February 1, 2016 Housing Action Coalition

Internship Program CIWI Targets Exciting Goals in 5th Year

For the past two years, SFHAC has been a proud partner of Construction Industry Workforce Initiative (CIWI). The program is now in its fifth year running and has big aspirations, including expanding its internship program and engaging new partners. See how you can help guide the next generation of civic leaders and real estate professionals in San Francisco.

About CIWI
CIWI is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives and to date a privately funded program targeted to young adults, 18 to 21 years old, from lower-income households with an interest in Construction, Real Estate Development, Architecture and Engineering, and Civic Engagement.

These young adults have been largely unrepresented in the Construction/Development/Architecture industry at the professional level. CIWI’s mission is to provide direct opportunities and promote a path to long term employment to these youth.

CIWI includes two core components:

  • Internship: 12 weeks – June through August, 20 hours per week, totaling 240 hours of direct experience
  • Civic Engagement/Leadership: Participating in community, civic and related industry meetings in San Francisco and Oakland.

2015 Accomplishments
CIWI brought on 16 interns, its largest cohort thus far, and took them through a comprehensive 12-week internship and civic engagement program. Check out the 2015 CIWI Video below and download the 2012-2015 CIWI impact report to learn more about the amazing work they’ve accomplished.

2016 Goals
2016 marks a very important year for CIWI. They’re on track to celebrate 50 interns in its first five years of operation. To date, 33 interns have gone through the CIWI program. SFHAC encourages its members to become a CIWI partner or co-develop an event for their civic engagement program. Download the 2016 CIWI Sponsor/Funder Intake Packet and FAQ.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact CIWI Program Director Monica Wilson at monica.wilson.ciwi@gmail.com or at (415) 748-2301.

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The Housing Action Coalition is a member-supported non-profit that advocates for the creation of well designed, well-located housing at all levels of affordability. We believe more housing means more choices and better solutions.

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