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Enterprise For High School Students

Rating: 4.5 stars   12 reviews 3,894

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Job Training

Address:

200 Pine St Ste 600 San Francisco CA 94104 USA

Mission:

Founded in 1969, EHSS’ mission is “to increase student preparedness to explore and pursue career paths through training and counseling and guidance; to offer a variety of experiential options within the work world; and to provide a support network to raise youth’s personal expectations for success”. Enterprise has established an effective continuum of services for introducing young people to the world of work and careers, including a strategic mix of job readiness workshops, job placements, leadership development, career development activities and career exploration internships.

Target demographics:

Enterprise serves San Francisco youth ages 14-18, who attend public and independent high schools.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

2,000

Geographic areas served:

San Francisco

Programs:

Enterprise serves students age 14-18, who attend public and independent schools throughout San Francisco. Through a broad array of programs, students gain an understanding of how their interests and talents can be integrated into employment, community service and educational opportunities. More importantly each of our programs is designed to assist each individual in finding his/her potential. Our program services include: the Job Referral Program, cornerstone of Enterprise, operating year-round, serving over 1500 youth, creating after-school, weekend, and summer employment opportunities; the Career Exploration Program (CEP) offering the opportunity to ?try on? a career during a seven week summer internship; the Summer Gardening Program designed to gain valuable job skills while learning stewardship of the environment; the Entrepreneurship Program, a unique training program that integrates all of the major skill areas to pursue starting a business; the Junior Caddie Program providing both meaningful work and leadership opportunities for youth. It is the only caddie program of it?s kind in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. While learning the skills of caddying, the youth are encouraged to not only to follow directions and participate as directed, but to also creatively contribute in decisions and planning of the games strategy, building leadership skills and self-confidence; the Youth Advisory Council, designed to engage youth as active participants and decision makers in community service, and our newest program, the Career Compass Program, a program to assist students in educational and career choice through personal reflection, educational and occupational exploration and decision- making. Students gain an understanding of how their interests and talents can be integrated into employment, community service and educational opportunities.

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Reviews for Enterprise For High School Students

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I am so glad I found and joined Enterprise for high school students. The program has helped me develop confidence in my skills and prepared me for a professional setting. I really needed that sort of experience, and with Enterprise, I feel safe to make my mistakes in front of the staff. For one, they are so friendly and supportive of what they do - I feel they are there to help. They point out strengths and tell you what you do well in practice interviews, as well as parts that need to be strengthened. Overall it's been a great experience. Thank you EHSS.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way I speak on the phone - it has become clearer and "professional" when contacting a future employer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to add in information that people or students don't generally know or find out until later. (ie. a heads up for whats in store in the future if you go into this career, etc.)

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Enterprise for High School Students is one-of-a-kind. The staff there is amazing, they really connect with the students. They aren't just stuffy old adults that force you to come to lessons or tell you to do this or that. They're there to help. When i wanted to start working, to start earning a wage and to start gaining some experience in the work place, i didn't know where to start. It wasn't until i joined Enterprise for High School Students as a junior in high school that i fully understood the careful steps that i needed to take if i wanted a job. I started off reserved and not knowing how to apply or even look for a job to a fully-confident, experienced individual with skills that make me a force to be reckoned with when looking for a job. Amazing as Enterprise is, let me warn you: Nobody's going to hold your hand. There are plenty of people willing to go out of their way to help you accomplish whatever it is you need to do but you must make an effort yourself. You have to arrange times to go in for lessons, you have to arrange calls to employers, you have to decide interview dates, you have to speak and convince the employers yourself. Enterprise is not just a job bank, it's a place where life lessons are taught. You learn how to be independent.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization firsthand. I am still a member of this organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I became a member of Enterprise during my junior year in high school, and it was such a great experience! The workshop,the practice interviews were all really helpful, and all the people who work there are so motivated and committed to what they do. I got a job as a junior caddie at the Olympic Club, and that was one of the best oppurtunities I've had so far. Enterprise rocks!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Found a great summer job

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 3 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

Decent, need improvement, I've been a member for a few years now, Although I thank EHSS for helping me find a few on-spot jobs I feel some staff are not so friendly, for example the Summer Gardening coordinator, who's name I should not say interviewed applicants writing only "OK" as an answer while applicants responded to his questions with detail. I did not feel with ease as he gave a bored facial expression as he was interviewing me. Not only that but he even chewed gum while interviewing an applicant as my friend said. But overall its a great place for high school students fot job search.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

households who need extra help. friends who needed jobs

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more job postings available

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

able to search for local jobs. and friendly staff

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

some were extremely friendly but one was not that much..

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

use the money to offer more jobs

Ways to make it better...

more friendly job interviewer

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

more job opportunities

One thing I'd also say is that...

great place to look for jobs, but over all its first come first serve basis

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

EHSS is a great non profit organization that never stops helping us high school kids. I have been a member of EHSS for around 2 years now and I love it. Every week I get a email listing more jobs thats hiring. Even when I go to there office they always have more job info there. They always greet me and their website is so helpful to me. I so far got one job through EHSS. I know there is more to come. I LOVE EHSS!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they always push themselves to help me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always so energetic and nice.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have different locations across the world.

Ways to make it better...

i found out more about scholarships.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

I absolutely LOVE Enterprise for High School Students! They are awesome! I have been a member of Enterprise For High School Students since the 9th grade and now as a recent Ehss alumni I would like to say that I wish the program was still available to me. That’s how wonderful my experiences with Ehss have been! At Ehss I was able to get a numerous amount of jobs. Temporary, Spot, Ongoing, domestic, and commercial. You name it, Enterprise has got it. The staff is very friendly and always there when you need a helping hand. Need help with writing a resume? Want to find a job? Want to learn about college scholarships? For all this and much more Enterprise is the perfect place for you! If you are a San Francisco high school student you should definitely join Enterprise!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the use of their job bank.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all very friendly and over time I have made good friends with all of them!

Ways to make it better...

nothing! I like it just the way it is!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

22 people found this review helpful

What a nonprofit, what a nonprofit, what a mighty good nonprofit! Enterprise for High School Students is amazing at inspiring students and preparing them for the working world. I joined during my sophomore year of high school, and got my first job as a mailing assistant soon after. I also was an intern for their Career Exploration Program, which was one of the most beneficial experiences in my life. The internship allowed me to build skills that other 17-year olds can’t obtain at that age from any other experience. For example, I became familiar with QuickBooks and reconciled bank statements. Where else can I learn these skills as a 17-year old? Nowhere! But Enterprise’s internship program allowed me to do just that. The student services staff and job counselors are very welcoming and helpful. The job bank includes a wide range of jobs, from long term commercial positions to spot jobs with residential employers. However, Enterprise not only provides for student’s employment needs, but also for student’s academic needs. For example, Enterprise offers SAT and college application workshops at no cost. Currently a sophomore at UC Berkeley, I recall my experience at Enterprise with much awe and admiration. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities Enterprise has provided me, from the skills that I learned as an intern to the confidence I gained in my abilities. Thank you so much! Every high school student should become a member of Enterprise!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

me! I wouldn't be as successful as I am today without Enterprise's help in my high school years.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fun and engaging people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

improve its current programs, undertake new programs, outreach more, and open new locations around the city.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

Enterprise for High School Students was a very helpful program. I became a member during my Freshman year of High school & now as a Junior, I'm still frequently visiting every now and then to get information about new jobs and college. The staff are proclaimed "Job Counselors" but I would call them "Miracle Workers." They really sit down and find out your strengths and skills, then help find the right job for you. They keep you up-to-date with new jobs by e-mailing you, so even when you're too busy to visit the office, you still receive that information. Everyone is friendly and ready to help. Besides the job bank they provide, which houses numerous amounts of jobs that include the contact information, they also have a College & Career counselor. Their summer programs-- Summer Gardening, Junior Caddie, & the Career Exploration Program give all students a chance to look at their work and take pride in what they did. The required 2 workshops before becoming a member teach a numerous of skills, including but not limited to- resume, phone, interview, approaching managers, handling problems at the work place, professionalism, etc. Enterprise for High School Students is a great place for students who are going through the school-work transition.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many, many ways. They have so much to offer if you put the time and effort into it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage more students to get their friends to join Enterprise. Adults can perform outreach and try to get youth to join, but students who network with their friends usually get more results than adults.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The Crew. You guys are so happy and energetic; I'm really excited you guys enjoy doing this because I enjoy being there! Thank you so much for the help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely kind & helpful. I know that everyone goes through something horrible at one point or another, and even though you guys may be going through that, you guys are always smiling and ready to help.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do so much more than it already does. There location could be changed to somewhere more accessible. Each summer program would be able to accept more students. It would help, a lot!

Ways to make it better...

The location of the office was somewhere more accessible. I find myself lazy at times and I've realized my friends who have just joined have trouble finding the place.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial problems that prevent Enterprise from reaching out to everyone and giving all youth an opportunity. The Career Exploration Program is a great paid internship in which only a handful of students may participate in because Enterprise doesn't have the funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Join as soon as possible. Make friends with the people who work there, because networking with them will get you places. Talk to them, be friendly, let them know what you're interested in, and they'll do your best to help you.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

MOST BENEFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM IN SAN FRANCISCO! PERFECT FOR STUDENTS THAT NEED THEIR FIRST JOB EXPERIENCES. GREAT COUNCELING ADVISORS WITH LOTS OF EXPERIENCE HELPING KIDS.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

GREAT! THEY HELPED ME WITH A RESUME AND GET FIRST JOB EXPERRIENCE.

Ways to make it better...

i knew about this organization earlier.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Enterprise for High School Students is a good place. I have been a memeber for a few months. Based on my experience there ill have to say its great. The staff are nice and friendly. Everything is very simple and straight foward. I would recommend Enterprise for High School Students to anyone wanting to find a job.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. They help you find jobs and help you with college related things.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I woul;nt change anything. the organization is okay for now in my view.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I enjoyed many things about this program. It helped me find a few jobs.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff are really nice and friendly to everyone.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could help even more youth find jobs.

Ways to make it better...

In my view I dont think anything needs to change.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I think the biggest challenge it faces is how to get more youth tio join the program.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Overall, this oranization is one of the best programs I have ever joined. I will never regret joining this organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I joined Enterprise about a month ago because I was looking for a looking for a specific type of office job, one that helps me with my major. I find Enterprise pretty useful because they have all sorts of job opportunities posted in their office. But because I am leaving for college in a few weeks, I did not apply for a job. However, I called in and asked for an appointment to help me write my resume and cover letter. They people there are nice and there was a staff member to assist me while I was writing my resume. The staff member actually called me half an hour before my appointment to make sure I was coming. Enterprise is definitely useful for high school students seeking specific jobs and don't know where to look.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly and cheerful.

Ways to make it better...

there were more job openings

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

 
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