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.
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.
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.