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San Francisco Training Partnership

Helping homeless, formerly incarcerated individuals find and maintain gainful employment.

Clients receive an array of services including participation in:

  • 20-hour monthly life skills class and 20-hour individualized services
  • Assessment and referral to short-term training
  • Employment placement services

The San Francisco Training Partnership (SFTP) provides clients with employment outreach and employment eligibility assessment, referral to short-term training, counseling, identification of supportive services needs, job search workshops, and job placements.

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Eligibility and referrals

The program has an annual capacity of 165 clients. To be eligible for the program an individual must be homeless. Intake occurs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at 40 Boardman Place. Items required for intake are: (1) California ID/ Driver’s License; (2) Social Security Card; (3) One-stop card; (4) Current TB Clearance; and (5) Resume. The intake process lasts approximately 35-40 minutes and involves an in-person interview to create an individualized work plan for the enrollee.

For more information, please contact Gerald Miller at (415) 621-5661 x. 117 or gerald@cjcj.org.

How it works

Clients receive services provided by a collaborative of organizations including CJCJ and Swords to Plowshares. The SFTP 90-day program includes vocational training, job leads, one-on-one staff support, and practical assistance to enable participants to secure and maintain employment.

April 2013 graduating class

The program utilizes a one-week work readiness curriculum, Awakening New Futures, and includes 30, 60, and 90-day follow-ups by the assigned case manager. The 40-hour class focuses on four major areas:

  • Self-assessment
  • Communication
  • Job search
  • Interviewing

Interested in being an intern or volunteer? Read our description of the internship program and submit applications to Director of Community-Based Services Gerald Miller at gerald@cjcj.org

History

Originally a partnership between the Northern California Service League (NCSL), Goodwill Industries, and Swords to Plowshares, SFTP has provided employment-training services to homeless formerly incarcerated individuals since 1987. The program delivers employment reentry services using Awakening New Futures, an evidence-based curriculum developed by NCSL in 1988, with updates in 1995 and 1998. SFTP serves approximately 150 clients every year.

Gerald Miller, Director of Community-Based Services
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
40 Boardman Place
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 621-5661 ext. 117
Fax: (415) 621-5466
gerald@cjcj.org

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