Other Community-Based Organizations Offering ICT Education

There are many community-based organizations that provide training that ranges from office productivity tools to digital video editing to internships and jobs. Doing so, they expand outreach to undeserved students that may not have access to related courses at their schools or computers at home. If you fit into one of those categories, check out the list below for programs that that may be of interest and then go to Resources to find the right person to contact.


Organization Programs/Initiatives
Office of Economic and Workforce Development Microsoft Digital Literacy Project – In collaboration with Microsoft, OEWD has established SF neighborhood centers where local residents can receive training on the digital literacy skills that any, and every, job seeker needs. the 5 neighborhoods are Bayview Y, Western Addition,Chinatown, Visitacion Valley and Civic Center/South of Market area.
   Summer Jobs+ – meaningful job opportunities for via summer employment for youth and young adults
Career Ladders Project California Linked Learning District Initiative – linked learning between high school and post-secondary institutions
  Concurrent Courses Initiative (CCI) – demonstrates the feasibility of using dual enrollment programs to enhance college and career pathways for low-income youth who are struggling academically or historically underrepresented in higher education.
Japanese Community Youth Council (Fiscal Agent) Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program – support the positive development of youth in San Francisco by engaging them in meaningful employment, career, leadership, and community involvement opportunities.
San Francisco Citizens for Technology and Innovation (sf.citi) SummerQAamp – a nationwide initiative to train U.S. youth in high-tech skills like QA.
  Mayor’s Summer Jobs+ Challenge – Mayor Lee challenges San Francisco business leaders to pledge jobs or sponsor summer internships. sf.citi has committed to placing 100 young San Franciscans in summer internships at member companies
  Future Graduates Program – enhance high school youth access to real-world job training by placing students at innovative SF-based tech companies in paid summer internships
BAYCAT (Bayview-Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology)

The BAYCAT ACADEMY is an internationally-acclaimed media arts school that provides free digital media education to underserved youth, ages 11-17 and young adults, ages 18-24, and create a pathway toward employment.


For more CBOs, how they further support ICT education and pathways, see the Resources pages.