Design for Social Good


Formerly Oakland Digital, BRIDGEGOOD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that prepares job seekers—predominantly Black, Indigenous, and Women/People of Color—in the digital design field by inspiring first-generation college students ages 18 to 34 to become creators in User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), and Visual Design and leaders in their communities, and designers of social good through exposure to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math).

Our Mission

To provide vital access, professional opportunity, and tech literacy to under resourced students and job seekers of color.

Our Participants

Predominantly Women of Color (Black, Latino/a/x, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islanders) ages 18+, ESL, Immigrant/DACA, Community College Students, People with Disabilities

Our Vision

To develop empathetic design leaders who will make a global difference.

Our History

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.

Our Studio

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.


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.

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BRIDGEGOOD Community Studio
95 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607


    Oakland Digital Arts and Literacy Center Inc dba BRIDGEGOOD does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

    Oakland Digital Arts and Literacy Center Inc dba BRIDGEGOOD is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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