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$60 Million in Training Funds Available to California Business Owners

Funds for workforce training are now available from the Employment Training Panel (ETP). The funds originate through employer contributions into the Unemployment Insurance Fund, and are intended to address the training needs of private, for-profit [...]
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College Fair Offers Opportunities for Richmond Students

By For Richmond staff As De Anza senior Destiny Howard found out last week, the 4th annual “Help a Brother Get to College” Day was not just about the boys.
Residents live close to heavy industry in a number of Richmond neighborhoods.

UC Berkeley Students Tackle Climate Change in Richmond

By Kathleen McClay, UC Berkeley News Residents of Richmond on the northeastern edge of San Francisco Bay expect climate change to present their city with major challenges –- from rising sea levels to higher temperatures, [...]
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“Help A Brother Go To College Day” comes to De Anza High School

The college bound brotherhood agency, Young Scholars Program, will be hosting the 4th Annual Help A Brother Go To College Day Conference at De Anza High School on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 3 p.m. to [...]
Coronado Elementary School student participating in a running drill with the Oakland Raiders mascot at Gatorade's Junior Training Camp at JFK High School in Richmond on Tuesday. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Richmond Elementary Students Work Out at Raiders Junior Training Camp

More than 80 students from Coronado Elementary School in Richmond lined up on the John F. Kennedy High School football field to participate in the Gatorade Junior Training Camp.
The Habesha (Eritrean and Ethiopian) Women’s Health Expo committee members Almaz Nigusse,Helen Woldai, Rahwa Meharena,  Mimo Haile,  Selam Asmerom, and Tigisti Weldeab (not pictured). Photo by Spencer Whitney

Habesha Women’s Health Expo Comes to the Bay Area

The Habesha (Eritrean and Ethiopian) Women’s Health Expo (HWHE) will host a health expo on February 8th to raise awareness in the Habesha community about healthy living. A fundraising cocktail event will be held Thursday, [...]
Richmond WIB Executive Director Sal Vaca

Unlike Oakland, Richmond Contributes to Federally Supported Job Programs

Oakland’s Workforce Investment Board takes one-third of its federal job and training funds to pay for administrative overhead. But other nearby cites, including Richmond, not only do not use job funds to pay for city [...]