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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 Oakland Dance Festival at Jack London Square expected to draw 10,000 visitors
Oakland Dance Festival at Jack London Square expected to draw 10,000 visitors
April 19th, 2018
Editors: Oakland Dance Festival video here Oakland, Calif. – April 19, 2018: Oakland Dance Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary at Jack London Square with two days of free performances by professionals and... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Oakland International Airport holds career day for youngsters
Oakland International Airport holds career day for youngsters
April 13th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – Apr. 13, 2018: Oakland International Airport is sponsoring “Oakland Aviation Day” for 30 elementary school students from the Oakland Unified School District tomorrow. The day-long camp will... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Port of Oakland sponsors 250 students at Children's Fairyland
Port of Oakland sponsors 250 students at Children's Fairyland
April 11th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – April 11, 2018: The Port of Oakland is sending 250 Oakland youngsters to Children’s Fairyland April 13 for a day of fun and education. Students from five... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Port of Oakland harbor tours return May through October
Port of Oakland harbor tours return May through October
April 9th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – April 9, 2018: The Port of Oakland’s free harbor tours will return this May and run through October. The Port published its 2018 harbor tour schedule this morning. Due to their... READ MORE