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Category: Empowering Youth

On Track Career Expo Engages Youth Virtually

Each year, United Way Bay Area hosts our On Track Career Expo to engage youth in hands-on demos and career coaching to learn about various…

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Virtual Career Expo Sparks Youth Curiosity

Excitement surged at United Way Bay Area’s virtual On Track Career expo as youth attendees geared up to connect with professionals from various industries through…

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Backpack Drive Delivers 600+ Kits to Bay Area Families

Despite the uncertainty of school reopenings, United Way Bay Area moved forward (virtually, of course!) with our annual Backpack and School Supply Drive to support…

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Donate School Supplies for Youth During Pandemic

Every year, United Way Bay Area hosts a backpack drive to gather backpacks for youth in our community who cannot afford them or important school…

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DAY OF ACTION: United Way Bay Area Hosts Virtual Career Exploration for Oakland Youth

Figuring out a career path is hard for most people but systemic barriers make it even more difficult for youth of color to expand their…

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Report: UWBA’s SparkPoint Improves Student Persistence at Community Colleges

Staying in school has never been more difficult. But SparkPoint knows how to get students back on track.  United Way Bay Area’s SparkPoint program is…

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When college doesn’t end happily ever after.

Heather moved from her dorm to her car—and then found EAN. Graduating college should be an exciting time in one’s life, but too often lower-income…

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Youth Career Expo Helps Bridge the Opportunity Gap

On Track Career Expo Engages San Francisco Students in Interactive Exhibits and Coaching at LinkedIn     The energy in the room was buzzing as…

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Business Pathways Summer Internship

Apply for the Business Pathways Summer Internship Program Companies from various industries will provide internships for youth between the ages of 16-24. Internships will be…

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Meet Mike.

Target Employee Volunteers with UWBA Meet Mike. He’s a Target employee who volunteered with us at the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Resource Fair to help Bay…

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