San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s ‘Opportunities for All’ initiative kicks off with career fair aimed at providing city’s youth with real job opportunities and platform for enhancing job preparedness skills

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On Jan. 23, the Wednesday following Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, hundreds of youth ages 13-24 will attend and participate in a career and resource fair called “Advancing the Dream.” The event is part of Mayor London Breed’s Opportunities for All, a program to address economic inequality by ensuring that all young people can be a part of San Francisco’s thriving economy.

The event includes a series of workshops for youth to participate in mock job interviews, work on their resumes and profiles for LinkedIn, and build their social networks. Over 70 businesses and organizations will be on site to support young people looking for summer internships, employment and other work-based learning opportunities.

“Advancing the Dream” job fair will put hundreds of youth in front of area companies committed to on-the-spot hiring for 200 job opportunities.

A program with performances and speakers featuring representatives from companies participating in the event will take place prior to the career fair from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A special guest, national recording artist Dee-1 will get the day started, with a performance by Project Level. The career fair follows, 1-5 p.m., at the War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.

About Opportunities for All

Mayor Breed’s Opportunities for All aims to fight systemic inequality by connecting high school students to paid internships, employment, training and educational opportunities. The initiative is led by the Office of Mayor London N. Breed and the Human Rights Commission in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF). Community sponsors include Airbnb, Alaska Airlines, AT&T, Dolby, Google, Postmates, Uber and LinkedIn.

For more information, contact David Miree of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, at david.miree@sfgov.org.

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