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Employment Programs

The Richmond Village Beacon Employment Programs (Beacon Works) prepare and support youth to enter and stay in the workforce successfully. Beacon Works provides job readiness and post-employment support while facilitating connections between youth and George Washington faculty with community-based organizations.

The outcomes identified for youth accessing Beacon Works are: (1) to attain job readiness skills to prepare for successful employment; (2) to access employment opportunities through job fairs and job placement; and (3) to receive post-employment services that will help youth with job retention.

Beacon Works workshop topics include: creating a powerful resume, interview strategies that work, first aid, office skills 101, customer service skills, and food safety and handling.

Contact Caelie at cericksenstark(at) or 415.750.8554 for more information.


Job Bank

Youth come to the Beacon at lunch and after school to find out who is hiring and what jobs are available. Get tips on how to make your application stand out.


Beacon in the Classroom

The Beacon provides life-skills workshops that take place in Washington High School classes. Teachers sign up at the Beacon for workshops on interviewing, resume writing, improving time management, professionalism, and customer service.


Youth Program Assistants

Youth have the opportunity to assist and lead activities and classes for up to 10 hours per week at the following school-based programs:

  • Presidio After School Program
  • Roosevelt After School Program
  • The Richmond District After School Collaborative (Elementary School)


Community Partners

  • Bridges from School to Work
  • Juma Ventures
  • Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
  • MatchBridge
  • Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Programs
  • San Francisco Youth Employment Coalition


Annual Events

  • Beacon YPA Fall and Spring Summit
  • Beacon Job Fair
  • Beacon Works Luncheon
  • Community Business Summit/Dinner