Resilience Corps Learning Pathway

The Program

The Resilience Corps is a jobs program for young adults that focuses on critical areas of community resilience. The program was designed to address economic and workforce development needs among young adults while aiding in learning recovery for K-8th grade students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The program is currently funded through the Californians For All (CFA) Youth Jobs Corps Program. Participants are placed with host partner organizations through the San José Public Library Foundation (SJPLF). The program is administered by the San José Public Library (the Library, SJPL). 

Key goals for the program include: 

  • Increase employment for underserved youth in San José while providing a living wage and professional development opportunities.  
  • Develop meaningful career pathways in public service and community-based organizations through job training and experience in expanded learning programs.  
  • Enhance organizational capacity to address challenges in COVID-19 recovery in the key focus area of learning loss recovery by providing staffing solutions that help to lower student-teacher ratios and provide subject-specific support. 

In March 2021, Former Mayor Sam Liccardo launched Resilience Corps, a jobs program for young adults that focuses on five critical areas of community resilience. One of those critical areas is overcoming the learning loss of struggling students.  To meet that challenge, the City of San José appointed the San José Public Library to lead the development and implementation of the Resilience Corps Learning Pathway.

Applications for Academic Year 2024-25

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We are looking for professional, reliable, and passionate people who want to gain on-the-job experience in the expanded learning field working with students in grades K-8.

Associates will work part-time during the Summer term from June 2024 to August 2024 for a maximum of 200 hours total.

Resilience Corps Associates serving the length of the program will receive:  

  • A competitive, living, hourly wage of $25.50 an hour
  • Expect to work a minimum of 20 hours a week
  • On-the-job training and support
  • Monthly Professional Development that include Financial Literacy, Career Development, Resume & Interview Workshops, and Expanded Learning Career Specific Trainings 
  • Opportunities to network with educational organizations, City Departments, and local Community Based Organizations
  • Support and resources to transition into permanent full-time or part-time employment in the expanded learning and education field

Youth Eligibility Requirements

The #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs Corps prioritizes hiring youth who may not have access to traditional career-building resources. For San José’s Resilience Corps Learning Pathway program, participants must be living in the city of San José, CA, and be able to provide proof of address.

Priority will be given to youth applicants ages 18-30 who:

  • Are in or transitioning from foster care
  • Are or were justice-involved
  • Are engaged with the mental health or substance abuse system
  • Are low-income
  • May have difficulty finding employment
  • Are unemployed and/or out of school
  • Have not participated in an AmeriCorps program
  • Are first-generation college students

For more information about the Californians For All Youth Jobs Corps program, click here.


Once hired through the program, participants will be placed at one of several expanded learning partner organizations across the City of San José, based on community need, to help high-needs K-8 students by providing tutoring and extended-day educational support. 

These programs support local schools and students in Local Education Agencies in San José (Alpha Public Schools, Alum Rock Union School District, Berryessa School District, Downtown College Prep, Franklin McKinley School District, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District, Oak Grove School District, etc.).   

Partner Organizations:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley 
  • Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County 
  • Mount Pleasant Elementary School District (MPESD) After School 
  • Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Recreation of City Kids (R.O.C.K.) program 
  • San José Public Library After School Programs and enrichment offerings
  • Think Together Alum Rock

Thank You For Your Support

This youth workforce development program is funded through the Resilience Corps Initiative at the City of San José and the #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs Corps Program. Resilience Corps Associate positions will be provided and coordinated by the San José Public Library Foundation in partnership with the San José Public Library.

Thank You to Our Donors

Through the generosity of the following corporate partners, Resilience Corps Associates are offered enriching professional development experiences and exposure to career pathways and opportunities.

Alaska Airlines Partner
Agilent Technologies Partner

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