Employee Spotlight: Czach Hidalgo, I.T. Administrator

As Information Technology Administrator, Czach Hidalgo describes himself, “Simply put, I’m a geek! I love to share knowledge. I’ve been called a classic tour-guide…I love life. Early in life I discovered how to be happy. It’s literally just a choice, and ever...

Employee Spotlight: Melissa Serrano, Administration Support/Recruiter

Melissa Serrano says, “I have three loves: my daughters, my Latino community, and education.” Working at Felton has provided Melissa with an opportunity to pursue several of those loves. She started with Felton in 2016 helping with the expansion of the child...

CORE Open House Showcases One-Stop, Wrap-Around Selection of Services

Friendly faces and a festive atmosphere greeted visitors to Felton’s Center of Reentry Excellence (CORE), at a late August open house celebration at our downtown Oakland offices. At this site, Felton Institute, in partnership with the Alameda County Probation...

Employee Spotlight: Denise Minter, Development Coordinator 

When Denise Minter came to Felton three years ago, she desperately needed a job. Being in her 60s and overqualified for most positions, she didn’t have an easy task ahead of her. “I was applying for jobs like crazy for six months straight and wasn’t...

Teenage Parents Cross Stage with Excitement for What Future Holds

Hilltop School, part of Felton Institute’s Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP), recently celebrated a graduation. The TAPP provides case management to help ensure that expectant and parenting families have equitable access to health care, education, and...