who we are.

CityLab Professional brings local employment and affordable housing to Bayarea employees in technical education for communications and information technology while helping students fulfill 600 -2000 hours of training to become a Cisco certified technician, enabling future homeownership.

2011

The beginning of everything

Johnny met Loree after being convinced that there was a much better way to organize and deliver services to citizens returning to civic life.

2012

Pioneered first model with Black Board, Caulk, and Eraser in San Bruno County Jail

Presented with a challenge to teach the first Cisco Network Academy in San Francisco’s County Jail program. We were limited to the basics see more in this video.

2015

The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth -Makerfaire Presentations

We began exploring scalable communities throughout the United States, focusing on communities of color that were overlooked during the start up of the 4th Industrial Revolution

2018

CityLab Professional is now a State Apprenticeship Program!

We began exploring scalable communities throughout the United States, focusing on communities of color that were overlooked during the start up of the 4th Industrial Revolution

2019

The first Academy a 6G Training Center at 750 Story Road

With the help of AT&T, and Cisco/Meraki and Port53 we built a Social innovation venture lab. to facilitate innovative business-based solutions to large-scale social problems, such as underserved populations in technology; these organizations attempt to effect change by actively creating and growing/diffusing social ventures that generate local employment and affordable housing opportunities.

2020

CityLab Professional is funded, and begins first four Cohorts (during Pandemic) live in Santa Clara County Jail.

On 12.14.2020 we began teaching two (2) male and two female classes often in person, as the only program allowed to merge online and offline training.