Enterprise for High School Students

A nonprofit organization

$3,650 raised by 3 donors

Established in 1969; Enterprise is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that prepares young people for success in employment and higher education.  We provide an integrated approach that combines job-readiness training with experiential learning.  Students build confidence and skills through workshops, one-on-one guidance, career exploration, and college preparation assistance, and then put those new skills into practice through employment and internships.

Additionally, we help them discover the breadth of career opportunities available.  Enteprise also teaches young people how to plan for their future and get the most out of high school and post-secondary education.  We assist with college application, financial aid, scholarships, college tours and counseling on post-secondary educational oopportunities.  


“I realized that I can accomplish anything in the professional world if I have the right help. And I certainly got that help at Enterprise.” –Glendy

“Through Enterprise, I learned how to communicate effectively not only in a work setting, but in a school setting as well. Now, I can approach my managers and teachers with problems and solutions.” –Jimmy

“With the insight of Enterprise, I have learned that post-high school education is vital to becoming a competitive employee in any job field.” – Ahmed


 “Over the years, we’ve worked with many different non-profit organizations, and Enterprise stands out in the way that it addresses and plans for long-term sustainability, staff development, infrastructure, and other issues that are making Enterprise a healthier, more effective organization right now, and for the coming years.”  GAP

 “Year after year, our interns have been fantastic. They are intelligent, show up on time, ask great questions, and all around assets to our department.” KAISER PERMANENTE

 “This mock interview event was an amazing experience. Enterprise is doing an excellent job preparing these young people for their futures. We thank all of you for allowing us to participate in your very important work and I hope for many more such opportunities.”  FIRST REPUBLIC

 “95% of Enterprise alumni continue to benefit from the program several years after completion. In particular, they are employed at rates that far exceed national averages, are generally satisfied with their jobs, and are pursuing higher education at very high rates compared with the average for their high schools.” –from the report Long Term Impacts of Enterprise for High School Students, prepared by Natalia Van Doren, Degree Candidate at UC Berkeley, July 2015

 “I have always been extremely grateful for Enterprise and visited often to get various jobs to help live a better life during my high school years.  I worked all through high school which prepared me to pay my way through college at San Francisco State.”  Donna Bland, President and CEO, Golden 1 Credit Union, Enterprise participant 1980-1984

With over four decades of experience in providing services for San Francisco’s youth, Enterprise serves as an example of our commitment to helping San Francisco youth who are facing numerous barriers, understand life’s challenges and responsibilities, and to develop the necessary skills they need to succeed as adults.  Through an integration of a formal curriculum, clear expectations and a wide range of work-based learning opportunities, Enterprise supports youth in the development of the skills and competencies needed for workplace success and attainment of their educational, career and personal goals!

  • Enterprise helps 500 youth each year, almost 90% of those are low-to-moderate income youth
  • Since 1969, Enterprise has supported more than 20,000 youth
  • Enterprise has over 400 jobs at any given time
  • Enterprise provides over 175 summer jobs, internships and career opportunities in over 70plus career fields


Organization Data


Organization name

Enterprise for High School Students

Tax id (EIN)



Children & Family Economic Development


200 PINE ST 600 FL 6


(415) 392-7600