Lifeworks Employment Program (LWP)

Ages 14-24 Earn Minimum Wage! Bilingual English-Spanish

Become a LifeWorks youth!

Earn money Get trained Work in your community Get help with school

  • Resident of San Francisco
  • 14 to 24 years old at the start of the program
  • Enrolled (or willing to re-enroll) in Middle/High School or a GED Program (or recently completed)
  • On or recently released from Juvenile or Adult Probation in San Francisco
  • Legally eligible to work
  • Able to attend weekly workshops
  • LifeWorks Cohort: 14-17 year olds, Wednesdays 4:00 – 6:00pm
  • TAY Cohort: 18-24 year olds, Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00pm
Program Summary: The LifeWorks Program

LifeWorks Employment Program is a youth workforce development program that provides job readiness, life skills, career exploration, academic support, educational/post-secondary planning and preparation, and paid work experience for system involved youth, ages of 14-24, with barriers to employment. Each youth is provided with one-on-one attention and support, creates a youth-centered workplan to set and achieve personal, educational, and employment goals, and is placed at a certified worksite where she/he receives hands-on work experience and builds transferrable skills. Youth receive an hourly wage for work experience and job training at the current minimum wage.

Support Services include:
  • Academic Support: Tutoring/Homework assistance, SAT/GED Prep
  • Educational and Post-secondary planning: college and financial aid application support, college tours, vocational exploration
  • Case Management and service linkage

The program is offered year round via 2 cycles:

  • 30 weeks, 10 hours per week for youth 14-17 years old; 12 hours per week for youth 18-24 years old
  • Session Dates: September – April
  • Days: Workshops: Wednesdays and Thursdays, Time: 4-6pm; Paid Work Experience: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays
  • Times: TBA
  • 8 weeks, 20 hours per week
  • Session Dates: June – August
  • Days: Workshops: Wednesdays; Paid Work Experience: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Times: TBA

Berlin Sanchez, Senior Program Coordinator
(415) 487-6715

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Funded by The Department of Children, Youth and Their Families

Last but not least…

Are you ready to get paid while building solid skills for future employment? Need a little support to get the job you want? Then LifeWorks is the place for you! We treat everyone here like part of the family. APPLY NOW!