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  • Immigrating to the US and Finding Work

    Immigrating to the US and Finding Work

    [Enterprise for Youth] has been the best experience I ever had because I did not think that I would go so far at my young age.”– Lesli Meija de Paz, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) intern, 2022 Donate Today Lesli Mejia de Paz became independent at the age of 15. “I separated myself from my parents and […]

  • Impacting lives for 53 years: Alumni speak out

    Impacting lives for 53 years: Alumni speak out

    ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT “Early on, I got a picture of what professionalism looked like. I had a good work ethic heading into college.” – Andrea Flores, Enterprise alumni and donor Andrea Flores gained valuable early work experience with Enterprise that she still remembers to this day, over 30 years later. Through Enterprise, Andrea worked for a real estate company, […]

  • Giving Youth the Freedom to Explore

    Giving Youth the Freedom to Explore

    We talked with Enterprise youth Baijian Xie about his summer internship at BAVC, during which he wrote and produced a short film as part of a team. Baijian pictured above What was your first job? Why did you choose it? And how much of a choice was it? For most teens and young people that […]

  • The Inside Scoop: Old Navy Headquarters

    The Inside Scoop: Old Navy Headquarters

    Career Experience intern, Aja Bhooma, discusses his time interning for Old Navy Our Program Assistant Jonathan Takeda sat down with Aja Bhooma and chatted about his experience interning at Old Navy Headquarters. For the second year, Old Navy HQ welcomed a group of Enterprise interns as part of their ONWard HQ program. Gap Inc. is […]

  • This Way ONward: From First Jobs to Career Rockets

    This Way ONward: From First Jobs to Career Rockets

    Lamiya Cotton says that her goal in life is “to be the most fashionable person on the news.” At the age of 19, as a current communications major at the University of San Francisco with a few Old Navy internships under her belt, she is well on her way. Supported by community partner Enterprise for […]

  • Learning about Greening the World: Youth Essay Winner

    Learning about Greening the World: Youth Essay Winner

    This past August Enterprise for Youth hosted our first op-ed competition as part of our Climate Career Corps internship. In this competition, youth were encouraged to read and respond to the book Girls Who Green the World: Thirty-Four Rebel Women Out to Save Our Planetby Diana Kapp.  Abraham Lincoln High School senior Sherwin Li is […]