COMMUNITY

CONNECTIONS

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

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COVID-19 Travel Safety Resource Packets are out!

Our downloadable resource packets will teach you how to travel more safely on public transportation amidst COVID-19. The packets include presentations, interactive worksheets and fun activities for all. We offer our packets in English, Spanish and Mandarin. Download our packets here: 
 

www.thecil.org/cococovid19resources.

OUR

PROGRAM

The CIL's Community Connections Program, also known as CoCo, offers transit instruction by and for people with disabilities via 1-on-1 and group travel coaching.  This includes transit app & trip planning tutorials. 

 

CoCo is free to those who qualify.

OUR

COACHES

Each travel coach is passionate about being your trusted guide.  Your coach will work closely with you to gain the skills and confidence to independently navigate the San Francisco Bay Area using public transportation.

Community Connections funded by:

Workshops PackagE

Join our COVID-19 Workshops Package and gain access to: 

  • COVID-19 Travel Safety Workshop

  • Trip Planning Workshop

  • Independent Scavenger Hunt Activities

  • Travel Advocacy Forum Invitation

  • In-Person Travel Excursion

1-on-1

TraininG

With The CIL’s 1-on-1 Training, you’ll learn to:

  • Access AC Transit and BART

  • Master specific routes of your choice

  • Apply for discounted transit cards

  • Plan trips using trip planner applications

  • Safely use a mobility device

  • Travel through all kinds of weather

Group

TraininG

You may also want to join The CIL for our Group Training Events. Travel coaches organize outings designed to reinforce travel skills as we travel from The CIL to various Bay Area attractions. Previous events include:

  • San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

  • SFMOMA visit

  • Oakland A’s baseball game

  • Sausalito sightseeing

"Beforethis program, I didn’t know how to maneuver around places using my wheelchair without another companion. My travel training coach, Catherine pushes me to do new things, like cycling, which I fell in love with and will continue to do.  Because of her, I am now able to navigate on my own with confidence. "

INTERESTED IN STARTING YOUR OWN TRAVEL TRAINING PROGRAM?

Click the button and fill out a short questionnaire to download The CIL's 2017 Travel Coaching Guidebook, which outlines our travel training curriculum.

RECENT CoCo EVENTS 

Muir Wood Travel Training
CoCo Scavenger Hunt
Momentum Expo

For more information about TheCIL's Community Connections Program, contact:

Helena Chang

Community Connections Coordinator

coco@thecil.org

or contact The CIL at 510-841-4776

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