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“Hope Builders opened a door for me. I have a chance to grow and actually be somebody.”

—David G. Electrical Apprentice, Sunwest Electric, Hired 2019

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“I have never been this motivated to achieve my goals and better myself as a person.”

—Justine O. Medical Assistant, Pain Specialists of Orange County, Hired 2021

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“I learned so many skills at Hope Builders.
They helped me realize everything is possible.”

—Maricela C. Behavior Technician, Mitchell Child Development Center, Hired 2021

CHOOSE FROM 3 CAREER PATHWAYS.

When you sign up with Hope Builders, you will learn vital skills and get hired in a career path of your choosing—all while receiving a weekly stipend and support.

Explore our three programs below!

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Child Development

Prepare for a career supporting children in public schools, private clinics, after school programs and preschools, supporting teachers and behavioral learning professionals.

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You’ll pursue a career path to be an ...
  • Instructional Aide 
  • Paraeducator
  • Behavior Technician Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Pre-K or substitute teacher
Your focus areas will be ...
  • Behavior Technician certification
  • Instructional Aide Proficiency Exam Prep*
  • On-site hands-on work experience
  • Virtual reality training through CHOC
*Required to work in public schools
You will learn how to ...
  • Identify different principles of child development
  • Notice common characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Articulate components of a Behavioral Intervention Plan
  • Reinforce positive behaviors
You will also learn how to ...
  • Manage your time, personal demands and roadblocks—to be a reliable, dependable employee
  • Maintain good working relationships with your colleagues
  • Bounce back from difficulty in a timely manner
  • Contribute positively to a team
  • Consistently advance and complete goals
  • Develop a resume and prepare for interviews
Requirements ...
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • No felonies or misdemeanors
  • Be between 18-28 years old
  • Be able to pass a drug test
  • Provide a valid California ID
  • Show a social security card (We accept DACA or work permit)
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HOW DOES IT WORK? A STEP AT A TIME.

Applicant

You’ll get help to collect needed documents, pick your training program, and get started on becoming ready to work.

TRAINEE

You'll meet mentors, make friends, and learn all the skills to succeed.

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You'll graduate (YAY!) and be connected with employers seeking your talents.

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You'll work, earn, find support, and be part of our community.

LEARN SOME NEED-TO-KNOWS.

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OUR PLEDGE TO YOU.

We’re here to help you successfully complete the application process and enroll in a training program. Here’s how we help:

  • MENTORING to help you develop a career plan
  • WEEKLY STIPEND and other financial support for basic needs
  • JOB SKILLS TRAINING that employers say they need
  • LINKS TO EMPLOYMENT in careers that offer pathways to livable wages and advancement

JOIN OUR NEXT SESSION.

We are here to help applicants collect their papers and register, as long as you meet some simple requirements:

  • Be between 18-28 years old
  • Be able to pass a drug test
  • Provide a valid California ID
  • Show a social security card (We accept DACA or work permit)
  • Meet basic skills requirements

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