Employment & Career Opportunities

Building Brighter Futures Through career readiness and exploration

Together, we can make an impact.

Building a strong community that takes care of everyone who lives here depends on your generous support.

The Need

The data is clear –relevant skills, knowledge, opportunities, and credentials are critical to ensure that youth and adults can support themselves and their families long-term.

$24,632

Median annual earnings for a single adult with less than a high-school diploma.

$71,813

Average cost for one working adult and one school-aged child in the Bay Area to meet basic needs

50%

of high school students of color are off the graduation path by the second semester of freshman year.

36,000

18-24 year olds in Santa Clara County disconnected from school or work.

Our Work

We believe that access to education and employment opportunities is necessary to ensure that individuals are successful in school and in their careers. They also need critical supports that help them to stay in school and meet their basic needs. Through our Employment and Career Opportunities programs, we work with local government, businesses, nonprofits, post-secondary institutions, and school districts to support individuals in the community build bright, thriving futures.

Our Impact

34,000+

youth connected to work opportunities since 2012.

3,518

enrolled in training program, internship, or educational program through SparkPoint centers since 2012.

11-38%

higher persistence rates for students taking up SparkPoint services at community colleges compared to those who are not.

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