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Welcome to the Community Assistance Program website for Fontana, California.

CAP Classes

CAP provides life skill classes to the community through a variety of affiliated organizations within the Inland Empire. These classes range from personal enhancement, business and educational skills. 

The classes we offer are completely free of charge.  The majority of the classes are for 2 hours, unless advised otherwise.

If you are interested in any of these classes you may register by following the registration requirements according to the class instruction.

CAP Classes

Assertive Discipline 
Parents will learn:
• The proper definition of Discipline
• The different Types of Discipline
• How to use age appropriate discipline skills (ages zero to teen) 
• Assertive discipline techniques 
Day: Thursday
Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Victor Community Support Services
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988 
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/30 Fee: Free Ages: 18+




Public Speaking
Learn how to overcome your fears and use public speaking to improve your life. You will learn Voice Inflection, Gestures, How to use Visual Aids and more.
Day: Thursday
Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Charles Radney
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Fontana Senior Center at 909-854-5151 
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/30 Fee: Free Ages: 18+




Intro to QuickBooks
Learn to manage your business and personal finances using QuickBooks. QuickBooks is the #1 small business financial software and an easy way to help your business succeed. Instantly create invoices, pay bills, and track expenses all in one place. QuickBooks Accounting software can be used in your business and give you back your time so you can stay on top of your business.
Day: Thursdays
Date: March 19, 2015 
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: I. E.W.B.C.
Location: Fontana Senior Center 
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana 92335
To register call 909-854-5151 
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/30 Fee: Free Ages: 18+




Study Skills and Techniques 
Students become aware of and apply techniques that match how they learn best. This course covers important and practical study techniques that students can immediately apply in their daily academic courses, including time management, note taking, textbook studying, memory enhancement, and test taking strategies.
Day: Thursday
Date: March 19, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Leading Edge Learning Center
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988




Personal Finance 101
Do you know the difference between a stock and a bond? Attend this workshop to get a foundational understanding of how investments work. This workshop will not cover where to buy investments, or how to buy investments, but rather what they are and how they are used so you will be prepared to speak with a financial adviser in the future.
Day: Thursday
Date: March 26, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Logos Lifetime
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/25 Fee: Free Ages: 18+




Grant Proposal Writing 
Join us to learn the fundamentals of locating, developing, and submitting grant proposals.  This informative session will give you the information you need to decide what grants are right for your organization and how to develop a plan to create a winning proposal
Day: Thursdays
Date: March 26, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Epps
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988 
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/30 Fee: Free Ages: 18+




Computer Training
This program will give you computer training to be able to operate a computer along with the components of Word, Power Point, Publisher, and Excel. This course also includes a career development overview to help you plan and apply these skills to your employment readiness. 
Day: Tuesdays
Date: March 31 – May 5, 2015
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Volunteers of America Southwest
Location: Fontana Library
8437 Sierra Avenue, Fontana 92335
To register call Fontana Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/28 Fee: Free Ages: 18+




Basic Computer Skills
For those who are just starting to use computers, this 6 week program will teach you the basic skills to operate a computer. This course will also teach you how to use Microsoft Word, Power Point, Publisher, and Excel.
Day: Thursdays
Date: April 2- May 14, 2015 (No Class in April 23)
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Victor Community Support Services
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151 
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/25 Fee: Free Ages: 18+




Employment Assistance Training
Pre-Employment teaches work related skills such as how to prepare for a job interview, how to prepare a resume and appropriate dress attire of future employment opportunities. This workshop also enhances their communication, interpersonal and employment search skills.
Day: Thursday
Date: April 2, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Victor Community Support Services
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988 




Parenting Class
Your involvement in this program can be the first step towards becoming a more confident parent. The models and suggestions if used daily can improve your effectiveness as a parent. Here is what you will learn:
• Learn the best techniques that will help me be an effective parent.
• Learn how to motivate my child 
• Positive discipline
Day: Thursdays
Date: April 2 - May 14, 2015 (no class on April 23)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Volunteers of America Southwest
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151




Say It With Confidence
You have a great business, so now it’s time to tell the world about who you are and what you do. Let your passion for what you do shine through when you talk to others. This workshop will teach you how to clearly introduce your business to anyone and everyone you meet in a confident and compelling way. *Learn how to focus on a target market *Create a memorable and compelling story *Understand how to connect with your audience *Practice what you have learned in a fun, supportive and non-threatening setting
Day: Thursday
Date: April 9, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: IEWBC
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Fontana Cypress Center at 909-349-6988 




Basic English Skills (ESL)
Come and join in learning English in a fun and supportive setting. This class covers the basics of English Language. We will learn English vocabulary, reading and writing, along with conversational and job communication skills. This class is for English and Non-English speakers.  
Day: Thursdays
Date: April 9 – May 21, 2015 
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Kirby, M.Ed
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Fontana Cypress Center at 909-349-6988 





Finish Strong
The end of the school year is often the time that focus and grades slip.  This is the best time to go for it.  Learn how to stay on track, recover from any slides, and raise your scores even higher.  Avoid the traps and set the stage for success!
Day: Thursday
Date: April 16, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Leading Edge Learning Center
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988




Starting Your Nonprofit
This class will provide the participant with a step-by-step guide to establishing a tax-exempt organization.
The key topics include:
• To Be or Not To Be A Nonprofit
• Becoming a California Corporation
• Building a Better Board
• Filing for State and Federal Exemptions
Day: Thursdays
Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Epps
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988 




ACT/SAT Practice Test and Debrief
Gain valuable insight into what to expect on the ACT/SAT test day. Students will take a practice test and learn tips to reinforce their own preparation for the ACT/SAT. Our first session will be a free two hour practice ACT/SAT. During the second session students will receive a debrief of test results and learn strategies to improve their and provide a follow up review with parents.   
Day: Thursdays
Date: May 7 & 14, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Leading Edge Learning Center
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988 
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/30 Fee: Free Ages: 13 to 17 years old




Computer Training
This program will give you computer training to be able to operate a computer along with the components of Word, Power Point, Publisher, and Excel. This course also includes a career development overview to help you plan and apply these skills to your employment readiness. 
Day: Tuesdays
Date: May 12 – June 16
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Volunteers of America Southwest
Location: Fontana Library
8437 Sierra Avenue, Fontana 92335
To register call Fontana Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/28 Fee: Free Ages: 18+




The Power of Email Marketing
Grab your audience’s attention by using modern tools you already have; e-mails! Constant Contact is a website that specializes in e-mail marketing and can help your business retain customers and keep their interests high. Attendees with will learn how to set up, edit and measure their e-mail marketing campaigns using Constant Contact opt-in e-mail marketing program.
Day: Thursday
Date: May 21, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: IEWBC
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Fontana Cypress Center at 909-349-6988 
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/25 Fee: Free Ages: 18+




Public Speaking
Learn how to overcome your fears and use public speaking to improve your life. You will learn Voice Inflection, Gestures, How to use Visual Aids and more.
Day: Thursday
Date: May 21, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Charles Radney
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Fontana Senior Center at 909-854-5151 
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/30 Fee: Free Ages: 18+




Basic Computer Skills
For those who are just starting to use computers, this 6 week program will teach you the basic skills to operate a computer. This course will also teach you how to use Microsoft Word, Power Point, Publisher, and Excel. 
Day: Thursdays
Date: May 21- June 25, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Victor Community Support Services
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151 
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/25 Fee: Free Ages: 18+



Anger Management for Teens
The Youth Anger Management Curriculum uses role play and scenarios to assist individuals in learning what they must do to avoid confrontational situations. The curriculum assists participants in learning ways to manage their emotions and develop alternative behavioral responses. Through this skills-based curriculum, participants make a commitment to avoid the use of anger or violence to solve personal problems. Youth learning objectives include: understand the strong influence that emotions have on behavior, improve interpersonal communication, gain better self-control and make a commitment to avoid use of anger or violence to solve personal problems. 
Day: Thursday
Date: May 21, 2015 – June 25, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Instructor: Crossroads
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center, 8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
Cost: Free
For more information or to register for Youth classes, please call or e-mail Marcina Riley, Program Coordinator with Reach Out Crossroads Department at (909) 982-8641 or marcina@we-reachout.org






Budgeting for your Grant Proposal
We will cover:
• Important accounting practices for your nonprofit organization
• Different types of financial documents often required for nonprofits
• Budgeting for a sustainable future
• How overhead costs and fringe benefits may be incorporated within the budget
• Basic components of a project budget
• Choosing and implementing the right accounting system
• Finding finance and capital
• How to access resources on the web, which provide templates of project budgets
Day: Thursdays
Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Epps
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988 




Powerful Communication Skills are Within Our Reach 
This curriculum empowers you to…
• Learn to replace communication danger signs with proactive strategies for respectful talking and listening. 
• Explore sharing fun and satisfying intimate needs by working as a team to nurture and support each other.
• Practice managing stress and reducing the negative effects of stress on a relationship
• Recognize and communicate issues and expectations, including planning for the future.
• Investigate the impact that past experiences can have on a couple’s future. 
• Acknowledge long-term satisfaction through the gift of commitment.
Day: Thursdays
Date: June 4, 11 and 18, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: LB Life Skills
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988 




Time Management Made Easy: Work Smart, Not Harder
If you’re doing more and enjoying it less, it’s time to make real choices about how and when to spend your time. This seminar gives you the tools to find balance, achieve your goals and be more effective and productive. Attend this workshop to learn how to: *Plan your week so you can reduce stress and save time *Organize your master project and to-do lists so they are doable *Break down your personal or business goals into bite sized pieces *Take 10 minutes to plan your goal producing activities for the day
Day: Thursday
Date: June 11, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: IEWBC
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151 




Grant Proposal Writing 
Join us to learn the fundamentals of locating, developing, and submitting grant proposals.  This informative session will give you the information you need to decide what grants are right for your organization and how to develop a plan to create a winning proposal
Day: Thursdays
Date: June 25, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Epps
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988 
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/30 Fee: Free Ages: 18+