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July 21, 2017

Community Highlights

Port Launches Free Harbor Tours
May - Oct., 2017

The Port of Oakland is sponsoring free harbor tours from May through October 2017 on the Blue & Gold Fleet. 90-minutes tours are held twice a month. Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. The excursions are a great way to give visitors a close-up look at how the Oakland seaport works.  Click here to register  for a tour.

Port Celebrates Independence Day 
Jul. 4, 2017

The Port celebrated Independence Day with a festive photo booth at Jack London Square 4th of July Backyard BBQ! 

  Port of Oakland Welcomes Summer Interns
Jun. 12, 2017

The Port welcomed 26 college and high school  interns. This summer, the  interns will learn about the Port's maritime, aviation, and commercial real estate businesses. 

Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Program
 Awards College Scholarships
Jun. 6, 2017

Congratulations to this year's Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Program recipients! This year, the Port awarded 13 scholarships, totaling $38,000.  To date, 270 scholarships totaling $886,000 have been awarded to Oakland high school seniors. 

Local Students Gain Hands-on Experience at Aviation Day
May 20, 2017

Oakland International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration partnered  to bring "Oakland Aviation Day" to elementary and middle school students from the Oakland Unified School District. The students were thrilled to gain hands-on experience within the aviation industry. 

Port's Asian Employees' Association Awards College Scholarships
May 19, 2017
The Port's Asian Employees' Association (AEA) awarded 15 scholarships to totaling $11,500 to Oakland high school students. 

The Port Celebrates Asian Heritage Month
May 18, 2017
The Port celebrated Asian Heritage Month at the Port Board meeting with special guest, former Port Commissioner Henry Chang honoring the Port's first Asian Commissioner, Herbert Eng.

Cypress Mandela Training Center Awarded $70,000
May 11, 2017
Cypress Mandela Training Center was awarded $70,000 to prepare local workers in the building trades and fund apprenticeship training.  The grant was made possible through a  project labor agreement Social Justice Fund, and collected from contractors who work on Port projects.  

Amy Tharpe: Stories of the Port
  May 3, 2017
"Stories from the Square" blogger Alessia Brisbin from Craig Communications interviewed the Port's Social Responsibility Director Amy Tharpe on how the Port gives back to the community in various ways. Read more here.

 Buoyant Ecologies Community Engagement Project 
Presents at Oakland City Hall
  May 2, 2017
The Port partnered with the Buoyant Ecologies Community Engagement Project to bring Oakland High School students to the Port's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. The students learned about wetland ecology from the Park's naturalist, researched how to design floating structures to reduce climate change effects, and presented their proposals at Oakland City Hall.

Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
April 22, 2017
Earth Day cleanup at the Port's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park was filled with fun activities, including bird watching, dune planting, trash collecting from the shoreline, as well as snacks and prizes for 120 volunteers! 

 Oakland Youth Careers Expo 2017
April 13, 2017
The Port of Oakland met the next generation of leaders at the 2017 Oakland Youth Careers Expo. Port staff spoke to more than 200 students about career pathways in engineering, environmental science and international trade.

  • Pedal Fest throughout Jack London Square
    • Sat., 7/22/17

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Port of Oakland
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Oakland, CA 94607