The Community Education & Organizing Program at EBSC helps you gain key skills and build community. Please join our free classes, workshops and campaigns!

Contact: Manuel de Paz, Program Manager
Phone: 510-540-5296 ext. 105 | Email:


Gain English skills through classroom and home-based instruction.


We have free classes to help you prepare for your citizenship exam. 100% of class participants pass their exam!

We have in-person classes for Mam speakers on Mondays and Wednesdays, hosted at the Native American Health Center in the Fruitvale district of Oakland.

Email to learn more and register.

Maya teaching our ESL class
EBSC staff member Manuel sits next to a man speaking into a microphone


Develop your leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the following topics:

  • Know Your Rights
  • Workers’ Rights
  • Preventing Hate Crimes
  • Public Charge Benefits 
  • Tenants’ Rights
  • Financial Literacy
  • Public Speaking
  • Health Care Resources
  • Vaccines and Treatment
  • Other Issues

Organizing for Policy Change

Join our organizing team to gain skills in public speaking and sharing your story with legislators. Current campaigns include creating a path to permanent residency for undocumented immigrants and campaigns to increase immigrant access to public benefits.


We can provide you with a referral for ESL classes, community college enrollment, job training, or legal questions that are not related to your immigration case.