Workforce Development

Based at:

MNC’s El Centro de Alegria campus
1245 Alabama St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Targets youth and unemployed or under employed adults and offers a variety of workforce, experience, development, training, and education. Initiatives are intended to provide youth who are at-risk of experiencing neighborhood violence, or who have prior engagement in the criminal justice system with work experience, employment, and job-training programs in San Francisco’s cleaning and greening sector. Programming also includes job readiness and retention training on topics such as conflict resolution and problem solving, resume development, customer service, workplace ethics, and business communications. Services also include GED classes and tutoring. Programming encourages at-risk youth to positively engage in the community and puts them on a path to success.

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Opportunities include:

  • Young Adult Year-Round Program– Provides job training and workforce development opportunities to at-risk transition age youth living in San Francisco. Year-round programming enrolls sixteen young men and women ages 18-24 each year. The 12- month pre-trainee program collaborates with Public Works to maintain freeway on and off ramps, sidewalks, medians and other public spaces. Participants receive 40 hours of job readiness training and 1248 hours of hands on work experience. Full wrap-around services are also provided which include support in obtaining a GED or a driver’s license.
  • Summer Youth Employment Program– Through a partnership with the Department of Public Works, programming trains participants on San Francisco’s cleaning and greening waste management strategies and hires them to maintain public City properties. The 10- week program collaborates with Public Works and Urban Forestry to train youth on litter collection, debris removal, weeding and planting. Roughly 260 youth and young adults ages 16- 21 are hired through this program annually. Participants receive a total of 30 hours of job readiness training and 170 hours of hands on work experience.
  • Interrupt, Predict, Organize (IPO) Youth Violence Prevention Program– Through a collaboration with the Department of Public Works, HSA, Park and Recreation Department, and adult probation participants are provided with work experience in green waste removal, planting, weeding, tree maintenance and landscaping. Programming is year-round and participants receive a total of 80 hours of job readiness training, 1248 hours of hands on work experience, 416 hours of education/vocational training and 416 hours of mental health support.
  • Fillmore Corridor Ambassador Program– Provides job training and workforce development opportunities to disenfranchised adults and youth from the Western Addition. The 12-month pre-trainee program collaborates with Public Works to ensure the availability of safe and clean public spaces and provides support to merchants in the Fillmore Corridor. Participants receive a total of 40 hours of job readiness training and 1248 hours work experience focusing on maintaining city streets.

For more information on Mission Neighborhood Centers’ Workforce Development program please contact:

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Nyree Monroe

Manager, Workforce Development

(415) 206-7752 ext. 2150 | nyree.monroe@mncsf.org