Success Stories

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Cynthia B.
: 30
Provider Organization: Gavilan College
Location: Gilroy, CA

In 2014, Cynthia had a life-changing experience when her husband’s aunt became terminally ill. While caring for her aunt in her final weeks, Cynthia had the occasion to speak with the attending physician and shared that she had a lifelong desire to become a nurse...

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Anjana M.
: 65
Provider Organization: Opportunity Junction
Location: Antioch, CA

Anjana was working part time as a administrative assistant, behavioral technician, and medical interpreter. She was interested in bolstering her skills and taking her career further by finding a full-time position as an administrative assistant in the medical field...

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Maro'Jene A.
: 26
Provider Organization: Opportunity Junction
Location: Antioch, CA

Maro’Jene had been working in the restaurant industry for a while, but knew that she needed to get more training so she could open up more opportunities and move to a new career. She had always wanted to open her own event planning business, so she decided to take the first step by starting a Computer Skills and Office Procedures training program offered through Opportunity Junction in Contra Costa County...

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Foundation Contacts

Courtney Cagle
Senior Program Specialist, Fresh Success
T: 916.491.4468

Tanya Garbolino 
Manager, Fresh Success
T: 916.491.4477

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Partners and Supporters

  • AC Strategic Solutions
  • California Department of Social Services
  • California Welfare Directors Association
  • California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Thomas J. Long Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty
  • Walter S. Johnson Foundation
  • Y&H Soda Foundation

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