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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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Jack London Square’s holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is Friday
November 21st, 2019
Link to sneak peek video of Tree Lighting Ceremony Short video clip of worker in top of tree prepping wiring/lighting Oakland, CA – Nov. 21, 2019: Jack London Square lights up for... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Huge market hall coming to Jack London Square in 2020
Huge market hall coming to Jack London Square in 2020
November 20th, 2019
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Thumbnail of Port of Oakland names Danny Wan Executive Director
Port of Oakland names Danny Wan Executive Director
November 14th, 2019
Click here to see Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan’s introductory video Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2019: Danny Wan, who has been serving as the Port of Oakland’s interim... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Thousands expected at Jack London Square’s Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites
Thousands expected at Jack London Square’s Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites
October 23rd, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – October 23, 2019: Jack London Square welcomes dogs, puppies and their people for a free Halloween festival this Saturday. The fourth annual “Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites” at... READ MORE