Want a New Job for the New Year? Ready to get your work life in order.  Here are a few tips from the Career Center on how to develop your career!


On Saturday November 12th, 2016 the Western Addition Career Center, along with West Side Community Services and  the Street Violence Intervention Program, held an interactive resource fair at the Fillmore-Turk Mini Park. Hear what happened.


Sheri Powers from San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC) and Janeene Bier from Financial Services Experts Inc. were at the Career Center this October for their monthly financial / credit sessions here. Read what she had to say.


On October 13th 2016 the Western Addition Career Center, partnered with West Side Community Services and Street Violence Intervention Program, to hold an interactive resource fair at the Fillmore Plaza. Read more.


On Wednesday, October 12, actor, author and soon to be director, Delroy Lindo spoke to students from the Success Center at Independence High School. When our very own Tracy Green told Mr. Lindo about the work we do at Success Center SF he was eager to help in any way he could. Read what he had to say to the students.


Last year during one of San Francisco’s wintry summer days, the Success Center SF had what they were calling a “Friendraiser” at Pier 23. It’s a take on a fundraiser where you bring your friends to introduce them to Success Center. Read what happened next…


Seems like each month Ladies Night in the Western Addition has gotten better and better, and this month was no exception.  Continue reading…


Johnny Calero Sanchez joined the Success Center San Francisco family as a Program Assistant in June 2016.  SCSF staffers who work with him will likely tell you…read more of Johnny’s story .


The holidays are just around the corner and the Success Center SF – Western Addition Career Center is the place to be if you’re looking for rewarding temporary seasonal or permanent employment. Keep reading.


The Human Rights Commission of San Francisco presented the prestigious Hero Award to the Success Center SF’s Founder and Executive Director Liz Jackson-Simpson on July 28, 2016 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers at City Hall. Read about Liz’s special day.


Success Center SF recently partnered with the well-regarded Hack Reactor program to teach coding to homeless youth, single parents, and others. Hear how this program is changing lives.


If you’ve ever looked for a job (and who hasn’t??), you know how difficult it is to differentiate yourself from all the other candidates clamoring for that same position.  Finding a way to prove to interviewers that YOU — and only you — are the best person for the job can make — or break — that interview. Find out how.


On June 16th women who came to the Success Center SF Career Center’s Ladies Night got schooled on owning their own business — along with a few makeup tips — when longtime Mary Kay Sales Manager and Makeup Artist, Joyce Filatreau was the speaker for the evening.  See what happened.


Presenting facts about your skills and experience has nothing to do with bragging; it allows others to understand how you’ve added value to your past employers and how you could bring value to their organization. Read more.


There are many barriers for young people interested in STEM fields. That’s why Success Center SF started Code Ramp. Learn more about this program.


We sent one of our Success Center SF team members, George, to the Salesforce TrailheaDX event in San Francisco. Hear what he had to say about the conference.


On May 19th over 250 job seekers attended the Success Center SF 2016 Summer Job Fair held in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood.  Read more.


Two weeks ago Career Center Director, Troy Henry and Job Developer, Rito Andujo-Walker, joined other employers in participating in an employment readiness program at San Quentin State Prison. Read what happened once they were inside.


On April 21st, the Success Center SF/Western Addition Career Center hosted its first “Ladies Night in the Fillmore.” Ladies Night in the Fillmore, slated to become a regular event on the Career Center calendar, was moderated by Success Center SF Executive Director Liz Jackson-Simpson. Read more.


We’re having our annual Summer Job Fair on May 19, 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet hiring reps from some of the largest employers in the Bay Area, including Macy’s, California Pacific Medical Center, Safeway, UCSF, and the City of San Francisco. Learn all about it.


As an employment specialist at the Western Addition Career Center, I often suggest hiring events and job fairs featuring multiple employers to help job seekers maximize their time. But sometimes candidates don’t know exactly what it is they’re supposed to be doing — or what to expect. Get tips to help you with your next job fair here.



Success Center SF’s (SCSF) Interrupt Predict and Organize (IPO) program serves transitional age, low-income youth of color. Those who are recruited for this program have been identified as being among the highest risk youth in San Francisco. Learn more about this program.


Ever get stuck on what questions to ask an employer at the end of your job interview? Fear no more! Here is a great article reprinted from Business Insiders to help give insight on what questions you may want to ask an employer – and that an employer may expect you to ask. Read this article now.


A recruiting consultant from Wells Fargo was at the Western Addition Career Center this February to give a special workshop on resume preparation. We’ve put together some of the best takeaways from this event. Get resume tips now.


My name is George Waskey. I’m a Yup’ik Eskimo from a small town called Mountain Village, Alaska with roughly 1,000 people residing there. I started working for the Western Addition Career Center over the summer as an intern. Now, I’m the Program Assistant…Read George’s story.


Shamir Couvsin came to Success Center SF in the fall of 2014, hoping to get his GED. He’d attended a host of schools, staying at each for only short periods of time. But even with these challenges, our staff noticed Shamir was very active, liked to participate in activities, and was a creative thinking young man. Read Shamir’s study.


Our staff at the Western Addition Career Center are in an enviable position: they get firsthand information from actual employers on exactly what they’re looking for (and what they’re not) in an employee. Unfortunately, when we talk to employers they frequently mention bad interviews. Read what they have to say.

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