MYEEP - The Mayor's Youth Employment and Education Program
2014 Summer Program
MYEEP provides jobs for high school youth in San Francisco! In order to be eligible for the 2014 Summer Program, youth must:
Applications will be available March 24, 2014. Applications are due April 18, 2014. Check out www.myeep.org for an online application or pick one up at OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center in James Denman Middle School, 241 Oneida Avenue, Rm 181. For more information about this program, call (415) 202-7903 or email email@example.com
OMI/Excelsior Beacon - Youth Employment & Job Skills Development, Age 13-21
Are you 13-21 years old and looking for a part-time, full-time, or summer job? Do you want a stipend job or internship placement? Do you need assistance completing job applications, developing a resume & cover letter, and practicing your interview skills? Need help understanding the college application process, support with the financial aid process or applying for scholarships? Want to know more about college majors and what steps to take now to prepare for college for a future career? Call the OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center to enroll today (415) 406-1290!
Transitional Age Youth Program at the OMI/E Beacon, Age 17-24
Are you 17-24 years old? Are you looking for a job? Do you need support with your academic goals? Do you want to develop your independent living skills? Contact Us! We want to help! The FREE program will support you in achieving your educational and career goals! We offer:
For more information, contact Lauren Lim (415) 406-1290 x 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9-Week Youth Employment Workshop, Age 13-24
Thinking about your "career path"? Looking for a summer job? Like free food? Come to our 9-week employment workshop. Who: Open to the community! Ages 13-24
When: 9 week session, March 29 - May 28; Wednesdays 1:15 - 3:15
Where: Balboa High School, Room 102
What: Job readiness skills, Resume building, Guest speakers, Fieldtrips, and more!
Field trips: 826 Valencia; Electronic Frontier Foundation; Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy
Questions? Contact Matt Snope, email@example.com (415) 406-1290 x109 or Lauren Lim, firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 46-1290 x 115
We are proud to announce that the Excelsior Community Market has launched its own website. Learn more about this growing community event and find out how you can get involved with the planning, as a vendor, as a performer, or as a volunteer! Check our the new website today!
Below are the seven Excelsior Action Grants that will be funded this year by the Excelsior Collaborative. Many thanks to all applicants for demonstrating their commitment to improving the Excelsior and showing so many creative ways to bring the community together. Also thanks to Karen Nemsick for tallying the votes and Eliza Gibson for facilitating the voting process. Congratulations to this year's grantees!
Cleveland Peace Gardens: Spaces for learning and growing a healthy community at Cleveland Elementary School.
Excelsior Community Market: Monthly event in a parking lot at Persia Triangle that contributes to the community and economic development of the Excelsior through the support of local commerce, community cohesions, and public space improvement.
Excelsior Healthy Connections: Healthy Connections Excelsior is designed to take a holistic, preventive, and participant-centered approach to health. Through fun hands-on activities, families gain tools and strategies to facilitate holistic, sustainable changes for good nutrition, adequate physical activity, effective disease prevention, and sound mental health that they can incorporate into their daily lives.
Excelsior Storefront Galleries: Community Profiles: An exhibit of posters reflecting the stories of Excelsior community members to be displayed in storefront windows along the Mission Street Commercial corridor.
Excelsior Stories: Pop Up recording booth and community space for 3-4 weeks on Mission street to record family and community stories, conversations about contemporary issues, and to document the lives of residents in the Excelsior.
Exhilarating the Excelsior: To paint a mural that is for the Excelsior community, by the Excelsior Community.
Geneva Avenue 311 Promotion and Education: Promotion of a 311 Call Center and Phone Application to help beautify and clean up Geneva Avenue and its surrounding area.
My name is Tianyu Guan. I am not a Bay Area native. I am not even from this country. I grew up in Beijing for 18 years and came to this continent for college on my own--I am the only one from my family who is in the US. As a result, from the very beginning I found it hard to identify with the local culture or community. Fortunately after almost 4 years of college life, I begin to see Berkeley as a meaningful place to me. But around the Bay Area, there is another neighborhood with which I identify--the Excelsior District.
Most of the time, when I tell my friends that there is a hidden gem in SF with a beautiful name called the Excelsior, they look confused and lost--just like when I first heard about the neighborhood. Probably it is not where most tourists would visit when they land at SFO, but I have found myself adoring and identifying with this community more and more over the past 2 years.
I will never forget the day when Nicole first showed me along Mission Street. At the corner store on Persia Avenue, we ran into a man who has been living in the Excelsior for his entire life. He kept talking about how prosperous the neighborhood once was and how much he cared about it. He then went on talking about what kinds of changes he was willing to see. Although I could not understand every single detail he mentioned, I was deeply moved. I was moved by the idea that the local community cares--it is devoted to improving its public spaces and is willing to try new ideas. Moreover, it has a respect for design and public community processes.
From that moment on, I began to see design projects--even the tiniest one--from a refreshed perspective. Previously as a new design student, I tended to approach a project from an "artistic" way without realizing how arbitrary it might be. I saw design solely as a self-expression rather than a respond to certain needs of a client. My experience with EAG gradually turned me into an attentive listener who is willing to understand the clients and the communities.
I also began to turn into a patient do-er who values the idea of making changes little by little. For example, I benefitted a lot from my first EAG project--the Pavian Fashion facade renovation work in 2011. I was grateful to receive trust from both the EAG and the owners of Pavian Fashion--Mr. And Mrs. Shen. Not only because it is my first design that got built out but also because it got me exposed to different design phases in reality. I learned how to work back and forth with clients and contractors. I learned about building materials and constructions details. This project taught me that all the seemingly trivial details can be pivotal in the real world.
Most importantly, working with EAG confirms my passion in environmental design, especially design in the public realm. Only after putting my dreams in the spotlight of the real world did I realize what I am pursuing is meaningful to both myself and the living environment. Here, I want to repeat the almost cliche saying--make the world a better place. I know it sounds simple and naive, but I believe my work with EAG is indeed making the world a better place, little by little, step by step.
About Tianyu Guan
Tianyu Guan was born in China, educated in California, and now resides on a street off of a street off of the gorgeous UC Berkeley campus. Officially a 4th year landscape architecture major at Berkeley, Tianyu also works as a designer, illustrator, and photographer in her spare time. Her inspiration and interest lie in exploring how innovative designs enhance urban living experience and challenge people's vision on city life. She has volunteered with the Excelsior Action Group for the past several years as a pro bono architectural and graphic designer, completing numerous projects for the organization including the design for Pavian Fashion’s facade improvement.
When she's not gazing lovingly into the eyes of her computer, Tianyu likes to explore the endless culinary treasures of the Berkeley-Oakland-San Francisco triangle, go on impromptu adventures around the city, and people-watch at Cafe Strada.
If you are curious about Tianyu's design works, please go check out at--TianyuGuan.weebly.com.
Join us at the next Excelsior Collaborative meeting for more information: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at EAG's office, 35 San Juan Avenue, SF CA 94112.