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Phone: 925-776-1133
3102 Delta Fair Blvd.
Antioch
California 94509
USA
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Target demographics: low-income adults and families who are motivated to break the cycle of poverty.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: tutor a student, or conduct mock interviews.

Geographic areas served: Contra Costa County

Programs: 1. Job Training and Placement Program - Prepare participants for administrative careers leading to self-sufficiency through computer and life skills training, paid experience, case management, career counseling, placement assistance, and long-term alumni services.
2. Career Development Services - Provide career development, case management, and job placement services in Bay Point (at the SparkPoint Career Center) and in Antioch.
3. The Technology Center - Offer low-income clients free computer access and assistance, English as a Second Language instruction and Computer Basics.
4. Do-It-Yourself Tax Assistance - Alumni of the Job Training and Placement Program help low-income workers file their own income taxes and receive the Earned Income Tax Credit and other credits.

Mission:
We believe that everyone who is willing to work hard deserves an opportunity to succeed. We exist to break the cycle of poverty.

Our mission is to fight poverty by helping low-income Contra Costa residents gain the skills and confidence to get and keep jobs that support themselves and their families.

Opportunity Junction was founded in 2000 with the name Opportunities for Technology Information Careers and adopted its current name in November of 2006.
Results:
In fiscal year 2012-13, Opportunity Junction helped 71 people find new positions. This includes 45 people who graduated from our Job Training and Placement Program (JTPP) and 26 people who benefited from our individualized Career Development Services.

92% of the graduates of the JTPP are placed within 6 months of program completion and 18 months later 82% of those graduates are still employed.

Of those completing 15 hours or more (212 in FY2012-13) of our Technology Center classes, 30% got a job, a better job, a raise, or a promotion (approximately 62).

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09/20/13
I have been unemployed for 2 years now struggling in this economy looking for a way to get back on my feet and become a working individual again, I have to say I have suffered my share of depression. When I came in and went through their apllication process, I knew they were serious about their ... more »
09/20/13
Opportunity Junction is a life changing organization! It helped me get the computer skills I needed to be able to get a job in today's very competitive job market. I highly recommend it to anyone who is struggling and wants to get out of the poverty circle. You will have to work hard, but the end ... more »
08/14/13
Never before have had I worked with a more extraordinary talented leadership of caring individuals that believe whole hardheartedly in what they do. Opportunity Junction is more than just a program, it is an extended family. Providing the assistance necessary to help individuals accomplish what ... more »
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