The trio are being honored by the Berkeley Community Fund for their “vision and steadfastness” in creating a news site that Berkeley citizens rely on.
Berkeley Promise is a new collaboration between the city of Berkeley, the Berkeley Community Fund and Berkeley City College.
The High Hopes scholars, who receive mentorship and financial support, will be honored at a ceremony Monday, June 12 at 6 p.m.
Saturday Oct. 8 the Berkeley Community Fund will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a big party at the UC Theatre in downtown Berkeley. “We wanted to do something really special to mark the anniversary,” said BCF Executive Director Joleen Ruffin. The evening includes a sit-down dinner prepared by Chef Dov and California Rose, wines curated by Narsai David, […]
Along with the money, the students will receive one-to-one mentorship, financial literacy training, transition-to-college workshops and support from a college success coordinator.
Archana Horsting, director and co-founder of Kala Art Institute, has spent four decades committed to what seems like a paradoxical concept: providing a shared space for artists — precisely the type of people who stereotypically are known as fiercely individual workers. But Horsting has been proved right with her vision, and serious artists gravitate to Kala in West Berkeley where resources and equipment are shared to […]
The many recent stories in the media about college access and the challenges faced by first- generation college students have inspired me to share my own experience with Berkeleyside readers. I’m one of those students. I came to the United States from Mexico when I was 5, was raised in Berkeley, attended Malcolm X Elementary […]
Twenty-seven Berkeley High students who were awarded scholarships to college by the Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) were honored at the Berkeley City Club on Monday, June 8.
The Berkeley Community Fund has granted a record number of scholarships to students from the class of 2014 at two Berkeley high schools. Twenty-three Berkeley High and Berkeley Technology Academy graduating seniors who are now college-bound will receive support to help them succeed in school and beyond. The students, who are all in the first generation of their […]
It was hard to get a word in edgewise Saturday at the second annual Berkeley High All-Class reunion. Graduates who hadn’t seen one another for years, locals who had never left, and even some Berkeley natives who hadn’t even gone to the high school, gabbed, ate and danced under a bright blue sky. The grassy […]