During the SF Open IDEO meetup on 9/3, Amanda, Jacob and I worked together to discuss this idea.
Phase I: Getting into the program -Getting into the "Full Circle Cafe" Program -Application process - an unemployed individual b/n the age of 16-22 -Defining clear specifics of what the applicants need to have/not to have -Explaining the benefits of the program
Recruiting -Having an application both online and offline -Promoting the job(s) through grassroots methods, houses of worship, local places, word of mouth
Admissions -Orientation and onboarding -Clearly defined goals for both the applicant and employer
Phase II: Working in the program -Rotation (6 month) contract program -Rotating b/n different roles within the cafe -Weekly 1:1 checkins -Workshops series, networking events available during work hours and non work hours so all employees have a chance to attend -Shadowing professionals on the job
Phase III: After the Program -Gain confidence -Learning to network with alums and other professionals -Having a survival kit - learning to be responsible, work life balance, paying bills, learning to apply for other jobs if they become unemployed again -Learning about the business -Having an alumni network for employees to draw from so that the youth that participates in this program can be future mentors to new youth coming in -Building new cafes in other areas to spread the knowledge, especially where unemployment is high