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  • United Way Youth Resource Fair

    Youth in San Francisco had a shot at summer jobs, but first they needed skills, tools and resources. Pulling together a fair for 500+ youth in three weeks? Can do!

    Goal

    Provide 500+ San Francisco 16-24 Year-Olds Job Search & Interview Tools

    Challenge

    4 weeks to execute a youth resource fair

    Solution

    Instantly become a United Way team member

    Results

    500+ Youth accessed skills & resources

    The San Francisco Mayor’s Office & United Way of the Bay Area were aiming to place 2,500 youth in summer jobs, as part of a White House job creation plan.  They needed to enroll hundreds of youth in an online resume and job hunt system and build huge visibility for the program. All within 4 weeks.

    We coordinated with key members of numerous teams, including the Mayor’s Office,  Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), the School District and United Way’s PR department, in-house graphic design, MatchBridge and volunteer outreach staff.

    Within three weeks we pulled together 70+ volunteers, dozens of nonprofit agencies, and 500+ youth for a five workshops, resume review, interview prep and practice.

    The Mayor’s & United Way’s summer jobs plan is in full swing. Youth participants received skills, resources and connections to jobs.

    photo credit: Alain McLaughlin photography
     
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