Opportunities for SEIU 521 Members

The Education Fund is working with SEIU 521 and Child Care Providers United (CCPU) on grant-funded programs and services for SEIU members training for healthcare, public health and community health jobs in California. These programs are for SEIU 521 members only. To qualify, sign up today at seiu521.org.

This grant will serve 1,000 members in education programs starting in 2023 and continuing through 2025. Programs are grant funded by the State of California through the HRTP Resilient Workforce General Fund (RWF) Program. Funding is targeted to address workforce shortages and build labor-management partnership in workforce training for union employment.

Programs and Services

Available now: American Heart Association certificate trainings

In-person trainings in BLS, ACLS, and PALS are being offered to SEIU 521 and Child Care Providers United (CCPU) members in Santa Clara and Kern Counties at the following locations and times, with more classes coming soon. All classes are for first time certification or renewal.

San Jose
Location: 2302 Zanker Rd., San Jose CA 95131

November 18:
8am-noon: Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (Spanish)
1pm-5pm: AHA BLS (English)

Location: 1001 17th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301

December 9
8am-noon: AHA BLS (English)

Sign up now, by first filling out the interest form. Then register for MyEdFund, our secure member portal, to complete your sign up.

Tuition Support and Career Pathways

This program will support 1,000 members in Education Fund programs for tuition support and career pathways for high need healthcare, public health and community health roles. The goal of the grant is to build labor-management partnership to solve workforce needs and to advance grant participants’ careers through training and job placement.

Programs include:

  • Tuition Support – available now! Learn more.
  • Prerequisite courses
  • Career pathways and apprenticeships including: Phlebotomy, Sterile Processing, Mental Health Certificates and RN-to-BSN. (Specific programs will vary with each county.)
  • Career Advice – 1:1 with one of our Career Counselors
  • Need-based laptop usage and childcare stipend


Get started

If you are a member of SEIU 521 and would like to get more information about how to take advantage of grant-funded Education Fund programs and services, the first step is to register for MyEdFund, our secure, online member portal and schedule an appointment.


Having trouble signing up for MyEdFund or need more information about how to take advantage of grant-funded Education Fund programs and services? If so, please contact Regional Coordinator Huda Khalil:

Huda Khalil

Regional Coordinator
Tel: 310.985.7620
Email: hkhalil@theedfund.org

Huda is an Education Fund Regional Coordinator serving members of SEIU 521 and SEIU 1021 in Santa Clara, San Francisco and Kern Counties. She will focus on serving non-Education Fund eligible workers through grant funding in the immediate term while our teams plan for the longer-term sustainability of services with new partners through expanded employer contributions. Huda comes to the Ed Fund with a background in case management and direct patient care in healthcare. Her previous experience includes serving as a Housing Coordinator at Housing Choices, where she managed a caseload of more than 70 families with developmental disabilities, exceeding their caseload quota by 133%. Additionally, she has worked as a sales manager focusing on direct client marketing and advertising, digital sales, and contract negotiations. Huda earned their Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Monterey Bay and is a fluent Arabic speaker.