Equity & Inclusion: Expanded Pathways for Access and Success
Create a critical mass of talented students, faculty, and staff who fully represent California’s excellence and diversity and provide an environment in which all can thrive academically and professionally.
Undergraduate Educational Equity — Academic advising and research opportunities are essential to the success and graduation of students who have overcome significant challenges to attend UC Berkeley. Your support can be used broadly to help those who are first in their families to attend college, or it can be designated to serve students facing particular barriers to academic excellence.
- Academic Achievement Center
- Student Learning Center
K-12 and Community College — Ten programs within the Center for Educational Partnerships serve 30,000 students annually from kindergarten through community college in under-resourced schools and financial disadvantaged communities across the state. Although less than 50 percent of California’s high school graduates attend college, 90 percent of participants in E&I’s intensive K-12 programs enroll in higher education.
- The Center for Educational Partnerships
TAP — A $150,000 challenge grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will match new and increased gifts to the Transfer Alliance Project (TAP) through June 30, 2012. Working with 27 California Community Colleges, TAP triples the rate at which transfer students are admitted to UC Berkeley.
Destination College — Undergraduates and recent Berkeley alumni help to fulfill the University’s public mission by being role models and college-going mentors in middle and high schools with abysmal college attendance rates. California ranks 48th in the percentage of high school graduates who immediately enroll in higher education (whether two- or four-year institutions), which has devastating implications for the state’s knowledge-based economy. Your support helps current students and Cal alumni to increase college-going in partner public schools, transforming the lives of students, and the schools and communities in which they serve.