Opportunity is Knocking
Join California’s *79 Billion Dollar Hospitality Industry Today
We invite women ages 21-59 years of age to apply to the
NCBW SF/City of San Francisco OEWD Dream Keeper Initiative
NATIONAL COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN INC. SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
“DORIS WARD & CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO OEWD DREAMKEEPER
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM”
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. San Francisco is excited and pleased to announce the partnership with the City of San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development & the Human Rights Commission Dream Keeper Initiative.
We will use the NCBWSF Doris Ward Workforce Development Training and Employment Program to prepare women 21-59 to work in the Hospitality and/or Retail Industry of California.
We salute Mayor London Breed and Human Rights Commission Director Sheryl Davis for creating the opportunity for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. San Francisco Chapter to provide this new initiative of the chapter’s NCBWSF Doris Ward Workforce Development Training and Employment Program that began in 2012.
Please note the flyer that gives key important information about the program.
Potential participants, click the link for the participant letter and also the all-important application. Recruitment is on-going. Get your application in as soon as possible. Classes start when a cohort of minimum students is achieved. Depending on response, training could be as soon as 2-4 weeks from the date of your application.
Community Leaders, we ask for your support. Please share information with your network about this innovative program. Please download the Community Letter and Flyer. Additionally, you may want to print out applications and participant’s letters for the convenience of those you are trying to reach.
Please visit our page for highlights and updates to the program as they change.
Thanks for stopping through to find out how we can work together to make a more productive and prosperous community. Your financial contributions to help NCBWSF achieve its goals of service are always welcome: https://ncbwsf.org/donate/.
Together, we can change the world.
Dr. Maxine Hickman, President
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., San Francisco Chapter
Former National Board Member
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., San Francisco Chapter
Doris Ward Workforce Development Employment & Training Program
Doris Margaret Ward was born on January 27, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, to Robbie Floyd and Jesse Keys. Ward’s grandparents, Joseph and Julia Floyd, Named after a “Strong Black Woman,” the late Doris Ward, who served as San Francisco Board of Supervisors President and the San Francisco Tax Assessor. The Doris Ward Workforce Development Employment & Training Program began in San Francisco in 2011 and has added a parenting and civic engagement component to the job readiness curriculum of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., San Francisco Chapter (NCBWSF).
The program which has served over 270 citizens in San Francisco (with a 60% employment rate), engages unemployed/underemployed women and provides a $25.00/hour stipend for program participation.
Created by Jackie Wright former chapter member and chairperson of the NCBWSF signature fundraising event, Golden Girls ‘Bridging the Generations’ Hats and Gloves Tea that was instituted by NCBWSF President Emeritus I. Lee Murphy Reed, the program received the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.’s National Economic Development Program of the Year Award in its inaugural year of 2012. Wright’s vision for the program came from her experience as the Executive Director of the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter San Francisco County Office, where it was instilled that “each one, teach one.” The training and uplifting values of the Red Cross model served as an example for paid training opportunities centered on the San Francisco Chapter’s programs and services.
Doris Ward Job Training Application
We are working with our community leaders to provide training and employment opportunities for underserved women in San Francisco
We believe in them.
This program is a great opportunity for a person just beginning their work experience or for someone who is older and needs to redirect their career.
We are requesting that you share the included poster with your members and contacts.
The following opportunities are available for women 21-59 years of age.
- 12 hours of job readiness virtual and live paid training;
- On-the-job training with hospitality and retail industry companies/30 hours a week @ $20 an hour for up to three months or until hired permanently by a training partner
- Transportation and child care assistance available on a case-by-case basis.