STEP: Success, Training, Education, Planning
The Unity Council offers services for youth and young adults, age 16 to 24, who want help with job search, career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, and other employment services. No matter your job history or education level, we have services that can help you in your next step.
We offer three types of service, tailored for youth at any stage of their career and educational search: Core Services, Internship Track, and Milestone Track. Read the descriptions below to see what works for you, and contact us if you have any questions.
All youth seeking career services have access to our Core Services, including:
- Job search assistance
- Job application assistance
- Cover Letter and Resume Writing Workshops
- Job Readiness and Computer Skills Workshops
- Free access to Computer Lab, printer, and fax for career-related activities
- Financial coaching for improved credit and savings
Eligibility: Open to all! Anyone can get job search, resume and cover letter, and coaching services.
(Recommended for those with some work experience and are ready to hit the ground running)
Get paid and gain real hands-on work experience through our Internship Program. Interns get to work alongside experienced professionals, develop a network of references, and create a competitive resume.
Interns can work up to 20 hours a week for 12 weeks, earning $14.86 an hour.
Internships include: Front Desk Assistant, Human Resources Assistant, Activities Coordinator, Community Organizing and Beautification Assistant, Youth Program Assistant, Senior Program Assistant.
(Recommended for those with little to no work experience and who want broad training in a variety of skills)
With the Milestone Program, you work with a coach to set specific goals and work at your own pace to achieve them. Participants earn money as they reach their milestones, up to $600.
Milestones include: writing a professional resume; attending skills building workshops; participating in mock interviews; developing a career and financial plan with a coach; and others.
For The Internship and Milestone Program:
- Ages 16-24
- Must be eligible to work in the US
- Not attending school
- Oakland resident
Alex, Mora, Youth Workforce Coordinator