Opportunity Junction ACT program alumna, was recently featured in the news! Read her story and how OJ helped her launch a rewarding career in this article by George Avalos of the East Bay Times / Bay Area News Group .
Zenia Brown had tried other educational programs to help her launch a career, but in the Administrative Careers Training (ACT) program she learned the skills she really needed and set a goal of becoming the top student in class…
As an organization that serves the community, Opportunity Junction has its community to thank for its 23 years of successfully placing motivated job seekers into employment. That community includes countless volunteers and partners, like Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa.
As political scientist and author Kalu Ndukwe Kalu once said, “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” How will you be remembered?
Mary Mei was in a bad place before she came to Opportunity Junction. She had been through a divorce, and after 20 years as a stay-at-home mother, she had a significant gap in her work experience history.
The Administrative Careers Training (ACT) Program is excited to announce the upcoming graduation ceremony of its 70th class on Friday, May 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the El Campanil Theatre, located at 602 W 2nd St, Antioch, CA 94509.
Julien Frost wasn’t sure they wanted to pursue Opportunity Junction’s Administrative Careers Training (ACT) program after they first enrolled in May last year. In addition to a splitting headache on the first day of class, prior educational experiences that didn’t align with their needs had left a negative impression.