In August of 2011 CEO launched the Golden State Works project in Oakland which sought to replicate CEO’s proven employment reentry model through an affiliate partner – Volunteers of America Bay Area (VOA). Operating under the name Golden State Works this project is the result of an innovative partnership between CEO, the City of Oakland, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and REDF (formerly the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund). During the first year of operation CEO provided technical support and training to our affiliate partners and in July 2012 began providing job training and placement services directly with VOA operating the transitional work crews. By April 2013 Golden State Works will be capable of serving nearly 300 Oakland parolees every year.
CEO is currently pursuing new opportunities to directly operate additional work crews beyond the Golden State Works project. These additional work crews would enable CEO to serve parolees and probationers across Alameda County, in addition to those from Oakland.
Main phone: 510 251 2240
Main fax: 510 228 4163
1212 Broadway, Suite 1700
Oakland, CA 94612