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Social Responsibility Division (SRD)

Your Port. Your Community.

SRD Has Your Back.

Oakland’s small, locally-owned, and minority-owned businesses have a robust advocate in their corner. The Port’s Social Responsibility Division (SRD) was created to ensure that small firms have a place at the table when large contracts are being awarded. Our careful and thorough certification process helps establish your credentials, and network you with potential contractors. We assist you throughout the bid process with expert bonding and financial advice.

SRD is the bridge that connects Port productivity and economic success to quality of life issues for all local residents. Providing our workforce with the skills it needs to step into good-paying jobs is equally important to both workers and employers. We facilitate a wide variety of local training and apprenticeship programs that reach out to new and unskilled workers. We collaborate with our unions to ensure successful recruitment deserving students. In short, we are there to support workers every step of the way as they enter or re-enter the work force.

We know hundreds of success stories that bear testimony to the transformational power of opportunity, and the host of positive impacts it sets in motion like home ownership, successful schools, reduced blight and decreased crime rates. We are fully committed to offering real hope for a brighter tomorrow for future generations.

We are your port. Your community is our community.

Cheryl Ho
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Executive Assistant
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Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square offers symphony of innovative foods
September 21st, 2017
Oakland, CA (Sept. 21, 2017) – The Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square returns to the Oakland waterfront this Friday through Sunday. The event celebrates regional and sustainable food... READ MORE
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'The world is your oyster' at Jack London Square's final summer block party
September 13th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – September 13, 2017: Jack London Square hosts its fifth and final block party of the summer with Oyster Oyster, Saturday, from 12 PM to 6 PM. The... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland Attorney named Oakland Pride Grand Marshal
September 11th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – September 11, 2017: Port of Oakland Attorney Danny Wan led the Oakland Pride celebration as Legacy Grand Marshal yesterday. He was given the honor for his significant... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland wants more ships on shore power to clear the air
September 8th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 8, 2017: Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle met with international shipping lines here this week to clear the air – literally. He said his... READ MORE