Service Areas Strategy

San Francisco YouthWorks



The San Francisco YouthWorks (SFYW) program is a citywide year-round program that teaches 11th and 12th graders crucial job skills while sparking their interest in public service careers. The program provides work based learning opportunities for participants at a San Francisco City government department, job readiness training and support to ensure that youth are developing career-related knowledge and skills.

DCYF allocated $1,720,000 in annual funding to one program at one agency for the San Francisco YouthWorks (SFYW) Strategy.

Strategy Goals include:

  • To provide quality work based learning opportunities for San Francisco youth in local government agencies to expose them to public service careers while developing job skills and gaining experience. 

  • To enhance youth’s ability to access and retain work-based learning experiences and prepare them to contribute to the local economy.

  • To help participants understand the importance of academic success and the role that high school and post-secondary education play within the context of career development.

  • To create a pipeline of job ready local youth that are prepared to access the current jobs and careers in San Francisco.

Our San Francisco YouthWorks (SFYW) Strategy 2018-2023 Grantees include: