The Marin Employment Connection relies on community organizations to help us fulfill our mission and goals. Some groups provide services at the MEC site. In other cases, MEC staff refer customers to appropriate community groups. Below are examples of local organizations actively involved with the MEC:
Is a community-based non-profit organization providing a continuum of services to increase the self-sufficiency and enhance the quality of life for people with a mental illness in the North Bay (Marin County, Sonoma County, and Napa County). Their services for young adults and adults include group homes, independent living programs, recovery-oriented supportive services, activities, family counseling and education, job-training and employment placement programs. 456-9350. www.buckelew.org.
Canal Alliance is a comprehensive community resource center that develops self-sufficiency and leadership in Marin’s low-income immigrant populations through access to health and social services, youth development, economic security, and citizenship. Our services include academic and leadership training for youth and family empowerment through case management, domestic violence support groups, English as a Second Language classes, small business training, technology training, immigration legal services and emergency food distribution. Canal Alliance addresses each family’s full range of needs. 454-4620. www.canalalliance.org.
Center Point provides comprehensive social, educational, vocational, medical, psychological, housing, and rehabilitation services to combat social problems such as substance abuse, poverty, unemployment, and homelessness. 492-4444. www.cpinc.org.
Conservation Corps North Bay
Conservation Corps North Bay develops the youth of Marin and Sonoma counties by providing meaningful employment, education and training opportunities through projects that conserve natural resources, deliver human services and respond to public emergencies. 454-4554. www.conservationcorpsnorthbay.org
Integrated Community Services
Integrated Community Services provides employment services to anyone with a diagnosed disability (physical, psychiatric, developmental, or learning). ICS aims to help people get a job with a strong resume, interview skills training, and a master application, and then help them keep the job, with on and off site job coaching services and follow up support. To be eligible for services, clients must be funded through the Department of Rehabilitation. 455-8481. www.connectics.org.
Image for Success
Image for Success is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing two-week wardrobes to disenfranchised men, women and children in Marin County who are transitioning toward self-reliance. Image for Success not only provides the suit for the interview, but also clothes for every day – a critical need when someone is making the effort to change their life. This service is provided in our Men’s, Women’s and KID’s Boutiques in San Rafael. Referrals are required. (415) 472-5855 www.imageforsuccess.org.
Marin City Community Development Corp
Marin City Community Development Corp is dedicated to improving the economic and social quality of life of Marin City residents. Toward this end, MCCDC promotes full employment opportunities through job re- training programs and partnering with education providers within the county to help "skill-up" the local workforce. 339-2837. www.marincitycdc.org.
Marin County Employer Advisory Council (EAC)
Marin Employer Advisory Council is one of the more than 50 local Employer Advisory Councils (EAC) throughout the State. Under the umbrella of the statewide California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) and the Employment Development Department, the Marin County EAC is the local representative to provide information on employment related issues. Valerie Nagle, North Bay EAC Coordinator, at (707) 576-2015. http://ceac.org/region_2/marin_county_eac/.
Tamalpais Adult School
At Tamalpais Adult School, students of all ages can pursue options and achieve success. The adult school sponsors classes in a variety of areas, including basic computer skills training and workplace communication.
For other community resources, click on the link to the Marin.org community resources page: http://www.marin.org/comres/index.cfm.