Design for Social Good
Formerly Oakland Digital, BRIDGEGOOD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that prepares job seekers (predominantly women of color) in the digital design field by inspiring first-generation college students ages 18 to 34 to become work ready in User Experience (UX) / User Interface (UI) / Visual Design, leaders in their communities, and designers of social good through exposure to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics).
To provide vital access, professional opportunity, and tech literacy to under resourced students and job seekers of color.
Predominantly Women of Color (Black, Latino/a/x, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islanders) ages 18+, ESL, Immigrant/DACA, Community College Students
To develop empathetic design leaders who will make a global difference.
Founded July 31, 2009, BRIDGEGOOD has impacted the lives of over 7,200 students with a $6.4-million return on investment through job training, career exposure, and professional opportunities in design and tech. Our programs offer under-resourced designers ages 18+ the opportunity to acquire essential job-training skills in the competitive graphic and visual design job market. Participants who enroll in our programs are under resourced diverse students across Northern California.
BRIDGEGOOD provides public access and engagement through our community design studio and coworking space. We are dedicated to supporting social good organizations and preserving Oakland’s community and culture through the arts.
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK
Meet Our Team
Community-driven ecosystem of creators, leaders, and visionaries. BRIDGEGOOD is guided by a core set of values: Content Creation & Innovation, Collaboration & Inclusiveness, Literacy & Skill Mastery, Knowledge Sharing & Learning, Transparency & Neutrality.