Arts & Crafts at Oakland Chinatown StreetFest
August 27, 2017
The Port's booth was a fun place for art, crafts, games and Port information at the Oakland Chinatown StreetFest. Volunteers from the Port, Asian Employees Association, Lincoln Square Boy Scouts Troop 201, and Lincoln Elementary School partnered together to help kids make paper lanterns and fidget spinners! For everyone, there was Plinko, a fun game of chance.
Port Helps Local Companies Enter Global Shipping Business
At the California Black Chamber of Commerce's Business and Economic Summit & Women's Symposium in Oakland, Port Maritime Marketing and Commodities Representative Ron Brown moderated a panel of trade experts, giving small and local businesses a course in exporting local products. In addition, the Port's Social Responsibility Division provided on-site certification for small and local businesses.
Legislative Panel Discussion with Port's Summer Interns
The Port's Government Affairs
, Molly Curley O'Brien and Jack Wellman, arranged the Path to Civic Engagement Panel for Port Summer Interns. They heard from professionals in government and politics, and how their
helped guide them to their positions today.
Special thanks to our esteemed guest panelists: Michelle Thomas-Shaw, Legislative Director, Office of Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley; Jose Hernandez, Senior Congressional Aide, Office of US Congresswoman Barbara Lee; Jamila English, Senior Policy Analyst and Community Liaison, Office of City of Oakland; Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington; Brandon Baranco, Senior Field Representative, Office of State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond; and Michael J. Hunt, Special Assistant, Office of the Mayor Libby Schaaf at City of Oakland.
Community Harbor Tour Day
The Port hosted a Community Harbor Tour Day and invited our local community groups and the individuals they serve
for a close-up look at how the Oakland seaport works.
Here's a partial list of all the community groups represented:
- Meals on Wheels of Alameda County
- East Bay Spanish Speaking Citizens' Foundation
- Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment
- Children's Fairyland
- Oakland Housing Authority
- Peralta Colleges Foundation
- EMPOWER ME ART
- National Coalition of 100 Black Women
- Oakland Tsunami
- League of Women Voters Oakland
Girls Inc. Behind the Scenes at Oakland Airport
and Women's Transportation Seminar (
) enjoyed hosting
of Alameda County for a Day of
Career Exploration at Oakland International
. The girls toured OAK, the Airport Fire Station,
Airlines, and the Oakland Aviation Museum. In addition, Port and WTS role models shared their educational and career experiences and helped the girls to create a career map to achieve their goals.
Port Supports Early Math Skills Development at
the East Bay CIRCle Labs
Port employees and summer interns supported early math skills development through educational activities with 3rd to 5th graders at the East Bay CIRCle Labs. These activities are a partnership between the Emeryville Parks & Recreation Department, the East Bay YMCA, the Institute for STEM Education at Cal State East Bay, Community Resources for Science, and Tech Exchange.
FOLLOW YOUR PORT IN THE COMMUNITY!
Sign-up for California Coastal Cleanup Day at
East Creek Slough or Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Join us for our annual 2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day at East Creek Slough on Saturday, September 17, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or Middle Harbor Shoreline Park from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Volunteers will help cleanup trash and debris to beautify our local waterways.
Please, RSVP to David Swartz, Port Associate Environmental Planner/Scientist
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-627-1180.
Please, RSVP to Ramon Dixon, Middle Harbor Shoreline Park Manager at
email@example.com or 510-627-1434.
Sign-up for Contracting 101 with the Port of Oakland
Join us for Contracting 101 with the Port of Oakland at Merritt College from 8:30 am to 11:30 am on October 17, 2017. The general session will cover the basics of bidding public works projects with the Port. Please, RSVP here.