Building brighter futures through career readiness and exploration
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.
Median annual earnings for a single adult with less than a high-school diploma.
Average cost for two working adults with one pre-schooler and one school-aged child in the Bay Area to meet basic needs.
of people (including high school graduates) met the course requirements for UC/CSU.
16 – 24 year olds of color in the Bay Area are disconnected from school or 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 to lead bright, thriving futures.
Providing one-stop access to a full range of services to move families towards financial prosperitySparkPoint
Engaging youth and young adults in career exploration opportunities and building future skillsYouth Opportunity Pathways (YOP)
We partner with local labor councils in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Contra Costa counties to share the common goal of an equitable Bay AreaLabor Community Services
youth connected to work opportunities since 2012.
enrolled in training program, internship, or educational program through SparkPoint centers since 2012
higher persistence rates for students taking up SparkPoint services at community colleges compared to those who are not.