For Second Consecutive Year Lincoln Child Center Named One of Top Places to Work in Bay Area

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The Prestigious Award is Presented by the Bay Area News Group

Lincoln Child Center has been selected as one of The Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces making it the second consecutive year the organization has received this honor.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 37 major publishing partners and recognizes a list of 150 National Top Workplaces. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees.

“To receive the Top Workplace award for the second consecutive year is an incredible honor,” said Christine Stoner-Mertz, Lincoln’s President and CEO. “It’s humbling to know that this award is based on a survey of our employees who share their feelings about working at Lincoln. I’ve always felt that this is a great place to work, but it’s very gratifying to know that my colleagues feel the same,” added Stoner-Mertz. “This award reflects our commitment to creating and maintaining a positive and supportive workplace which is what enables us to continuously provide quality services to the communities we serve. I am extremely proud of our dedicated employees who work tirelessly to help us achieve our mission.”

According to Stoner-Mertz, Lincoln Child Center encourages employees to maintain a healthy personal work-life balance, and to pursue and sustain practices that keep them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually nourished since the nature of their work is intense and emotionally challenging. Lincoln’s employees work to improve the lives of children and families living in neighborhoods with high rates of violence and lack essential resources.
Because of its work in these communities, Lincoln places a high priority on trainings and workshops on self-care and burnout prevention. Additionally, the organization is committed to providing a wide array of employee benefits and incentives.

Founded in 1883 as the region's first volunteer-run, non-sectarian, and fully integrated orphanage, Lincoln Child Center has one of the longest records of continuous community-based service by a non-profit organization in the Bay Area. In 1951, Lincoln began serving abused, neglected and emotionally challenged children. Today, as a highly respected provider of children's services, Lincoln has a continuum of programs to serve vulnerable and challenged children and families throughout the Bay Area. In a deliberate desire to meet youth and families where they are, in communities where they live, work, and attend school, Lincoln recently moved its headquarters back to West Oakland after 84 years at its Lincoln Avenue address. For more information, visit

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