Job Training

For students seeking experience to understand the skills needed for a particular job or career.


Phone: 619-641-6100


Eligibility: Free library services for all California residents.

Description: The San Diego Public Library (SDPL) is the place for opportunity, discovery, and inspiration. Regularly, SDPL offers safe and inclusive spaces for studying and networking, relevant collections, dynamic programs and services, including a teen IDEA Labs, and internship opportunities. Due to COVID-19, the library is now closed but offers many free virtual services. A digital library card opens up access to our vast online library, research databases, tutoring, test prep, and more. The library now offers contactless pickup service, Monday through Friday, from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. And join the City Heights Library's Facebook and Teen Instagram (@SDPLTeens), for book recommendations, virtual workshops, and more.

imin/ arc experience

Phone: 619-344-4500 x2303


Eligibility: Free and open to all Hoover students.

Description: A youth development program offering daily tutoring, enrichment, and physical activities. IMIN also hosts tailgates and works with the Associated Student Body (ASB) to put on school events. Open daily, Room 304.

International Rescue Committee

Phone: 619-641-7510 x258


Eligibility: Open to all Hoover students, focused on refugee, immigrant, and English language learners.

Description: International Rescue Committee offers the REACH (Refugee, Education, Acculturation, Civic Engagement, and Health) program with a comprehensive, collaborative initiative designed to serve youth at Hoover High School to address the academic needs and align their education with relevant, real-world exposure. E-tutoring offered four days per week on Zoom. Community advocacy, Social Support Programs & Job Training scheduled weekly on Zoom. Sign up with this link!

Media Arts Center San Diego

Phone: 619-230-1938


Eligibility: Free and open to all Hoover students who can commit to completing the program. Students will need an internet connection to participate. Video equipment and editing software are available for loan on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Description: Media Arts Center San Diego provides digital media tools and channels to create equitable and engaged communities. Students can intern and enroll in online video production training programs. "Hoover Voices" train students in video production, focused on creating short documentaries and video journalism pieces reporting on Hoover clubs and activities. Teen Producers Project + Speak City Heights train students in video production focused on creating short documentaries and video journalism pieces reporting on community events in City Heights. Internships provide training and job readiness in the field of media, graphic design, and video production.


Phone: 619-795-8365


Eligibility: Free and open to all Hoover students.

Description: Ocean Discovery Institute uses ocean science to empower young people to transform their lives, their community, and their world as science and conservation leaders. The Living Lab in City Heights provides continuous science opportunities paired with mentoring and the tools to overcome challenges so that young people can unlock their potential (currently only open for food distribution service as a response to COVID). Hoover students can volunteer, participate in a fellowship, and explore careers in science.


Phone: 619-594-4813


Eligibility: Juniors, no GPA requirement

Description: Step-Up seeks to engage, educate, and empower high school juniors to achieve a post-secondary education and develop the practical skills needed to solve social problems in their neighborhoods. Students enroll in Introduction to Social Work at SDSU and complete 40 hours of community service in their neighborhoods, designed to allow students to practice the skills learned in the classroom and learn to see themselves as leaders of their communities.

SDSU Pre-College Institute

Phone: 619-594-2349


Eligibility: Upward Bound & Talent Search: Students must be a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or on a pathway to citizenship. Contact to learn more.

Description: The SDSU Pre-College Institute is a partnership between federally funded TRIO programs, public schools, and SDSU academic departments. The Institute has integrated three programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound Classic, and Upward Bound STAR/Classic) to assist youth by providing a range of academic, college, career, and financial advising services. We assist students with career exposure, college access, community service, mentoring, tutoring, and community resources.

The League of Amazing Programmers

Phone: 858-284-0481


Eligibility: Open to All

Description: The League of Amazing Programmers teaches computer programming to students in the 5th-12th grade. Classes are offered after school or on weekends at Hoover High School or local libraries. Students meet year-round to prepare themselves for careers of the 21st century.