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NOVA Foundation: Donate

Where can a homeless 18-year-old get help in finding a job?
Where can a determined teen mom find support for her career goals? 

At the NOVA Youth Employment Office

                   ... but we can't continue to do so without your help.

NOVA needs your support
 to create essential work experience opportunities for local youth. 

Click here to download donation form. 

 A donation of $2,500
 will provide 200 hours of work experience, supportive services, career advising, workers' compensation insurance, and follow-up services. We appreciate, however, any amount you choose to donate.

Wells Fargo Donation

Wells Fargo Bank donates $5,000 to the NOVA Foundation to support two youth internships.

Foundation Video

The video below illustrates how four local teenagers from diverse backgrounds were all positively affected by their participation in NOVA's youth internship program — made possible through the generous support of donors like you.

For additional information about how you can help make dreams come true for our local youth, contact NOVA Youth Program Manager Cathy Haynes at or 408-730-7631.

Youth Profiles

Get to know some of the youth benefiting from access to NOVA's invaluable employment services:

Ausharre never dreamed that the summer job she got through the NOVA program would lead to a permanent position. But it did.

In 2009, the Mountain View resident began working as an intern for the corporate communications team of San Jose-based technology giant Cisco Systems, the world's largest maker of networking gear.

  As a teenager, Mountain View resident Cuauhtemoc appeared to be sliding into the same life as his three older brothers, who never graduated from high school. With poor grades and a listless attitude about education, Cuauhtemoc lacked direction and had no clear plans for his future. 

But just take a look at the 21-year-old today.

Click to download
the stories of Ausharre, Cuauhtemoc, and four other youth as a single document
(PDF: 794KB)