MatchBridge is United Way of the Bay Area’s youth employment program, focused on placing young people in jobs and internships that enable work-based learning. Our mission is to create pathways for youth to gain early work experiences so they will become financially secure as adults.
The program coaches MatchBridge participants throughout the job search process, helping them gain exposure to careers and a positive future. Not only does this help them build professional skills, confidence and a stronger work ethic, it also builds motivation to complete high school and go on to college or other types of education. Since 2005, MatchBridge has connected more than 1,300 young people, ages 16-24, to work experiences in a variety of business settings.
This year, we placed 5,000 youth through San Francisco Summer Jobs+, a partnership with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office.
Learn more about MatchBridge at www.matchbridge.org