Enterprise for High School Students (EHSS) empowers and prepares young people for success in employment and higher education. They 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. Since their founding in 1969, they have served more than 20,000 San Francisco students, including youth from almost every public and private high school in San Francisco.
The Oakland Museum of California inspires all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities. The 300,000 square-foot museum includes collections that are animated by innovative interpretive tools and interactive features. New gathering spaces and program areas engage visitors and encourage them to share their own perspectives, questions, and stories.
San Francisco Art & Film for Teenagers was established in 1993 to make the arts a constant and inspiring presence in young people's lives. Its motto is “we give you what school can’t” and it delivers by make available first-rate cultural events to students—events chosen to stimulate students curiosity, excite their imaginations, and help them enter a wider world.
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization supporting Art & Technology for Social Good. Their mission is to apply art and technology to create positive social impact through education, civic engagement, and public programs. They use digital tools to create art and design projects that benefit society. They test and scale projects with high impact potential, teach digital tools to support artists and technologists, and inspire communities around the Bay Area by promoting meaningful new work.
Charis Denison is a youth advocate and expert in, Human Development, Ethics, and Social Justice / Community Involvement. She has built her experience primarily by working with schools and non-profits for the past 21 years. After initially teaching middle and high school English and outdoor education, Charis began to develop curricula and publish articles related to social justice, ethics, human development, community involvement, and experiential education. She has received national recognition for her work in those fields, as well as for her community-based work with American teens and Tibetan refugees in Central Asia.
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