Urban University is a San Francisco based non-profit organization that improves the socio-economic status of low-income individuals through comprehensive workforce development programs and services.

The Jobs Now! LIFT Program is sponsored by the City and County of San Francisco Department of Human Services. Partners include, CalSac, JumpStart, Growth Sector and City College of San Francisco’s Child Development and Family Studies Department. The Jobs Now! LIFT Program pilot has increased the number of qualified individuals eligible for careers in the Early Childhood Education and After School sectors.

The Jobs Now! LIFT Program recruited and screened 178 applicants with an enrollment of 41 participants. Accepted individuals completed a one-week induction training to improve their soft skills and job specific skills. Participants continued to improve on these areas in weekly Professional Development workshops and academic coursework in Child Development at City College of San Francisco.