SF YouthWorks is Hiring!

It’s hiring time! The YouthWorks school year session application is now available.  We are planning to hire up to 150 high school youth to work as interns in city government offices, libraries and recreation facilities. YouthWorks interns will work up to ten hours per week from October through May, and will be paid $10.24 per hour.

Applicants must be in the 11th or 12th grade, live and attend school in San Francisco, are interested in exploring a career in government, and can work at least 6 hours per week after school. Youth gain important work experience while learning about careers in public service.

There are three ways to complete and submit your application:

1) DOWNLOAD: Download your application here, complete all questions and essays, and turn in to us at our office. You can mail it or bring it in person but it must be in our office by 5pm on Friday, September 14th in order to be considered.

2) ONLINE:Complete an online application here.  Then complete a Required Documents Packet (RDP) that can be downloaded here or picked up at our office. Application and RDP must be received by Friday, September 14th at 5pm.

3)  IN PERSON: Pick up a copy of the application from our office, complete it, and return in person or by mail before 5pm on Friday, September 14th.

Our office is located at 2012 Pine Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisce and is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. All applications and other materials must be submitted by Friday, September 14th at 5pm in order to be considered for the 2012-2013 school year session.

Please contact us at 415-202-7911 or janderson@jcyc.org with any questions about the application process.


***This school year SF YouthWorks is looking forward to the possibility of working with undocumented youth, who have previously been excluded from workforce development programs like ours due to not being able to obtain work documents. This past June the Obama Administration announced a new plan that will will assist some undocumented youth in getting work permits.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, is a new program that grants qualifying youth a temporary two-year stay in the United States. Applicants who demonstrate an “economic necessity” may be eligible for a work card through DACA.

Visit the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services

website for more information on eligibility and how to apply. Legal Services for Children (LSC) is hosting Deferred Action Clinics in San Francisco each month. Visit the LSC website

for more information.

YouthWorks Leadership Transition

After almost four years of proudly serving as the director of the San Francisco YouthWorks program, I am leaving my position to pursue a new employment opportunity. It has been so wonderful to be a part of this program. Working with the YouthWorks team and community has been incredibly rewarding. I feel so fortunate to have been able to partner with so many committed people and inspiring youth in this role.

Together, we have accomplished so much. Since I began as director, over 1,200 San Francisco youth have had the opportunity to participate in a YouthWorks internship. It has been wonderful to partner with all of you in our efforts to ensure that those interns would have the opportunity to gain skills and experience to last a lifetime.

I know that the program will continue to flourish in the coming years. Long-time YouthWorks employee Camile Richard will be taking on the role of Associate Director of SF YouthWorks. In this role she will manage the day-to-day operations of the program. The rest of our amazing team will be continuing in the fall, further ensuring a strong 2012-2013 year.

There are many plans in place to develop and expand the program next year, and these will continue to move forward. I certainly look forward to seeing YouthWorks continue to grow!

 -Blog written by (former) YW Director Betsy Merzenich

Mentor Corner

New Mentors: Interested in becoming a YouthWorks mentor? Contact Camile Richard for more information at crichard@jcyc.org.

Mentor Update Form: If you have not turned in your fall 2012 internshipment update form, which was due Friday September 7th, please do so ASAP. Fill out the form completely and in detail to help us make the best match.

2012-13 Program Information:  This year, SF YouthWorks will continue to prioritize serving youth who may have barriers to employment. These youth include those who attend alternative schools, whose first language is not English, who reside in public housing, or who meet other criteria that are statistically linked to lower levels of career achievement. This year we will be decreasing each Employment Coordinator’s caseload in order to provide additional pre-employment training, one-on-one support, and on-the-job assistance.

SF YouthWorks is Hiring:  School year session applications are out. Please help YouthWorks with our outreach efforts by encouraging San Francisco juniors and seniors to apply. Applications are due Friday, September 14th.

Program Dates:  Students will be interviewed and selected to attend pre- employment training in the beginning of October. Interns will begin work at their work site during the week of October 22nd.

Mentor Essentials Workshop: Our first mentor essentials workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 26th from 12-1:30pm. More information to come!

Forms Available Online: Please visit the Mentor Resources section ofour website for all forms you need for the fall program. If you ever need a form that you can’t find online, please let us know and we will be sure to post it there.

Other Ways To Support YouthWorks

SF Aloha 5k: Join SF YouthWorks in supporting JCYC’s annual SF Aloha 5K fundraiser. Check out the YouthWorks team fundraising page and learn more by clicking here.

Follow us on Facebook: Become a fan of the SF YouthWorks Page on Facebook to follow updates and show your support.  Check us out at www.facebook.com/sfyouthworks.

Donate Online:  Visitwww.jcyc.org (our parent organization, the Japanese Community Youth Council) and click on the”how to give” and”donate now” links.  Fill out the page accordingly, being sure to select”New Ways Workers/YouthWorks” from the drop down menu of programs.

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