We are honored to share with you the history and the beautiful human beings who were part of our Jobs for Youth history. We invite you to share these memories with our community.
In 2002-2003, Jobs for Youth created The Teen Boutique to serve as a career closet for teens located at Peninsula High School in San Bruno. Jobs for Youth served over 1500 young adults from Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Madera County, Orange County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and Stanislaus County. JFY also placed 389 of these young adults into jobs throughout these counties.
In 2003-2004, JFY served over 1300 young adults from Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Madera County, Monterey County, Sacramento County, San Francisco County, San Joaquin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and Solano County. JFY placed 578 of these young adults into jobs throughout all these counties.
On May 27, 2004, the JFY Breakfast was held at the Radisson Villa Hotel. San Mateo County Supervisor Jerry Hill served as the auctioneer for an auction and raffle. San Mateo County Supervisor Mike Nevin was awarded the Mary Paskevich Memorial Award for his work with youth, helping nonviolent offenders turn their lives around, secure stable housing and find employment. He was known for his advocacy of transportation solutions in the Bay Area. (In 2012 former SMC Supervisor, Daly City council member and San Francisco police inspector dies of cancer at the age of 69. The generous sponsors included but were not limited to Bay Meadows Race Course, Better Business Bureau of San Mateo, City of Belmont, City of Brisbane, City of Daly City, City of East Palo Alto, City of Foster City, City of Millbrae, City of Pacifica, City of San Bruno, City of San Carlos, City of San Mateo, City of South San Francisco, Congressman Tom Lantos, Friends of Filoli, First National Bank of Northern California, Georgette’s of Westlake, Guittard Chocolate Company in Burlingame, SamTrans, San Francisco Giants, Paramount’s Great America, MY Credit Union, Town of Colma, Town of Hillsborough, Town of Woodside, the Woodlawn Foundation and more! Warren Marshall of MY Credit Union, Redwood City presented special recognition to Bianca Rodriguez and Jaime Guerra. Nearly $24,000 was raised.
In 2005 to honor Al Teglia’s dedication to the Jobs for Youth program, the Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Endowment Fund was conceived by Carolyn Livengood to provide college and vocational scholarships. This year, JFY awarded three scholarships to deserving youth who would like to pursue their college/vocational education. On May 26, 2005, The JFY Annual Fundraiser was held at Radisson Villa Hotel in San Mateo. Al and the Jobs for Youth raised $33,000 through City donations and event reservations, raffle, and auction. Al Teglia received the Mary Paskevich Memorial Award. Radisson Villa Hotel received the Business Award for outstanding community service to the youth of San Mateo County for 8 years and hosted has continually donated the ballroom space, linen, service staff and half the meals for the annual fund-raising breakfast. Richard Gordon, County of San Mateo, President Board of Supervisors was the Jobs for Youth Honorary Chairman. Jerry Hill, County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors was the event Auctioneer. Donations and sponsors included Bohannon Foundation, Building and Construction, City of Brisbane, Town of Colma, City of Daly City, Foster City, Geoff Tate, Jane Stahl, PG&E, Poletti Properties, Richard Miller, City of San Carlos, San Mateo County Employers Advisor, Town of Hillsborough, Town of Portola, Town of Woodside and the Woodlawn Foundation. In 2004-2005, JFY served over 1500 young adults from Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Madera County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and Stanislaus County. JFY also placed 389 of these young adults into jobs throughout these counties. As of July 2005, JFY had five offices in PeninsualWorks in Daly City, San Mateo Adult School, PeninsulaWorks Redwood City, Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside and PeninsulaWorks in Menlo Park.
In 2006, Jobs for Youth provided services to young adults in four JFY centers with PeninsulaWorks located in Daly City San Mateo, Redwood City and Menlo Park. The JFY team included Roberta Deis, Jacky Renteria, Myrna Valderrama, Ruby Tomas, Ron Kahn, Al Teglia, Carolyn Woods, Carolyn Livengood, Allan Johnson and Mike Meals. JFY reported recruiting for 100 Office Assistant Summer positions, six Office Assistants with Gilead and 10 positions with SamTrans, one with Kaiser Permanente. Jose Cortez and Sonia Perdomo from JFY were featured on Univision, CH. 14 (Spanish channel). The 24th Annual JFY “Help Shape the Future by Supporting our Youth” fundraiser breakfast was held on May 25, 2006 at the Foster City Crowne Plaza. This was the first year, JFY hosted a fundraising breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City. Ron Kahn received the Mary Paskevich Memorial Award for his dedication and support to Jobs for Youth. Richard Gordan was the Honorary Chairman and President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.
The 2006 JFY Al Teglia Scholars were:
The history of Jobs for Youth continues every Thursday leading up to our 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 Jobs for Youth 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.
Virtual Video Booth: http://jobsforyouth.org/jfy-40th-anniversary-video-booth/