Located in Oakland’s Grand-Lake commercial district, urban furniture and boutique is a reuse furniture, clothing and housewares store that serves as a platform to provide on-the-job training in retail and customer service skills along with professional development, to low-income single mothers transitioning from public assistance. Mothers learn skills, in real time. She handles customer transactions, calculates percentages and negotiate discounts.  Advanced learning occurs as she manages store inventory, receives donated items and completes administrative tasks. Empowerment occurs as a mom communicates to customers, identifies their needs, directs them to a product and completes a sale.  Come visit our store at 3237 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610.