The Oakland Bridges program began in 2007. Bridges serves young adults with barriers to employment ages 17-24.
Bridges staff members, known as Youth Employment Specialists, work with young adults individually and in groups to identify career goals, develop interviewing skills, connect with employers, create a résumé, apply for jobs, get a job, and succeed in a job. Employer Representatives work closely with each young person, providing instruction, guidance, and mentoring that increases confidence, builds character, and enhances professionalism.
School Districts Served
- Berkeley Unified School District
- Oakland Unified School District
- West Contra Costa Unified School District
Hours of Operation