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Soulciety’s YEP has provided 745 internships and has paid over $900k in payroll to our youth!

Soulciety’s YEP has provided 745 internships and has paid over $900k in payroll to our youth!

Soulciety started out as a performing arts organization. In 2011, we were given the opportunity to run a youth employment program providing job trainings and placement to system-involved youth and little did we know that we would make such an impact through this program.

Since then, Soulciety’s Youth Employment Program (YEP) has provided 745 paid internships to youth and of this, 662 were system-involved. They worked a total of 79,349.50 hours and every hour was paid. In total, we paid them $907,595.

Soulciety has become an emerging leader in workforce development in Alameda County. What makes us successful is that our program coordinators (or job coaches) are relentless in getting our youth to overcome the barriers which keep them from achieving employment and educational goals. Our program coordinators go out of their way to go to the schools and homes to get youth back on track, they advocate for their youth in court, and they give them continuous support through thick and thin.

Thanks to our YEP team, funders, partners and worksites who have made such a difference in so many of our youth’s lives.

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