Waterside Workshops


terside Workshops uses vocational education as a method of promoting youth development, encouraging sustainable and healthy lifestyles, and cultivating positive change in the Bay Area community.  Please click the video link above to see our documentary film!



 We provide job-training, classes, and recreation opportunities for local youth while offering services to the community including a bicycle shop and repair facility,  a full service wooden boat building shop, and Berkeley's only  waterfront coffee shop. 

Click here for our HOURS OF OPERATION.


Waterside Workshops served over 250 youth in 2013.  Donations from our community play a major role in supporting our free programs for low-income youth, please visit our Funding Waterside page for more information, or click here to make a donation!



Vocational skills and job training are vitally important to older youth who will soon be entering the job market.  Above and below, our interns and staff show off their new skills.  Many of our interns are hired at Waterside, or placed in jobs with local businesses.


Youth in our  boat building program have the opportunity to go on-the-water to explore boat design, learn about local ecology, and pick up trash from the shoreline.  We are committed to teaching young people about the ecology of Aquatic park in hopes of fostering the next generation of stewards who will help to protect it. 




Please click here for more information on our bicycle mechanics and boat building programs!


Generous donations from community members play a major role in allowing our organization to provide free services to youth and people in need.  To donate, please click the link below or visit our Donations page.