By Merritt Richmond, Development Director
September 27, 2022
Enterprise youth completed 402 paid internships this summer! Youth gained direct work experience in a range of settings. Some youth worked at the UCSF Dyslexia Center, while others learned financial services skills at First Republic Bank. Meanwhile, other youth learned about running a small business while working for Jade Chocolates, Little Baobab, or other local entrepreneurs. We launched our Climate Career Corps with 236 youth learning about our vital and fragile ecosystem in partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco Recreation and Parks, and a portfolio of green businesses.
In total, youth earned $716,000 this summer! (And, the year is not over.) These dollars represent the hard work and learning that our interns achieved through Enterprise programming, and we are proud to support them financially while we help them turn their professional dreams into reality.
Enterprise offers a multi-year program where youth hone their professional skills and explore career pathways over the course of several years. 171 of our interns were returning for a second, third, or fourth Enterprise internship experience.
Among those returning alumni, twenty-eight were working as Enterprise Program Assistants supporting other interns while continuing to expand their own leadership and management expertise. Three Enterprise alumni joined our staff this summer, and one alumnus is serving on a committee of our Board of Directors. Thank you, Jonathan Takeda, Lamiya Cotton, Katalina Mendoza, and Lindsey Chun for leaning in!
Read about our summer and discover the impact Enterprise for Youth is having on young people.
Thank you to each of our intern hosts who made a summer of learning and working possible for our youth! You too could work with youth: find out more.
2022 Intern Hosts
Baywell Psychiatry Group
City College of San Francisco
E. Armand Bedrossian DDS Inc.
Edgewood Center for Children and Families
National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Nature in the City
Old Navy Headquarters
Portola Neighborhood Association/Family Connections Center
Red Dot Studio
San Bruno Mountain Watch
San Francisco Landscapes
SF Environment Office
SF New Deal: Little Baobab
SF New Deal: New Spot on Polk
SF Rec & Parks: Volunteer Division
SFMade: Dare Fashion
SFMade: Jade Chocolates
SFMade: Jenny Lemons
SFMade: Socola Chocolatier
UCSF: Multimodal Intergenerational Social Contact Intervention