Career Services

How an Office Internship Becomes a New Opportunity

Galen began his journey with our Career Services programs when he turned 18 after two bouts of homelessness, being removed from his mother’s home and intermittent stays in foster and group homes. Throughout an unpredictable and chaotic childhood, Galen graduated from Piner High School. He was diagnosed from an early age...

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We’re Moving!

After years of planning, we are THRILLED to announce our upcoming move to the SAY Dream Center! Our offices on Airway Drive will be closed starting at 5 pm on Thursday, December 17th 2015. Our offices will re-open at 9 am on Monday, December 28th. Our new address at the SAY Dream...

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Touring an SAY job site with our elected officials

As we wrap up our summer jobs program – The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC), we like to invite our local elected officials to visit the crews and see the work they're doing out in our community. This year, Supervisor Susan Gorin joined us in Sonoma at Jack London...

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Caring for animals at the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter

For the last few years, the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter has been one of our favorite youth job sites for the SCYEC. This week, we took a trip to the shelter to visit the kittens and catch up with Charlie and Jada who have been spending their summer working at the shelter,...

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SAY teens team up at the Food Bank this summer

Last week, Dario Aguilar, our Esperanza Program Case Manager and I checked in with Eric and Andres, two youth who have been working at the Redwood Empire Food Bank this summer through our Esperanza Works program. When we arrived, the boys were busy sorting strawberries, making sure that the berries...

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Kicking Off Our Summer Jobs Program

Last week, nearly 200 youth joined us at Spring Lake Park to kick off the 2015 Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC). This summer, SAY hired 116 youth to work this summer. 34 of those youth are working in individual placements in local business and non-profit organizations throughout Sonoma County, including the...

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Spring at the Sunflower Community Garden

As the days are getting longer and the temperature in the air and soil are rising, there have been many developments at the Sunflower Community Garden. In the garden, we have harvested the last of our winter crops, integrated cover crop into the soil, and have planted many spring vegetables....

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Getting Into the Holiday Spirit

Christmas is coming and SAY youth, staff and volunteers are getting into the holiday spirit with activities galore! From a gingerbread house competition at our Tamayo Village housing program, ornament making with our YouthLink Youth Employment Center team, to a lively cookie and Ukulele night we're welcoming the holidays with...

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