MYEEP 2014 Graduation

A graduation ceremony is not the end but the beginning. MYEEP will see 220+ youth graduate from the 2013/2014 school year program. These star young people have completed 3 months of job readiness training and 3 months of interning, all while balancing school and other responsibilities. The skills and relationships they have built over the last 6 months only further reinforces that these individuals have a bright, bright future. 

Please help us celebrate this incredible year by attending our graduation ceremony on Tuesday, April 29th at the Jewish Community Center of SF. This is open to any current participants, family & friends of current participants, worksite supervisors and donors. 

The evening will be filled with live performances, awards, videos and even a live DJ. Dinner will be provided after the program, so make sure to bring an empty stomach!   

For more specific details, please ask your coordinator or reach out to us at info@myeep.org.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!!

Interested in a Paid Summer Internship? Apply Now!

MYEEP’s 2014 Summer Application is now available here. You can also pick up an application at any of our ten locations or download a soft copy. To be eligible for MYEEP this summer, you must meet ALL of the follow requirements:

  • 14 to 17 years old on June 9, 2014
  • Resident of San Francisco
  • Will not graduate high school by May 2014
  • Enrolled in school of GED program
  • Able to obtain a work permit

Applications must be submitted in person at the MYEEP location closest to where you live by the close of business on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application! 

 

BizAcademy Applications are HERE

We are currently 2/3 of the way through our new pilot workshop series with Salesforce called, BizUniversity. We have over 60 young people enrolled that are getting to tour, learn and interact with 3 different departments at Salesforce (Technology, Marketing & Sales).

One of the many perks of being enrolled in these workshops is that it gives you the opportunity to apply to our intensive and engaging week-long design program called BizAcademy. 

For several years now, MYEEP and the Salesforce Foundation have partnered up to run BizAcademy. This program gives approximately 15 youth the opportunity to learn how to write a business plan, pitch to real life investors, design a business identity, and create and present your final portfolio. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, APPLY HERE.  This will be a 2-part application process which must be completed no later than March 13th. 

Also- Please note that only those currently enrolled in BizUniversity and have attended all of the workshops are eligible to apply. More information is provided below. 

PROGRAM DATES

Dates: March 31st- April 4th, 2014

Times: 9:00am- 4:00pm

Location: Downtown Salesforce offices

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

1. Have attended all BizUniversity workshops

2. Can commit to attending the entire week

3. Submit signed parental permission slip

PROGRAM BENEFITS

-  Potential PAID internship with Salesforce.com over the summer

-  Cash awards & prizes

-  MYEEP Youth will earn their normal working hours

-  College scholarship opportunities for alumni

Opportunity to Apply for the Salesforce Foundation’s BizUniversity!!

We are beyond thrilled to announce a new workshop series with our amazing partner, the Salesforce Foundation. We developed this 3 part series to help you explore career pathways in marketing, sales & technology while simultaneously getting an in-depth look at one of the most successful companies in the country!

Interested? Learn more below or just apply now!

Who? Any youth between the ages of 14-18 currently enrolled in a JCYC program. 

What? A series of 3 workshops focusing on careers in: Marketing, Sales & Technology. You will get a tour from Salesforce employees of the different departments, meet their incredible staff, ask questions and even do a hands-on activity.

When/Where? At Salesforce’s new headquarters (downtown San Francisco near Embarcadero). Please note: you must be able to attend ALL of the dates below. 

  • From 4:30- 6:30 on:
    • Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
    • Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
    • Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Why?  Where do we even begin! If getting to see an inside look at one of the leading businesses in the country isn’t enticing enough, let’s see if we can convince you even further…

  • You can write Salesforce on your resume (umm… awesome)
  • MYEEP, YW & STEM youth get PAID to go. The 2 hours you attend each week count towards your weekly internship hours.
  • You tour 3 different departments and see if any of the careers interest you
  • Make connections/network with their talented staff
  • Participating in this workshop makes you eligible to apply for 2 other opportunities:
  1. DesignAcademy
  • During Spring Break, 12-15 youth will go to Salesforce headquarters and work for 40 hours creating and designing their own mobile app (tons of cool prizes).

       2. Salesforce Internship:

  • Salesforce has offered dozens of internships to JCYC youth who have participated in their programs. These youth have gone on to have internship extensions and even full-time job offers!

Apply today and tell your friends because we only have a select number of spots available! Remember, applications are due no later than February 12th @ noon. 

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Extra! Extra! MYEEP has a new Associate Director

Let’s be honest, here at MYEEP, we are a team of crazy people. That is, the good kind of crazy— the passionate, creative, enthusiastic kind. It is the hard work of our phenomenal staff that fuels a program that has served thousands of San Francisco youth over the past 25 years. So naturally, when our Associate Director position opened up, it’s something we didn’t take lightly. We searched high and low looking for someone dedicated, smart, experienced and of course fun, to fill the role. In the end we didn’t have to search too far to find just that. Without further ado, it is with great gusto that the MYEEP team announces Beth Sachnoff as our new Associate Director!

As much as we would like to admit that it’s our staff that sealed the deal for Beth to accept this position, in reality, it’s all of our youth participants like YOU. Beth wrote you a letter, verbalizing just why she can’t wait to be your new Associate Director.

 

Happy New Year’s MYEEP,

As the new Associate Director I am excited to introduce myself to the MYEEP community. I have had the opportunity to work with many of you in my former role as an Employment Coordinator for MYEEP’s sister program, SF YouthWorks. While at SF YouthWorks I witnessed the growth and development of so many young people as they were placed in professional worksites for the very first time. This week I can imagine the excitement and nervousness MYEEP participants are feeling as they begin their first week at their new worksites.  

Similar to participants, I began my new gig this January, and have been learning about MYEEPs vision and the incredible team who makes it all possible. I’m looking forward to reaching out to the MYEEP community and getting to know participants, CITs, Coordinators, and worksites. To get to know me better here are some fun facts: 

  • My first job was in 6th grade for an after school program called Youth Power. For three years I learned about social justice and youth empowerment. When I was in 9th grade I was hired as a youth leader and facilitated workshops for participants. This experience sparked my interest in working with young people.
  • I’ve been a vegetarian for 18 years. In my early stages of vegetarianism (before I had an appreciation for fruits and vegetables) I lived off bread and dessert. 
  • I like to make things. From sewing together funky costumes, learning how to make pickles, or tinkering with Arduino, I am a bit of a D.I.Y enthusiast. 
  •  I love to see live music and have started wearing ear plugs at concerts to preserve my hearing. Some of my favorite performances have been Radiohead, Erykah Badu, Flaming Lips, and Paul McCartney. The one band left on my must see list is The Roots. 

Looking forward to a great year!

Beth Sachnoff

Associate Director, MYEEP