||In an effort to reduce youth unemployment in San Jose, City of San José Mayor Sam Liccardo created the San José Works youth employment initiative in March of 2015. The program brings together community based organizations, businesses, non-profits, and City Departments and has provided job opportunities to over 1,200 youth. San Jose Works allows youth to gain work experience, succeed and deter involvement in gangs and crime throughout San José. In partnership with the City of San José, the work2future Foundation works collaboratively with the goal of increasing youth employment and expand access to job training citywide. Youth enrolled in the program receive work readiness training, financial services, access to job fairs, job leads and work experience opportunities.