Empowering Youth | Jobs

On Track Career Expo

Learn about different careers and find the path to your dreams! EXPLORE CAREERS Learn about careers in STEM, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and more on site! PURSUE YOUR DREAM CAREER Find out how to get connected to a variety of...

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Education | Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

The NFL and UWBA Kickoff ‘Character Playbook’

In response to the growing issue of bullying across the nation, United Way Bay Area (UWBA) teamed up with the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders to launch the Character Playbook, an interactive, digital program, training middle...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

For the Love of Law

With a first professional job or internship comes skill-building, confidence, and according to Emma Nakayoshi, the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in school to the real world. Emma joined United Way Bay Area’s youth employment program, MatchBridge...

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Education | Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area

Support Opportunity Youth Reengagement Month

August generally marks the end of summer as students and parents, filled with a sense of excitement and expectations, get ready for the school year ahead. For many, back to school is an annual tradition of shopping for...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Spotlight: Jack Avery, Public Policy Intern at UWBA

A recent graduate from UCLA and Public Policy intern at UWBA, Jack Avery is a motivated young professional ready to tackle his career. His journey with UWBA didn’t start with this summer internship though. Jack was previously a...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | United Way Bay Area

A Lesson in Life Skills

Landing a Job   Standing in the room at the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Neighborhood Fair at Larkin Street Youth Services, one could feel the excitement and eagerness of attendees which included youth looking for jobs and San Francisco...

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Empowering Youth | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

The Safety Net Caught Me

  Growing up in public housing as an only child with a single mom in the Fillmore District of San Francisco was not easy. My mother worked hard everyday as we struggled to make ends meet. She ensured...

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Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Believe to Achieve

  Wow! We can’t believe how fun Believe was! Okay…sorry for the lame joke but we’re still exhausted after that incredible kick-off party at LinkedIn.   We’re feeling tired from all the laughs, but we’re also feeling rejuvenated...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | United Way Bay Area

Investing In Our Youth

  Do you remember your first job? As members of the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ initiative, we sure do. These memories simultaneously make us laugh, cringe, and fill us with a sense of pride. After all, it’s the first job...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | United Way Bay Area

See You At Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Resource Fair

  What does a good job mean to you? At United Way, we think that a good job means access to something greater. Greater wages, greater technical skills, and greater health. Through the annual Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Resource...

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