What we're about

Throughout the week the SF Free School offers free classes to anyone and everyone who wants to learn, have fun and meet new people. Classes we've offered have been in music and dance, martial arts and yoga, meditation and philosophy, dating and relationships, acting and improvisation, networking and social media, foreign languages, computer use, job hunting, startups - and many other topics as well.

The SF Free School is focused on sharing activities and teaching skills which are fun, healthy and useful. We are currently only listing classes that are located in the SF area. Our events are often styled as potlucks, classes, workshops and public talks. We go on field trips, so we can explore new areas and discover new things, and we like to gather in parks and public areas. Indoors we gather in community centers and community meeting rooms, or we might be found in cafes, private homes and in public classrooms.

All classes and events at our locations are free of charge and open to all. We do not ask for cash for any of our classes and events and everyone is always welcome to attend our classes and events free of charge. Though our instructors and event hosts can accept donations which are freely offered for the classes and events they hold with us they may never ask for cash or donations from anyone who attends the classes and events they make available through the SF Free School.

We only have one rule at the Free School: Be Excellent to Each Other – and that is the only payment we ever require.

So come and enjoy yourself, start training your body and your mind, meet new people - or teach and share what you know. You are always welcome.

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How to Apply For a California State Job

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An Employment Program Representative from the California Employment Development Department will cover everything you need to know to navigate CalCareers, what a Statement of Qualifications requires and how to effectively write one to submit with the job posting. He will review and utilize the Duty Statement for your advantage when applying to positions. This will be an online event, using the Zoom platform. The link for the event will be sent the day of the event. Reservations required: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdOGgrDguHdA67m26TfiCiYERyEHDaNYa After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

SF Reserve First Impressions

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Learn how SF Reserve matches talented, skilled older adults and people with disabilities with paid part-time and project-based work at local nonprofits and other community-based organizations in San Francisco. Presented by John Edmiston, SF ReServe Applicant and ReServist Manager Registration required: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkceuoqz8uG9Yl198BY7zj7ii9SURH3PWr After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Age as an Asset in Your Job Search

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Are you ready to put your best foot forward as a mature job seeker? This workshop will cover stereotypes about older workers and how to overcome them, plus specific guidelines on leveraging your experience in your search and subsequent employment. Learn about: · Current employment trends affecting older workers · Personal experiences of being an “older” employee · Strategies for overcoming age-related challenges in your job search Presented by Hope Levy, MA, Lifelong Learning Specialist. Reservations required: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtdu2sqTwrEtADrVGQXADcafDEoxH99WfH **This event will be recorded, if you are not comfortable being recorded, please place your display camera to OFF.**

Virtual Social Intelligence (Free Workshop)

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Are you ever stuck making small talk or unable to get up the courage to introduce yourself and make a great first impression so you can meet new people? Do you wonder why some people exude magnetism and charisma? Fortunately, this fall, Jaunty is here to rejuvenate your social skills with our effective, free workshop! This fun, interactive workshop is Jaunty's first step into social mastery and includes a mix of theory, exercises, and virtual socialization. We’ll look into the science of social intelligence and practice our tried and tested techniques that will enhance the way you connect with people. Our workshop covers many social graces such as conversational agility and belief systems, and we’ll examine what may be holding you back from your highest potential. If you want to become the social dynamo of your friendships, romantic endeavors, or business relations, join us on Tuesday, October 6th! About your Instructor: Craig Gibbons is a Head Instructor at Jaunty. Growing up in a small town near San Luis Obispo, Craig struggled with shyness. Wanting to change, he later delved deep into social and emotional intelligence through academic study and personal experiments. In college, he realized he wanted to work with people and switched majors from Computer Science to Human Performance. Both Eric (Jaunty's founder) and Craig spent thousands of hours experimenting and researching the limits of social behavior to create the tried and tested course material for Jaunty. They are tirelessly dedicated to helping students achieve their goals and become social dynamos. FAQs How do I access the workshop? Register for the Workshop: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rduyhrDMrG9C587O3mLhq4QqIusjvc3ZV - You will receive an email with login instructions once you register for the workshop. What is the Zoom Platform? - It's an online video conferencing program that you can access through your computer (preferred), phone or tablet. Zoom is built for interactivity. What should I bring to the event? - Please bring an open mind. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? - Contact us anytime at: www.jaunty.org or [masked]

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Resume Writing Essentials

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