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Employment Services
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A. EASTBay Works

B. Job Training

C. Mentoring Programs

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A. EastBay Works

EastBay Works One-Stop Career Center (Concord)

4071 Port Chicago Highway, Suite 250

Concord, CA 94520

Ph: (925) 671-4500

EastBay Works One-Stop Career Center (Pittsburg)

415 Railroad Ave

Pittsburg, CA 94565

Ph: (925) 439-4875

EastBay Works One-Stop Career Center (Richmond)

To be listed

EastBay Works One-Stop Career Center (Brentwood)

281 Pine Street

Brentwood, CA

Contact Person: Richard Cox

Ph: (925) 634-2195


EastBay Works One-Stop Career Center (San Pablo)

2300 El Portal Drive Ste B.

San Pablo, CA 94806

Ph: (510) 374-7440

330 25th Street

Richmond, CA 94804

Ph: (510) 307-8014

YouthWorks – City of Richmond
Education and Employment Outreach Program

330 25th Street

Richmond, CA 94801

Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5pm Free Service

Service Area: El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Port Costa,

Richmond, Rodeo, and San Pablo.

Services: Offers employment services to residents of West Contra Costa. College classes on site, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), Career Development and study skills. Job training through Private Industry Council (PIC).

Career Development Center / Richmond High

1250 23rd Street

Richmond, CA 94804

Contact: Mrs. Espino

Ph: (510) 237-8770 ext 3363

Hours: Mon-Fri 8-4pm

Service Area: Contra Costa County

Fees: None

Services: Specialized training in entry-level skills needed for employment. Program available to anyone 16 years or older; runs throughout the school year only.

Pittsburg Pre-School & Community Council

1760 Chester Drive,

Pittsburg, CA. 94565

Contact: Frances Greene

Ph: (925) 439-2061

Fax: (925) 432-7473

Rubicon Programs

101 Broadway

Richmond, CA. 94804

Contact: Makini Hassan, Director of Workforce Development

Ph: (510) 412-1729

Fax: (510) 412-1723 Serves youth aged 16-21 (low-income)

Street Tech Training Center

2300 El Portal Dr, Ste F & G

San Pablo, CA 94806

Contact: Paula Mari

(510) 234-1300 ext 5

Ph: (510) 234-1300

Fax: (510) 234-1338


Eligibility Requirement: Must be 18 or older, and residents of California. Applicants should also fall into one of the two categories in order to be eligible for participation: disadvantaged or at-risk.

Services: A non-profit program offering low-cost computer training and job placement for deserving adults (ages 18 and up) from disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Street Tech students undergo an intensive 3-6 month technical and life skills training programs, for 9-15 hours per week, after which they are transitioned into entry-level computer technician, help desk, and network administration jobs.

Family Stress Center

2086 Commerce Ave,

Concord, CA. 94520.

Contact: Robert Luna, Case Manager

Ph: (925) 827-0212

Fax: (925) 827-1122.

Serves youth aged 16-21 (low income)

Contra Costa County Office of Education

77 Santa Barbara Rd

Pleasant Hill CA 94523

Contact: Catherine Giacalone, Youth Develop.Svcs

Ph: (925) 942-3308

Fax: (925) 942-3490

Serves youth aged 16-21 (low-income)

Employment Development Department
Youth Opportunity Program Employment

334 11th Street

Richmond, CA

Contact Person: Joann Vargas

Ph: (510) 970-7379

Fax: (510) 970-7375


North Richmond Youth Build

801 Chesley Avenue

Richmond. CA. 94801

Ph: (510) 237-2000

Fax: (510) 237-2222

B. Job Training

Worldwide Educational Services - Concord Office

2280 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94540

Ph: – (925) 798-2000

Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30-5pm

Services: Provides classroom/on the job training, job placement, search services for low-income residents in West County. Occupational areas: Bookkeeping, clerical, microcomputer applications, word processing, bank/teller, customer service representatives, cable TV installers/technician, nurses aide, and other Health Occupations.

Comments: Age 18 or over / meet federal guidelines, walk in/ apply by phone for info/ proof of residency/income/and address of recent employers

Opportunities for Technology

3102 Delta Fair Blvd

Antioch CA 94509

Ph: (925) 776 – 1133


Service Area: East, Central

Services: OPTIC offers an intensive training program, paid internship & alumni services. Training includes: Words, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Outlook.

State of California Rehabilitation Department

3656 Delta Fair Blvd

Antioch, CA 94509

Contact: Irene Elizarraraz (Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor)

Ph: (925) 754 – 7700

Program Restriction: Each client must have a referral. County

Service Area: East

Services: Employment & Training for participants who have severe disability – Order Selection: Physical, Learning, Emotional disability. **Must have a referral**

Los Medanos College

2700 E.Leland Rd.

Pittsburg, CA 94565

Phone: (925) 439 – 2181

Service Area: East

C. Mentoring Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the East Bay

7700 Edgewater Dr, Ste 672

Oakland, CA. 94621

Ph: (510) 729 –5050

Contact: Joan Uhig, Office Manager

Ph: (510) 729-5050 ext 200


Cost: Free

Eligibility: Youth ages 6-14 who reside in Alameda or Contra Costa County/

Services: BBBS East Bay matches adult volunteers to Alameda & Contra Costa County children and youth ages 6-14 to serve as role models and to help each “little” toward a happy, healthy and successful life. In the traditional program, matches meet at least three times a month for free or low-cost activities, help with schoolwork, or just talking and hanging out. In our school-based programs, matches meet once a week during the academic year at school.

Helping Young People Excel - Project D.R.R., Inc.

1920 Gelbke Lane

Concord, CA 94520

Contact Person: Dr. George Johnson Jr.

Ph: ((925) 497-1178

Fax: (925) 459-8259


Pittsburg Youth Academy

P.O. Box 12

Pittsburg, CA 94564

Contact Person: Lonell Nolen

Ph: ((925) 864-9114


Contra Costa Youth Council
A Committee of the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County
2425 Bisso Lane, Suite 100 Concord, California 94520
Phone: (925) 646-5239 Fax: (925) 646-5517