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Berkeley City College Partners with Bayer and Other Berkeley Nonprofits


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COA Majors Enrolled in Six Units or More in Spring 2023 Will Receive $500 Grant Plus All Classes Will Be Offered Free of Charge

Alameda, CA – November xx, 2022 — All qualified College of Alameda (CoA) students can enroll in Spring Semester 2023 classes free of charge. In addition to free classes, CoA majors enrolled in six or more units also will receive a $500 cash grant that they can spend on books, supplies, or other expenses. CoA is one of the few California community colleges to offer a combination of free classes and cash grants for qualified students for the Spring 2023 Semester. (Some restrictions do apply.)

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Swinging "fore!" Student Success with LaNiece Jones

LaNiece Jones, Executive Director of the Peralta Colleges Foundation, is busy - very busy - raising money to help financially support students in the Peralta Community College District. As I write this article, she is extraordinarily focused on preparations for the Foundation's major fundraising event of the spring, the Dr. William "Bill" Riley Golf Tournament which will take place at Sequoyah Country Club on Monday, May 23, 2022.  Visit https://pcfwbrgolftournament2022.funraise.org/ to sign up to participate or to donate. The last PCF golf tournament, on a chilly day in December, raised over $100,000 for student scholarships.  We depend upon the generosity of our community and hope you can join us in person or at least make a donation!

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Peralta Receives Grant for Professional Development & Learning Center

On Thursday, April 7, the Peralta District and its four colleges were notified that they would each receive $2,000 ($10,000 total) under the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Grant Program to develop a Professional Development & Learning Center (PDLC). The building would serve to aid in the onboarding of staff and students, as well as help other ongoing professional development opportunities.

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Laney College Biomanufacturing Program Awarded $96K Grant

The Laney Biomanufacturing BIOSCOPE program has developed from a pilot project funded with Strong Workforce Program funds into a National Science Foundation - Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) grant awarded summer 2020 for 3 years. The supply chain project is a partnership between Laney College, Skyline College and BABEC ( a bioscience non profit organization that works to increase access and equity in science education) and local high schools. Laney students make supplies (pouring agar plates used in biotechnology experiments - pictured) that are then sent to local high schools for their biology classes to learn some biotechnology techniques.  You can learn more about the BABEC project here.

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F-1 International Students Awarded $34,500 in Emergency Student Funding

Since April, the Office of International Education (OIE) received $34,500 in funding to support fourteen F-1 international students thanks to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Emergency Student Funding (ESF) relief! The ESF provides financial support to international students when emergencies in their home countries, or globally such as COVID-19, threaten to jeopardize the completion of their studies.  

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