COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

FOR YOUTH!

Our Community Connections (CoCo) Youth Program is here to help empower students and youths to be able to connect and thrive independently in their community. 

PUBLIC TRANSIT EDUCATION

Through our Public Transit Education course, students will go through everything they need to know to be able to independently use public transit and be travel trained! Amidst COVID-19, all workshops will be conducted virtually. 

Explore a bus before ever getting on one. This workshop will go over the very basics of bus riding, perfect for first-time bus users.

BUS

BASICS

Attend this workshop to learn how to use public transit safely during COVID-19. We go over best practices to stay safe and clean. 

TRAVEL

SAFETY

This workshop will train and includes live demonstrations on how to use google maps, trip planning cards, and the Transit app.

TRIP

PLANNING

ADVOCACY

Our Self Advocacy modules affirms the right every student has to connecting and engaging with their communities. We hope each student will learn how to Self-Advocate and grow in their confidence to connect to their communities.

This 12-module course will go through different aspects of self advocacy and provide resources to cultivate personal growth.

SELF

ADVOCACY

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS

In our new College Connections series, we will have services and support available for students with disabilities seeking higher education and beyond. All students will learn how to independently navigate through this new phase of life.

Our 101 course will go over the changes that happen once students transition from high school to college.

Gain independent living skills, insights to choosing majors before entering college through this program.

Our college tours will highlight key points to focus on when choosing schools and their accessibility. Most tours will be East Bay focused.

COLLEGE

TOURS

Managing Disabilities

in COLLEGE

Junior Year through

GRADUATION

LET'S CONNECT!

Join us for our engaging activities where we practice socializing and interacting with others and our environment, and practice all the skills acquired from the above workshops and series.

Our Social Clubs are monthly gatherings where students can engage in fun activities like game nights and dance parties.

SOCIAL

CLUB

Learn how to find and map your neighborhood resources within a 15 minute walking disance through fun, hands-on activities. 

15 Minute

City

EXPLORATION

Community Connections funded by:

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MORE ONLINE YOUTH RESOURCES?

Click the button below to access our downloadable powerpoints, handouts, activities and more. For more assistance or training on how to utilize these resources, contact Zayda below. 

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

Zayda Ortiz

Community Connections Youth Specialist

coco@thecil.org

or contact The CIL at 510-841-4776

CoCo YOUTH Gallery

Main Phone: 510-841-4776
Video Phone for the Deaf: 510-356-2662
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