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Digital Media & Technology Pathways Program

Youth Radio’s Digital Media & Technology Pathways Program (Pathways) is a 9-month Workforce Training program for out-of-school, low income Oakland youth ages 18-24. During the first 6 months, participants receive digital media instruction, professional development training, and exposure to various career options. During the last 3 months participants are placed at a paid internship at a local organization where they are able to implement their gained skills.

Participants receive a bi-weekly stipend, Photoshop I course credit at Berkeley City College, and the opportunity to become Adobe Photoshop certified. Following graduation of the program, students receive a California State recognized On-the-Job Training Certificate of Completion.

Pathways participants also receive a full suite of wraparound services including case management, academic and career advising, and therapeutic support (per student request).

Program Overview:

6 Months Training:

Classes will be held from 9am to 12pm
Wednesdays- Photoshop I course at Berkeley City College
Thursdays- Photoshop lab at Youth Radio.
Fridays- Professional Development Training at Youth Radio

  • Up to $500/month stipend and bonus based on 100% participation
  • No-cost enrollment in CSU transferable Photoshop I course at Berkeley City College
  • Onsite Adobe Photoshop instruction with certification opportunity
  • Field trips to local companies and visits from professional guest speakers
  • Workshops on college success, financial literacy, and self-marketing

3 Month Internship: (Following Training)

Interns earn $12.25 an hour while working 15 to 25 hours a week a local organization or company where they apply the skills they acquired in training.


  • Must be Oakland resident aged 18-24 (Youth in transitional housing located outside of Oakland accepted)
  • Must have ID & Social Security Card
  • Ability to provide proof of household income (if any)
  • Completion of basic skills test for reading and math (scheduled upon application)

If you would like to apply, please download Youth Radio’s Fellowship application here and email your completed application to jessica@youthradio.org or drop it off in person at Youth Radio, 1701 Broadway Ave. Oakland, CA 94612.

For more information please contact:

Jessica Damian, 510-251-1101 ext. 346, jessica@youthradio.org, or Michael Lee, 510-251-1101 ext. 324, michael.lee@youthradio.org.