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Friends of the Urban Forest, Youth Employer

Since 1981, Friends of the Urban Forest has planted thousands of trees in San Francisco to create a more livable urban environment, but their commitment to growth extends far beyond leaves and branches. In the last three years alone, FUF has offered more than 50 jobs and internships to high school-aged JVS clients with disabilities, giving them the critical first work experiences they need to start their careers. More importantly, youth who excel on the job learn first-hand how their hard work can achieve results. FUF promotes these young stars to crew leader positions, giving them an opportunity to teach their peers, practice their leadership skills, and earn a higher wage.