United Way officials say young job-seekers from low-income families often lack the money to buy appropriate clothing for job interviews and professional work environments.
This afternoon, Asomugha will partner with United Way volunteers to provide 40 San Francisco youths with professional clothing and accessories and job interview training. Asomoghua is an ambassador for the organization, and serves as an active volunteer and advocate.
The young people participating are members of United Way's MatchBridge, a program that last year connected more than 200 San Francisco youths to entry-level jobs and paid summer internships.
At the event, youths will be matched with volunteer personal shoppers, including Bay area business executives, Asomugha and volunteers from the Asomoghua College Tour for Scholars mentoring program.
The volunteers will escort the youths, help them pick out professional outfits, and facilitate mock job interviews.
The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the United Way of the Bay Area office at 221 Main St., Suite 300, in San Francisco.
Today's event concludes United Way's spring professional clothing drive, in which employees from 12 Bay Area companies donated more than 200 suits, dresses and other items to young job seekers.