25Apr

Cal in the Capital alum starts nonprofit to help children get an education

Jennifer Vasta ‘94, recalls how Cal in the Capital inspired her to help children in developing countries get an education.

25Apr

Public Service Center interns kick Berkeley’s Rent Board into the modern era

Moni Law ’82, praises PSC interns for their contributions to the Rent Board, including a film on student homelessness.

31Oct

Alum John Gage recalls the exciting start of the Public Service Center in 1967.

“The point of a university and the point of building a community is to bring people together. And that was the goal of the Community Projects Office.” 

31Oct

Berkeley students consider the Public Service Center a “home away from home.”

Transfer student Calixtho Lopes, class of 2017, had experienced periodic homelessness as a child. So it meant a lot to him to find the Public Service Center.

16May

BUILD-ing Careers in Education

In March, several alumni of BUILD, a literacy mentoring program, returned to campus, eager to share their path from literacy mentor to education professional. 

16May

Continuing to Give Back: From Skid Row to Rwanda

After participating in an Alternative Breaks trip focused on health and homelessness on Skid Row, Ursula Kajani, class of 2017, knew she’d never be the same. 

15May

Alternative Breaks Program Combines Learning, Service, and Reflection

This spring the Public Service Center sponsored nine Alternative Break trips that immersed students in a social justice issue. 

13Apr

A Youthful Perspective

As a community organizer for the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, my job is to work directly with community members.

12Apr

Impact, Inspire, Empower

My involvement with the Public Service Center (PSC) began relatively late in my college career, but had a tremendous impact on me.

12Apr

An Alternative Way of Learning

As the daughter of farmworkers in California's Central Valley, I know firsthand of the many barriers that low-income people and their children face.