The KPFA First Voice Apprenticeship is an intensive 18-month Affirmative Action training program that brings primarily women and people of color into the field of radio. The program is intended to remedy discrimination and create equality for those who have been underrepresented in media. Since 1985, this program has taught radio production and engineering to people from many cultural, social, political and ethnic backgrounds. Each participant leaves the program with a greater understanding of expressing their first voice through media to build bridges with different communities. The program is partly funded with grants from the California Arts Council and the San Francisco Foundation.