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“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.”
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.
Since 1967, the Public Service Center has been helping Berkeley students engage in transformative social change.
This spring, the Public Service Center received two honors.
The Center is fortunate that Regina Jackson is as passionate about serving youth in Oakland as she is about serving as a co-educator to Cal students.
As a budding community activist, Terrie Light began serving meals to homeless people living in Oakland’s Jefferson Park.
Last year, 5,231 student participants and 194 student leaders contributed 141,238 hours of service to 184 projects.