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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

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+

 

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+

 

Simple Steps to Make Extra Money
Attend this workshop to learn simple actions you can take to make extra money now so you can stop worrying about money, and start focusing on doing what you love.
Day: Thursdays
Date: August 27, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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+

 

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: September 10 - November 19, 2015
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45  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:  September 3 – October 8 , 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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/24  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: October 15 – November 19, 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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/24 Ages: 18+

 

Suicide Prevention 
This class will help bring awareness to suicide.  Information on how to recognize the warning signs through talk, behavior and mood. There will be information on how to cope with suicide. Also there will be information on intervention and statistics.
Day: Thursday
Date:  September 3, 2015
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Young Warrior Corps Academy
Location:  Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45  Ages: 18+

 

How to Turn Your Skills and Talents into a Business
This class will identify your skills and talents, and also show you how you can turn them into a business. You will also learn ways to find customers and comply with any regulations.
Day: Thursday
Date: September 3, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Wahome
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Principles of Etiquette/Mannerism 
Instructional tools and interaction on methods of job interviewing; dining, social, speaking, attire, and physical etiquette and mannerism.
Day: Thursday
Date: September 10, 2015
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Begin From Within
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Self-Esteem
This workshop is designed to help you discover the power of positive attitudes and the effect they can have in your business and personal lives. You will learn how to develop behavior management strategies to encourage positive self-esteem in children and how self-esteem enhances every facet of your life.
This program is designed to help participants boost their own Self-Esteem!
Day: Thursdays
Date: September 10, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Community Connection
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

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: September 17, 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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45  Ages: 18+

 

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: September 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Community Connection
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

How Do I Know If I'm Ready to Buy or Sell a Home
A Team of Professionals will be hand to answer all your Real Estate questions,  "Is Now the Right Time" "What Will My Payment Be" "How Do I Take Title" and "What Happens in Escrow."  We will have a Professional Realtor, Mortgage Lender, Title Representative, and Escrow Director available to answer any questions you might have.
Day: Thursday
Date: September 24, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Rea Ronnebeck
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45  Ages: 18+

 

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: September 24, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Simple Steps to Start a Business
Attend this workshop to learn how to develop a business idea and to get paid immediately so you can stop worrying about money. You’ll also learn how to passionately communicate what you do to make every conversation an opportunity.
Day: Thursdays
Date: October 1, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Logos Lifetime
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Attack Prevention
This class will help you become more aware of your surroundings. Also it will provide information on danger areas as well as potential danger areas. Basic techniques on things to do in case you come under attack with limited force and exposure to danger.
Day: Thursday
Date: October 1, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Young Warrior Corps Academy
Location:  Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Decision Making
This workshop is designed to challenge the participants to explore the context of decision-making and to provide useful skills for future choices. The program empowers participants to engage each other in discussion regarding decision-making.
Day: Thursdays
Date: October 8, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Community Connection
Location:  Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Budgeting 101
Learn how to track your spending, develop a plan to save for your goals, pay down debt, and improve your financial stability. One of the most important aspects of controlling your budget is to determine where your money is going.
Day: Thursdays
Date: October 8, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Linda Williams
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Teen Dating Violence
This workshop was designed to help parents and teens become aware of Teen Dating Violence. By attending this workshop Parents and teens will increase their knowledge regarding issues such as the Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Prevention Strategies of Teen Dating Violence.
Day: Thursdays
Date: October 15, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Is it ADD/ADHD?
If so where do you go from here? How does ADD/ADHD affect your everyday life? This class will teach you the symptoms of ADD/ADHD and how you can help to advocate for your child in the school system.
Day: Thursdays
Date: October 15, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Carol Rose Adkisson, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #83484
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Budgeting and Financial for your Nonprofit
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: October 22, 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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 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: October 22, 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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Smart Skills for a Stressful World!
What causes you to feel stressed? What are the symptoms and risk factors of Stress and Anxiety? We will teach you effective strategies to reduce your stress so that you can enjoy your life more fully.
Day: Thursday
Date: October 29, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Rose Adkisson, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #83484
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45  Ages: 18+

 

Why and How you Should start your Own Business.
The goal of this class is to help you identify your personal motivations for starting a business, as well as the pros and cons of business ownership.
Day: Thursday
Date: October 29, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Wahome
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Fontana Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Bullying Prevention
This class will provide information on how to avoid being bullied. It will also provide information on how to recognize if your child is being bullied. Furthermore, it provides information on defense against being bullied.
Day: Thursday
Date: November 5, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Young Warrior Corps Academy
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 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: November 5, 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+

 

Coping with Peer Pressure
Provides effective tactics for participants to feel comfortable saying “NO” to risky behavior.  This workshop involves role playing to help support the effectiveness of developing and improving self-respect and empowerment
Day: Thursday
Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Begin From Within
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45  Ages: 18+

 

From Try to Triumphant
Have you ever felt that you have tried and tried again, only to find yourself discouraged and frustrated? Well this workshop will help you go from just trying to being triumphant in your personal and professional objectives.
“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
Day: Thursdays
Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Community Connection
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 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: November 19, 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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Is Business Ownership for You?
Do you have entrepreneurial ability that you did not know about? Do you like to see your ideas come to life? What can you offer customers in exchange for money? Come to this class and learn about yourself.
Day: Thursday
Date: November 19, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Wahome
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Fontana Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Principles of Personal Development 
Personal development is designed to instruct participants on effective methods of communication develop and improve organizational skills, importance of prioritizing daily activities, resume preparation, interview skills, college preparation, and understanding cultural diversity.
Day: Thursday
Date: December 3 and 10, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Begin From Within
Location: Fontana Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business.
Owning a business is not for everyone and for some people the first mistake is deciding to start a business. In this class you will learn about common mistakes that we make when thinking about a business, and how to avoid them.
Day: Thursday
Date: December 3, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Wahome
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Fontana Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

Goal Setting
Do you think that setting and achieving goals is a question of special abilities or luck? Do you believe that only those who have skills or talents in this area can set their mind on something and simply get what they want out of life? Thankfully, it’s not a question of special abilities, luck, skill or talent. We all have this potential but we are not always aware of it. This workshop will assist you a step by step through the process of setting goals for your personal and professional life.
Day: Thursdays
Date: December 10, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Community Connection
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+

 

What Makes Your Child Unique
Learn about different unique personalities that children poses and how to equip your child to get along with others and to become better equipped in handling everyday obstacles and prepare them for future.
Day: Thursdays
Date: December 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Jacqueline Zapien
Location: Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/45 Ages: 18+