Jobs for Youth 2015 Highlights

On May 28, 2015, San Mateo County Jobs for Youth held the 33rd Annual Fundraising Breakfast themed “Finding Success in the New Working World” and 224 guests in attendance. Bill Somerville, President and Founder of Philanthropic Ventures Foundation paid tribute to JFY Founder Al Teglia who died in October 2014.

Gene Mullin Former Assemblymember was the Master of Ceremonies and San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Vice President Warren Slocum was the Honorary Chairperson. Katie Ferrick, LinkedIn Senior Manager for Community Relations was the Keynote Speaker. Megan Curran-Sanchez, Educator at Jefferson Union High School District and Maria Huning, Educator at Sequoia Unified High School District/Canada College both received the Mary Paskevich Memorial Award.

SMC Supervisor Adrienne J. Tissier presented Special Business Recognition Awards to DiNapoli Ristorante & Pizzeria, Miemode and Starbucks. Daly City-Colma Chamber of Commerce sponsored the raffle to raise funds for the Al Teglia Endowment Trust Fund. J.T. Farinas from San Mateo High School was the JFY Alumni speaker who credits JFY with helping to set him on his path to success. Iliana Rodriguez, HSA Director and JFY Program Coordinator Ruby Tomas presented the 2015 JFY Al Teglia Scholars.

Edgar Aguirre (Sequoia HS)

Flor Aquino Ortiz (Woodside HS)

Grisell Canas (Sequoia HS)

Jennifer Castro (Sequoia HS)

Jennifer Cuevas (Skyline College)

Marie Barbara Estacio (Skyline College)

Lluvia Garnica

Christopher Gonzalez (Jefferson HS)

Samrawit Keleta (Menlo Park)

Yunuen Lopez Garcia (East Palo Alto)

Ana Martinez-Gomez (Carlmont HS)

Eve McNally (Aragon HS)

Giselle Mendoza (College of San Mateo)

Janah May Oclaman (Daly City)

Janae Peats (Bennett College)

Bryce Rodgers (Menlo Atherton HS)

Angelica Russell (City College of SF)

Natasha Stibor (University of Massachusetts Boston)

Zakiya Williams (Skyline College)

Sawleha Zubair (Pacifica)

Thank you to everyone who came together to honor Al’s legacy and to celebrate the 2015 JFY Al Teglia Scholars! Please tag and share with those pictured to help us all stay connected. The history continues next Thursday…