May/29/2017 Up2US Sports’ AmeriCorps Coach with Street Soccer USA

Posted by lgannon • May 29th, 2017

Position: Serve as an Up2Us Sports’ AmeriCorps Coach with Street Soccer USA in the Bay Area (San Francisco, East Bay, San Jose)

About Street Soccer USA:
Street Soccer USA builds life changing community based sports programs that reach the least served communities across the United States. By creating safe places to play and supplying trained, caring coaches, social service coordinators, our curriculum and basic equipment, Street Soccer USA improves the personal capacity of participants to achieve bigger goals in terms of education and employment.

Our character education and life skills programs help participants prepare for success at school, at home and in their community. Our curriculum framework is tailored with age appropriate and situation specific content for every scenario.

About Up2Us
Up2Us Sports is a coalition of more than 1,390 nonprofit organizations that believe in the power of sports to fight childhood obesity, end academic failure, and reduce gang participation. Up2Us Sports’ flagship program is Up2Us Coach, a national coach / mentor program places, trains, and supports coaches to provide meaningful experiences to youth in a variety of sports programs nationally. More than 1,800 coaches have provided opportunities for more than 284,000 youth to be active, learn skills, and stay out of trouble through sports.

Duration of Service: September 5th, 2017 – September 5th, 2018

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coach SSUSA practices 3-4 times per week between M-F
• Deliver and reinforce SSUSA curriculum with youth participants on a daily basis
• Complete SSUSA Coach Training & Accreditation process which includes but is not limited to the following trainings:
o Orientation to Street Soccer USA, our mission and model
o Introduction to youth program methodology
o Social services training and commitment to child safety policy
o On-line sports for social development group management training
o On the field coach workshop
• Organize, schedule and coordinate social and educational community based activities
• Actively recruit volunteers, including parent participation in mentoring activities

Additionally, the AmeriCorps Up2Us Coach will: 
• Encourage participants to gain and develop life skills, knowledge, and techniques through sport, using lessons learned at Up2Us Sports’ best in class training events
• Perform data collection activities such as rosters, attendance, etc. directed by your Up2Us Sports Program Manager
• Act as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the community and youth served

Up2Us AmeriCorps Coaches must complete the following requirements to ensure successful completion of the AmeriCorps program:
• Completion of the minimum required hours of service (1,700 hours) and training by last day of coach contract
• Attendance at the Up2Us Coach orientation
• Completion of twice monthly America Learns reflection logs at an 80% level or higher
• Completion of bi-weekly timesheets
• Attend/participate in Up2Us Sports trainings, meetings, and special initiatives
• Attend Coach Training Institute (September 15th – 19th, 2017)

Up2Us Sports’ AmeriCorps coaches will receive an annual living allowance of $7,770 divided into bi-weekly stipends. Upon a successful competition of a year of service, coaches will receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,907.50.

· Passionate about soccer and sports
· Experience working with or volunteering with at risk/underprivileged youth
· Adherence to the SSUSA mission, values and strategy
· Must be at least 18 years with high school diploma or GED
· US Citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Alien, or have a legal permit or VISA
· Good interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, patience and follow-through required
· Minimum of 1-year experience playing or coaching soccer

To apply:
Please send a brief cover letter, including a statement about your experience playing or coaching soccer, and current resume to
In the subject line of your email write: Up2Us Coach position (your last name)

May/26/2017 DiverseCity Basketball & Health Camp – June 26 – June 30, 2017

Posted by lgannon • May 26th, 2017


May/24/2017 SF Parks and Learn – Presidio Trust Internship Available

Posted by lgannon • May 24th, 2017

Presidio of San Francisco, Full-time, 12 months, Housing + Stipend

Title: Volunteer Engagement Intern Department: Internships & Volunteer Engagement Mentor: Kai Forsley, Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Are you passionate about parks, interacting with people, and working with databases?

Join the Presidio Trust’s Volunteer Engagement team and help support our growing community of park volunteers! We are looking for an Intern who is excited to learn the ins-and-outs of operating a large-scale park volunteer program, including supporting efforts to track volunteer statistics and impact using a volunteer data management system.


This internship supports the Presidio Trust’s effort to engage thousands of volunteers each year in a variety of opportunities to support the Presidio. Working as part of a team, the intern will assist with all aspects of volunteer coordination. The Intern will gain valuable experience in volunteer program management, event coordination, and data management.


  •   Support the behind the scenes management of a variety of individual and group volunteer opportunities focused park stewardship and visitor services.
  •   Assist with tracking volunteer statistics and accomplishments using a Salesforce platform volunteer data management system
  •   Work with field staff to implement volunteer stewardship projects for youth and adult audiences, including supporting weekly volunteer programs, group service projects, and large-scale volunteer events including National Trails Day, Coastal Cleanup Day, and MLK Day of Service
  •   Help with volunteer outreach and recruitment
  •   Assist with orientation and training for new volunteers and interns
  •   Assist with volunteer enrichment and recognition activities and events, including assisting with allaspects of event management including food preparation and setup/cleanup.
  •   Assist with monitoring volunteer and internship program supplies and keeping supply areas organized
  •   Provide general administrative support and participate in Presidio Trust public events
  •   Act as event photographer at various events as well as ensure Volunteer Program photographic archive is up to date and catalogued properly.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  •   Commitment to volunteerism and community service
  •   Previous experience as a volunteer or working with volunteers desired
  •   Enjoys working with data and has experience working with databases, including Microsoft Excelspreadsheets and cloud-based data tracking systems such as Salesforce
  •   Detail-oriented and organized
  •   Strong interpersonal skills
  •   Enjoy working with a diverse community of people of all ages
  •   Positive attitude and ability to work with a professional demeanor as part of a team
  •   Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  •   Computer experience in Microsoft Office
  •   Experience with photography desired
  •   Comfortable working both outdoors and indoors
  •   Must be a US Citizen and at least 21 years old
  •   Must possess a valid State driver’s licenseWORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
  •   The position requires periods of standing, walking, climbing, and lifting and carrying heavy objects
  •   Work is performed both indoors and outdoors with weather conditions ranging from hot, dry and dusty to foggy, cold and rainy. Work is performed around heavy equipment. There may be exposure to poison oak.
  •   Indoor work is performed in a typical office setting
  •   The position requires working both independently and as a team and involves working with a variety of Trust department staff and volunteers
  •   The intern will be required to drive and be a passenger in a motor vehicle. Selected candidates will be required to provide a photocopy of their current valid State driver’s license.WHY APPLY
  •   Gain professional development in a team setting
  •   Learn valuable skills in volunteer coordination, data management, and community engagement
  •   Develop leadership and public speaking skills
  •   Great opportunity to live in a national park and work with staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in engaging the public and preserving the natural and cultural history of the PresidioTERMS

    The position is considered volunteer and is part of the Presidio Trust’s Volunteer Program. Successful applicants are required to sign the Presidio Trust’s Volunteer Agreement.

    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Start Date: As early as July 2017
    Length of Position: 12 months
    Schedule: 40 hours per week, Tuesday – Saturday schedule. Some evenings and occasional Sundays and holidays.

    Stipend: $300 every two weeks
    Transportation Benefit: $50 monthly parking permits for car owners or $50/month for non-car owners Housing: Interns are provided a single occupancy (one person) room in dormitory-style housing in the Presidio with basic accommodations including a furnished private room, shared kitchen, and common areas. Interns must sign a housing contract, abide by the residential rules and contribute to the maintenance of the household. Interns must reside in the housing provided to be eligible for the internship. We cannot accept non-residential interns.


    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contact information (including full name, title, phone number and email address) for at least two references by email to Kai Forsley at PDF format is preferred but Microsoft Word versions are acceptable.

    Your cover letter should provide a brief explanation of your interest in the position relative to your future educational and/or career goals. The strongest applicant will communicate what they will contribute to the Presidio Trust and how this internship can help them to achieve their future goals with specific reference to the position description. Be sure to include why you are interested in working with volunteers. If you have any special skills or interests, please include them. The resume should outline the applicant’s relevant experience and include contact information for two references familiar with the applicants’ previous work or academic experience.

We will review applications received and will select some or all for interviews to be conducted at a mutually arranged time. Applications will not be kept on file after a decision is made. If you were not accepted for a position and wish to be considered for a future posting, you will need to reapply.

The Presidio Trust is dedicated to representing the community it serves. We encourage candidates that will bring diversity to the Trust to apply.


Guardian of the Golden Gate for more than 200 years, the Presidio endures as a place of service and possibility. Now a distinctive part of the national park system, this magnificent American landmark invites visitors to be inspired by its beauty and to participate in a variety of programs that draw on its history and natural resources. The Presidio is also home to a vibrant community of people who work and live in the park. The 1,500-acre Presidio is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the world’s largest national parks in an urban setting, spanning over 80,000 acres north and south of San Francisco’s Golden Gate.

The Presidio Trust is an innovative federal agency created to save this former military post and transform it for a new national purpose. The Trust’s vision is that the Presidio will be forever a public place: vital to the Bay Area, important to all Americans, and recognized for achieving broad benefits for the nation. To learn more, visit

May/20/2017 Black To The Future’s Saturday Academy – Grades K-11 – 11am – 2pm

Posted by lgannon • May 20th, 2017

Join the Saturday Academy for Academic Enrichment and Fun! 


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Dear Families,


We are happy to announce the Black To The Future initiative’s Saturday Academy for students in grades k-11! The Black To The Future (BTTF) is a call to action for African-American empowerment in San Francisco.  BTTF is a community driven collaboration among non-profit groups in San Francisco.  The collaborative is an effort to strengthen services for African-American families and their children in areas of advocacy, health, education, workforce development, and violence prevention. The Saturday Academy is an effort to provide quality (out of school) educational enrichment and support through fun hands on learning programs that will strive to build and support academic performance, socialization skills, and self-esteem.


Please click BTTF Saturday Academy to view more details about the academy and to register your child for the program.  Please note: if you would like to enroll more than one child, make sure to register each child separately.


You don’t want your child to miss this opportunity! REGISTER TODAY!!!


In Community,




The Black To The Future Education Team

May/19/2017 UPS is Hiring – Mandatory Pre-Interview

Posted by lgannon • May 19th, 2017

To learn more about our events and services, please contact the Career Center at:  
1449 Webster St. San Francisco.
Orientations are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00am.

May/19/2017 40th Annual Founders Day Sojourner Truth Awards & Scholarship Luncheon – 11am – 2pm

Posted by lgannon • May 19th, 2017

Purchase tickets here.

May/18/2017 Help Design the New Playground at Booker T. Washington CSC

Posted by lgannon • May 18th, 2017

The Children’s Meeting 
Time: 4-5pm
Location: 1100 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115
The purpose of the children’s meeting is to get input from the “playground experts” (the kids, of course!)
about what they would like to see on their new playground.  Youth involvement and participation areimportant parts of the KaBOOM! community-build model and Design Day is an essential first step inincluding and thinking about the interests of the children at every stage of this project.
The Adults’ Workshop
Time: 5-8pm
Location: 1100 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115
The purpose of the adults’ meeting is two-fold: (1) We want to introduce everyone to the KaBOOM!Planning Process and to form our Planning Committees. This is where we generate ideas and actionsteps that will make this project a success. (2) We will take the playground ideas the children havegenerated and use them to select playground equipment for a design order.
 Welcome and introductions  
 Presentation    
 Brainstorming    
 Design your dream playground
Contact Jerry for more information at 415-928-6596.

May/18/2017 U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring!

Posted by lgannon • May 18th, 2017

To learn more about our events and services, please contact the Career Center at:  
1449 Webster St. San Francisco.
Orientations are held MondayTuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00am.


May/18/2017 UPS is Hiring!

Posted by lgannon • May 18th, 2017

To learn more about our events and services, please contact the Career Center at:  
1449 Webster St. San Francisco.
Orientations are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00am.

May/17/2017 Scholarship Opportunity: Capture the Dream!

Posted by lgannon • May 17th, 2017