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CIL’s Youth Program is a partnership between our Youth and Community Connections team to help young adults with disabilities be successful with their transition into postsecondary life.

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Youth Program

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Employment Program

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Disabled, Working, and Thriving Workshop Series

Join the Center for Independent Living for our “Disabled, Working, and Thriving!” workshop series. The second cohort of this series will be hosted through Zoom every other Friday from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM beginning August 11th and lasting until October 6th.

The five-part workshop will focus on job searching, resume and cover letter building, interview preparation, workplace accommodations, disability disclosure, and more! Additionally, office hours will be available with our vocational training instructor/program coordinator, so attendees can work 1-on-1 with staff on resume/cover letter building, mock interviews, and go in depth into topic areas as needed.

Cohort 1: May 26, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023 (every other Friday)

Cohort 2: Aug 11, 2023 - Oct 6, 2023 (every other Friday)


August 11th: Job Search Prep & Resume Workshop
August 25th: Beginning Your Job Search
September 8th: Cover Letter Workshop
September 22nd: Interview Preparation
October 6th: Post Interview, Disability Disclosure, and Reasonable Accommodations

In October, to kick off National Disability Employment Awareness month, attendees from both cohorts will be invited back to attend a virtual panel of job search agency professionals. Our goal is to help support all attendees in landing a job where they can THRIVE!

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Dive into the future with our exhilarating Code Stars program! Unleash the power of AI technology as you embark on an educational journey like no other. This class is your gateway to mastering the art of crafting code snippets for your projects using cutting-edge AI techniques.


Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Python and HTML, where you'll unravel the secrets of syntax, layout, and structure. But that's just the beginning! Brace yourself for the ultimate fusion of technology and creativity as you tap into the genius of CHATGPT. Seamlessly incorporate intelligent code suggestions to elevate your projects to new heights.


Picture yourself mastering coding skills and comprehending the intricacies of developing a Django application. Learn the art of seamlessly integrating the perfect coding snippets tailored precisely to your program's needs. Join us in this thrilling adventure and become a true maestro of coding innovation. Your journey to becoming a coding virtuoso starts here!

Course break down - 10 sessions 1hr ea

1. HTML CSS JS, the language of the Web

2. Intro to Python and SQL

3. Django with Bootstrap

4. Building APPs with CHATGPT

For more information, reach out to Camiel Silvas, Youth Program Coordinator at

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Our Coastal Connections Youth Program (CCYP) is a six week program to teach youth with disabilities:

  • How to use public transit to Bay Area coastal environments

  • Environmental stewardship by attending a beach cleanup

  • Self-advocacy and leadership skills

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Our Community Connections team will help you gain the skills to confidently and independently navigate the San Francisco Bay Area.

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CIL’s Social Club is for those between the ages of 14 and 24 with intellectual/developmental disabilities interested in having fun and creating lasting bonds with people just like them.

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Staff with disabilities help to empower others with disabilities by sharing resources, knowledge of living with a disability, and goal setting.

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For more information about CIL's Youth Programs, contact our:

Youth Transitions Team

or contact CIL at 510-841-4776

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