Since 1883, Lincoln Families has provided preventative, responsive, and intensive support programs focused on school achievement, economic mobility, and community wellness to improve outcomes for children and families in the Bay Area. Lincoln Families’ Mandela Family Resource Center, located in BRIDGE’s Mandela Gateway Property, offers BRIDGE residents and neighbors with a wide range of programs, including family literacy activities, parent workshops and career exploration, and health and wellness workshops. The program also features a community action program designed to help families advocate on issues affecting West Oakland, including employment, neighborhood safety, and housing/tenant rights.