MASTER TEMPLATE TESTING CREATING IMPACT AREA WITH 2 METRIC DATA POINTS - United Way Bay Area
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EMPLOYMENT & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Building brighter futures through career readiness and exploration

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.

123

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

25309

Average cost for two working adults with one pre-schooler and one school-aged child in the Bay Area to meet basic needs.

824

16 – 24 year olds of color in the Bay Area are 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 to lead bright, thriving futures.

SparkPoint

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Youth Workforce

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Labor Community Services

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Public Policy

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SparkPoint

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Youth Workforce

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Labor Community Services

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OUR IMPACT

34,000+

youth connected to work opportunities since 2012.

4,784

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.