A Road to Self-Sufficiency is a 6-month program designed to help participants to secure employment, helping them to overcome barriers along the way. The program focuses on an individual’s strengths and supports them through employment, as well as financial and wellness coaching, and is funded by the California Employment Development Department.
The Workforce Accelerator 10.0 program carries forward Community Action Marin’s mandate to eliminate the causes and consequences of poverty in the county. The project will be integrated with the rest of our services and programs to better steward the holistic well-being and socioeconomic mobility of all Marin residents.
Each participant in the program will receive customized services to support their education and training and employment goals, as well as overall well-being.
Have questions? Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions section below.
Participants in the program must meet the following requirements:
- 18+ living in Marin
- Ready and motivated to work
- Citizen or non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S.
Participants must identify with at least one of these categories: English language learners, immigrants, justice-involved individuals, people with disabilities, those experiencing homelessness or precariously housed, veterans, out-of-school youth, and those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
- The program launched in September 2022 and we are still accepting new participants for groups in January and June, 2023
- Participants must attend two 1-hour monthly meetings; one is individual and one is a group workshop
- Potential employment in several high demand industries including early childhood education, hospitality/food, commercial driving, medical assisting, office administration, and construction
A Road to Self-Sufficiency Benefits
$200/month for participation and attendance
Chromebook laptop on loan if needed
Health and Wellness
Support completing job training
Employment placement in a high demand industry
Frequently Asked Questions
Precariously housed or unhoused can include those:
- Individuals with no regular place to sleep, e.g. whose primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
- May be living in a car
- Who share the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship
- That may be experiencing domestic violence or are survivors of domestic violence
Once you complete the interest form you will:
- Hear back from Erika Acosta, our Program Coordinator who will ask a few questions and let you know if you were accepted into the program
- Refer you to others in the agency to provide any safety net or other services you might need
Enrollment is easy, simply fill out our online “A Road to Self-Sufficiency: Interest Form” below.
You may also contact Erika Acosta, Workforce Development Coordinator, at 415.526.7539 or email her by clicking the email button,