Our Programs

Our High Hopes and Promise Scholarship Programs help Berkeley public school graduates flourish in college and beyond.

Annual Gala

Join us for the 2019 Annual Gala honoring the founders of Berkeleyside.

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Mentor a High Hopes Scholar during their four year college journey.

Our Vision

We envision a more equitable future in which our scholars, who embody the diversity, spirit and values of our community, achieve their aspirations and become more economically secure.

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Our two programs support Berkeley public high school students attending four year universities or Berkeley City College with the intention of transferring to a four year university.

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Donations to our organization help us provide a powerful combination of financial assistance and mentoring support--closing the opportunity gap for students in our community.

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  • Berkeleyside to Be Honored at 2019 Annual Gala

The Berkeley Community Fund has announced that Berkeleyside co-founders Frances Dinkelspiel, Lance Knobel, and Tracey Taylor have been selected to receive the 2019 Benjamin Ide Wheeler Award.

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  • Annual Hike & Hangout

Please join us for a hike and hangout to welcome our new scholars and mentors into the BCF Family.

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  • Farewell Joleen

Today we’re saying a fond farewell to Joleen Ruffin as Executive Director of the Berkeley Community Fund.

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    June 28, 2019

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