Enterprise for High School Students

Rating: 4.5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training

Location: 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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EIN 23-7139082
415-392-7600
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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: 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: 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: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I have found this non-profit organization to be the most beneficial program to exist throughout my life. The staff is full of caring and helping people that are willing to sit down with individual students and really give them a hand. They not only help you with college and careers, but can give you some helpful advice and that extra push as well. In my opinion, a kid could not possibly ask for more.

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

my peers (experience, etc).

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

make it available to a wider range of people.

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

the advice and help I've received as well as the jobs.

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

professional and knowledgable.

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

have potentially better resources or become more well known.

Ways to make it better...

I had taken advantage of the resources earlier.

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

possible competition or financial problems.

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

there should be more advertisements about this program.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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