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David

David

David was an 18-year-old high school drop-out when he came to EASTBAY Works. He had been convicted of a crime at 16 and was living between his grandmother’s and friends’ homes. David was eager to make a fresh start, get his GED and find a career, so he enrolled in the...
Jaileel

Jaileel

When Jaileel graduated from John Swett High School last year, he had never held a job. Today, he’s working at an event staffing company and he says he owes his current employment to the Earn and Learn summer jobs program. He says his internship at East Bay...
Cesar

Cesar

Cesar has lived in Brentwood his entire life. When he first enrolled in the EASTBAY Works partner Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board’s (CCCWDB) program for out-of-school youth, Cesar had a part-time job washing cars at a local car wash, a job he was not...
Varun

Varun

Varun came to EASTBAY Works a month after becoming a permanent resident of the United States. As a new resident he did not know how to look for employment and was unable to financially contribute to his household. He enrolled in the WIA youth program and his case...
Jesse

Jesse

Jesse is a former foster youth and high school drop-out who had never held a job before coming to EASTBAY Works and enrolling in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program for out-of-school youth. Since his enrollment, Jesse has completed GED courses, a customer...