We are proud and grateful to announce the following new grants and funding partnerships:
Bank of the West: Bank of the West provided continued support to Opportunity Junction in the form of a grant to the Administrative Careers Training Program. Bank of the West’s corporate philanthropy program seeks to respond to economic challenges and promote healthy neighborhoods in the communities served by the bank, funding nonprofits working in a number of areas, including job training and employment.
When you commit to making a small donation every time one of our interns secures a job and rings the bell, you reward the hard work of motivated Contra Costa job seekers that are launching careers that lead to financial security for themselves and their families.
Become a part of their success stories today by joining the Bell Ringers Club!
The Opportunity Junction family tree has many branches. Everyone from our staff to our Board of Directors to our participants helps make us the organization we are. One group that we couldn’t function without is our dedicated and selfless volunteers. We’ve had countless wonderful people volunteer their time and expertise to help OJ’s participants over the years, people like Mike Carroll. Mike, who teaches Microsoft Excel at our Technology Center, has made an immense contribution to Opportunity Junction.
Class 65 of the Administrative Careers Training (ACT) program graduated from training on Friday, September 24th, celebrating over Zoom with friends and family.
Pittsburg City Council Member Juan Banales served as the Special Guest Speaker.
Vickie Ore started over in her career after nearly 20 years in the grocery industry the only way she knew how: by jumping in head first. “I was petrified to leave what I knew so well, but I also believed this was my opportunity to learn something new and launch my new career,” she shares.
When a friend told her about Opportunity Junction’s Administrative Careers Training program, she applied and began right away That was February, 2020. Vickie had no idea at the time that her leap of faith into change would be exacerbated by the pandemic and the shutdown that followed.