Commitment to Action

Break Through: The New Digital Workforce

Commitment by

Youth Radio

In 2012, Youth Radio committed to create a Digital Media and Technology Pathway, connecting at least 60 low-income young adults to jobs in the technology and digital media industry. Youth Radio will partner with businesses in the Oakland, California, and the East Bay area to provide disconnected youth with externships, and opportunities to build technology skills. Through this commitment, Youth Radio will also create a Break Through news desk which will provide youth with the ability to deliver reports on solutions related to youth unemployment, which will be pushed to national broadcast and digital outlets.





Break Through: The New Digital Workforce



Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

Youth Radio

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Studio 1924, Joe Kennedy, Berkeley City College, Children's Creativity Museum, The James Irvine Foundation, Inner City Advisors, First Place for Youth, Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Assemblyman Rob Bonta's Oakland Office, Playworks, Senator Barbara Boxer Oakland Office, City of Oakland Marketing Department, Youth Radio, KPFA, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Alameda County Social Services Administration, Bay Bucks, KTVU, Native American Health Center