Berkeley R.I.S.E.

Focus Area STEM Education Mission RESPONSIBILITY INTEGRITY STRENGTH and EMPOWERMENT (RISE) is an academic support and college preparation program for low-income at-risk students that reside in West and South Berkeley and attend Berkeley High School. Our goal is to help students graduate and pursue higher education. We achieve these goals by reducing outside barriers that…

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Berkeley High School

Focus Area STEM education, Local Hiring Mission Berkeley’s only traditional public high school which serves an extremely diverse student body of over 3200 students, grades 9 – 12. shoshanaokeefe@berkeley.net https://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/ Volunteer Opportunities Description Ways to Engage Time Commitment Hire BHS students as (paid or unpaid) interns or part-time workers Hire local talent Ongoing Be a…

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Berkeley Community Scholars

Focus Area Local Hiring, STEM Education Mission The Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) has been working to improve the Berkeley community since 1991 and envisions an economically and socially diverse city whose promising youth become engaged and global citizens. They provide need-based scholarships to motivated Berkeley youth from lower-income families as well as College Success and…

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Berkeley Schools Volunteers

Focus Area STEM education Mission BSV connects community members interested in supporting classroom learning to BUSD teachers interested in having extra support. Classroom Volunteers can be placed in almost any subject area across the district’s elementary, middle or high schools. (510) 644-6244 bsv@berkeley.net Website Volunteer Opportunity Description Volunteer as a math, science, or tech tutor…

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Be A Scientist

Focus Area STEM education Mission UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and third and fourth year undergraduates are invited to serve as STEM role models and mentors for seventh graders in the Berkeley community. BASprogram@crscience.org Website Volunteer Opportunities Description Ways to Engage Time Commitment Provide guidance to a group of 4-6 seventh graders in their science…

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BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency)

Focus Area STEM education Mission The mission of BOSS is to help homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fight against the root causes of poverty and homelessness. BOSS develops solutions to mass homelessness, mass incarceration and community violence and is dedicated to the inclusion of people marginalized by addiction, trauma,…

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Biotech Partners

Focus Area STEM Education, Local Hiring Mission Biotech Partners’ mission is to provide underserved youth with education and training for careers in the biotechnology industry or other STEM related fields. It includes a 2-year high school in-classroom Biotech Academy and up to a 2-year Bioscience Career Institute in partnership with Peralta Community College District. The…

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Berkeley Adult School

Focus Area Local Hiring, STEM Education Mission The mission of Berkeley Adult School is to provide adult learners with equal access to learner-centered lifelong education in a safe, supportive multicultural environment. (510) 644-6130 BASinfo@berkeley.net http://bas.berkeleyschools.net/ Volunteer Opportunities Description Ways to Engage Time Commitment Teach Tutor or Mentor Assist in technology classes Less than one day…

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