Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) is an employment center that offers youth programs designed to help youth at risk prepare for employment. Their website has extensive information on all the programs, such as the Work Resource Program, the Mayor’s Youth Education and Employment Program, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program, and the Improving Transitions Outcomes Program (ITOP), the Work Lab, the Scholars to College Program, and the Youth Advisory Council. JVS's Mayor’s Youth Education and Employment Program (MYEEP) gives about 50 high schoolers the opportunity to participate in afterschool paid internships at non-profit and public agencies every year. These are supplemented with job skills and career development workshops.
JVS' Career Gateway lets participants access online tools, resources, and support. JVS also features an on-site Technology Access Center (TAC) to help with job searches. They have self-paced tutorials on computer and typing skills, software and a print library, help with resume building and studying for the GED, NCLEX-PN, and NCLEX-RN.
The Work Resource Program (WRP): Work Resource Program provides youth with disabilities comprehensive job search skills, job readiness, and career exploration training at up to 11 SFUSD high schools, year-round job placement and retention services, along with access to post-secondary education counseling and referrals to appropriate transition and support services. Participating schools are: Balboa High School, Downtown High School, Galileo Academy, Lincoln High School, Lowell High School, Thurgood Marshall High School, Mission High School, John O'Connell High School, George Washington High School, Ida B. Wells High School and San Miguel Child Development Center.
Dates: July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015
Ages: 14 to 18