BOSS is extremely thankful to all of our community partners – civic and faith groups, companies, foundations, individuals, schools, and others – who generously provide grant funding, donations, volunteers and support of our programs and participants.

To get involved in any of these or other ways, contact Sonja Fitz, Director of Development & Marketing, at or (510) 649-1930, ext. 1008.

Our extensive portfolio of community partners includes, but is not limited to, the following (and if we accidentally omitted your name, please contact us so we can update this list!):

Andronico’s Community Markets

Berkeley Community Fund

Bernard & Alba Witkin Foundation

Black Pine Circle School

Black Repertory Group

Comerica Bank Charitable Foundation

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Hotel Shattuck Plaza


Kaiser Permanente

La Foot Plus

Malaga Corp. Communications Team

Mal Warwick & Associates

Morning Glory Family Foundation

Oakland Athletics Community Fund

Oakland Berkeley Association of Realtors

Oakland Unite

One Warm Coat

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust


The Companion Group

The San Francisco Foundation

The Tileshop

Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Walter S. Johnson – Community Initiatives

Whole Foods – Gilman

William G. Gilmore Foundation



Local businesses, both small and large, partner with BOSS programs to provide opportunities for participants in multiple ways – through apprenticeships, internships, and employment, as well as facilitating on-site workshops in areas such as financial literacy or technology training. Our Career Training & Employment Center (CTEC) is continually seeking new business partners to help us create real and lasting pathways out of poverty!

Current CTEC Business Partners:

Tesla Automotive

Goodwill Industries



Ehret Plumbing

SF Academy of Science


Adult Educational Technologies

Del Pueblo

Simple Building Solutions

Weathers Masonry

Select Staffing

Vforce Staffing Solutions


Ghiradelli Chocolate Company

Acrobat Outsourcing

Reynolds Cleaning Service

Plumbing Ministry

Chartwell Staffing Solutions (Tesla)

ProPark America

Ricaro Auto

Sols Restaurant

Southern Café

Umami Burgers

Tech Styles

Maleko Staffing

J&R Pierce Plumbing

99 Cent Store

XM International Inc.

Largo Concrete

Balance Staffing

Snelling Staffing Services


Pizza Hut

Saturn Café

Specialty Café

Higher Ground

New Horizon

911 Restoration

Special Distribution

Cort Furniture Warehouse

Aero Tek Staffing



Your Voice Media

Tel Star Instruments Inc.

Greater Bay Area Termite and Pest Solutions

Muscular Distrophy Association

Remx Staffing Agency


Every  Dog Has Its Daycare

Call Socket

Nordstrom Distrabution Center

Modern Courier

Kettle Kell Popcorn

Accurate Staging

Staffing Solutions (Quanta)

Dome Print

Sterling Staffing (USA)/United Foods

Quanta Computers


Telecom Communications

Cross Burger

Volt Workforce

B Enterprises

MV Transportation


Extreme Pizza




Pucci Foods

Village Mart


Invite A BOSS Speaker:

BOSS is always looking for opportunities to share what we do with the community, and connect with new volunteers, donors, and partners. We make presentations year-round of varying lengths, and table at local fairs and events.

If you would like to invite someone from BOSS to speak to your class, club, faith group, or business, please contact Sonja Fitz, Development Director,