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.” 


The First of Its Kind

This spring, the Public Service Center received two honors.


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.


Berkeley student reflects on service trip to North Carolina to promote voting rights

I did not consider myself an activist for social justice. 


A Constant State of Learning

Amber Perkins Ellis is fascinated by the forces that shape public education in the United States. 


Reflections of Sarah Funes, Student

Sarah Funes was drawn to Berkeley in part by the work of the Public Service Center.


Reflections of Adilene López Valenzuela, Alum

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. 


Reflections of Bernadette Rabuy, Student

Bernadette Rabuy, a Political Economy student originally from South San Francisco, has been an active leader in several Public Service Center programs.