Learning, Growing, Living

One of the key mainstays of successful independent living is ongoing development through education. E&CO offers a variety of classes through its Independent Living Services (ILS), a program designed to develop and foster independence.

These weekly classes focus on learning essential life skills and are held at four ILS housing sites located in San Jose and Sunnyvale. In addition to ongoing classes, workshops are held quarterly.

Classes feature a small teacher-student ratio of one instructor for every three students. This ratio assures students are receiving the required amount of individual attention that’s needed to acquire the life and work skills essential to independent living.

All classes are held on a continuous schedule and some classes qualify students for a Completion Certificate. Students who meet the completion criteria may continue taking the course on a maintenance level or request a more challenging curriculum.

In addition to classes, quarterly Workshops are held onsite and focus on Job Development, Social Skills and Etiquette, Money/Financial, and Organization.

Classes Offered

Weekly classes focus on learning essential life skills and are held at four ILS housing sites located in San Jose and Sunnyvale. In addition to ongoing classes, quarterly workshops on job Development, Social Skills, Etiquette, Organization, and Money/Financial are also offered.

Adaptive Fitness Mondays 4:00p – 5:00p Vivente II
Advanced Reading Tuesdays 5:00p – 6:30p Vivente II
Anger Expression Mondays 10:30a – 12:00p Vivente II
Anger Expression Wednesdays 6:00p – 7:30p Vivente II
Computers Tuesdays 3:00p – 4:00p Vivente II
Computers Wednesdays 3:00p – 4:00p Vivente II
Computers Fridays 6:00p- 7:00p Milagro
Cooking/Nutrition Mondays 4:30p – 7:00p Milagro
Cooking/Nutrition Mondays 5:00p- 7:00p Homeport
Cooking/Nutrition Mondays 5:00p – 6:30p Vivente II
Cooking/Nutrition Wednesdays 3:00p – 4:30p Stoney Pine Villa
Cooking/Nutrition Fridays 3:30p – 5:00p Stoney Pine Villa
Diabetes Awareness Wednesdays 4:30p – 6:00p Vivente II
Diabetic/Creative Cooking Tuesdays 4:30p – 7:00p Milagro
Healthy Living (Women’s) Tuesdays 6:30p – 7:30p Vivente II
Healthy Living (Women’s) Wednesdays 5:00p – 6:00p Milagro
Healthy Living (Men’s) Thursdays 3:00p – 4:30p Milagro
Money Skills Mondays 3:00p – 4:00p Homeport
Money Skills Mondays 3:00p – 4:00p Vivente II
Remedial Reading Tuesdays 4:00p – 5:00p Vivente II

Classes are offered on-site at these locations:

VIVIENTE II
South San Jose
(Camden)
5347 Dent Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118

MILAGRO
East San Jose
(Alum Rock)
2850 Rose Avenue
San Jose, CA 95127

STONEY PINE VILLA
Sunnyvale
267 W. California Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

HOMEPORT
Union & Los Gatos
5030 Union Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124