a job can change a life
80,000 youth ages 16 – 24 are disconnected from education and employment in the Bay Area. There’s over 8,000 disconnected youth in San Francisco alone. Without connecting to school and work, these young people are at high risk to be poor, unemployed, homeless or incarcerated throughout their adult lives.
Our solution is simple: provide paid jobs, skills training, education and individualized support so that young adults can get ready for work and life. Employment and education change the trajectory of their lives, putting youth on a path towards economic opportunity.
Many youth in our Employment Program lack their high school diploma, which is a real barrier to employment. To help, we launched our Education Program in 2015 so that young people can earn a high school equivalency certificate. Our Education Program offers: