“Fall is Free at BCC” Covers Fees for Berkeley City College Students

Berkeley, Calif., August 9, 2022 Berkeley City College has announced the Fall is Free at BCC campaign to support student access and success to higher education for the Fall 2022 semester. Classes start August 22nd.

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Merritt College "Free 4 Fall" Offers Students $500 Grant, Housing Support, Free Breakfasts, and Parking

Program to benefit current and new students in the semester starting August 22, 2022


OAKLAND, Calif., August 9, 2022 – Merritt College has announced the innovative Free 4 Fall campaign to help support students who attend college for the Fall 2022 semester.

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College of Alameda Offers Students "$500 on Us" for Fall 2022 Semester

Program to benefit current and new students in the semester starting August 22, 2022


ALAMEDA, Calif., August 3, 2022 – Have you ever wanted to go to college on an island? There’s never been a better time to attend the College of Alameda (COA), on the island of Alameda in the East Bay, which is offering students “$500 On Us” for the Fall 2022 semester.

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Berkeley Mayor Arreguín Glad BCC Milvia St. Project is Moving Forward

On July 7, 2022, a meeting was held between the Peralta Community College District and the City of Berkeley Mayor's Office to discuss the Berkeley City College expansion project at 2118 Milvia Street. The PCCD Bond Program Team hosted the meeting as part of the Bond Program Outreach Community Partner Series, briefing the City of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Vice Mayor Kate Harrison and other Mayor's Office staff including Dyana Delfín Polk, who serves as Vice President of the Peralta Board of Trustees. District leadership in attendance included Dr. Jannett Jackson (Interim Chancellor), Atheria Smith (Interim Vice Chancellor of General Services), Mark Johnson (Executive Director of Marketing, Communication & Public Relations), Dr. Angelíca Garcia (Berkeley City College President), and Sean Brooks (Berkeley City College Vice President of Administration).

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August Peralta TV Highlights

 Peralta TV goes back to school a little early for August. This month's programming includes the study of wildlife migration patterns, the struggles of returning to school as a dropout, one teacher's unorthodox method of instruction, and how the ever-present world of technology influences younger generations.

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Merritt College President's Report – July 26, 2022

Merritt College and Oakland Promise Co-Host Event

Merritt is excited to announce that Oakland Promise and Merritt College are co-hosting a Student Resource Day on Tuesday, August 2nd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Oakland Promise is an organization that emerged from a commitment by residents in 2016 to provide every child in our city with the support, coaching, and incentives needed to succeed from the cradle to college and career achievement.

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Laney College President's Report – July 26, 2022

Laney Launches Fall is Free Campaign to Cover Most College Costs

On July 12, Laney College officially launched its Fall is Free campaign, which covers the cost of tuition, textbooks, bus passes, WiFi hot spots, lunch, and more for students who complete their FAFSA application for financial aid.

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Berkeley City College President's Report – July 26, 2022

“BCC in the Community” Outreach Launch

Berkeley City College launched the BCC in the Community outreach effort the week of July 11. BCC President Angélica Garcia, Student Ambassador Noel Arikew, Outreach Coordinator Gail Pendleton, Dr. Martin De Mucha Flores, and Public Information Officer Tom Rizza, visited 5 BCC students at their homes and workplaces.

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College of Alameda President's Report – July 26, 2022

Guided Pathways Retreat Charts an Inclusive Path Forward to Greater Student Success and Fiscal Stewardship

On July 7, 2022, CoA Guided Pathways members, Deans, Vice Presidents, and the College President met with facilitators for a half-day retreat charting the next phase of Guided Pathways (GP) work.

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Peralta Receives California Association of Black School Educators Black EdCellence Award

The California Association of Black School Educators (CABSE) presented the Peralta Community College District with their Black EdCellence Award for community colleges during their 2nd Annual CABSE Institute in Napa, held July 10-13, 2022.  The Black EdCellence Award recognized the Peralta Colleges for "groundbreaking leadership in advancing education equity for Black Students."

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