The Urban Services YMCA workforce programs help youth overcome personal and professional barriers by providing professional workshops, internships, and employment opportunities for transitional age youth between the ages of 14-24.

Workforce Highlights

  • Paid Internship
  • Workshops to build career skills
  • Stipends after completing programs
  • Continuous support within the industry
  • Connection to jobs
  • Building Portfolio and resume

Our Programs

We serve job seekers looking for employment in the following areas: Environmental Careers, Music and Entertainment Business, Community Advocacy Internships, and more.

Boilermaker Productions

In cooperation with John O’Connell High School and the After-School Program, this internship program (open to all students), focuses on both the technical and business side of music production as a semester-long internship program that takes place during and after school.


Empowerment to Employment (E2E)

The program creates pathways to sustainable employment for transitional age youth between the ages of 18-24. As an E2E participant, you will receive six weeks of professional development training and continuous support throughout the program.


Roots of Resistance

This educational program that prepares youth for environmental careers and promotes environmental justice. As a participant, you will receive six weeks of professional development training. Once done with training, we connect participants to jobs and internships within and outside of the green economy.


Aquatic Pathways

The Aquatics Workforce Development Pathway program is an internship that provides leadership opportunities for teens and young adults in our community to help them gain experience, build relationships with peers, and support the community-based work the YMCA of SF provides, through job placements.


Meet Our Staff

Troy Reinhard

Employment Services Coordinator

About Troy

Troy started as a member at Shih Yu-Lang Central back in 2006. He found his passion in music there through "Y Projects". Now he works with transitional age youth developing professional skills and assisting them in achieving their goals.

Suzy Dubon

Site Coordinator


At the Y, we invest in helping everyone reach their fullest potential!

We offer workforce training in the form of skill-building, job readiness- training, certifications, paid internships and job placements,