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Phone: 408-827-3078
1080 N. 7th Street

San Jose
California 95112

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Target demographics: Teenagers and young adults (ages 14 -20)

Direct beneficiaries per year: In our first year, the number will be approximately 50 teens.

Programs: Temporary, part-time and full-time job placement.
Summer Internship Program.
Skills training and development.
Jobs program for youth in foster care.

TeenForce is a social enterprise that is focused on solving America's youth employment crisis by fulfilling the hiring needs of businesses. As a self-sustaining non-profit organization, we help all teens (ages 14 – 20) with varying degrees of skill sets gain valuable work experience. We provide work readiness training, skills development, and job placement services. Our staffing agency model makes it convenient and cost-effective for employers to hire teens while generating revenue to support our activities.

Teens in our program gain confidence and skills, while improving adult/teen relationships. Teens become healthy, caring and responsible young adults who have important roles in the community.

1. Approved as 501 (c) (3) in July, 2010
2. Established functional staffing agency business model, including database, website, policies and procedures.
3. Placed 236 youth into jobs (as of March 2013) for a total of over 62,580 paid work hours. ($591,790 in wages)
4. We have over 50 clients who provide jobs for teens.

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I am a college student and before using TeenForce I had little job experience. TeenForce has provided me opportunities in various job careers and allowed me to gain job experience. They have helped me with several hands-on job training experiences such as Trader Joe's and Wingstop. These job ... more »
As a college student with very little work experience, I found it difficult to find a job or internship that would help me develop my interests and provide important learning experiences that I could use in the work place. While I had worked for my neighbors and had done several short manual labor ... more »
TeenForce is an amazing group that changed my life by giving me the opportunity to work in a field that I'm interested in. My work experience was limited, but my interest wasn't lacking. A great thing about TeenForce is that they will give you an interview; a chance to make an impression is rare for... more »
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