Social Responsibility in Our Community
February 2, 2018
A Message from Amy Tharpe, Director of Social Responsibility
Dear Community,

2017 was an exciting year for our work. The Port and our local community were partners in empowering our local residents, businesses and non-profit organizations that serve those in need. The above video, Social Responsibility in Our Community , takes a look at this year's accomplishments gained by working together. We look forward to collaborating more in 2018.

Sincerely,
Amy
Amy Tharpe, Director of Social Responsibility
Check out the Port of Oakland Year in Review and learn about the Port of Oakland's 2017 accomplishments and how our progress in 2017 will shape 2018.
Internships & Scholarships
2018 Summer College Internship Program Recruitment
The Port of Oakland's 2018 Summer College Internship Program application period is now open through Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm (PDT). We are inviting talented, highly motivated college students to apply for this exciting  paid  internship opportunity.

The program offers 19 internship opportunities in a variety of fields: Aviation, Aviation Communications, Aviation Planning and Development, Communications, Engineering, Environmental Programs and Planning, Governmental Affairs, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Risk Management and Social Responsibility.

The internship program runs from Monday, June 18, 2018 through Friday, August 17, 2018. To apply, please visit
Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Fund
Since 1994, the Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Program has awarded 270 scholarships totaling $886,000. Scholarships are administered through the Marcus Foster Education Institute. Every year, employees raise funds through an annual golf tournament and employee contributions made during the Port's annual Giving Campaign. The program offers scholarships to Oakland Unified high school seniors (district or charter) to encourage them to attend a community college, vocational/trade school or 4-year college/university.

To apply, please visit   www.marcusfoster.org/scholarships . The deadline for submission is Friday, March 2, 2018.
Asian Employees Association at the Port of Oakland
The Asian Employees' Association (AEA) at the Port of Oakland is a non-profit organization founded by Port employees in 1991 to inspire and reward outstanding academic achievement among our Oakland high school students. AEA offers scholarships to high school seniors residing in Oakland to encourage them to attend college after graduation. The program has grown steadily over the years and has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships.
 
To apply, please visit www.portaea.org . The deadline for submission is Friday, March 16, 2018.
Port of Oakland Employees' 2018 Golf Tournament
Save the date for the 24th Annual Port of Oakland Employees' Golf Tournament on Monday, May 21, 2018. The Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Program volunteer committee hosts the annual golf tournament fundraiser in partnership with the Marcus Foster Education Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Oakland public schools. The golf tournament fundraiser supports the Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Program.

Online registration is available beginning Thursday, March 1, 2018. Please contact Ramona Dixon at rdixon@portoakland.com for further questions.
Community Highlights
West Oakland Legacy and Leadership Project Visits the Port to Learn about Shorepower
Jan. 30, 2018

The Attitudinal Healing Connection's West Oakland Legacy and Leadership Project visited the Port to learn about shorepower. Shorepower provides landside electrical infrastructure so that ships can connect to the power grid and turn off their diesel fueled auxiliary engines while at berth.
McClymonds High School
Celebrates Football Title

Jan. 19, 2018

Congratulations to  McClymonds High School’s State Champion football team! They came to Jack London Square to celebrate their second California State Football Championship Title.
Request for Proposals (RFP) Opportunities
Two Dates for Your Convenience:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Oakland International Airport

Muir Woods Conference Room – Terminal 1 (2nd Floor)
The Port of Oakland will be issuing a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for all Food & Beverage Concession Units at Oakland International Airport and is inviting restaurant operators, concessionaires, food vendors, and service providers interested in participating in this concession opportunity to meet with Port staff, consultants and each other to discuss and ask questions about the RFP process.


All Interested Parties planning to attend the Open House must RSVP with your name, names of others who may attend with you, company name and contact information to concessions@portoakland.com.