Grant Recommendations: 2010-2011 Grant Cycle

Community Service Programs

Proposal/DescriptionCommunity PartnersUniversity PartnersThemeAmount
Mapping Environments: Kala Art Institute's Artists-in-Schools Program
places professional math coaches and teaching artists in residencies in all three Berkeley middle schools where they will lead innovative workshops exploring relationships between art, math, and the environment. The project will culminate in a permanent mural at King Park.
Kala Art Institute, Friends of King Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Longfellow Magnet Middle School, Willard Middle School, Berkeley Unified School DistrictBay Area Mathematics Project (Lawrence Hall of Science)Arts$20,000.00
The Police and Life Academy for Youth brings together at-risk youth and Berkeley and UC police officers in interactive scenarios and workshops relevant to teen safety.Berkeley Boosters Association, Berkeley Police Department, Berkeley High SchoolUniversity of California Police DepartmentCommunity Safety and Livability$25,000.00
The Southside Community Relations, Safety and Livability Liaison seeks to improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods south of the campus and promote mutual respect between Cal's Greek community and Berkeley's permanent residents.City of Berkeley Councilmember Gordon Wozniak, Dwight-Hillside Neighborhood AssociationCal Greeks (Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils), University of California, Berkeley FoundationCommunity Safety and Livability$5,000.00
Berkeley Scholars to Cal provides African-American and Chicano/Latino students with comprehensive, on-going college preparation for eight years prior to their graduation from high school.Stiles Hall, Berkeley Unified School DistrictUC Berkeley School of EducationEducation$25,000.00
Community in the Classroom provides an opportunity for Cal students to bring hands-on science education to Berkeley's elementary schools.Community Resources for ScienceCal Teach, College of ChemistryEducation$9,807.00
FACE (Families Advocating for Change in Education) consists of the Parent Engagement and Training Initiative and the Berkeley United Youth in Action Initiative that seek to develop the leadership and organizational capacity of low-income and under-served families of color living in South and West Berkeley.Berkeley Organizing Congregrations for Action, Berkeley Alliance, The Greenlining Institute, Berkeley Unified School DistrictCasa Magdalena Mora Theme Program, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Black Campus MinistryEducation$12,500.00
The Green Star Schools Pilot Program seeks improve the academic achievement and reduce the environmental footprint of a Berkeley public school.Green Schools Initiative, Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, Berkeley Unified School DistrictThe Center for Cities and SchoolsEducation$21,450.00
The Spanish Grammar and Political Asylum Program will support the professional development and Spanish language skills of UC Berkeley students while assisting Berkeley's asylum-seeking immigrant community.East Bay Sanctuary CovenantDepartment of Spanish and Portugese, California Asylum Representation Clinic (UC Berkeley School of Law)Education$20,000.00
The Summer Literacy Collaborative for Equity is a city-wide effort to promote reading and literacy skills retention over the summer, with a particular focus on low-income youth.Berkeley Public Education Foundation, City of Berkeley Department of Parks and Recreation, Berkeley Unified School District, South Berkeley YMCA Learning Academy, Berkeley Youth Alternatives, Bahia School Age ProgramCal Corps Public Service CenterEducation$15,055.00

 Neighborhood Improvement Projects

Proposal/DescriptionCommunity PartnersUniversity PartnersThemeAmount
Berkeley Project improves the Berkeley community by bringing together Cal students and permanent residents in volunteers projects throughout the city on Berkeley Project Day and during Berkeley Project Month.Willard Neighborhood AssociationAssociated Students at the University of California, Berkeley (ASUC), Berkeley Project Student GroupCommunity Safety and Livability$5,000.00
The BOSS Village Playground Project will build an outdoor play and learning space to support the health and development of the homeless children living in West Berkeley's Ursula Sherman Village.Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), Berkeley Rotary ClubUC Berkeley RotaractCommunity Safety and Livability$19,000.00
Greening Berkeley Hands-On will have Cal students and Berkeley residents make safety and livability improvements in several parks throughout the city.Berkeley Partners for Parks, Aquatic Park EGRET, Berkeley Path Wanderers Association, East Bay Green Parks Association, Friends of Five Creeks, Friends of Westbrae Commons, Presentations Parkers: P-Squared, Schoolhouse Creek Common, Friends of Grotto Rock ParkCal Corps Public Service CenterCommunity Safety and Livability$5,000.00
The Landscape Improvement Project for First Church of Christ, Scientist
will implement the landscape plan developed last year with support from the Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund.
Friends of First Church, PGAdesign, Inc.Helaine Kaplan Prentice (City and Regional Planning), Jim Horner (UC Capital Projects)Community Safety and Livability$15,000.00
The Le Roy Steps Safety Project will implement the principles of crime prevention through environmental design to plan, design and implement lighting on the steps.Friends of Le Roy Steps, Berkeley Partners for Parks, City of Berkeley Public Works Department, PG&E, City of Berkeley Councilmember Susan WengrafUniversity of California Police DepartmentCommunity Safety and Livability$7,160.00
The YMCA-PG&E Teen Center Roof-top Garden Project will create a safe and supportive place for teens in the community.Berkeley-Albany YMCA, Noll & Tam Architects, Dillingham Associates Landscape ArchitectsCal Corps Public Service Center, UC Berkeley Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental PlanningEducation$20,000.00