BCC Landed Partnership


Berkeley City College Becomes First College in East Bay to Launch Landed;
Program Already Helping Bay Area K-12 School Employees Buy Homes

Berkeley, CA – Today, Berkeley City College (BCC) announced it has become the first institution of higher education in the East Bay to launch with Landed, a down payment assistance and homebuyer education program aimed at helping educators and school employees afford to buy homes.

The program provides half of the down payment on a home, up to $120,000 per family, in exchange for a portion of the change in the value of the home when the home is sold. Any gains from this assistance are re-invested to support an ever-growing number of educators and essential professionals. Landed’s down payment support will be available to all faculty, staff, and administrators who have worked for Berkeley City College, or another qualifying educational institution, for at least two years.

“As the cost of housing in the Bay Area continues to rise, too many of our employees are finding it harder to afford homes and stay in the area,” said Berkeley City College President Rowena Tomaneng. “We believe Landed will be a valuable solution to help improve our recruitment and retention by making homeownership more accessible, and we’re encouraged by the success that the program is already having for K-12 schools across Alameda County.”

Since its founding in 2015, Landed has helped more than 200 educators purchase homes in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Denver, and Seattle, including more than 20 educators in Alameda County. The partnership with Berkeley City College is Landed’s first with a higher education institution in the East Bay.

“We are thrilled to partner with Berkeley City College to support faculty and staff. Our early success in partnering with community colleges has been encouraging and we know that the housing need is only growing,” said Landed Director of Partnerships, Ian Magruder.

Interested employees can apply for Landed support beginning Tuesday, September 3, at
landed.com/signup.

Information sessions for faculty and staff to learn more about the program will be held on campus on Wednesday, September 18th. Interested employees can RSVP for the information sessions at: landed.com/events.

About Berkeley City College
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. (berkeleycitycollege.edu)

About Landed
Landed is a San Francisco-based mission-driven startup helping essential professionals build financial security. Landed partners with public colleges, school districts, and community organizations to provide down payment support to educators. (landed.com)

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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About Berkeley City College

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.

Flu Flyer

Flu Season is Here – Get a Flu Vaccine @ the BCC Wellness Center Mon – Thurs, 9 am – 2 pm

Get Your Flu Shot

  • BCC: 9 am – 2 pm, Mon – Thurs @ 2000 Center St., Suite 110
  • Merritt: 9 am – 4 pm, Mon – Thurs
  • Laney: 9 am – 4 pm, Mon – Thurs
  • Alameda: 9 am – 5 pm on Mon & Tues, and 9 – 12 noon on Wed
  • Cost: paid by student Health Fee

Flu Flyer

Visit the BCC Wellness Center

 

Acupuncture/massage Appointments

Acupuncture flyer

 

Peralta Health Services – Spring 2018 Schedule

 

 

 

Faculty Advising

Need Faculty Advising Help? Have Questions About Your Transfer Options in Your Major and Career Opportunities?

Visit our Faculty Advising site and submit a help request. Ask faculty advisors about transfer options in their major, internships and career opportunities.

Covid-19 Response – March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020

Dear Berkeley City College Community,

I hope you and your loved ones are all remaining healthy and safe.

The Shelter in Place legal order announced for the seven counties in the Bay Area that took effect at 12:01am, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 restricts access to campus.

There are some of you who inquired about coming to campus for a brief time to pick up items you may have left, not realizing the extended period we might be away. So that you can prepare for remote instruction that will begin on April 6, and to continue to perform essential functions, we will allow access during a designated time period in line with the Health and Safety Code.

There is an allowance for limited access: UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 101040, 101085, AND 120175, THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF ALAMEDA (“HEALTH OFFICER”) ORDERS states that:
10. f. xi. Educational institutions—including public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities—for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible;

Facility access will be provided on Monday and Wednesday between 10am to 2pm March 23 to April 3, 2020. That will mean:

Monday, March 23 10am-2pm
Wednesday, March 25 10am-2pm
Monday, March 30 10am-2pm
Wednesday, April 1 10am-2pm

Due to the enhanced sanitation procedures and campus safety measures a facility access log will be maintained identifying who will be accessing campuses, when, where, for how long, and at what times. Additionally, entry to a campus space, including offices, classrooms, conference rooms, restrooms, or shared spaces, requires the deployment of custodial services and use of increasingly limited supplies. Campus security will be on campus at those times. The access log is available at the front security desk when you enter the building. Your Peralta I.D. is also required for entry.

All campus facilities mechanical systems have been placed on “vacation” mode, which means heating is at a minimum.

Thanks to the great work of our IT and AV team: Vincent, Phu, Phi, and Joe, we have laptop computers for those of you who do not have the ability to currently complete your work from home. Please reach out to your administrator, Vice President, or Dean if there are particular items you will need when you come to campus.

During the time period you are on campus please ensure you comply with the social distancing guidelines below.

What are the social distancing guidelines I still need to follow?
The best way to reduce their risk of getting sick, as with seasonal colds or the flu, still applies to prevent COVID-19:
· Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible.
· Stay home if you are sick.
· Avoid touching your face.
· Covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands)
· Avoid groups (stay at least six feet away from others)
· Reduce the time you are around others outside the home, even when at least six feet away.
http://www.acphd.org/media/559828/faqs-order-shelter-in-place-20200316.pdf

Please let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for continuing to support each other and our students.

Dr. Deborah Budd
Interim President
Berkeley City College

COVID-19 Response – March 16, 2020

Dear Berkeley City College Community,

In light of the “shelter in place” directive issued earlier today by Alameda County, classes at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College are cancelled from March 23, 2020 to April 6, 2020. All four college campuses as well as the District office, currently closed for Spring Break, will continue to be closed to April 6, 2020. 
All employees will continue to work remotely while the college campuses and district offices are closed. Employees (including student workers) will maintain their respective schedule and continue to be paid during this time. 
Additionally, travel on behalf of the district is now suspended, including previously approved travel plans.
Services for students will be available following Spring Break, beginning on March 23 through the April 6 campus closure period, but are offered online and not via in-person contact.

The health and safety of members of the Peralta community remains our top priority. Peralta Community College District will continue to follow the guidelines and best practices for institutions of higher education as recommended by the Alameda County Public Health Department, the California Department of Public Health, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The latest updates from Peralta regarding COVID-19 are always available at https://web.peralta.edu/health-services/coronavirus/. Peralta serves a diverse community of learners and we are committed to maintaining a welcoming environment of belonging. 

Thank you for the incredible job you are doing as we respond to the emerging information.  We will send an additional update tomorrow with more contact info, and are working to add an on-line resources site to our website.
Thank you for continuing to care about each other.

Dr. Deborah Budd
Interim President
Berkeley City College

Transfer Fair

The Berkeley City College Career and Transfer Center will be hosting a College Transfer Fair on September 26, 2019 from 10am to 2pm at the BCC Atrium.

Express Admissions Fall 2019 Poster

Express Admissions Fall 2019

Express Admissions Fall 2019 Poster

Join us Saturday August 17 & 24, 2019 for our Express Admissions Day. We will be offering Admisions & Records, Financial Aid, and Counseling services from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Free Refreshments and Giveaways are available!

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Contact: eastbay@rockthecongress.org
Strength in Diversity, Power in Unity

Election & Voting


Spring 2019 Elections and Voting

ONLINE VOTING

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!

In person voting will take place at Berkeley City College’s Welcome Center on both election days from 11 am – 6 pm.

Voter’s Guide

Use this document to get to know the candidates better!

 

CAMPAIGNING PERIOD

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

VOTING

Students will be able to vote online & in-person on
Tuesday, April 16th and Wednesday, April 17th. Online voting will take place during the entirety of both days and the on-campus voting booth will be open from 11 am – 6 pm on both days.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Application

Timeline

Petition

AP 5410 – Associated Students Elections

QUESTIONS?

Office of Student Activities and Campus Life

Room 151

510.981.2877

atomas@peralta.edu

Office of Associated Students of Berkeley City College

publicrelations.asbcc@gmail.com

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