I am excited to update you on our successes over the past year and to share some upcoming changes which are on the horizon for the Public Service Center.
In 2013, our faculty, student leaders and staff built healthy communities on and off campus. Berkeley United in Literacy Development (BUILD) provided critical reading support to over 1,200 students in Berkeley and Oakland, the most ever for the program. 2013 marked the inaugural year of the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program with 18 need–based scholarships awarded to committed student leaders. Cal in the Capital sent 75 students to D.C. who interned at organizations ranging from congressional offices to think tanks. We also grew our team, welcoming Rajelin Escondo in Student Group Advising, Dominique Herrera and Rosa Ortega as BUILD Equity Fellows, and Fela Thomas in Leadership Programs.
Looking towards the future, the Public Service Center is slated to re-locate to its new home in Lower Sproul in 2015. The Center will have its own dedicated floor in the new student union, placing public service at the heart of campus.
The Public Service Center’s impact is far reaching, and our unique model combining student leadership, community partnership, and faculty engagement is what it is today because of the support of people like you. We invite you to partner with us as we continue our work building lifelong commitments to public service.
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"It’s such a beautiful feeling when your college friends become your professional allies.”
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“I don’t have to wait for the annual report to see our impact every single day.”
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