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EBI’s Annual Online Auction is Now Live!

    Ever think about going on an African safari? Riding on a beer bike in Oakland? Enjoying a getaway in Paso Robles? BIDDING in EBI’s online auction starts Friday morning, November 30th, at 8 AM. Check out the 80+ items in EBI’s auction catalogue at

Oakland A’s Tickets

Have Fun AND Support EBI by Purchasing Tickets   Oakland A’s vs. Houston Astros   June 13th at 7:05 PM Buy Tickets NOW! “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”  ~Yogi Berra Come join EBI at the Oakland A’s vs. Houston Astros baseball game on June 13th at […]

My Work Experience at EBI

I graduated from San Jose State University in 2015 with a degree in journalism. I wanted to pursue my dream of finding a job as a journalist. I searched and I searched for a job in journalism. After about a year, I received a package in the mail from East Bay Innovations (EBI), a non-profit […]

Coming Home

Please take a minute to read about Angelique and Glenn. See what it means to be able to move into your own home after living in a skilled nursing facility. You’ll understand why your generosity is so important. Meet Angelique.   At 34 years old she was living in a nursing facility. Blind for five […]



Read about the relationship between In Home Support Workers and former nursing home residents  here.

Read Linda's story here.

Read Hospital Intern Stories  here.



Program Outcomes & Statistics

EBI Strategic Plan January 2016 to December 2018


Employment Outcome Highlights

During 2016/2017, 25 individuals were placed in jobs with an average wage of $13.68 per hour.  The range of wages was $10.50 to $30.25 per hour.  Highlights included new paid internship programs, the passage of Senate Bill 644, and development of an internship partnership with Bay Area Rapid Transit.  It took, on average, 240 days to secure employment for our clients.  Job retention, after one year, for individuals placed during 2015/2016 was 85 percent.

Use the link below to access more detailed information about employment outcomes.

Outcomes for Supported Employment Services 2016-2017

Satisfaction Surveys

Employment Survey Highlights
In September and October of 2017, EB received 113 responses to our employment-related surveys.  Of note,  98% of consumers felt their EBI job coach worked well with them.  All employers considered the performance of their employee/intern either Excellent or Good in most areas.  And, 98% of Family Members and Friends reported satisfaction with the EBI’s advocacy efforts.
Use the links below to access more detailed information from the employment-related surveys.

Supported Employment Services Case Manager and Dept. of Rehabilitation Survey 2017

Supported Employment Services Consumer Survey 2017

Supported Employment Services Employer Survey 2017

Supported Employment Services Friends and Family Survey 2017

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