The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Silicon Valley Children's Fund (SVCF) and TeenForce are committed to improving educational, career and life outcomes for foster youth.
Silicon Valley Children’s Fund (SVCF) and TeenForce are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations committed to improving educational, career and life outcomes for foster youth. SVCF has provided over $3M in scholarship dollars to foster youth in Silicon Valley. Our persistent coaching model provides high school and college foster youth continuous mentor support, education planning, tutoring, career exploration and an unconditional commitment to help them define and achieve their life dreams! SVCF scholars are 10x more likely to graduate from college, compared to only 3% of foster youth nationally.
TeenForce is an innovative social enterprise that helps youth acquire the skills, habits and work experience to fulfill their potential. They have placed 150 youth in paid job internships and over $414,000 was earned by local foster youth! Training, preparation, and employment are critical supports for youth in foster care because by age 24, the only former foster youth who are consistently employed, earning wages near the national average, are those that had a job while in the foster care system."
Volunteer with us and make a difference in these youth's lives!