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A safe place to build,
be heard, and thrive.

Waterside Workshops engages Bay Area youth with
hands-on vocational training in bicycle mechanics, wooden
boatbuilding, and outdoor education.

Our Impact

Each year, over 300 youth ages 8-24 participate in Waterside’s workshops job-training internships, classes, and partnership programs. Waterside is a safe place for youth to feel heard, gain confidence, develop work skills, and access the tools and resources needed to lead healthy, sustainable lives.


Located at the Berkeley Aquatic Park, Waterside Workshops offers internships and jobs for youth in our three social enterprises: a community bike shop, a wooden boat shop and boat rental facility, and a youth-run cafe.

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