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  • Check out our Spring 2023 Newsletter!

    We are thrilled to present the latest edition of our Spring Newsletter. This quarter's newsletter is bursting with exciting updates and happenings at our West Contra Costa Adult Education learning centers. This edition contains information about this year's 2023 graduation ceremony, a wonderful message from our principal, program updates, and some fantastic awards & recognitions. Check out our newsletter by clicking the link below:

  • From the Heart to Paper, this writing workshop is where you can unleash your creativity! Writing

    Writing can be an incredibly powerful tool for expressing ourselves and connecting with our deepest emotions. For many, writing can be a therapeutic way to relieve stress and process difficult emotions which is why writing workshops like "From the Heart to Paper" with Margaret Murray are so valuable. Margaret Murray is an experienced writer and writing coach who has dedicated her career to helping others explore the power of the written word. In her workshop, she guides participants through various exercises and prompts designed to tap into their emotions and unleash their creativity. One of the key benefits of writing as a stress reliever is that it allows us to process our thoughts and emotions in a safe and controlled way. When we write about our feelings, we can often gain clarity and insight that we might not have been able to access otherwise. This can be particularly helpful when we feel overwhelmed or stuck in our thoughts. In addition to being a stress reliever, writing has several other benefits. For example, studies have shown that writing can help improve our mood, boost our immune system, and even help us sleep better. By putting our thoughts and feelings down on paper, we also gain a greater sense of self-awareness, self-expression, and understanding, which can be incredibly empowering. You don't need any special equipment or training to start writing – you need a pen and paper (or a computer), and you're good to go. Whether you're writing for yourself or for an audience, there are no rules or limitations on what you can write about or how you can express yourself. Suppose you're interested in exploring the power of writing as a stress reliever or creative outlet. In that case, I highly recommend checking out a workshop like "From the Heart to Paper" with Margaret Murray. You might be surprised at what you discover when you start putting pen to paper and letting your thoughts and emotions flow. Who knows – you might even discover a new passion or talent that you never knew you had! So, what's the lag, class starts April 15th and registration is currently open! Sign up today! SEE FLYER

  • Learn some Microsoft Excel Tips & Tricks with WCCAE

    Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool that has become a staple in the business world. It is used for everything from tracking inventory to analyzing financial data, and many people only scratch the surface of its capabilities. If you want to learn some tips and tricks to improve your productivity, sign up for our class! In this class, students will learn how to work efficiently with large amounts of data. Excel can handle millions of rows and columns, and using features like filters, pivot tables, and conditional formatting can make working with data so much easier. This is also useful for business professionals who must analyze and present data. Another helpful skill students can expect to learn is how to create professional-looking charts and graphs. Excel offers a wide variety of chart types, and students will learn how to choose the right one for their data and how to customize them to make them more visually appealing. Advanced functions, such as VLOOKUP and IFERROR, are also on the list, which can save time and improve accuracy. Overall, taking an Excel tips and tricks class can be incredibly useful for anyone who works with data regularly and is a valuable skill that can make you a more competitive candidate in the job market. If you want to sign up for an Excel class, check out our course starting on April 10. You never know what you might learn and how it can benefit your career search! Register today! See Flyer

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  • Low-cost Education | West Contra Costa Adult Education | Richmond

    Welcome! You define success. We help you get there. VIEW OUR COURSE CATALOG Earn Your Diploma Complete Your GED Learn English Become a Citizen Skills/Trades Classes No upcoming events at the moment REGISTER FOR CLASSES CAREER CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS May 18 Check out our Spring 2023 Newsletter! 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 Apr 11 From the Heart to Paper, this writing workshop is where you can unleash your creativity! Writing Post not marked as liked Apr 9 Learn some Microsoft Excel Tips & Tricks with WCCAE 2 likes. Post not marked as liked 2 Apr 1 Spring Break Announcement Post not marked as liked

  • Resources | WCC Adult Education

    Resources Find Support and Guidance in Times of Crisis - Explore Our collection of FREE Contra Costa County Community Resources for Adults 24 Hour Hotlines/Crisis Counseling Mental Health Crisis Services 1-888-678-7277 If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. If you are experiencing a mental or emotional crisis, call our 24-hour Access Line at 1-888-678-7277 for mental health resources or the Contra Costa Crisis Center at 1-800-833-2900 for 24-hour crisis support. STAND! Against Domestic Violence 1-888-215-5555 Emergency shelter, legal assistance, and a variety of other resources for victims of intimate partner violence. Operated 24 hours/day. Offices in Richmond, Concord, and Antioch. ​ Casa Hispana 925-689-1799 Immigration law and legal consultation offered Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located in Concord. Child Abuse Prevention Council: 925-946-9961 For referrals to parenting resources, training on child abuse issues, etc. Calls taken Monday. - Friday., 9 am - 5 pm. Based in Walnut Creek. Contra Costa Crisis Center 1-800-833-2900 24-hour suicide hotline; grief counseling program; suicide prevention; and more. Based in Walnut Creek Elder Abuse Prevention 888-545-SAFE (or 510-233-3427) Offers advice on elder abuse situations Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Offices in Richmond. ​ Homeless Hotline: 1-800-808-6444 Referrals to homeless shelters in the East Bay, operated 24 hours/day. ​ ​ International Institute: 510-451-2846 Immigration paperwork for battered and low-income women. Contact Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located in Oakland. ​ Click For More Resources

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