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CityLab Professional brings local employment and affordable housing to Bayarea employees in technical education for communications and information technology while helping students fulfill 600 -2000 hours of training to become a Cisco certified technician, enabling future homeownership.
Our training focus is on future jobs related science, technology, engineering and mathematics, computer-coding-related careers provided through our Cisco Network Academy.


We are a talent accelerator in the Bay area that specializes in training junior network engineers for their first day on the job. We work with cities and towns and the private sector to create new forms of civic innovation, economic development, and ultimately transformation.


The program also provides each participant with both a personal Life Skills Coach and job search assistance from an Employer Relations Specialist to transition into a the career as they get closer to the end of their first phase of the (36 month) program.


This project at scale is entirely funded by the Employment Training Tax paid by California employers, active in social justice reform (evidenced by participation in our MEC and DAS Form 1) and collected alongside the Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax.

impact via number

We have successfully directed, taught, and graduated more than 300 online and in person.

Each graduate employed (@18.00 per hour) generates up to $3M in local economic benefit.

Total Expenses

Programs and Activities

Go to delivering the classes up to 17 students in local county jails.  

From 2020 -2023 our focus counties in California are Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake Trinity, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo County, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Yolo

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We implement evidence-based programs because they have solid (important) research behind them proving their effectiveness.

CityLab courses help students propel themselves out of old habits of mind, out of the sub-standard economies of poverty.

I’M not interested in whether you've stood with the great, I’M interested in whether you've sat with the broken