About

Manzanita Works supports the welfare of workers and their families by helping better move, house, value and educate the workforce of tomorrow– thereby enabling them to live fruitful, dignified lives.

Our goal is simple - to give workers the support that they need to live productive, dignified lives. This goal is at the same time difficult and complex, particularly since we are working with workers in diverse industries in an area with some of the highest income inequality and cost of living in the nation.

Manzanita Works is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives in Oakland, CA. Previously known as Bay Area Forward, we have supported community-led efforts to create housing and transportation options in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2014.