Opportunity Board



Check this page for announcements, program updates, and recruitment information from partners in the OYP network.

Below is a rolling list of upcoming opportunities for your youth and young adult clients. Posts will be removed once the recruitment or application date has passed.

If you have something you would like to share on this page, please contact Nicole Stein at nstein@kidsincommon.org 

Education & Training Opportunities

Resources & Program Updates

Trades Orientation Program – Accepting 2018 Applications

  • No cost, 130-hour career training program.
  • Participants will learn what it takes to successfully apply to become a working apprentice in the trade of their choice, such as Carpenter, Electrician, HVACR Tech, Roofer, Pipefitter, Plasterer, Ironworker, Sheet Metal, and more.
  • Women are highly encouraged to apply. 
  • Two special “Women in the Trades” orientation sessions will be held on Dec. 5 and Dec. 11. View flyer
  • Applicants who are homeless, in transitional housing, CalFRESH recipients, or U.S. military veterans may be eligible for priority admission.
  • Additional orientations open to both men and women will be held from December 4 – 14.
  • To reserve a spot for orientation, interested applicants can visit www.wpusa.org/top or call Ari at 408-809-2113.

Work2Future Foundation Training Cohorts – Enrolling NOW

  • Certified Logistics Associate: Mon – Thurs, 1 – 4:30PM (5 weeks total) View flyer
  • Hospitality Front Desk: Mon – Thursday, 9AM – 12:30PM (4 weeks total) View flyer
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 – 24, out of school (not currently attending postsecondary), and must enroll in work2future Foundation’s service.
  • In addition to the cohort training, participants will receive work readiness training, supportive services (bus passes, gas cards, interview clothing / work uniforms) and job development.
  • For more information contact Harold Wilson at harold.wilson@work2futurefoundation.org or 408-794-1118 .

Year Up Spring Cohort – Accepting Applications NOW

  • No cost, year-long program (6 months of training & 6-month internship) – beginning in March 2018.
  • Equips students with hands-on training in technology and business operations.
  • Participants will receive a weekly stipends during the 6-months of training, and are guaranteed placement in a paid internship at a top technology company.
  • Participants need to be between the ages of 18-24, obtained a HS Diploma or GED, have not obtained a B.S./B.A. or higher, and have legal right to work in the US (including DACA students)
  •  Interested youth should go to Year Up’s website to submit an Interest Form and sign-up for an Info Session (held every Tuesday
    10-11:30 am & every Thursday 2-3:30 pm)
  • For more information contact Brian Luis at bluis@yearup.org or (669) 220-1312.

Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) has a new name – Teen Parent Support Program (TPSP) 

  • TPSP can accept any pregnant and/or parenting youth up to 3 months after their 20th birthday.
  • Referrals can be sent via fax, email, or through their website 
  • New TPSP bilingual flyer
  • New TPSP referral form 

Posted: August 4, 2017

Maternity Transitional Living Program (TLP) through Bill Wilson Center is accepting applications

  • Maternity TLP provides comprehensive services for homeless pregnant and parenting youth ages 18 to 21.
  • For additional information please contact Vanessa Estrada at 408.289.5835 or vestrada@bwcmail.org
  • Maternity TLP flyer

Posted: August 4, 2017