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Expanded Learning Apprenticeship

Girls Inc. of Alameda County Partners for First-Ever Expanded Learning Apprenticeship in California

Girls Inc. of Alameda County is partnering with Berkeley City College, the Partnership for Children and Youth, the California Afterschool Network,  Early Care and Education Pathways to Success, to launch an Expanded Learning Program Leader Apprenticeship in the Spring of 2023!  

This two-year program is the first-ever After School Program apprenticeship in the State of California. Start or advance a career in Expanded Learning*/After School Programs through paid work with Girls Inc. of Alameda County. With this human-centered, earn and learn model, you will earn a wage while receiving free tuition and college-level courses!



Advance your career in Youth Development and Afterschool/Expanded Learning Programs.


Earn a wage while gaining on the job training and work experience with Girls Inc. of Alameda county.


Receive free college tuition and college coursework resulting in 48 credits toward an AA Degree.

Expanded Learning is Critical for Youth from Under-Resourced Communities

Research shows Expanded Learning is critical to providing young people with exposure to mentors and new ideas, skill-building opportunities, relationships, and social capital in safe, supportive environments. These programs are a critical support system for youth from under-resourced communities and their families, who have been disproportionately impacted by the effects of the pandemic, in addition to long-standing systemic inequities.

Workforce Shortages Continue After Covid

Staffing after school programs has been a continual struggle, but Covid-related health concerns and safety protocols have further exacerbated the situation, resulting in staff shortages, staff burnout, program waitlists, and increased program expenses nationwide.

The Expanded Learning Program Leader Apprenticeship is a direct result of California Department of Education’s initiative to, “develop and implement an earn and learn model that will promote career advancement and economic mobility for low-income people and people of color.”



  • 18+ Years Old
  • Work Availability from 1-6pm Monday-Friday
  • Morning Class Availability (In-Person)
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Employment Requirements:

  • Negative TB Test
  • FBI/DOJ Clearance

*The California Department of Education (CDE) defines Expanded Learning as follows: 

“Before and afterschool, summer, and intersession learning experiences that develop the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of students. Expanded Learning opportunities should be hands-on, engaging, student-centered, results-driven, involve community partners, and complement learning activities in the regular school day/year. 

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