Arriba Juntos

Welcome To Arriba Juntos

Arriba Juntos (AJ) is a community based non-profit employment and training organization that was founded in 1965. We are dedicated to promoting economic self-sufficiency for all San Franciscans and their families.  Every year we assist and support thousands of families and individuals through our many programs and supportive services. We support our clients’ achievement of sustainable productivity by advancing their educational and professional prospects.


AJ provides the following services to clients, students and the community at large:

Information and Referral –

We provide information and referral assistance with regard to social service resources and programs in the community and around the Bay Area including: financial assistance, housing and shelter information, healthcare, children's services and legal services, among others.

Computer Center - Open Access –

Our center represents a crucial part in a deliberate effort to bridge the digital divide by providing technology equipment and assistance. It offers access to resources such as fax machine, telephone, copy services and computers with internet access.

Drop-in Job Orientations –

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, clients are offered current job listings in fields such as hospitality, construction, health, child development, and many others. Clients are also provided assistance with job applications, resumes, cover letters and interviewing techniques.

Drop-in services -

We provide drop-in services to community members who are seeking information regarding our services and programs and other resources in the community.

Job Fairs –

As part of our efforts to connect our clients and community members with employers and a wide range of job opportunities, AJ partners with local organizations and companies to host occasional job fairs at our site.

Food Pantry –

Every Thursday, rain or shine, we offer a food pantry distributing free, healthy groceries and fresh produce to more than 900 local residents to help balance their diets.

Professional Tax PreparationDuring the tax season, AJ offers free tax preparation to qualifying San Francisco residents in both Spanish and English.

PG&E CARE Program – This program provides monthly discounts on energy bills for income qualified households. Clients receive application assistance, so the paperwork can be sent to PG&E for review.

Cal-Fresh Application Assistance – As an access site for Cal-Fresh benefit applications, Arriba Juntos is able to assist prospective applicants in assessing their eligibility and submitting applications for Cal-Fresh.

Covered California Enrollment Assistance-
Low income individuals and families can apply for free health insurance through Medi-cal at Arriba Juntos.

Lunch Distribution- We provide our students with hot and nourishing lunches during the week. 

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MOSC)- AJ serves as a Microsoft Authorized Testing center for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MOSC), the only Microsoft approved program in the world for certifying proficiency in Microsoft Office desktop applications.

"La Posada" Annual Toy Give Away – During the holiday season, AJ partners with organizations and local businesses to host an annual “La Posada” Toy Give Away event. Each year, hundreds of children and their families enjoy music, entertainment, food, piñatas, clowns, bounce houses, pictures with Santa, gifts and lots of fun!

Flea Market -

Every Saturday and Sunday, AJ opens its parking lot to local vendors to sell their products and goods.

The AJ Boutique –

Provides free professional interview and work place clothing for our clients. The boutique is also open daily to the community at large for very low cost clothing and household items. Arriba Juntos accepts all kinds of donations to support this effort.

SF Public Defender Clean Slate Walk-In Clinic-

Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., AJ hosts a Clean Slate Walk-in Clinic in partnership with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. Participants with a criminal conviction have the opportunity to speak to a Clean Slate attorney about clearing their record.