Bayer USA Foundation Invests $250,000 in the Berkeley Promise

Bayer USA Foundation Invests $250,000
in the Berkeley Promise

 

CONTACT:

Felicia Bridges

Public Information Officer

Berkeley City College

fbridges@peralta.edu

Fatima Rodriguez-Ortiz

Program Coordinator

Berkeley Community Fund

fatima@berkfund.org

Jennifer Cogley

Deputy Director, Community Relations

Bayer U.S.

jennifer.cogley@bayer.com

 

Berkeley, California, December 3, 2018 – The Berkeley Community Fund  has received a two-year grant of $250,000 from the Bayer USA Foundation, funds that will be used to support the Berkeley Promise scholarship program launched last year. The donation will support scholarships, mentoring, and STEM career exploration for Berkeley Unified School District graduates from lower-income families and underrepresented groups attending Berkeley City College .

 

In addition to one year of free community college through the California Promise program, Berkeley Promise scholars receive $1,500 while they are at Berkeley City College and the opportunity to apply for $8,000/year once they transfer to a 4-year school. Berkeley Promise scholars are placed in a First Year Experience learning community at Berkeley City College; they can also participate in summer transition-to-college workshops; and receive mentoring, guidance, and transfer support.

 

“We are thrilled with Bayer’s commitment to the Berkeley Promise,” said BCF Executive Director, Joleen Ruffin. “Higher education is essential to helping young people in our community reach their goals. This gift helps us remove many of the barriers to success for our students from lower-income families and underrepresented in higher education.  Through the Berkeley Promise we will increase bachelor’s degree attainment rates for students who start at Berkeley City College while building awareness of STEM academic pathways and career opportunities.”

 

“In everything we do, we leverage science for a better life and as such we are passionate about scientific discovery and learning,” said Judy Chou, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Head of the Bayer site in Berkeley. “So, we are particularly proud of the ways that this gift will expose Berkeley young people to the opportunities in STEM education and scientific careers. We look forward to watching these students become tomorrow’s leaders.”

 

The 2018 Berkeley Promise Scholars will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Friday, December 7th from 4:30 to 7:00 PM in the Berkeley City College auditorium. The event is open to the public.

 

About the Bayer USA Foundation

The Bayer USA Foundation is an endowed 501(c)(3) entity and is the primary source of Bayer Corporation philanthropy in the United States. With a programmatic focus on the environment and sustainability; education and workforce development; arts and culture; and health and human services, the foundation creates and supports organizations that improve communities in which Bayer employees live and work, as well as society at large. The Bayer USA Foundation is one of three Bayer corporate foundations worldwide, including the Bayer Science & Education Foundation and the Bayer Cares Foundation.

About Bayer in the Bay Area

Bayer is one of the largest biotech employers in the Bay Area and a global leader in the research, development, and manufacturing of biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical therapies that improve human health. The Bayer presence in the Bay Area includes a 45-acre manufacturing facility in Berkeley and its West Coast Innovation Center in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco.

 

About the Berkeley Promise

The Berkeley Promise is a college access and matriculation scholarship initiative designed to help Berkeley Unified School District graduates—particularly those who are first-generation-to-college, from lower-income families or from underrepresented groups—advance on a path to complete a post-secondary degree or certificate, that starts with community college. Students receive mentoring, academic guidance, financial assistance, and transfer support. Partners include the City of Berkeley, Berkeley City College, Berkeley Unified School District, and the Berkeley Community Fund.

 

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BCC students form a thriving college community which mirrors the Bay Area’s ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity. BCC is part of the Peralta Community College District and is located in downtown Berkeley, in one of the world’s great education centers. Student success is always BCC’s first priority. BCC continually adapts programs and services to meet students’ needs making it one of the top transfer institutions to UC Berkeley.

 

About the Berkeley Community Fund

For the past 10 years, BCF has been working to remove barriers to college degree attainment for students from lower-income families and underrepresented groups in Berkeley by providing scholarships, mentoring, connections and other supports instrumental to success in college and beyond. BCF has a track record of success, with a 90% graduation and persistence rate for students attending 4-year institutions.

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Rock the Congress


A Progressive Coalition Event Promoting Civic Engagement
9/7/19, Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Join us on Saturday, September 7th at Berkeley City College!
This is a conference for progressive community advocates and organizers presented by a coalition of organizations and civic engagement groups, with partners in local unions, GOTV alliances, and grassroots activists. Our focus: strategies and tactics to hold the House, take back the Senate and White House, and nourish a culture of active citizenry that heals and sustains our democracy over time.
WHAT DO WE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH?

  • Reinforce progressive activism grounded in the strength of diversity and the power of unity
  • Engage new activists and recharge seasoned activists and leaders with an array of local and national opportunities to broaden the progressive movement’s impact in 2020

HOW WILL WE DO THAT?

  • Keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive breakouts featuring national and local leaders in electoral and issue-based advocacy
  • Panelists and presenters from diverse organizations include the following leaders, and many more:
  • Aimee Allison, Founder and President of She the People
  • Kathryn Durham-Hammer, President, Diablo Valley Democratic Club and Lead, Indivisible ReSisters Walnut Creek
  • Demnlus Johnson, Councilmember, City of Richmond, CA
  • Shawn Kumagai, City Council Member, City of Dublin
  • Donald Lathbury, Communications Director and Strategist, Flip the West
  • Mallory Long, Training Director, All On The Line
  • Colleen McCarthy, Northern California Regional Field Director, Swing Left
  • Shawna McKnight, Public Affairs Officer, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
  • Raquel Ortega, Organizer, ACLU of Northern California
  • Tamisha Walker, Executive Director, Safe Return Project
  • Interactive breakouts include the following, and more:
  • 30, Leading Change
  • Adventures in Building and Sustaining Grassroots Groups
  • Border Crisis, Immigration Policy, and the 2020 Elections
  • Census 2020: Everyone Counts
  • Centering Community Care in Social and Racial Justice Advocacy
  • Exploring the Relationship between Grassroots Activism and the Democratic Party
  • Keeping Central Valley Blue
  • Out-of-State Electoral Strategies

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The online voting link will be posted above on 4/16/19 at 12:00 am and will be open until 11:59 pm on 4/17/19!

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The candidate campaigning period will commence on March 18, 2019, and end on April 12, 2019.

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* Lunar New Year was celebrated at BCC on February 12th. Students was taken on a “walk around the world” where they were able to visit different countries to experience how various cultures celebrate the New Year. Student who completed their global passports were able to enjoy a fitting Lunar New Year lunch.

Upcoming Events

* Monday, February 25th UMOJA Day from 12:15 to 1:30 pm in the BCC Atrium.

* Tuesday, February 26th Black History Movie Night featuring The Kalief Browder Story at 5:00pm in the ASBCC Room 57 hosted by the Ignite to Civic Engagement Club.

* Thursday, February 28th Black History Month Talent Show from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the BCC Auditorium hosted by Black Student Union.

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Women’s History Month: Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Women’s Leadership Club will be holding a Feminine Hygiene Product Drive. Donations will go to Youth Engagement Advocacy Housing (YEAH!), which is an emergency shelter program for youth in Berkeley. Collection bin will be location in front of the BCC Welcome Center. The Women’s Leadership Club will also be hosting the following events:

* Wednesday, March 6th 12:15pm International Women’s Fashion Show in the BCC Atrium.

* Wednesday, March 13th 6:00pm Screening of “It’s a Girl Documentary” in the BCC Auditorium.

* Wednesday, March 20th 12:15pm Linkedin Workshop: The Power of Online Resume in the BCC Career and Transfer Center.

* Wednesday, March 27th 12:15pm Packing Party for all the Feminine Hygiene Products we collected in the BCC Atrium

 

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BCC Artist/Professor Jennifer Brahman feature at Berkeley Art Center in group show titled “All that Glitters”


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We would like to announce that one of our very own Berkeley City College Artist/Professor, Jennifer Braman is featured at the Berkeley Art Center in a group show titled “All that Glitters”. The opening reception is tomorrow, Saturday, February 2, 6-8pm. The show is currently open and will close on February 16, 2019. Stop by and meet the artist behind the pieces. 

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