Contra Costa County Adult Education Consortium Partners

These organizations are all valuable contributors to our planning process and each of them fund or provide adult education and/or links to supportive services in our community. If your organization is interested in becoming a partner, please contact us at

America's Job Center of California - EASTBAY Works

America's Job Center of California/ EASTBAY Works connect people with opportunities for employment. Staff at the centers can help job seekers with career planning and assessment, job training, and transition solutions to re-enter the workforce. Workshops are offered on basic computer skills, social networking, job search, résumé development, and interviewing. Please see the calendars below for workshop and assessment schedules. The centers also offer high-speed Internet access, photocopiers, fax, and telephones for use in your job search - all at no cost. Learn more > 

Contra Costa County Library
Project Second Chance

Project Second Chance (PSC), the Contra Costa County Library Adult Literacy Program, offers free, confidential, one-on-one basic literacy instruction to people who read or write below the 6th grade level. Students are over 16 years of age, out of high school, and speak English well enough to communicate over the telephone and in person. While many PSC students are native English speakers, many others are non-native English speakers who can benefit from tutoring sessions that are conducted in English.

Department of Rehabilitation

The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) administers the largest vocational rehabilitation program in the country. We have a three-pronged mission to provide services and advocacy that assist people with disabilities to live independently, become employed and have equality in the communities in which they live and work. DOR provides consultation, counseling and vocational rehabilitation, and works with community partners to assist the consumers we serve.

Family Economic Security Partnership

The Family Economic Security Partnership (FESP) is a public, private and nonprofit collaboration dedicated to increasing the income and building the assets of low-income families and individuals living in Contra Costa County. While acknowledging the significance of direct service provision, FESP also increases awareness of the root causes of poverty and the importance of policy/advocacy to focus on the structural and systemic changes needed to end poverty. First 5 Contra Costa provides staff support to FESP.

Employment and Human Services Department

Employment & Human Services partners with the community to deliver quality services to ensure access to resources that support, protect, and empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency.


  • We have over 1,085,000 residents (as of August  2014) living within 798 square miles, the ninth largest county in the state.
  • There are 19 cities and 21 unincorporated areas located within three geographically distinct regions.
  • Our diverse population is 51% Caucasian, 22% Hispanic, 9% African American, 16% Asian/Pacific Islanders and 2% American Indian.
  • The average household income in Contra Costa County is $62,600.
  • Our unemployment averages 6%, and 11.1% of our population has income below the poverty level.
  • Nearly 2,000 Employment & Human Services staff are located in 32 facilities throughout the county near the people we serve.
  • Last year, we served over 150,000 residents in our county.

First 5 Contra Costa

First 5 Contra Costa helps young children start school healthy and ready to learn. We invest in programs and advocate for policies focused on children during their first five years, the most important time in children's development.

Our vision is that Contra Costa's children grow up healthy, ready for school, and supported in safe, nurturing families and communities.

Monument Crisis Center

Monument Crisis Center welcomes you! We are a family resource center that provides food, education, and referrals to individuals, families, children, and seniors in need, no matter your legal status. We are here to help  you! Together we succeed! Learn more >

Monument Impact

Monument Impact’s mission is to actively engage residents in training and tools that promote economic self-sufficiency, health and safety, civic engagement, community connections, and lifelong learning.

Opportunity Junction

Opportunity Junction helps low-income Contra Costa residents get and keep good jobs by providing training, support, experience, and employer introductions.

We believe that everyone who is willing to work hard deserves an opportunity to succeed.

Unfortunately, too many of our neighbors face barriers to employment such as a lack of skills or confidence that they cannot overcome on their own. They need training and support to break the cycle of low-wage jobs and public assistance.

When we work together, motivated job seekers get what they need to launch a career. Their success makes their families and our community stronger.

SparkPoint Centers
Contra Costa County

SparkPoint Centers are family-friendly places where hard-working, low-income people can access a full range of services to help them get out of poverty and achieve long-term financial stability.

Each Center brings together the most effective nonprofit and government partners to help clients build assests, grow income, and manage debt. SparkPoint clients work with a coach, who helps create a step-by-step plan to set and achieve personal financial goals. Because change does not happen overnight, SparkPoint commits to working with clients for up to three years to achieve their financial goals. SparkPoint serves focus on three areas: improving credit, increasing income, and building assets.

SparkPoint Contra Costa
1000-C Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
Hours: Monday – Friday
9 am – 5 pm
Tel: 510-779-3200

SparkPoint Contra Costa
Ambrose Community Center
3105 Willow Pass Road
Bay Point, CA 94565
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Tel: 925-252-2300

Workforce Development Board

The Workforce Development Board supports services year-round to more than 600 youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 21 who have barriers to graduating from school or launching a career. Through work experience, mentoring, academic support, and career development assistance, we help young people enter the workforce with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in a 21st-century educational and/or workplace setting. Learn more >