When you support the Berkeley Public Schools Fund, you help meet basic needs for students and families in order to foster safety and belonging so that our students develop a love of learning. And in doing so, you make a difference
for all students across our entire District.
This year, the Schools Fund turns 40, and in four decades we’ve never felt more
positive and hopeful about the power of your support.
Life-Changing Opportunities For Students
Black Girls United is about creating a culture and climate of solidarity among black girls on campus. “It’s about empowering one another, having a safe space for each other, and having a place where we can be expressive and talk about issues that just relate to Black girls. This is the place where we can be seen and loved – where we belong.” Click to Read More
This new model for emotional support and connection at Berkeley High provides teachers with a stipend, tools, and guidance to lead weekly affinity/support groups for students, which they co-create with the students themselves. What ensues is Berkeley High students discovering their people, sharing their stories, and ultimately, finding their voice. Click to Read More
This year the Schools Fund partnered with BUSD’s Career Technical Education program to offer students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM career fields 4 weeks of Berkeley Maker Camp, a summer camp for 150 rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Students and parents alike were grateful for this powerful opportunity. Click to Read More
The Vital Role of Volunteers
Celia (Xinyu) Wei wears her lanyard with pride: on one side is her BSV Volunteer Name Badge and on the other side is her Cal Student ID card. As an emergent researcher, Celia is interested in helping students better understand math concepts by using “culturally-grounded math tools.” In this case, her math tool of choice is the abacus. Click to Read More