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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 Port of Oakland to celebrate Float Lab and Coastal Cleanup Saturday
Port of Oakland to celebrate Float Lab and Coastal Cleanup Saturday
September 19th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – September 19, 2019:  The Port of Oakland is holding two events Saturday: a climate change study kick-off with the new Float Lab at the Port’s Middle Harbor... READ MORE
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Tens of thousands of visitors expected at Eat Real Festival
September 18th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – September 18, 2019: The annual Eat Real Festival returns to the Port of Oakland’s Jack London Square for two days of feasting on specialty foods. Tens of... READ MORE
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New event at Jack London Square Saturday
August 21st, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – August 21, 2019: For the first time Jack London Square  welcomes the Oakland M.O.V.E.ment Festival (Motivating Others, Valuing Everyone), a fitness-focused event, to the waterfront this Saturday from... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Jack London Square’s “six pack” of special events starts Thursday
Jack London Square’s “six pack” of special events starts Thursday
August 7th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – August 7, 2019: Jack London Square packs a punch this week with six special events starting Thursday. The summer weather brings out the crowds for a variety of... READ MORE