Opportunities and Information 2024
Below you will find a record of opportunities and information that we felt might be helpful to our network. They are in chronological order, starting with the most recent. Opportunities and Information 2021-2023
Opportunities for success!
Are you justice-involved and between the ages of 18-24? Let us help you get back on track. The Growth Opportunity program is here to provide you with a pathway to a steady career!
15+ Tips To Get A Job With A Criminal Record in 2024
To make your job search easier and more efficient, we’ve compiled a guide to help you navigate job-hunting with a criminal record, including:
- 7 Job Search and Application Tips for Ex-Offenders
- 7 Resume and Cover Letter Tips for Former Convicts
- 3 Tips for Background Checks and Interviews
- 11+ Industries That Hire Employees With Criminal Records
See the GUIDE
PATH (Providing Access and Transforming Health) Round 3 Opens January 15
Capacity and Infrastructure Transition, Expansion, and Development (CITED) Round 3 application window.
The PATH CITED initiative provides funding to build the capacity and infrastructure of on-the-ground partners, including community-based organizations, public hospitals, county agencies, Tribes, and others, to successfully participate in Medi-Cal.
The deadline to apply for CITED Round 3 funding is February 15, 2024.
- CITED Round 3 Informational Session January 12, 9 a.m. PT advance registration required
- How to Make Your Grant Application Stronger Part 1 January 16, 10 a.m. PT advance registration required
- How to Make Your Grant Application Stronger Part 2 January 23, 10 a.m. PT advance registration required
CITED Round 3 Office Hours:
Office hours will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12 PM PST from January 22 - February 12. REGISTER
PATH CITED Round 3 application outline
Free Google Certificate Training Classes
January 16, 2024 - July 16, 2024
Get a jump start on your career or make a career transition. We are enrolling for Google Career Certificates in project management, cybersecurity, data analytics, UX design, IT support, and digital marketing/e-commerce. No prior experience is needed. Finish your certification in six months.
California Launches New Opioid Resource Website
California launched a new, comprehensive opioid website that gives Californians a single resource for prevention, data, treatment, and support information. The website, OPIOIDS.CA.GOV, is part of Governor Newsom’s multi-pronged approach to connect Californians with information to prevent and reduce overdoses and deaths and support those struggling with substance use and addiction.
All Californians should visit OPIOIDS.CA.GOV to learn more and help us spread awareness and save lives. Together we can make a difference in combating this crisis.
We are also interested in hearing feedback from our partners about this new resource as we continue to iterate and improve the website. Please share your thoughts or comments with us at CommsOutreach@cdph.ca.gov.
Defy will launch a new West Coast Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Cohort on February 5th. This free program will run for approximately 16 - 18 weeks; we will meet virtually on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 PM - 8 PM PT. This is a great opportunity for people who have been formerly incarcerated to learn the skills and mindsets they need to start their own businesses.
We find that those who are the best fit for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp have been out of custody for at least 6 months, are in a stable living situation, are employed either full or part-time, and have access to a laptop and Wi-Fi. Applicants do not have to have an operational business but should be interested in owning a business in the future.