Get youth ready for work & life

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One job can change everything

Nearly one in four people age 17 - 24 are disconnected from school or work. We’re working to change this reality for Bay Area youth. Join us.

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Our mission

To prepare opportunity youth for work and life, by providing the jobs, training, education, and support they need to discover and achieve their potential so that they can transition to independent adulthood.

Employment Program

Youth participate in 6 month paid, work-based internships with employer partners representing a diverse range of in dustries.

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Career Center

Referrals to jobs opportunities with the support for success.

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Education

Small group and personalized classes prepare youth to take and pass their G.E.D. or HighSET high school equivalency exam as a springboard for their next education and career moves.

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Our impact

64% of graduates were employed one year prior to program enrollment

74% of graduates were employed three years after program exit

Youth who completed the program have higher annual earnings by an average difference of $5,500

Our Stories

Meet Mario

“In my job at GoCar, I help out customers. I show them the routes.” This is how 23-year-old Oakland native Mario describes his role at GoCar San Francisco, a sightseeing Meet Mario

Meet Miriam

“Hi there! My name is Miriam and I just completed an employment program last year. It was such a great experience because I learned a lot of valuable skills like Meet Miriam

Meet Keonte

“A year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to do this interview,” Keonte says as he reflects on where he was before participating in New Door’s employment program. “I was Meet Keonte