Who We Are

About Us

CHALK is a youth-led project that provides a range of youth services with a specific focus on transformative youth development and employment.

Our Youth Leadership and Workforce Programs

  • YouthLine Tech: a job training program for youth ages 14 - 18 interested in careers in technology and media
  • ReSET: a job training and work experience program for system involved youth and young adults 14 - 24 years old
  • Youth Funding Youth Ideas: a youth-led grant making program
  • Youth Policy Leaders: youth-led organizing and policy program
  • Opportunity Works: A high school completion program providing out of school and disengaged youth with instruction and wrap around supports that help youth persist, earn credentials and enter post-secondary education.
  • Roadmap to Peace (RTP): a collective impact initiative dedicated to improving the economic, health and safety outcomes of 13 - 24 year old violence involved Latino youth.
  • Career Pathways for Undocumented Youth: a career exploration and work experience program providing undocumented youth, ages 14 - 24, with cohort based job training and internships in career pathways including health care, entrepreneurship, tech and more.


Take a look at the following services we offer...


What - There are plenty of jobs available this year for San Francisco youth ages 16 � 24. If you would like to access the following services please stop by our office:

  • Mock interviews
  • Resume editing
  • Cover letter editing
  • Job readiness workshops
  • Access to private sector jobs (i.e. Macys, Starbucks)
  • Access to interview clothing
  • Access to educational services
  • Access to computer, fax, and printers

When - Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time - 3pm - 7pm

Where - 271 Austin St. San Francisco, CA


What - If you are undocumented or need support with the following services stop by our office:

  • Career and Academic Planning
  • Internships
  • Job-readiness
  • Housing
  • Health Programs
  • College Information
  • Access ESL Classes
  • Scholarships
  • Free Legal Aid

When - Last Friday of every Month

Time - 4:30pm - 7:30 pm

Where - 271 Austin St. San Francisco, CA


What - Link up with one of our Career Coaches who can help you explore your career and educational options. Learn about our 10 career pathways and work with a coach to develop your career plan that will map out every step of the way.

When - Daily

Where - 271 Austin St. San Francisco, CA


What - Come visit us for education services including high school diploma, GED, ESL and more. For more info call or come by.

When - Daily

Where - 271 Austin St. San Francisco, CA


What - Apply for a grant and receive hands-on support! We fund social justice focused youth-led projects. You can receive up to $5,000 to make a difference in your community. Email us at yfyiinfo@chalk.org for more information or call us.

When - Deadline is April 5th, 2017

Time - Application due by 8pm


What - Tune in our youth-led TV show to hear about different resources, social justice topics, and latest news that affect youth in our communities!

When - Every Tuesday or watch us live on channel 76!

Time - Starts at 6pm

Career Pathways for Undocumented Youth (CPU)

Services and Benefits of CPU:

  • Join now to explore the workforce, build skills, and start your career path
  • Earn incentives for job training and work experience
  • Gain work experience in various careers (i.e. tech, health care, public service, entrepreneurship)
  • Receive education support, support with becoming documented and more!


  • Must be between the ages of 14-24 years old
  • 3- 6 month commitment
  • Attend 60 hours of job and life skills training
  • Commit to Career coaching and case management

Need more info?

Call (415) 977-6949
Ask for Erica Barajas, Program Manager

Or stop by CHALK at 271 Austin Street in SF

Re-defining Sustainable Employment Training

Young people can do anything with the appropriate amount of training & support.

  • Case
  • Career
    Coaching &
  • Life Skills &
    Job Readiness
  • Paid


  • Must be between the ages of 14-24 years old
  • Complete all intake requirements
  • Currently on probation in San Francisco
  • The desire to succeed and be great!

ReSET Career Pathways

Start a career that leads to economic sufficiency in: Technology, Heathcare, Avanced Manufacturing, Child Development & Education

Applicants must be:

  • 17- 24 years old
  • Committed to paid programming that leads to permanent employment in the specified career pathways
  • Can be actively on probation in SF County (not a requirement. does not include court probation)
  • WIOA Eligibility

For More Info

Contact Us


(415) 977-6949


(415) 977- 6950


271 Austin St. San Francisco, CA 94109



We believe young people can do anything with the appropriate amount of training and support

-CHALK Philosophy