Courtesy UC Berkeley
The UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund (CCPF) has announced this year’s award recipients for projects focused on education, arts, math and sciences.
Now in its seventh year, the fund will award a total of $252,000 to 11 partnerships between local community members and UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff. The fund has awarded $1.65 million since 2006.
The university created the fund to strengthen the university’s support of the Berkeley community. Grants are awarded in two categories: community service programs that enhance the economic, social or cultural well being of Berkeley residents; and neighborhood-improvement projects that enhance the physical environment of the city’s neighborhoods.
“One of the highlights of my tenure as chancellor has been our dedicated support of community engagement which has brought about a partnership that will continue for many years to come,” said Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau.
Some of the grants include:
Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) Garden Education Collaborative —an initiative designed to connect BUSD’s in-school and outdoor learning environments to assist with the planning, teacher training and curriculum to deliver garden education to students.
Print Public — A new creative place-making project to create art installations, pop-up projects, print kiosks, and innovative acts of culture to activate San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley.
Berkeley Advancing in Mathematics (AIM) — A pilot program that will bring UC Berkeley undergraduates who have math education experiences into elementary schools as tutors and as classroom trainees providing teacher support.