Blackberry Creek Science Program: From Education to Action

Posted on May 30th 2018 in About the Schools Fund, Grants, Interviews

We recently visited Thousand Oaks Elementary School to observe the Creek Science program in action. The lesson took place at the nearby Blackberry Creek located just west of the campus. The hands-on and highly interactive Blackberry Creek Science Program is supported by a Strategic Impact Grant, involving all Thousand Oaks Elementary K-3rd graders in a grade-appropriate […]

A Look Back at 2016

Posted on January 10th 2017 in About the Schools Fund, Behind the Scenes, Events, Grants, Volunteers

As 2016 comes to a close, we think it’s more important than ever for our community to do everything it can to support our kids and public schools. We’re committed to supporting teachers by growing our impact every year, finding higher impact projects that meet the needs of teachers and students and encouraging new ideas. We’re setting the […]

Young African Leaders Initiative

A few months ago we were asked to participate as a host organization for the Young African Leaders Initiative for the summer. Intrigued, we agreed to host two fellows for four days in July. We had no idea we would be meeting some of the most passionate, dedicated, hilarious people we’ve ever met. President Obama […]

A Look Back at 2015

Posted on December 15th 2015 in About the Schools Fund, Behind the Scenes, Events, Grants, Volunteers

As we reflect on the past year, it’s clear that 2015 was a huge year for Berkeley Public Schools Fund. We saw big changes in our office, achieved major organization goals, and increased our support for Berkeley schools. It’s a gratifying process to look back, and we’re even more excited to see what 2016 has […]

The History of Berkeley Public Schools Fund: Interview with Mary Friedman

Posted on July 15th 2015 in About the Schools Fund, Interviews

The Berkeley Public Schools Fund (formerly the Berkeley Public Education Foundation) was founded in 1983 in response to Proposition 13, which reduced property tax revenues in the State and severely impacted the amount of funds available for public schools. Watch one of our founders and current Board member, Mary Friedman, explain how we got our start […]