AC CAN is pleased to Introduce NPower, one of our Newest Members

Silicon Valley has been repeatedly criticized for their failure to recruit and retain tech employees from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.  NPower, one of Alameda County Community Asset Network’s newest members, is helping to address this issue in the Bay Area. NPower builds brighter futures for underserved young adults and veterans, predominantly people of color, through free technology and professional skills training. The programs include technical classes, mentoring from business leaders, internships and career development workshops at leading corporations and nonprofits, industry-recognized certifications, as well as employment and alumni services. More than 80% of the Technology Service Corps alumni are employed or pursuing higher education within one year of graduation.

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AC CAN Member News

HERA Can Help Students from ITT 

HERA (Housing and Economic Rights Advocates) provides support and legal assistance for students from ITT Tech, the for-profit college which has just shut down.  If you work with former ITT students, let them know aboutHERA’s workshops on student rights

2016 Reentry Solutions for Success Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

October 19-20 in Ontario, CA
Success in reentry is so much more than reducing recidivism. Success in reentry means creating the conditions that enable returning men and women to have the best shot at a new beginning.
Save the date for the 2016 Reentry Solutions for Success conference to be held October 19-20 in Ontario, CA. This stimulating and informative event will gather stakeholders from across California to network, share, and strategize around the most effective and innovative solutions that support the successful reintegration of formerly incarcerated people.
Register Today


News from the Field 

Oakland Financial Planning Day – Oct 15

Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation with an expert on a wide variety of personal finance issues, including debt management, retirement planning, investment strategies, income taxes, insurance, and estate planning, among many others! Financial planners are volunteering their time and will not pass out business cards, marketing materials or sell products or services.Please register to attend as admission will be granted first to those who have registered.

2016 CALIFORNIA ASSET BUILDING SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION GUIDELINESWe are currently accepting proposals for presentations to feature at the 7th Annual CABC Symposium: Strengthening Our Future by Closing the Wealth Gap on December 8, 2016 in Sacramento.

The symposium is an all-day convening that brings together policymakers, practitioners, and funders to elevate the best and brightest ideas that create economic opportunity for all. Applications must be complete and submitted online by Monday, October 17th, 2016 (5:00 pm PT).

Submissions should be brief, maximum 500 words in length, include a summary of the idea, description of the impact, the California population it targets, outcome goals, and the product and intervention. We intend to highlight work that reflects innovation, measurable impacts, and strong promise for success and replication.
Vote with Your Mission 

When nonprofits use our voting power, we advance our causes and change the world.  It has never been more important to make sure that nonprofit staff, volunteers, and constituents register to vote and get to the polls on election day.

As a nonprofit leader, here are 5 things you can do to make that happen:
1) Remind your staff, volunteers and constituents to register to vote. In order to vote November 8th, voters must be registered by October 24th. It’s fast and simple to do online here. If someone is not sure about their registration status, they can go here to find out.
2) Spread the word about the importance of nonprofit voting power with free “I work at a nonprofit and I vote” and “I volunteer at a nonprofit and I vote” buttons, stickers and posters, available along with lots of other useful information on our Vote with Your Mission resource page.
3) Download and distribute outreach materials from this new toolkit provided by the California Secretary of State’s Democracy at Work Project, with resources like flyers, posters, paycheck inserts, web banners, digital images for your website, and much more — all free and easy to use.
4) Apply to be a polling place. Contact your county elections office to find out how here. While you’re at it, let your volunteers and constituents know about the opportunities to be a poll worker — information is here.
5) Urge your staff, volunteers, and constituents to read their ballots, get familiar with the issues they’re voting on, and find their polling locations — this information is all customized right here for each voter in one convenient place, thanks to our partner Voter’s Edge.

Vote Your Values 
ALL IN Alameda County, in partnership with the Alameda County Public Health Department, is excited to announce a series of Voter Education Town Halls taking place throughout Alameda County.

They will  discuss several local and state measures on the upcoming November ballot with a special focus on wellness and anti-poverty initiatives. Please see the details for each event below.

In partnership with The Unity Council
Friday, October 14
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fruitvale—San Antonio Senior Center
3301 E. 12th St., Suite 201, Oakland, CA
Spanish translation available

In partnership with Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA)
Monday, October 17
10 – 11 a.m.
Lakeside Senior Apartments
1507 2nd Ave., Oakland, CA

In partnership with Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative
Monday, October 17
5 – 7:30 p.m.
Dublin Library
200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA

In partnership with The Unity Council
Tuesday, October 18
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fruitvale—San Antonio Senior Center
3301 E. 12th St., Suite 201, Oakland, CA
Spanish translation available

In partnership with Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA)
Wednesday, October 19
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Adeline Lofts
1131 24th St., Oakland, CA

Alameda County Public Health Department in partnership withREACH / Ashland Youth Center

Thursday, October 20
6 – 8 p.m.
REACH/Ashland Youth Center
16335 E. 14th St., San Leandro, CA

Call for Applications for CFPB Saving Tax Time Pilot 2017 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will provide educational materials, training, and technical assistance to approximately 50 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs across the country that are committed to promoting saving during the 2017 tax season.
Deadline to apply is Oct 21


Jobs 

Urban Strategies Council – Director of Resource Development

The Unity Council – Financial Opportunities Specialist (Coach)

California Budget and Policy Center – Senior Policy Analyst/Policy Analyst

Community Financial Resources – Partner Relationship Manager: Western RegionEast Bay Asian Local Development Corporation –SparkPoint Oakland Manager  

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation –
Financial Services Coordinator – Havenscourt Schools @ Lion Creek Crossings 

PolicyLink – Senior Associate, Equitable Economy


We Want to Hear from You!

If your organization is holding an event, offering a new program, releasing a report, or hiring – let us know.
We’ll be glad to share info with other AC CAN members and supporters all over the Bay Area.

Send info and flyers to rosalyne@urbanstrategies.org or reply to this email.