TeenForce connects foster youth candidates with STEM internships

May 26, 2016 No Comments by

Congratulations to Alliance member TeenForce as they prepare to place 45 foster youth in paid STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) internships this summer! To be eligible, high-school aged candidates spend nine Saturdays completing 45 hours of technical training including robotics and coding, plus 16 hours of work readiness training during the school year. Graduates […]

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STEM and Work Readiness Program builds on pilot’s success

Dec 29, 2015 No Comments by

A new report from TeenForce highlights the results of its pilot Foster Youth STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Work Readiness Training program in 2015. Sixteen high-school youth completed 60 hours of extra-curricular robotics and workforce readiness training on Saturdays during the school year. In the summer, TeenForce placed them into paid internships at […]

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San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber names TeenForce Non-profit of the Year

Jan 22, 2015 No Comments by

Congratulations to Alliance member TeenForce, recognized by the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber with its inaugural “Non-profit of the Year” award! “We embraced the TeenForce story the first time we heard it in 2012,” said Matt Mahood, CEO of the SJSV Chamber. “They simultaneously provide a hiring service to our Chamber members and support the […]

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TeenForce partners to sponsor Foster Youth STEM and Work Readiness Training

Oct 28, 2014 No Comments by

Alliance member TeenForce has teamed up with Symantec, a leading technology company, and the Silicon Valley Children’s Fund to launch a Foster Youth STEM and Work Readiness Training program. The program will offer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) training to 9th and 10th grade foster youth in Santa Clara County and provide all who […]

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TeenForce opens new branches, adds career mentors and refines outcomes measurement

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments by

As it begins its fifth year in business, TeenForce in San Jose is opening two new branches to serve additional low-income and foster youth in Silicon Valley. Led by John Hogan, TeenForce is also building a corps of 60 volunteer Career Mentors and implementing a Self-Sufficiency Outcomes Measurement program that will support future reporting on […]

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