MatchBridge is a youth employment program focused on placing young people in jobs and internships that enable work-based learning. Our mission is to create pathways for youth to gain early work experiences so they will become financially secure as adults.
The program coaches MatchBridge participants throughout the job search process, helping them gain exposure to careers and a positive future. Not only does this help them build professional skills, confidence and a stronger work ethic, it also builds motivation to complete high school and go on to college or other types of education. Since 2005, MatchBridge has connected more than 1,300 young people, ages 16-24, to work experiences in a variety of business settings.
San Francisco Summer Jobs+
The City of San Francisco, United Way of the Bay Area, The Department of Children, Youth & Their Families and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development are hosting Summer Jobs+, a city-wide program to put 6,000 youth to work. The City of San Francisco has partnered with United Way’s MatchBridge and other nonprofits to provide young job seekers with resources such as work readiness workshops, resume writing assistance, interview tips and job-search coaching. For more information, please visit www.sfsummerjobs.org