Empowering Youth | Jobs | United Way Bay Area

From struggling in school to a thriving apprenticeship.

Emilio struggled in school but found passion in an apprenticeship through Youth Jobs+.     Like many youth his age, San Francisco Mission District native Emilio Diaz says he enjoyed the social aspects of school, but that “schoolwork...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | Partners | Thriving Adults

Local Bay Area Companies Recommit to Providing Youth Jobs

As part of the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ initiative, United Way Bay Area, OEWD, SFUSD, DCYF, and the Mayor’s Office recently hosted the first Employer Engagement Breakfast on May 4, 2018, bringing together local companies, civic leaders, and nonprofit...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | Partners | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

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 Area youth succeed. Hear why he was impressed and why volunteering is important....

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

More Than a Job Fair

As a partner in the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ initiative, we aim to meet youth where they’re at – whether that means ready for a job or ready to connect with re-entry programs or other support services. Many youth...

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Basic Needs | Jobs | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

EKS Volunteers Give Back In A Meaningful Way

For the 16th year, low- to moderate-income residents of the Bay Area are afforded the opportunity to have their taxes prepared for free through the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) program. United Way is proud to...

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Empowering Youth | Jobs | Volunteering

Make Your Saturday Matter – Volunteer!

We’re thrilled to host the annual Mayor’s Youth Jobs + Resource Fair on Saturday, March 17th. During this day-long job and resource fair, we offer wraparound support services to put underserved youth on a path to economic security....

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Empowering Youth | Impact | Jobs

Another impactful year planned for Bay Area youth

United Way Bay Area continues to be a lead partner in our sixth year of the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Initiative. Through coordinated efforts of UWBA; The San Francisco Mayor’s Office; San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and Families;...

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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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Jobs | Partners | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Can Gorillas Help Fight Poverty?

  What is the Koko Challenge?   The Koko Challenge is a way for Bay Area law firms to have some fun and competition while giving back to their community. The challenge is between participating law firms (and...

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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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