Support a young person’s post-secondary educational journey. The mentoring recruitment 2021 -2022 season is now closed. We will reopen for the 2022 - 2023 season in the Fall of 2021. Thank you for your interest!
Volunteers share their time, talent, and/or expertise in a wide variety of one-time or ongoing volunteer projects.
Share your passion and help make the Oakland Promise a reality. Sign up to be an Individual or Organizational Champion.
"Led by CEO Mia Bonta, the Oakland Promise has been working toward advancing Oakland’s community by supporting the city’s young people to achieve their postsecondary educational aspirations. This unique cradle to career program offers Oakland youth the resources, support, coaching, and incentives they need throughout their school years to empower them to thrive in the higher education environments and careers of their choosing. Wind River will invest in a real front-line program for Oakland Promise students. Through this partnership we all win, because in addition to supporting our local youth, this will grow our pipeline of new diverse talent. Our program will include: college internships that provide exposure to cutting-edge projects and innovations with real-world relevance, mentorship from some of the brightest minds in the technology field, and graduate career opportunities at Wind River. We’re showing our commitment to investing in Oakland and lifting up and elevating young diverse talent."
Wind River President & CEO
Each year we match hundreds of resourceful and resilient high school graduates with Mentors who support them while they complete their 4 year, 2 year or Career Technical Education (CTE) certification pathways and plan for their future careers. Please note that the mentor recruitment season is now closed for the 2021-2022. In the Fall, we will be opening up for Mentoring interests for the 2022 - 2023 season. Thank you for your interest.Be a Mentor
Volunteers share their time, talent, and/or expertise in a wide variety of one-time or ongoing volunteer projects. Opportunities include helping high school students apply to college, supporting in-office projects, staffing eventsBecome a Volunteer
Share your passion and help make the Oakland Promise a reality. Sign up to be an Individual or Organizational Champion.Become a Champion
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