Let’s Celebrate our Summer Program

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

Alemany Farms

Banneker Partners

BATS Improv

Baywell Psychiatry Group

City College of San Francisco

E. Armand Bedrossian DDS Inc.

Edgewood Center for Children and Families

First Republic

Helix

Interstice Architects

Mission Bit

National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Nature in the City

Old Navy Headquarters

Portola Neighborhood Association/Family Connections Center

Presidio Trust

Red Dot Studio

RefuseRefuse

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

SF SPCA

SFMade

SFMade: Dare Fashion

SFMade: Jade Chocolates

SFMade: Jenny Lemons

SFMade: Socola Chocolatier

Southern Exposure

studioHEIMAT

Sutro Stewards

TheraNova

UCSF: Multimodal Intergenerational Social Contact Intervention

UCSF: Multitudes