Ensuring everyone in our region can thrive means ensuring access to economic opportunity and quality employment, especially for people who’ve been excluded in the past, while also addressing one of our most pressing problems- climate change. 

The Bay Area Jobs First Collaborative, led by All Home and the Bay Area Good Jobs Partnership for Equity, has been awarded a California Jobs First Fund planning grant by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to develop and implement inclusive, sustainable economic strategies in the Bay Area. 


What is California Jobs First?

California Jobs First (formerly the Community Economic Resilience Fund) is a $600 million fund to build a sustainable and equitable economy across California, with a focus on supporting new strategies to diversify local economies and develop industries that create high-quality, broadly accessible jobs for all Californians in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. 

California Jobs First will support high-road economic development plans to create equitable access to quality jobs. High-road economic development supports environmentally sustainable businesses that pay living wages and create opportunities for career growth. As California recovers from the economic distress of COVID-19, California Jobs First aims to ensure that the state’s economy works for all California residents, particularly those who have historically been marginalized.

About the Bay Area Jobs First Collaborative (formerly HRTC) 

In the Bay Area and 12 other regions in California, organizations have come together to create the Bay Area Jobs First Collaborative (formerly High Road Transition Collaborative) that include balanced representation from workforce, community, labor, business, government, economic development, education, philanthropy, and indigenous communities. 

The State has chosen one Jobs First Collaborative in each region to receive a California Jobs First grant of $5 million for a two-year planning process. After the initial $5 million planning grants are provided, an additional $500 million for implementation will be administered in rolling, competitive grants. Learn more about the planning and implementation phases.

At the request of multiple Bay Area Jobs First Collaborative partners, All Home has taken on the role of regional convener, responsible for coordinating with experts and stakeholders across all nine Bay Area counties to deliver on the purpose of California Jobs First and run a transparent, inclusive, and democratic planning process that the region can rally behind. 

All Home is focused on creating regional solutions to improve housing and economic security of the over-one-million individuals living in Extremely Low Income households in the Bay Area, many of whom could benefit from the high-paying jobs and economic infrastructure that California Jobs First funds will help create.

Steering Committee

  • Aaron Burnett, Canal Alliance, Marin County
  • Amber Twitchell, On the Move, Napa / Sonoma Counties
  • Andreas Cluver, Building Trades Council of Alameda, Alameda County
  • Anita Kumar, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative, Bay Area
  • Brad Paul, Association of Bay Area Governments/Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Bay Area
  • Enrique Lopezlira, UC Berkeley Labor Center, Alameda County
  • Carolina Martinez, California Association for Mico Enterprise Opportunity, Bay Area
  • Chris Rico, Solano Economic Development Corporation, Solano County
  • Christa Brown, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco County
  • Claire Lau, Chinese Progressive Association, San Francisco County
  • Faraz Rizvi, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Alameda / Contra Costa Counties
  • Jeff Bellisario, Bay Area Council, Bay Area
  • Kim Tavaglione, San Francisco Labor Council, San Francisco County
  • Kit O’Doherty, Bay Area Community College Consortium, Bay Area
  • Ky Le, County of Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
  • Louise Auerhahn, Working Partnerships USA, Santa Clara County
  • Paul Fong, CA Federation of Teachers, Sonoma / San Mateo Counties
  • Stephanie Reynolds, Indian Health Center, Santa Clara County
  • Tamia Brown, Contra Costa Workforce Development Board, Contra Costa County
  • Tamisha, Walker Safe Return Project, Contra Costa County
  • Zoe Siegel, Greenbelt Alliance, Bay Area

Sub-Regional Tables

Sub-RegionMeeting DatesHow to RegisterWorking Groups
Alameda County4th Tuesdays of the month from 9am-10amContact Victor Flores at [email protected]
Contra Costa County4th Thursdays of the month from 12pm-2pm in person and online.

In person: Martinez location of the Central Labor Council – 1333 Pine St. Martinez, CA 94553
Contact: Josh Anijarat at [email protected], Emma Ishi at [email protected], or Jorge Castillo at [email protected]
Marin & Sonoma CountiesThe following Thursdays from 2pm-3:30pm:

May 23rd
June 27th
Contact: Jack Buckhorn at [email protected] or Diana Benitez at [email protected] 1) Catalyst Fund 2) Worker Engagement

*Monthly meetings
Napa & Solano CountiesWednesdays from 5pm-6:30pmJoin via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85146559072 Meeting ID: 851 4655 9072

For more info, contact Pablo Zatarain at [email protected] or
Glenn Loveall at [email protected]
Community Outreach
San Francisco CountyEmail for more details. Contact Kim Tavaglione [email protected] or
Claire Lau [email protected]
San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties3rd Fridays of the month from 9am-10amContact Neil Martin at [email protected]1) Arts, Culture & Hospitality Workers
2) Childcare & Early Childhood Education
3) Food System Workers
4) Green Infrastructure Workers
5) Healthcare, Homecare & Long-term Care
6)Manufacturing Workers
7) Small Businesses & Micro-Entrepreneurs
8) Worker Coops & Alternative Economic Models

*Meeting times set on an ongoing basis


  • 350 Contra Costa Action
  • Adult-Education, College, Career, Educational Leadership San Mateo County
  • Alameda County Workforce Development Board
  • Alameda Labor Council
  • America Works of California
  • Arts Contra Costa County
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Association of Bay Area Governments Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Bay Area Community College Consortium
  • Bay Area Community Colleges
  • Bay Area Community Services
  • Bay Area Council
  • Bay Area Regional Health Inequities
  • Bay Area Video Coalition
  • Biocom California Institute
  • Bitwise Industries
  • Bloom Energy
  • BlueGreen Alliance
  • Building Skills Partnership
  • Building Trades Council of Alameda County
  • California Association for Mico Enterprise Opportunity
  • California Green New Deal Coalition
  • California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Canal Alliance
  • Center for Sustainable Neighborhoods
  • Centro Legal de la Raza
  • Chamber San Mateo County
  • Chinese for Affirmative Action
  • Chinese Progressive Association
  • City of Morgan Hill
  • City of Napa
  • City of Napa Economic Development Division
  • City of Pacifica
  • City of Pinole
  • City of San Jose
  • Communities for a Better Environment
  • Community Action Marin
  • Community Health Partnership
  • Construction Trades Workforce Initiative
  • Contra Costa County Department of Conservation & Development
  • Contra Costa Economic Partnership
  • Contra Costa Labor Council
  • Downtown Streets Team
  • East Bay Economic Development Alliance
  • East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
  • EastSide Arts Alliance
  • Economic & Community Development Department, City of Daly City
  • Emerald Cities Collaborative
  • Empower Oakland
  • Ensuring Opportunity
  • Evergreen Valley College
  • Excelsior Works
  • Excite Credit Union
  • Filoli
  • First 5 San Mateo County
  • Fortitude Careers
  • Bay Area Good Jobs Partnership for Equity
  • Fremont Union High School District
  • Good Green Work
  • Goodwill of Silicon Valley
  • Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
  • Greater Napa Valley Fair Housing Center
  • Greenbank Associates
  • Greenbelt Alliance
  • Groundwork Social Impact Consulting
  • Homeward Bound of Marin
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595, NorCal National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Jakara Movement
  • Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay
  • Jewish Vocational Service Bay Area
  • Jobs with Justice San Francisco
  • JobTrain
  • Joint Venture Silicon Valley
  • Jewish Vocational Service
  • Kai Ming Head Start
  • Early Childhood Education, Substitute Teacher Empowerment & Placement
  • Lao Family Community Development, Inc.
  • La Raza Roundtable
  • Lifelong Medical Care
  • Lift Up Contra Costa
  • Lighthouse Silicon Valley
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation Bay Area
  • Main Street America
  • Marcus Foster Education Institute
  • Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
  • Mike Moore
  • Mission College
  • Mission Economic Development Agency
  • Moms Advocating Sustainability / Non Toxic Communities
  • Monterey Bay Drone, Automation and Robotics Technology (DART)
  • North Bay Jobs with Justice
  • North Bay Labor Council AFL-CIO
  • North Bay Leadership Council
  • North Marin Community Services
  • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • NOVAworks
  • Oakland Education Association
  • Oakland Technology and Education Center
  • Oakland Workforce Development Board
  • Opportunity Junction
  • Othering and Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley
  • Planning Forward Land Use Solutions
  • Port of Oakland
  • Project MORE Foundation Inc.
  • Prospera
  • Raizes Collective
  • Revalue.io
  • Rework The Bay
  • Richmond Workforce Development Board
  • Rising Sun Center for Opportunity
  • Rural County Representatives of California
  • San Mateo County Economic Development Association
  • San Francisco Democratic Party
  • San Francisco Filipino American Chamber of Commerce
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • San Francisco Labor Council
  • San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development
  • San Francisco Public Defender’s Office
  • San Francisco Small Business Development Center
  • San Jose Conservation Corps
  • San Jose Taiko
  • San Leandro 2050
  • San Mateo County Office of Education
  • San Mateo Labor Council
  • San Pablo Economic Development Corporation, Inc.
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education
  • Santa Clara University
  • Service Employees International Union 521
  • Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network
  • San Francisco Building & Construction Trades Council
  • SFMade
  • Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Creates
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Small Business Majority
  • Solano Economic Development Corporation
  • SOMOS Mayfair
  • Sonoma County Economic Development Board
  • Sonoma County Hardship Fund
  • Sonoma County Workforce Development Board
  • Sonoma Small Business Development Center
  • South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council
  • Sustainable Food Network LLC
  • Thrive Alliance
  • Transition U.S.
  • Tri-City National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • UC Berkeley Labor Center
  • UC Berkeley Law – New Business Community Law Clinic
  • United Way Bay Area
  • UpValley Family Centers of Napa County
  • Wellbeing Economy Alliance California
  • Work2future
  • Workforce Alliance of the North Bay
  • Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County
  • Workforce Development Board of Solano County
  • Working Partnerships USA
  • Zellerbach Family Foundation

Upcoming Monthly Stakeholder Meetings

  • July 17 at 10am
  • August 14 at 10am

Get Involved

The Bay Area HRTC is still growing. If you or your organization are interested in getting involved, have questions about the Bay Area HRTC, or would like to receive updates about CERF and the Collaborative’s process, please fill out this form or email [email protected]