Press Releases

Rubicon, 9 Local Organizations Join Forces to End Unemployment in Contra Costa County

August 2018

MARTINEZ, CALIF., AUGUST 14, 2018 … Even though the Bay Area job market may feel red-hot, nearly 16,000 Contra Costa residents remain unemployed and are looking for work. To help these individuals find a job or start a new career, ten organizations have partnered with Contra Costa County and its Workforce Development Board (WDBCCC) to create an unprecedented network of service providers...

Rubicon Programs Partners with Travis Credit Union To Help Contra Costa ‘Crave 2 Save’

August 2017

CONTACT: Jonathan Bash  |  jonathanb@rubiconprograms.org or (510) 231-3993  

RICHMOND, CALIF., AUGUST 15, 2017 … In an effort to bring financial stability to Contra Costa County’s low-income residents, Rubicon Programs, a nonprofit fighting poverty in the East Bay, Sparkpoint Contra Costa and Travis Credit Union have partnered to launch their new “Crave 2 Save” challenge for Contra Costa County residents...

Landmark Rubicon Lawsuit Settled, Paves Way for Fair Treatment of Low-Income Drivers

August 2017

A settlement was reached today in the first lawsuit in California to challenge the suspension of driver’s licenses as a means of collecting unpaid traffic fines. The lawsuit was originally filed on June 15, 2016 by Rubicon Programs and the ACLU against Solano County Superior Court, challenging the court’s practice of suspending the driver’s licenses of people who could not afford the astronomical price of traffic tickets. Click below to read the full press release: