Equity for Industry

Success Centers Equity for Industry programs were created to provide marginalized community members with training and career development opportunities in the cannabis industry. Our community members were disproportionately impacted, targeted and incarcerated for minor drug-related offenses in the past. Success Centers is committed to changing that narrative.

Working closely with affected communities, organizations and cannabis industry leaders, our programs are designed to provide equitable access to resources and opportunities while building skills and knowledge-based disciplines to secure careers in the cannabis industry.

Our lead programs include:

  • Equity for Industry Workshop — Bimonthly workshops hosted by Equity for Industry Program Manager, Angela White, in partnership with cannabis industry leaders, facilitates lectures on the various nuances of the cannabis industry. To register, please click here
  • Budding Industry Job Shop — Learn about new job openings and what it takes to get employed in the cannabis industry. This interactive virtual hiring event provides opportunities to meet employers and ask questions. Learn more about working in this budding industry. To register, please click here 
  • Cannabis Resume Clinic – By appointment only. We offer 20 minute one on one resume review sessions for cannabis job seekers.
  • Expungement Clinic– provides an opportunity for those with a criminal background of a second chance at living a normal life. Requirements: Must be two years removed from the Justice System (parole/probation). Persons with violent or sexual offenses do not qualify for this clinic. Must possess a recent RAP Sheet and submit it to Success Centers one week prior for legal counsel to prepare.
To learn more, contact:
Angela White
Eduardo Diaz
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Our Construction program is a pathway to meaningful employment for Bay Area residents. We offer one series for young people ages 18 to 24 and another for individuals who are 25 and older. Participants learn hard skills in construction and related trades, and also receive wraparound services including life skills training, assistance with academic study, case management, career coaching, and job placement and retention services. Participants graduate with basic skills in construction trades and earn NCCER-recognized certifications.

With our long history in workforce development, we have built substantial relationships with employers and trade unions. These relationships provide our participants with direct access to jobs as well as the information needed to forecast demand and identify changes in skill needs and employment opportunities as labor markets fluctuate.

A cornerstone of the program is a safe and supportive community. Using practices developed through evidence-based research, we create an effective learning environment led by front-line staff with backgrounds similar to those of our participants.

Click here to see the program flyer.

To learn more, contact:
Derrie McClure – 415-943-8205

Career Coaching

We will customize a plan for you, starting with an assessment that fulfills U.S. Department of Labor guidelines and continuing to comprehensive case management. Your plan will specify goals, barriers, and support needed to develop a career path. We will guide you through the entire process, preparing you for work and then giving you a warm hand off to a potential employer.

Success Centers has developed a network of more than 300 employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. If you are hired, we will maintain contact with you for up to a year to ensure that you achieve success.

Employer Spotlights

Our Employer Spotlights connect jobseekers to employers such as Amazon, Safeway, CVS, United Airlines, and California Pacific Medical Center. Whether it’s a hiring event or an information session, our spotlights are a great way to learn what employers are looking for and to access local opportunities.

Employer Spotlights are hosted at the Career Center and the Family & Career Service Center. Check out the Calendar for upcoming events.

Job Fairs

Success Centers conducts hiring fairs, one in partnership with Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ in San Francisco, that can connect you with employers actively offering employment opportunities. Most fairs feature more than 40 employers and hundreds of openings. We can also refer you to other job fairs, both inside and outside the areas we serve.

For more info about our job fairs please send an email to dvaughn@successcenters.org