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Alameda County Citizens Academy



The Alameda County Citizens Academy is a free 6-session interactive program that provides insight to County services and operations and offers opportunities for civic engagement in the County.

It provides an excellent opportunity for the community to increase their knowledge of county government and its impact. Through presentations by top County leaders, participants benefit from a unique interactive learning and behind the scenes experience. Refreshed programming includes tours of key County facilities, demonstrations of specialized equipment, hands-on exercises designed to illustrate the impact of County services in the community and opportunities for citizen engagement.

The program's goals are to provide the community with a betters understanding about what is required to run the county, promote civic engagement, and connect Alameda County residents to one another. 

Applications are due by August 5, 2018. Fifty (50) participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis (with consideration given to geographic location to ensure representation to all five Board of Supervisors districts).   Applications are available online:




AC-OCAP is committed to reducing poverty by providing services and programs targeted to low-income individuals and families. AC-OCAP has been funding programs and projects in the low- income community since 1971. AC-OCAP is now accepting applications for openings in Oakland CDBG Districts 1, 2 & 6, and one opening in Alameda County (excluding Oakland and Berkeley). 

The AC-OCAP Administering Board members are responsible for planning, developing, and executing the local Community Action Plan for alleviating poverty and working toward institutional change to enhance the ability of low-income residents to achieve self-sufficiency in Oakland and throughout Alameda County (excluding the City of Berkeley). AC-OCAP’s priority focus areas are: family self-sufficiency, job training and employment placement, housing and community economic development, supportive services, civic engagement, advocacy, and capacity building.

Applications are due on a rolling basis until all openings are filled. The deadline for the first round is August 30, 2018. Applications are available online:

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