The Unity Council’s Summer Earn and Learn 7-week program is sponsored by The City of Oakland’s Summer Youth Employment Program to provide Oakland youth, ages 16-21, opportunities to earn money, gain meaningful work experience, and improve their job-readiness skills. The program offers help managing your basic needs: transportation, food, phone bill, child care, etc.

The program begins on June 14 and ends on July 29. The deadline to sign up is May 28, 2021.


  • Must be an Oakland resident
  • 16-21 years of age
  • SS and ITIN are acceptable 


  • Individual and group coaching sessions
  • Earn $300 for the virtual facilitation portion and $1120 for the job site experience

Program Schedule

  • Summer Earn and Learn will begin June 14 and ends July 29
  • Weeks 1-3: online Job Readiness Training, Monday-Friday from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • Weeks 4-6: job experience at a work placement site; schedule TBD but working 20 hours/week at a site
  • Week 7: program wrap up, Monday-Thursday from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM


Alma Becerra Garcia
Call or text (510) 394-4502

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