Sponsored Employment Program (SEP) 2013
For Immediate Release – March 24, 2013
One East Palo Alto (OEPA) and its partners, College Track, El Concilio of San Mateo County, JobTrain and Live In Peace, are now hiring young people ages 14 to 24 years old for the Sponsored Employment Program (SEP). SEP is a crime prevention initiative that provides summer employment, mentoring and community connectedness opportunities for young people at highest risk in East Palo Alto (EPA), CA. Applicants must be residents of East Palo Alto and able to supply proof of right to work in the United States. SEP especially seeks to hire EPA youth and young adults with challenges to employment such as no work experience, involvement in the juvenile justice system, limited or no English language skills, foster care, teen parenting, no high school diploma/GED (over age 18) or low income.
Beginning June 17, 2013, applicants selected to be SEP participants will receive three (3) days of intensive job readiness training. After training, the young people will be placed for six (6) weeks at work sites hosted by Employer-Sponsors and then matched with a Community Mentor who will aid and encourage them in becoming productive members of both the community and the work force. SEP participants will work from June 24, 2013 through August 2, 2013. Their successful completion of the program will be celebrated with a grand graduation ceremony scheduled for August 8, 2013.
Applications can be obtained from and completed at OEPA’s office, which is located at 1798-B Bay Road in East Palo Alto, from 9AM through 6PM, Monday through Friday.
SEP also offers job opportunities to East Palo Alto college students. Successful candidates will have completed at least one year of college. They must also be able to demonstrate excellent communication and computer skills as well as a passion for seeing youth achieve their full potential. These college students will work for eight weeks as SEP Peer Mentor/Program Assistants. They will facilitate connections between SEP youth and their adult Community Mentors and assist with general program operations. Interested college students should submit a resume, cover letter, and an essay entitled “Why Role Models Make a Difference” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for all applications and resumes is Monday, May 7, 2012. For more information call Rev. Teirrah McNair at 650.330.7463 or email email@example.com.
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