Education & Career Readiness

Nurturing opportunities for the workers, parents and leaders of tomorrow.

The John Jordan Foundation believes in the power of education and career opportunities and recognizes that there are inequities in access to both for many in our communities. A significant portion of the foundation’s support goes to programs that work to give access to education and career opportunities to everyone.

The foundation has been proud to directly impact some programs from their inception, including The John Jordan Career Hub at the Social Advocates for Youth Dream Center, a short-term shelter dedicated to youth ages 12-24. The Career Hub is a pivotal program that provides life-changing resources for young people to become self-sufficient through employment. Youth receive mentoring with career exploration, job training and educational support.

Social Advocates for Youth - Santa Rosa, CA

Current Programs Supported

California-based nonprofit that provides students from low-income backgrounds a successful path through college and beyond through personalized support.

A summer school program providing incoming 9th-grade English Language Learner (ELL) students and students who could benefit from extra math and science support.

Providing transitional age youth with the necessary skills to join the workforce including job readiness training, career exploration, one-on-one coaching and mentorship.

SRJC’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program is designed to teach basic English skills to improve literacy and to advance students who wish to pursue an academic degree or certificate.

JJF and TLC Child & Family Services are working together to develop a Farm to Table program for at-risk youth in Sonoma County.   

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls offers kids a safe and stable home environment, love, laughter and a sense of belonging.

Clayton Early Learning is an innovation hub that fosters thriving, equitable communities by partnering with families to nurture a whole child, whole family approach to the early years, discover what works and advance systems change.