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Reflections of Sonia Sajja, Alum

June 26, 2017
Sonia Sajja

As a student at Cal, Sonia was a student leader with the Suitcase Clinic, a student group sponsored by the Public Service Center, and a strong advocate for

PSC Alum Publishes Young Adult Series, Blacktop!

June 26, 2017
Lanre Akinsiku

We’re excited to share that Public Service Center alum, Lanre Akinsiku, class of 2010, B.A. in international political economy, recently released a new series of Young Adult books

A Constant State of Learning

June 26, 2017
Amber Perkins Ellis

Amber Perkins Ellis is fascinated by the forces that shape public education in the United States. Her ultimate goal is to create a learning center for elementary age

Reflections of Sarah Funes, Student

June 26, 2017
Sather Gate

Sarah Funes was drawn to Berkeley in part by the work of the Public Service Center. Funes serves as the Center’s inaugural “Vote Everywhere Ambassador” through the Andrew

Reflections of Adilene López Valenzuela, Alum

June 26, 2017
Adilene Lopez Valenzuela

Adilene experienced a “paradigm shift” in her understanding of social justice work while serving with the Public Service Center, known at that time as Cal Corps. “Being a

Cal in the Capital Blog 2017

June 24, 2017

To get in contact with a Cal in the Capital, please email We will get back to you as soon as possible. Cal in the Capital Interns

Public Service Now, Public Service for Life

May 26, 2017
Student Initiative

Three quarters of PSC student leaders and PSC participants stated that their involvement with the PSC influenced their choice to continue public service endeavors while on campus or

Letter from the Director, Sandra Bass, Ph.D.

April 21, 2017
Sandra Bass

Summer 2016 It’s exciting to see students come alive through their service to others. This year, over 150 student leaders and 5,000 student participants continued to address some

Letter from the Director, Sandra Bass, Ph.D.

April 18, 2017
Sandra Bass

Fall 2016 This presidential election was both historic and revealing. The fear, anxiety, anger, and deep wounds that surfaced during this electoral cycle are not new, but we