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 […]

Berkeley Half Marathon: Year Three!

The morning of November 22 was a little chilly. Heading into Civic Center Park, one could observe runners warming up in short bursts, hopping up and down, stretching. People were friendly, surprisingly calm before embarking on a 13.2-mile run. We packed the Berkeley Public Schools Fund booth with lots of treats: temporary tattoos, paper medals […]

The Power of Words: Our Experiences with LitPals

Posted on July 22nd 2015 in Behind the Scenes, Volunteers

We’re kind of old school at the Schools Fund. We love to check our “snail mail”. Yes, it’s time to get away from our desks and take a walk in the neighborhood, but it also offers the potential for a letter from a LitPal! Director of Volunteers, Ariana Cohen, and Grants and Communications Coordinator, Laura […]