The San Francisco Youth Employment Coalition (YEC) represents the joint commitment of over sixty public and private non-profit youth service providers to:
·Advocate for a comprehensive city policy to increase youth employment opportunities and training programs.
·Improve communication and cooperation among youth serving agencies.
·Engage in a working partnership with business and corporations to:
• expand the jobs base for youth.
• ensure preparation of a qualified workforce.
• respond to changing business needs and hiring patterns
·Maximize efficient use of current resources.
·Raise public awareness of youth employment and training.
·Increase the utilization of youth employment and training services by the public and private sector.
·Advance the positive image of young people.
Working with youth from every neighborhood, every ethnicity and economic level, with a special emphasis on "at-risk" youth, the coalition has established a unique reputation for its ability to mobilize action, to create a forum for innovative planning, and to build strong alliances between the business and corporate community and non-profit youth service providers.