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Congratulations to the 2014 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.

Victoria Yang, Workplace Mentor of the Year

Victoria taught me to have more courage and patience and advised me to make the right decisions for my future.” – Youth Intern
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

The Real Oakland, Small Business of the Year

“Since its inception in 2011, The Real Oakland has provided internships to over 25 youth—many of whom have gone on to create their own clothing companies.” – Jhamel Robinson, Founder/CEO
The Real Oakland

Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Nonprofit of the Year

“RPS hosts take time out of their day to assist youth with their projects and expose them to career choices. Youth learned to make clothing and contributed to fashion events.” – Claire Mueller, OUSD
Rock Paper Scissors Collective

East Bay Municipal Utility District, Government Agency of the Year

“I really enjoyed working every year to get the students in our office, promote the benefits of the program, and meet enthusiastic youth who came to work and saw the results in their ‘first time ever’ job.” – Ana Gosney, EBMUD
East Bay Municipal Utility District

Hilton Oakland Airport, Big Business of the Year

“It’s wonderful to watch youth blossom when given the right opportunity. To watch them transform from awkward to professional, to learning proper grooming, punctuality, and confidence.” – Elaine Mosley, Hilton Mentor
Hilton Oakland Airport


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