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Reaching Out to Students

Aubrey, a woman supported by EBI, was recently recognized by The Independent for her work with elementary school students in Pleasanton. To read the full article and learn how Aubrey helped teach children about expressing themselves and overcoming communication challenges, click here.

Happy 5th Anniversary CCT!

Happy 5th Anniversary California Community Transitions (CCT)! EBI’s CCT program, which supports individuals living in nursing facilities to transition back into the community, has had amazing growth and success over the last 5 years, and has had a huge impact in the lives of many. Keep up the good work!

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Project SEARCH Wins Program of Excellence Award!

Congratulations UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland for winning a “Program of Excellence” award for Project SEARCH! Since its start at Children’s Hospital Oakland in 2008, Project SEARCH has dramatically raised the bar for employment of individuals with developmental disabilities. With at least an 80% job placement rate for each graduating class, its graduates are earning, on average, 80% […]

Congratulations Project SEARCH Graduates!

Congratulations to Alameda County Project SEARCH’s most recent graduates! Their dedication and hard work was celebrated by family, friends and community partners in a graduation ceremony on January 28, 2015. To read a profile on each of the graduates, click here!



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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