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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

Computer Training
Come and join in learning basic computer skills. This 6 week program will teach you the basic skills 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:  Now – October 14
Time:  10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Volunteers of America Southwest
Location:  Fontana Library
437 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call Fontana Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/28
 
 
 
Basic Computer Skills
Come and join in learning basic computer skills. This 6 week program will teach you the basic skills 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: Thursdays
Date: Now – October 16, 2014
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: 3/28
 
 
 
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:  September 18, 2014
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: 3/28
 
 
 
Hassle Free Homework
This school year, help your child complete assignments; improve study skills and grades with new strategies and methods for homework success.
 
Day: Thursday
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Leading Edge Learning Center
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: 3/28
 
 
 
   
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 18 – November 20, 2014
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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/28
 
 
 
Marketing 101
 In today’s economy, marketing needs to be savvy, targeted, and effective. If your marketing isn’t paying for itself by bringing you new customers and new opportunities, it’s time to revise your plan. Get back to marketing basics and refine your strategies for the coming year with this interactive workshop.
 
Day: Thursday
Date: September 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: I.E.W.B.C.
Location:  Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call the Fontana Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/28
 
 
 
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:  Thursdays
Date:  September 25, 2014
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Fontana Counseling and Recovery Center
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: 3/28
 
 
 
Co-Parenting
This class will provide guidance to not lose sight of your child’s needs. For a successful journey on how to Keep your child out of the middle, allow your child to love both parents, work on your own recovery, develop new skills for communication and create a positive new relationship as co-parents. The following five preventive steps will help you become aware on how to work together for the benefit of your child.
 
Day:    Thursdays
Date:   October 2 & 9, 2014
Time:   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor:        Volunteers of America Southwest
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: 3/28
 
 
 
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: October 2, 2014
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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/28

 
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: October 9, 2014
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Leading Edge Learning Center
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: 3/28
 
 
 
 
 
Debt Management
This workshop helps you take the first steps on your journey to financial freedom with Springboard through the use of a Debt Management Plan to consolidate and pay back unsecured debt.
 
Day:  Thursdays
Date:  October 16, 2014
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Springboard Nonprofit
Location:  Fontana Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/28
 
 
 
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 16, 2014
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Fontana Counseling and Recovery Center
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: 3/28
 
 
 
 
 
Computer Training
Come and join in learning basic computer skills. This 6 week program will teach you the basic skills 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. (No class on 11/11 Veteran’s Day and 11/25 Thanksgiving week)
Day:  Tuesdays
Date:  October 21 – December 9, 2014
Time:  10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Volunteers of America Southwest
Location:  Fontana Library
8437 Sierra Avenue
To register call Fontana Cypress Center at 909-349-6988
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/28
 
 
 
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 23, 2014
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: 3/28
 
 
 
Nonprofit Budgeting, Finance and Accounting Essentials
 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 23, 2014
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: 3/28

 

Basic Computer Skills
Come and join in learning basic computer skills. This 6 week program will teach you the basic skills 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. (No Class 10/30 & 11/27)
 
Day: Thursdays
Date: October 23 - December 11, 2014
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: 3/25
 
 
 
 
 
5 Steps to a Better Relationship
How can you be a better partner, friend, child and/or parent in your relationship?  Learn ways to improve communication help with conflict resolution and use effective anger management skills in all types of relationships. 
 
Day:  Thursdays
Date:  November 6, 2014
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Fontana Counseling and Recovery Center
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: 3/28
 
 
 
 
 
Designing Your Success
Feeling nervous about a job interview? For those who get nervous when interviewing, learn how to put your best foot forward, we will guide you to learn techniques that will prepare you for the interviewing process.
Your image has the power to affect people emotionally and intellectually, projecting that you do or do not have the confidence and professional potential to be successful. Because the impression your visual image makes on potential employers is so important, this workshop will aid you in making a positive impression.
 
Day: Thursday
Date: November 6, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: I.E.W.B.C.
Location:  Fontana Community Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana, 92335
To register call the Fontana Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/28

 

How to Fix Your Own Credit
Understanding Your Credit Report and Score Learn what’s in a credit report, learn how long items must legally report, learn how to dispute your own inaccuracies and learn the simple ways to improve your FICO score.
 
Day:  Thursdays
Date:  November 13, 2014
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Springboard Nonprofit
Location:  Fontana Senior Center
16710 Ceres Avenue, Fontana 92335
To register call Senior Center at 909-854-5151
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/28
 

 
 
Dress for Success Workshop
Feeling nervous about a job interview? For those who get nervous when interviewing, learn how to put your best foot forward, we will guide you to learn techniques that will prepare you for the interviewing process.
 Your image has the power to affect people emotionally and intellectually, projecting that you do or do not have the confidence and professional potential to be successful. Because the impression your visual image makes on potential employers is so important, this workshop will aid you in making a positive impression.
 
Day:  Thursdays
Date:  November 20, 2014
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Volunteers of America Southwest
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: 3/28

 

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:  November 20, 2014
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: 3/28
 
 
 

Surviving your Child’s Teenage Years 
This class will help you to know how to be more successful in relationships with your teenage children.  You will learn the fine art of communicating with your teen.  Hint, it involves listening!
 
Day:  Thursdays
Date:  December 4, 2014
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Fontana Counseling and Recovery Center
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: 3/28
 
 

 
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: December 4, 2014
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
Cost: Free
Class Information: Min/Max: 3/28