Do you remember 2008 through 2011?

Here are some highlights we want to share with you and hope you tag familiar faces! Help us share these memories with others in our community.

In 2008, Jobs for Youth served over 3000 youth and nearly 855 youth were placed in jobs. These youth lived in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, San Joaquin County, Santa Clara County, Tulare County, and San Mateo County. The 26th annual scholarship breakfast raised over $27,000 and Connie Zakos received the Mary Paskevich Memorial Award. The 2008 JFY Al Teglia Scholars were Leha Koletti, Sindy Cristosomo, Daniel Nopuente, Charles Torres, Nadia Morales, Eshawn Scranton, Thailand Lefiti, Justin Garzarelli, Elizabeth Navarro, Alforno Bueno and Jessica Cuadra.

In 2009, Al Teglia retired from Jobs for Youth! The 27th Annual JFY annual fundraising breakfast “Help Shape the Future by Supporting our Youth” was held at the Foster City Crowne Plaza. Mark Church, President Board of Supervisors was the Honorary Chairman. Kaiser Permanente received the Special Business Recognition, and Flynn Bradley, Manager Office of Employment & Community Partnerships, San Francisco Airport Commission received the Mary Paskevich Memorial Award. Ron Galatolo, Chancellor San Mateo County Community College District was the keynote speaker. The JFY team included Al Teglia, Frances Teglia, Lyn Dayao, Myrna Valderrama, Ruby Tomas, Alejandro Barajas, Carolyn Livengood, Leslie Lowe and Connie Zakos. This year, JFY raised over $26,000 for schlolarships! JFY operated in PeninsulaWorks offices in Redwood City, Daly City, Menlo Park, San Mateo and San Carlos. The 2009 JFY Scholars were Mercedes Ballesteros, Synne Bradshaw, Jennifer Contreras, Lilia Cruz-Garcia, Christian Fregoso, Starkeshia Jammer, Rickey Jordan, Martina Lozic, Anthony Navarrete, Alexandra Oceguera, Reshmina Prasa, Manuel Salazar, Minh Tran, and Alejandra Villasenor.

In 2010, JFY was under the leadership of Beverly Beasley Johnson, Director of Human Services Agency of the County of San Mateo. JFY acknowledged employers for their continuous support in hiring youth into 25 internships and for their continued generosity towards scholarships. The following businesses received Business Recognition Awards: Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Redwood City Public Library, San Mateo Credit Union, and the Town of Colma. Richard Miller received the Mary Paskevich Memorial Award. The Keynote Speaker was Ron Galatolo, Chancellor, San Mateo Community College District, Richard Gordon was Honorary Chairman and President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. Special business recognition was presented by Adrieanne J. Tissier, County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors to Redwood City Public Library, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Town of Colma, Metropolitan Transportation Commission and San Mateo Credit Union. In 2010, JFY raised over $25,000 in scholarship monies. The 2010 JFY Al Teglia Scholars were Claire Alvarenga, Gonzalo, Alvarez, Ismael Avila, Marcus Bell, Lilia Cruz, Francisco Cruz, Gina Davie, Ronnie Fitzgerald, AnaMaria Flores, Narek Ghazaryan, Miguel Carranza Gomez, Rickey Jordan, Nelly Perdomo, Ramon Ponce, Sefora Rios, Amelie Roeting, Aleksandra Strelestskaya, Monisha Sullivan, and Rosa Torres-Ortez.

In 2011, County of San Mateo President of the Board of Supervisors Carole Groom served as Honorary Chairperson. County Board of Supervisors Adrienne Tissier presented Special Business Recognition Awards to All State Insurance, California Hearing Center, City of Daly City, Georgette’s of Westlake, Sprint, Jigsaw Java, SamTrans and Sprint. The Keynote Speaker was Kathleen Barber, Training Director of San Mateo County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship. Carolyn Livengood and Carolyn Wood received the Mary Paskevich Memorial Award. JFY served nearly 2700 youth and placed 463 youth in jobs. Over 300 guests attended this special celebration and over $34,000 was raised. The 2011 JFY Al Teglia Scholars were Erica Balderrama, Griselda Cabrera, Sonya Chaudhry, Jennifer Contreras-Flores, Diana Correa, Lilia Cruz-Garcia, Jasmine Elimiari, Maribel Guizar, Ritika Jain, Sandra Lopez, Elizabeth Martinson, Sefora Rios Soto, Magnolia Salinas, Rosa Torrez-Ortez, Xacil Vazquez, Karina Zapata, Verenise Zarco, Sadiya Zubair, and Jessica Allen.

Please share this post with your family and friends to help us reconnect with the scholars and others who were part of our history. The history of Jobs for Youth continues every Thursday leading up to our virtual 40th JFY Al Teglia Scholar Shine Bright Celebration on May 19, 2022! We hope you’ll join us for this special celebration, donate toward equity in higher education scholarships and invite you to share an Al Teglia or JFY memory with photos if you have them on our special virtual video booth! Please share with your family, friends, collogues to collectively create a beautiful time capsule for future generations.