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THRU Works Employment Program

THRU Project is partnering with local employers to provide more employment opportunities for former foster youth!

We are looking for partners in the San Antonio area business community who are willing to offer foster-friendly work environments. This means they are able to be understanding and patient with unique situations of current and former foster youth including, but not limited to: transportation obstacles, communication (computer/cell phone) challenges, past trauma, and childcare.


We conducted a survey with the youth currently in our program to ask them some questions about the challenges they face in relation to employment.

What is the hardest part about finding a job?

Finding a job with good pay 72%
Transportation 60%
Interviews 28%
Getting access to applications or job postings 24%
Filling out an application 20%
Finding someone to speak about my job application status 12%
Finding a job I feel safe at 12%

What is the hardest part about keeping a job?

I don't feel motivated 45%
Getting to work 35%
I usually don't like the jobs I have 35%
My relationship with managers and coworkers 25%
I need someone to watch my children 10%

What is the longest job you've had??

  • 1-2 years
  • Less than a year
  • More than 2 years
  • I have never had a job