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Barbara Bernstein was inducted into the Community Service category in 2012.

My Story

For more than 40 years, Barbara Bernstein has dedicated her life to assisting those most in need. She has managed programs providing low-income housing, employment and training, youth services and community outreach - lending energy and expertise to organizations such as the Bay Area Urban League, Alameda County Training & Employment Board, Oakland Housing Authority and Berkeley Unified School District. For the past 22 years, Barbara has served as Executive Director of the nonprofit Eden I&R (Information and Referral), a one-of-a-kind centralized source for health, housing and human services information that links people to vital services in the community. In this role, she developed and manages the 2-1-1 phone line that provides critical information and referrals to more than 100,000 Alameda County callers annually.