Frequently Asked Questions

Pathways Career Ahead Programs

Q: How long is the program?
A: 9 weeks

Q: What does the schedule look like?


Schedule Per Cycle

Week 1: Career Development Workshops

Week 2: Job Readiness Workshops

Week 3: Individual Check-In & Drop-In Hour

Week 4: Job Readiness Workshops

Week 5: Practice Interview

Week 6:  Job Bank & Work Environment Workshops

Week 7: Job Readiness Assessment

Week 8: Plan Ahead & Money Management Workshops

Week 9: Transition Check-In and Graduation Celebration



Students will be assigned to a group with consistent workshop days and times each week for the entire program cycle.


·On workshop weeks, students attend two workshops per week and each workshop is 2-hrs long.

·For the individual check-ins, students will schedule a day that week to meet with their job counselor for 1-hr.

·For the practice interview, students will schedule a day that week to participate in a 1-hr mock interview.

·For the job readiness assessment, students will participate in one, half-hour mock interview that week.


Q: What are the student eligibility requirements to apply?

·Youth enrolled in High School (9th-12th) or a GED Program (regardless of immigration status)

·Youth that attend school in San Francisco or live in San Francisco

·No GPA requirement

·Seeking career awareness and job readiness training

·Looking for employment in San Francisco Bay Area

·Able to commit to a 9-week program

Q: When can I apply?
A: Pathways cycles during year – during the summer and school-year. The exact program timeline and schedule will vary per cycle. Here is our program timeline and schedules for 2017:

Summer 2017 Cycle

 Application Deadline:

Wednesday, 5/24 at 5pm

 Program Timeline:

6/12 – 8/11

Membership Celebration:

Friday, 8/11





Fall 2017 Cycle

 Application Deadline:

Friday, 9/15 at 5pm

Program Timeline:

10/3 – 12/8

 Membership Celebration:

Friday, 12/18


*There will be no program activities during the Thanksgiving week.

Q: Will I get paid for participating in the program?
A: Youth who complete the program receive a $250 stipend because we value your commitment to expanding your career awareness and job readiness skills. We also believe in the power of earning money as a way to start building financial capacity, especially at a young age.