Year Up Bay Area

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Basic Information

Address: 210 Spear St. San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone Number: (415) 512-7588

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Additional Information

Population Served: Urban young adults ages 18 - 24
Days of Service: Weekdays
Mission Statement:

Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Additional Information:


Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteer tutors to assist at the San Francisco site. Volunteer tutors come once a week to our downtown location (210 Spear Street) and help with assignments and homework in support of Information Technology or Business Communications classes.  Tutors may work with students on developing reading and critical thinking skills; study skills and test-taking strategies; or assist them with their studies of computer hardware, software and networking.


If you have experience working with high school or college students, multi-lingual students, or students with learning differences or have experience in the business community or technology industry, please consider reviewing our website and joining our team.


Application Process

We ask that potential tutors fill out an interest form and attend a brief preparation session with staff to learn more about the Year Up program. This session provides an introduction to our community and our courses and covers methods and strategies for tutoring our young adult learners.  If you’re interested in tutoring, please note that our tutoring sessions run on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  (There is no evening tutoring at this time.) 


Responsibilities and Expectations:

* Available a minimum of 1 hour a week (3:30-5:00 p.m. M, T or Th;

11:30-1:00 Wed.)

* Commit to the position for a minimum of 5 months

* Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the training package

* Communicate with instructors


Additional Skills/Interests:

* Basic knowledge of information writing or technology

* Tutoring/teaching experience a plus

* Strong interpersonal skills

* Enthusiastic and flexible


How to Apply:

If you have questions or would like a tutor interest form, please contact Sherry Suisman,, phone: 415.512.7588, ext. 3512.  (If you cannot volunteer during the scheduled times, feel free to contact us for information on other opportunities to volunteer with Year Up.)