The nonprofit, One East Palo Alto, will graduate 60 interns and five peer mentors (college students who mentor program interns) from their Sponsored Employment Program (SEP) on August 12th! This program connects the hard-to-place young people in paid summer internships - often in their very first job. Young people learn invaluable job skills, earn wages for the work they perform, and gain self-respect. These jobs are an opportunity to transition to the adult world and to better understand and imagine what the future may hold.
This year, the program will graduate its 1000th summer intern. Congrats to the interns! Congrats to the mentors! Congrats to Dr. Faye McNair-Knox for her leadership in bringing jobs to the youth of East Palo Alto!