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Congratulations to the 2013 winners of the Oakland
Youth-Friendly Business Awards!

 

The Oakland Youth-Friendly Business Awards (OYFBA) honor businesses and individuals who provide workplace mentoring and essential career skills to Oakland youth.



Francisco Gomez, Workplace Mentor of the Year

He supported me as I was making a big change from the gang life…Now I’m on my own working to be a chef, traveling to Spain, and working at his restaurant.” – Adrian
www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-la-palma-oakland

Cook!, Small Business of the Year


(Cook!) is committed to providing relevant learning experiences for middle school youth, including…healthy eating, business development, menu planning, marketing, blogging, and much more.” – Rebecca
www.cooksf.com/

Urban University / Urban Furniture, Nonprofit of the Year

“(Urban University) gives interns skills for working in the local community. High school youth gain retail experience and math, reading, and communication skills.” – Erica
www.urbanuniversity.biz/

Oakland Public Library, Government Agency of the Year

“From providing books…to providing a binder full of internship opportunities, the Oakland Public Library excels in preparation for careers.”– Caleb
www.oaklandlibrary.org/

Charles Schwab Bank, Big Business of the Year

“Charles Schwab has donated staff time and resources to implement our financial literacy course, which has reached over 200 students.”– Rachel
www.schwabbank.com/