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BUILD-ing Careers in Education

September 12, 2017

Like all Public Service Center programs, BUILD, a literacy mentoring program, frequently serves as a springboard to a career for student participants. So many BUILD alumni now work

Inspirational to the Students They Mentor

July 26, 2017

The Rogers Family Foundation seeks to transform the educational experience of Oakland’s students, and a key strategy is to ensure students are proficient in reading by the end

An Alternative Way of Learning

June 26, 2017
Alejandra Lopez

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. My experiences have motivated me

No Barrier to Success

June 26, 2017
Martin Perez

As an English Language Learner in elementary school, Martin Perez had fallen behind, and his insecurities resulted in poor behavior. “Dedicated teachers recognized my potential and pushed me

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 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