COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS YIELD RESULTS
Since 2008, EBCF has invested in strategies for helping people with employment barriers find and keep good jobs, and for ensuring that young children get a strong start so they can become successful readers by third grade. Three years ago, we identified a small group of Community Partners that are making an impact on these issues throughout the East Bay—exemplary organizations with strong leadership and demonstrated results. We made a multi-year commitment to these organizations. EBCF staff work closely with our Community Partners to develop a deeper understanding of their programs and to offer advice and support when challenges arise. We also provide training and resources to further strengthen their leadership and management to increase their community impact. We are proud to highlight the work and results of our Community Partners and other grantees working to break the cycle of poverty by helping adults find and keep jobs, and by helping children get a strong start in life.