Service Areas Strategy

San Francisco YouthWorks



The San Francisco YouthWorks (SFYW) 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 by placing them in an internship with a career mentor at a San Francisco City government department. Additionally the program provides training of both participants and career mentors, ongoing monitoring of placements 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: