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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Empowering Youth | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Engineering a Successful Future for Bay Area Youth

At the recent United Way On Track Career Expo in San Francisco, we caught up with Ravi Desphande, a field applications engineer with Texas Instruments (TI) in Sunnyvale, California. Ravi is a friendly, familiar face not only to...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | United Way Bay Area

United Way’s On Track Career Expo

Wrap Around Support To Stay On Track To Graduation   Figuring out a career path is hard for most people and for youth of color, systemic barriers make it even more difficult to stay on track. That’s why...

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Empowering Youth | Partners | United Way Bay Area

A Day With The Raiders

“Whose first Raiders game is this?” Children’s hands shot up in Oracle Arena last Sunday when, before the Raiders vs Buffalo Bills game, more than 100 students from the Oakland Unified School District responded to legendary Raider’s alumnus,...

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