We are proud and grateful to announce the following new grants and funding Partnerships.
California Assembly Bill (AB) 628 - Breaking Barriers to Employment Initiative: Opportunity Junction has been awarded a 16-month grant under AB 628. The grant will support our existing Healthcare Career Pathway program’s certified nursing assistant training and the Career Advancement Project, an individualized career coaching and planning service we provide to alumni.
Community Project Funding: Thanks to the sponsorship of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier and the passage of the $1.7 trillion federal omnibus bill, Opportunity Junction will receive funding to expand our job training offerings by launching the Medical Assistant (MA) Training Demonstration Project. The new MA training will offer wrap-around support like the successful CNA training currently offered through the Healthcare Career Pathway partnership.
John Muir Community Health Fund: The John Muir Health Community Health Fund has renewed its grant support for the Healthcare Career Pathway program. This funding represents a partnership to create a supported pathway into the allied healthcare industry and to improve access to person-centered care within Contra Costa County's long-term support services system.
Lowell Berry Foundation: A longtime supporter of Opportunity Junction, the Lowell Berry Foundation provided a grant to fund the Administrative Careers Training program. One of the Foundation's goals is to serve Contra Costa County residents by providing a safety net for those in need while focusing on organizations that effectively shape lives and build leaders for tomorrow.
CoCo Farms: CoCo Farms provided its continued funding to Opportunity Junction as part of its social equity program in Antioch. The company developed its social equity program for children of Antioch residents who have been incarcerated.
Cookies/Lemonnade: As part of its social equity program agreement through the City of Antioch, Lemonnade contributes regular funding to Opportunity Junction to support the Certified Nursing Assistant training program we offer in our Antioch office. The social equity program aims to repair the harm caused to communities of color from disproportionate arrests for marijuana-related offenses.