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.

WANT TO STAY INVOLVED WITH US?

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

JOB PLACEMENT

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

UNDOCU-DROP IN

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

CAREER COACHING

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

FIVE KEYS CHARTER SCHOOLS

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

YOUTH GRANTS & CONSULTING

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

YOUTHLINE TV SHOWS

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

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.

Youth Policy Leader: Undocumented Rights Campaign/Health Rights Campaign

Undocumented RightsYouth Policy Leadersare a youth led organizing project that works with immigrant low-income communities of color. Youth Leaders will conduct research by collecting community opinions, identifying issues and solutions, and work towards immigrant rights policy. Youth leaders will design projects for the community and will be supported throughout the process. Health Rights Youth Policy Leaders conduct community-based research, policy, and organizing. Youth Leaders focus on tobacco education, specifically how low-income communities of color are targeted by tobacco companies. Youth Leaders conduct research by collecting community opinions, identifying health effects, and creating policies on how to stop the tobacco industry from targeting low-income communities of color. Youth Leaders will survey their communities, complete a photo project, and conduct interviews. They will use the data they have collected to create a policy that they feel best protects the health of their community.

Afterschool Program Leader (APL) in Child Development Education

Position Description: Afterschool Program Leaders (APL) work with children between the ages of 5 to 15 years old. APL are responsible for staffing afterschool program sites and supervising children, including engaging them in activities and assisting them with their school assignments. This position is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in child development and/or education. This position is also ideal for anyone looking for a temporary summer position, though permanent employment is extremely likely based on performance. The after school sites will hire you directly based on their needs and your work ethic.

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!

Requirements:

  • 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
    Management
    Services
  • Career
    Coaching &
    Exploration
  • Life Skills &
    Job Readiness
    Training
  • Paid
    Work
    Experience

Requirements:

  • 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!
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

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