Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

351 Avenue H Bldg 442
San Francisco, CA 94130-1648
United States

Geolocation Field
37.8217834, -122.369186
Phone Number
(415) 277-2400
Fax Number
(415) 705-1776
Location Description

The Treasure Island Job Corps Center campus sits on 42 acres on Treasure Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. It is located on the former site of the World’s Fair and offers students many hands-on experiences, including running a student restaurant and growing organic produce in the Green Acre Urban Farm.

Center History

Treasure Island was built in 1937 for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. The area was previously the site of shallow, rocky shoals that posed a danger to ships.

In 1941, the small, newly-formed island became the site of Naval Station Treasure Island. Shortly after the Navy vacated, Job Corps moved in and took over about 40 acres of the island.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 255 male students in four dorms and 255 female students in three dorms. Residential students live with one roommate and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • computer labs
  • refrigerators
  • microwaves
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • bathrooms and showers

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Jennifer Cha
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
Farm Club
Food Committee
<p>Job Corps Food Committee provides a forum for students to offer suggestions for menu planning and dining room operations. Job Corps boasts a diverse population, making diverse and authentic cuisine a necessity on most centers. Therefore, a diverse group of students who wish to express their views and those of their peers can make a positive impact on any center's food service program through participation in a food service committee.</p>
Gay/Straight Alliance
HEALS program
<p>In the past, we have worked under the idea that exercise happens in recreation, nutrition happens in the cafeteria, and health education happens in wellness. It’s time to change that way of thinking. Health happens everywhere—in dorms, in the classroom, even on field trips.</p> <p>The HEALS (Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles) Committee is made up of students who are dedicated to promoting this idea and to building a culture at the center that embraces wellness, healthy eating, and physical activity in everything we do. This means teaching fellow students new and easy ways to integrate healthy living throughout the day and making healthy eating and exercise a fun part of center culture. </p>
Men’s and women’s groups focusing on gender-related issues
<p>We offer separate groups for young men and women to get together with members of their own gender to discuss current issues and help ease each other's burden.</p> <p>Our men's group's mission is to attract, recognize, reward, and advance student success by teaching leadership concepts to the young men of Job Corps. The organization promotes intellectual growth, cultural enrichment, and social development as values to be upheld. Along the way, members will learn team-building concepts, critical goal-setting skills, and proper etiquette in the business arena, and will put these concepts into practice through community service projects. The group seeks to foster brotherhood, service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men of Job Corps.</p> <p>Our women's group seeks to provide young women with a structured and supportive space to learn about healthy femininity and redefine what it means to be a strong woman. Challenging the images and dominant stories they see in the media, their communities, and across the globe, the group encourages young women to look within and become their best selves.</p>
Movie Club
<p>Movie Club is a chance for aspiring filmmakers and fans to get together to watch, discuss, and review a wide variety of films. Members will also learn filmmaking methods and history. By showing us who we are and -perhaps more importantly- who we want to be, movies fill an important role in our society. We will explore these themes and boost literacy, critical thinking, and filmmaking skills along the way. Most importantly, Movie Club is a fun way to connect with fellow film fans at the center. </p>
Pacific Islander Club
Poetry Club
<p>Poets are artists who paint and sculpt with their words. They can use their language to convey ideas, emotions, and concepts in a way that reach a listener’s heart as well as their head.</p> <p>At Poetry Club, we think everyone has a poet inside them with something to say, and we bring students together to discover their own unique voice. Along the way, members will pick up some important public speaking and literacy skills. Most importantly, the club is about having fun with other students and learning new ways to express and inspire with words.</p>
Recreation Committee
<p>Student input is a critical part of our recreation program. Each dorm has representatives on the Recreation Committee where students are encouraged to submit ideas for new and different activities.</p>
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the Treasure Island Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Project Homeless Connect</li> <li>Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Francisco</li> <li>The San Francisco Food Bank</li> <li>The Treasure Island Development Authority</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High school diploma programs
<p>Our self-paced online high school diploma program re-engages students through an innovative curriculum that integrates technology with academics and provides them the opportunity to earn their diploma. The program is provided through SIATech Charter High School, Penn Foster, and New Learning Resources Online high school under the auspices of the Vista Unified School District. To receive their diplomas, students must complete a career technical training program.</p>
High school equivalency programs
<p>One of our top goals at [CENTER NAME] is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Our GED program provides detailed training for the five subject areas of the GED battery test.</p> <p>We are able to offer this HSE program through partnerships with Berkeley Adult School, Contra Costa County, Hayward Adult School, and Santa Clara County.</p>
English Language Learning
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter the English Language Learning (ELL) program we offer through a partnership with Community College of San Francisco. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly with the California Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) test to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, writing, and the Test of Adult Basic Education by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.</p>
College Partners
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.</p> <p>Benefits of the College Program include:</p> <ul> <li>academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring</li> <li>paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies</li> <li>housing and recreation</li> <li>meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center</li> <li>transportation to and from college of choice</li> </ul> <p>We are able to offer this program through partnerships with San Francisco City College and Peralta Colleges.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are two students in each dorm room. Your room will be assigned to you upon arrival at the center.

Job Corps values diversity and will provide you with opportunities to live and interact with people of many different backgrounds.