Team Oakland is a City-sponsored summer employment program for Oakland youth between the ages of 15 and 24. Team Oakland participants gain practical job training experience through meaningful beautification and cleanup projects. Youth engage in crew based work on cleanups, park maintenance, habitat restoration, fire fuel management, community outreach, and trainings on work, life and environmental topics. Team Oakland is administered by Oakland Public Works through a contract with a local employment development organization. Team Oakland began in 1993.