Oakland Bridges Office

Office Address

344 20th Street
Oakland, CA  94612

Contact Information

Anthea Charles
Ph: 510-834-4700
Fax: 415-227-4327

Hours of Operation


The Oakland offices of Bridges from School to Work matches youth with disabilities between the ages of 17 and 24 with entry-level job positions in local Oakland area businesses that are seeking workforce diversification solutions. Learn more about what we do and how we’re funded.

Who We Serve

The Oakland Bridges office serves:

  • Employers in the Oakland metropolitan area
  • Youth participants from the school districts listed below on this page

We also work closely with parents, guardians and local schools.

Age & Residency Requirements

  • Are between the ages of 17-24
  • Have a documented disability (i.e. psychiatric evaluation by a medical professional or IEP)
  • Have a valid social security card (or other U.S. citizenship document)
  • Are interested in employment
  • Have reached a level of independence to work without intensive on-the-job coaching

Submit an on-line application for consideration.

School Districts Served

Oakland Unified School District high schools
Berkeley Unified School District
Charter schools
Non-public schools for students with special needs 

Submit an on-line referral for consideration.


The California Department of Rehabilitation
Oakland Unified School District high schools
Ticket to Work

Submit an on-line referral for consideration.

How To Donate to the Oakland Office

Bridges relies on various sources for funding that includes financial support from foundations, institutions and individuals. We invite you to learn more about how to donate to the Oakland Bridges office by contacting Anthea Charles at 510-834-4700 x11.