Modesto Business College Turns to CrowdFunding to Continue Training Unemployed

Community Business College seeks to continue training for unemployed using the Internet’s new crowd-funding to fund classes in California’s Central Valley.
Dec. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- As part of its ongoing efforts to aid the unemployed in obtaining the skills they need to get back to work, Community Business has developed a project on the crowdfunding site,

The goal of the project is to raise funds and offer perks to build support to continue this successful program in 2013. The local newspaper and a bank have offered their services if the project is successful. This training program is provided to the recipients at no cost except a request to “pay it forward” by contributing once they get a job and to serve as a mentor to children. This particular project is a community service program the college designed to replace the state-funding that has disappeared due to the economic downturn and budget cuts.

How This Crowdfunding Project Works
As with crowdfunding  project, the “Getting Back To Work” project relies on the combined efforts of individuals who contribute to the project through the project’s website. A little contribution by a lot of people can make a big difference. For their support, the contributor receives a thank you perk.

The Perks  
Contributors receive a customized perk for their level of participation. This project offers “Thank U!” graduate teddy bears, college T-shirts, rubber ducks and other rewards for participating.

Perhaps the most prized perk for this project is to contribute a “Power Word of the Day” which is nominated by the contributor (subject to final approval by Community Business College’s word-meister) and the word is posted in the morning and used throughout the college’s classes by students and staff.

About The “Getting Back To Work” Program
The crowdfunding aspect of the project was developed while the school’s director, Dan Guerra, was in Stanford Hospital for emergency surgery. During recovery, he watched a video of the origins of Stanford University which was initially founded on the principle that education should be provided to students in need at no charge to them wherever possible. In terms of the “Getting Back To Work” project, the goal is to help provide people the skills they need to succeed without putting them into debt when they start their new jobs. Mr. Guerra said, “This project fits in with our school’s mission to help those who are less fortunate and to help bridge the scholastic achievement gap.  At the conclusion of the project, a report will be developed and offered as an open-source diagram on how to put together training for unemployed adults.”

The school has set its fundraising goal at $12,250 to continue the project.

About Community Business College (  

Community Business College (’s mission is to help adult learning and helps unemployed adults, veterans, military spouses and those interested in building on their skills. The school is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and is approved for Work Investment Act, MyCAA ( and vocational rehabilitation career training scholarships.

Community Business College ( does not participate in federal student loan programs which have reputations for putting students into a lifetime burden of student loan debt. The school’s programs are funded by scholarships which in most cases, leads to no-cost employment training for its students.

The college has been awarded for its excellence with the Better Business Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics (, “Military Friendly School (” designations, and “School of Distinction” awards for its unique community services and military spouse and veteran training programs.

To learn more, contact the Community Business College admissions ( office at (209) 529-3648 or visit the school’s website at  


Dan Guerra, Director

Community Business College

3800 McHenry Avenue

Modesto, CA 95356
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