Grant Recommendations: 2011-2012 Grant Cycle

Awarded Amounts

Community Service Programs$234,500.00
Neighborhood Improvement Projects$43,985.00
Total Awards$278,485.00

Community Service Programs

Proposal/DescriptionCommunity PartnersUniversity PartnersThemeAmount
Berkeley City College Service Community brings UC Berkeley and Berkeley City College students together in service to develop leadership and assist prospective transfer students.Berkeley City College,
Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
Cal Corps Public Service CenterEducation$7,000.00
Berkeley Project: Deepening Community Impact
leverages the incredible success of Berkeley Project, a UCB student group, in engaging students in one-time service projects throughout the City of Berkeley.
Berkeley Partners for Parks, Rebuilding Together East Bay, Willard Neighborhood AssociationBerkeley Project, Cal Corps Public Service Center, UC Retirement CenterEnvironmental Stewardship$23,000.00
Berkeley Scholars to Cal provides 75 African American and Chicano/Latino students with comprehensive, ongoing college preparation for eight years prior to their graduation from high school.Stiles Hall, Berkeley Unified School DistrictProf. Na'ilah Suad Nasir (UC Berkeley School of Education)Education$20,000.00
Berkeley Unzipped: The Green Tour Program will provide day-long tours to connect Cal students to the Berkeley community: its green ventures, neighborhoods, independent retail stores, and the important role they play in keeping purchasing dollars circulating within our local economy.Bay Area Green ToursThe Green Initiative FundEconomic Development$5,000.00
BUILD: Equity through Literacy is an exciting new partnership to meet the 2020 Vision goal of 3rd grade reading proficiency for all of Berkeley’s youth as a fundamental step to closing the academic achievement gap.The Berkeley Alliance, Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley Public Education Foundation, City of Berkeley Parks and Recreation, WestEdCal Corps Public Service CenterEducation$40,000.00
Community in the Classroom bridges the gap between the expertise of University scientists and the needs of Berkeley elementary school teachers and students for more in-class science education.Community Resources for ScienceCalTeach, BASIS, UC Berkeley College of Chemistry, Environmental Leadership PathwayEducation$5,000.00
Dental Clinic Expansion and Equipment Need provides the Berkeley Free Clinic and the Suitcase Clinic with equipment and training necessary to provide free dental care to its hundreds of clients.Berkeley Free Clinic: Berkeley Community Health ProjectThe Suitcase ClinicEducation$6,000.00
Happy Neighbors is a pilot project designed to involve the university and the neighborhood group in developing both a process and materials that would be used to reach out to students and neighbors to educate them on the standards of conduct and remedies that are available when students who are living adjacent to, and within the Berkeley community cause impacts related to party and alcohol use, vandalism and excessive noise.Piedmont/Parker Neighborhood Watch Group, Dwight-Hillside Neighborhood AssociationUC Berkeley Residential Living, University Health Service: PartySafe@Cal, Center for Student Conduct and Community StandardsCommunity Safety$7,500.00
The Berkeley Skydeck Innovation Center will help invigorate Berkeley’s economy, grow jobs for residents and bolster the University’s research and education mission.Downtown Berkeley Association, City of Berkeley: Office of Economic Development, Beacon Group VenturesOffice of Technology Licensing, Haas School of Business: Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, College of Engineering: Center for Entrepreneurship and TechnologyEconomic Development$50,000.00
The Math Art Integration Project places math coaches and teaching artists in all three Berkeley middle schools and forms the CalCREATE student teacher program.Kala Art InstituteBay Area Mathematics Project, Cal Corps Public Service CenterArts and Culture$15,000.00
The Police and Life Academy provides a forum where at- risk Berkeley teens and local police officers participate in an 8-week workshop that addresses teen safety and other issues affecting Berkeley teenagers.Berkeley Boosters Police Activities League, Berkeley Police DepartmentUniversity of California Police DepartmentCommunity Safety$20,000.00
UCPD and BPD Crime Analysis Intern Program seeks to increase the crime analysis capability of both police departments through the utilization of Cal students.City of Berkeley Police DepartmentUniversity of California Police DepartmentCommunity Safety$36,000.00
   Total Community Service Programs $234,500.00

 Neighborhood Improvement Projects

Proposal/DescriptionCommunity PartnersUniversity PartnersThemeAmount
60 Boxes will design artistic treatments for utility boxes in downtown Berkeley utilizing the talents of the campus and Berkeley community while reflecting the value of sustainability.Earth Island InstituteCapital Projects: Facilities Services and the Office of SustainabilityArts and Culture$20,000.00
The BORP Adaptive Recreation Center Rehab Project will bring together university and community partners to transform a neglected building in Berkeley's Aquatic Park into an Adaptive Recreation Center.Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program, Berkeley RotaryResidential Service Initiative, Cal Corps Public Service CenterCommunity Safety$7,485.00
The South Berkeley Public Safety and Beautification Project seeks to improve public safety and public spaces in South Berkeley.Adeline and Sacramento Merchants Associations, City of Berkeley: Office of Economic DevelopmentUC Berkeley Center for Community InnovationCommunity Safety$16,500.00
Total Neighborhood Improvement Projects$43,985.00