Naomi Moore is the Senior Peer Job Coach at San Diego Workforce Partnership in the CONNECT2Careers program. In that role, she helps youth ages 16-24 years old find employment in San Diego County. She is also attending San Diego City College, majoring in Business Management.
Ms. Moore was a disconnected youth because she did not have enough credits to graduate from high school with her peers. Over the summer, she realized she needed her high school diploma, but also wanted to make money so she would not be dependent on anyone. That’s when she found out about Urban Corps, a program that lets you work and go to school at the same time. She graduated from Urban Corps’ charter school with her high school diploma in eight months. After a first job in the fast food industry, Ms. Moore landed an internship with Urban League then transitioned to the peer job coach role at SDWP.