Education and Employment Services

Child Care Assistance Programs

These three versions of the program provide subsidized child care services to eligible families in California.

  • CalWORKs helps families who are in transition off of cash aid/welfare assistance and grants.
  • The Alternative Payment Program helps pay for child care expenses for families while the parents work, attend school or college, seek work, attend school, or while they seek permanent housing in California.
  • Child Protective Services pays for child care for children who are in a neglectful household or living situation. (213) 240-5900

These locations provide a number of services, including helping applicants find employment and job training programs as well as other services.

Alameda 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, California 94501 - Phone 510-748-2208

Berkeley, 1918 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704. Call the agency at 510-982-7128
Oakland, 1212 Broadway, Suite 100, Oakland, 94612. Phone number 510-768-4473
Oakland, 675 Hegenberger Road, 3rd Floor, Oakland, 94621. Phone 510-563-5200

Eden Area Multiservice Center, 24100 Amador Street, Hayward, California 9454. Dial 510-670-5700

Fremont, 39155 Liberty Street, Suite B200, Fremont, CA 94538. Phonen umber to dial 510-794-3669

Newark, 39399 Cherry Street, Room 1211, Newark, California 94560. Phone 510-742-2323

Pleasanton – 5020 Franklin Drive, Pleasanton, California 925485. Telephone number 925-485-5262

Charities with Education and employment services

Angels' Place, Inc. - They have a comprehensive support center that helps lower income, single parents stay in school by offering them FREE childcare, tutoring, career planning, counseling, and also informal parenting classes. Call 412.321.4447.

Dress for Success - The goal of the Dress for Success organization is to promote the economic independence of struggling or disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, career development tools, and a network of support to help women be successful in both work and in life. They are located in more than 90 cities in the US. 212.532.1922

Free Job Training - The United State Department of Labor created the Workforce Investment Act. Services are available for the unemployed, low income, seniors, and youths that can provide them with job training and skills that are needed in the workforce.

Goodwill Industries - This national organization provides career counseling, job placement and training programs, and resources that can help people find both temporary and permanent jobs. Increase your skills, and get assistance in finding a job.
Mercy Education Project - This group is dedicated to providing education, academic and life skills help to assist at-risk women and girls in achieving academic success and with a goal of eventual self-sufficiency.
The Midnight Mission - Provides help to the homeless through education, counseling, job training, and job placement. They also assist by providing shelter, food, clothing, personal hygiene needs and health care.
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF) - The RIF organization provides free books for children across America to help in their education, and they are free to choose and keep the books.