Silver and Black Show Softer Side

Wednesday, May 12, 2010  |  Updated 1:45 PM PDT
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All-pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha of the Oakland Raiders will  team up with United Way volunteers today to help low-income teenagers learn  how to dress for success.

      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.

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