Highlights & Accomplishments

Cal Corps Highlights

 Peter Haas

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program

This spring, Cal Corps launched the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program, which works with outstanding student leaders who are engaged in off-campus service activities. In 2012-13, up to 20 undergraduates will participate in the program. Leaders will receive need-based scholarships in the range of $2,500 to $5,000 that will enable them to volunteer 12 to 15 hours a week in off-campus service activities. Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program is made possible through a generous endowment from the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund which will eventually fund 100 need-based scholarships each year.


 Shinnyo-en Foundation

Shinnyo-en Peacebuilding Leadership Program

Cal Corps launched the Shinnyo-en Peacebuilding Leadership Program in partnership with Peace and Conflict Studies. Funded through a $100,000 annual grant from the Shinnyo-en Foundation, more than 70 students participated in this year-round program in which cohorts of 30-40 students develop tools to translate their ideas into meaningful action. Participants take a PACS course called Leadership, Dialogue and Actualization, and then receive resources to implement a significant project including Cal Corps advising, training and a mini-grant of up to $5,000 to carry out their project.

 BUILD Program

BUILD Fellowship Program

Cal Corps created a new post-graduate BUILD Fellowship and hired former student director Jacque Roby to support the growing literacy initiative. Jacque finishes up her year in August and will go on to Mills College to study Educational Leadership and Business Administration in a joint masters program. Next year, Cal Corps will have two BUILD Fellows, Ingrid Villarreal and Marlena Reimer.

 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

2012 President’s Community Service Honor Roll

UC Berkeley was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

Awards & Recognition

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Megan Voorhees, Director of the Cal Corps Public Service Center, was selected as the recipient of California Campus Compact’s 2012 Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence & Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education.