Who We Are

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 16 - 24 interested in careers in technology and media

  • Youth Funding Youth Ideas

    A youth-led grant making program for youth ages 14-17

  • Community Outreach Workers

    A group of young leaders ages 16-24 who work directly in the community. As front-line staff, Outreach Workers provide youth and their allies with resources and information and employment opportunities.

  • Career Pathways for Undocumented Youth

    A career exploration and work experience program providing undocumented youth, ages 16 - 24, with cohort based job training and internships in career pathways including health care, entrepreneurship, tech and more.

Contact: Sandra Rosillo, Manager of CHALK Programs - sandra@chalk.org

Collaborations

  • HOPE SF Champions

    Champions work closely with SF Mayor's Office and run youth-led projects that benefit residents in HOPE SF communities. Champions are highly motivated to be the voice of public housing.

    Contact: Chloe Underdue, HOPE SF Youth Leadership Program Manager - cunderdue@bacr.org.

  • SEED Entrepreneurship Program in San Francisco & Oakland

    The primary goal of this program is to help undocumented young adults gain financial idependence and legally make money in this country. As a part of this program we provide business development training, technical assistance and incubation support. Participants who complete their business plans and engage in program events will be eligible to apply for a micro grant of $5,000 to launch or accelerate their business.

    Contact: Meagan Cherney, Manager of Workshops & Entrepreneurship for Workforce and Education Programs - mcherney@bacr.org

  • Young Adult Job Center

    Serves young adults ages 16-24 years old, who are looking for a job, interested in college and/or career training opportunities to start their career and educational pathway

    Contact: Bianca Faddis, Program Manager - bfaddis@bacr.org

  • CARE Ambassadors

    Serves young adults ages 16-24 years old, interested in gaining paid work experience within a high demand industry sector. We provide young people exposure to the workplace, work readiness and technical skills training, and a valuable work experience that enhances employability skills and career awareness while supporting their overall personal development.

    Contact: Bianca Faddis, Program Manager - bfaddis@bacr.org

  • Roadmap to Peace (RTP)

    The Road Map to Peace initiative is directed by a colectiva that encompasses the following members: community residents, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Mission Peace Collaborative, CARECEN of San Francisco, Mission Neighborhood Health Center, Mission Neighborhood Centers, H.O.M.E.Y., Bay Area Community Resources (CHALK), Five Keys Charter School, Horizons, Inc., UCSF Clinical and Translation Science Institute, and SFSU Cesar Chavez Institute. A collective impact initiative dedicated to improving the economic, health and safety outcomes of 13 - 24 year old violence involved Latino youth. Click Here for RTP Referral Link

    Contact: Arturo Durazo, RTP Program Manager - adurazo@bacr.org

  • ReSET Justice Collaborative (RJC)

    A collaboration between CHALK/BACR, Samoan Community Development Center (SCDC), Hunters Point Family (HPF), Horizons, & Five Keys. Our agencies bring deep expertise in serving justice-involved youth, have long standing partnerships with justice agencies, & provide wraparound services that include in-custody services, women's services, cultural programming, education and workforce.The RESET Collaborative serves justice-involved Black, Latinx and Pacific Islander youth living in HOPE SF sites & disenfranchised neighborhoods (Mission, Tenderloin, Fillmore, Potrero Hill, Bayview & Sunnydale). All are between the ages of 16-24, low-income & face multiple barriers to stability, including lack of education, involvement in violence, little/no work experience, & being underhoused. Click Here for RJC Referral Link

    Contact: Indiana Barrenechea, Director of ReSET Justice Collaborative - indiana@bacr.org

Youth Funding Youth Ideas (YFYI) Community Funder

Community Funders are responsible for giving grants to youth-led projects that want to create change in their communities. Community Funders interview applicants, facilitate workshops, manage social media and decide which youth-led projects to give money to so that young people can lead their own projects. Community Funders will decide how to give out $200,000!

Community Outreach Worker

Community Outreach Workers are a group of young leaders who work directly in the community. As front-line staff, Outreach Workers provide youth and their allies with resources and information and employment opportunities. Outreach Workers inform the community about CHALK programs and build connections throughout San Francisco. Also, they will are responsible for co-facilitating a youth-led employment drop-in program that helps 16-24 years olds find jobs.

YouthLINE Technology Intern

Youthline Technology Interns will get hands-on experience with real-world digital media technology. Interns will be given creative assignments, including hosting our live television show, web design, photography, and journalism. Youth learn to use software that include Adobe Suite, Reasons, and more! Interns also create short videos and commercials, usually focused on topics youth are most interested in.

Career Pathways for Undocumented Youth

The Career Pathways for Undocumented Youth program is an opportunity for immigrant youth in San Francisco to gain experience in the workforce as well as build connections to education, resources, opportunities and careers. Participants will receive job readiness training and participate in an internship either at another CHALK program or an external site based on their interests.

HOPE SF Champions

The HOPE SF Champions represent the potential of youth power. Our Champions participate in a12-24 month paid leadership development, service learning program that aims to disrupt hopelessness in public housing. Over their term, Champions receive over 80 hours of leadership training, work closely with SF Mayor's Office and run youth-led projects that benefit residents in HOPE SF communities. Champions are highly motivated to be the voice of public housing. Given their lived experience, they are highly qualified and effective in conducting peer to peer community engagement and act as liaisons to residents in public housing. Champions are trusted agents of social change.

Contact Us

Email

info@chalk.org

Phone

(415) 977-6949

Fax

(415) 977- 6950

Address

271 Austin St. San Francisco, CA 94109

Website

www.chalk.org

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

-CHALK Philosophy