Local and Community: Advocacy and Civic Engagement


The Office of Local Government and Community Relations can help you connect with your local elected officials, and identify civic engagement opportunities on campus and in the larger Bay Area community. Learn more about state advocacy and federal advocacy efforts.

Campus Advocacy

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Public Service and Civic Engagement resources

Public Service Center

The UC Berkeley Public Service Center promotes social action through engaged scholarship, campus-community partnerships, and student leadership. Last year through the Center more than 4,000 students provided 290,000 hours of service to off-campus communities. Learn more about the Public Service Center programs, involved faculty and student opportunities, or how to bring campus partners to your community.

Civic Engagement

Many cities have commissions filled by local residents.  For more information visit the following Local Government links on this page.

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Local Government

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