About Us 

The mission of YouthWORKS is to equip every Richmond youth ages 16-24 with the knowledge and experience they’ll need to be successful in real-world work environments through work-based learning, financial literacy/work-readiness workshops, and personalized one-on-one career counseling.

Services are participation-based and may include:

  • Work Experience (WEX)
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Apprenticeship Training
  • Business/Industry Trips
  • Life Skills Workshops
  • Work Readiness workshops
  • Support Services 

YouthWORKS is part of the city's efforts to reduce violence by providing opportunity youth with Work Experience. The responsibility for training our youth & giving them the skills and opportunities they need to become productive citizens belongs to everyone.

                    "Our goal has always been to get to 1,000 kids and a $1 million program," Jay Leonhardy (The True Rainmakers)

           Learn more about our 2023-2024 Youth Work Experience Program & Worksite Employer Request!

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Mission Statement

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Contact Information:
330 25th Street, 
Richmond, CA 94804


Phone: 510-412-2044
Fax: 510-307-8052

Hours of Operation:
 Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
 Friday -  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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