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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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Thumbnail of Big weekend at Jack London Square with Oakland Dance Festival and more
Big weekend at Jack London Square with Oakland Dance Festival and more
April 27th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – April 27, 2017: Jack London Square is ready for a big weekend of recreation with dancing performances, bowling, and kayaking on the Oakland Estuary. Oakland Dance Festival brings... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland Commissioner receives democracy award
April 20th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – April 20, 2017:  Port of Oakland Commissioner Arabella Martinez has received the Making Democracy Work award from the League of Women Voters of Oakland at their 26th annual... READ MORE
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New, Oakland-grown, urban dance competition comes to Jack London Square
April 19th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – April 19, 2017: It is a first for Oakland and the world - a competition, based on the turf dance phenomenon that originated in Oakland, will take place... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland receives eleventh consecutive energy star certification
April 4th, 2017
Oakland, Calif.–April 4, 2017:  Port of Oakland headquarters located at 530 Water Street just received its eleventh consecutive Energy Star certification. Every year the U.S. EPA recognizes buildings nationwide for... READ MORE