Make a gift to the Chicanx Latinx Student Development Center now!
The Chicanx Latinx Student Development Center is a space conceptualized and created by Chicanx and Latinx students, staff/faculty and community members in the late 1980’s. Our doors opened in 1991, and our mission is three-fold:
- Advocate and support the retention and graduation of Chicanx and Latinx students
- Engage and empower students to become scholars, leaders and professionals
- Create community among and between other Chicanx Latinx spaces on and off campus
More information about CLSD can be found at: ejce.berkeley.edu/clsd
The CLSD fund directly supports students on the Berkeley campus. Gifts to the fund provide the Chicanx Latinx center flexibility to advance our mission and priorities, particularly the programs outlined below. Your gift to the general fund will be directed to the area of greatest need.The Reynaldo Sanchez Fund
Rey was a long-time resident of Castro Valley who was born and raised in Montebello, CA. He attended UC Berkeley and Cal State East Bay and shared his love of mathematics with the students he tutored in the community, free of charge, for over a decade. He volunteered in the community in a myriad of ways, most notably with Castro Valley Girls’ Softball League where he was a regular coach, umpire and board member for over 20 years. He died in 2015 and in memory of Reynaldo Santiago Sanchez his widow, children and other family members and friends established the emergency fund. The fund has been set up to help low-income students facing financial crises.The César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Community Service Scholarships Fund
Scholarships were conceptualized to honor Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta who dedicated their lives to labor and environmental issues and become national leaders. This scholarship was created to recognize and honor Chicanx Latinx student leaders who are actively engaged in campus leadership and community service. The scholarship highlights the balancing act between school work and leadership positions on and off campus; it also provides an opportunity to give back to their communities from a social justice perspective. Every donation contributes towards providing student stipends.Magdalena Mora Legacy Fund
Casa Magdalena Mora, a residential theme program at UC Berkeley, assists with transition to CAL by providing a familia and creating a comunidad of support to ensure the success of students as scholars and future leaders. Together with the Mora family and other campus partners Casa Magdalena Mora creates opportunities for students to build community, and explore history, politics, culture, identity and other issues impacting the Chicanx Latinx communities. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Casa Magdalena Mora, UC Berkeley alumni have joined together to create the Magdalena Mora Legacy endowment fund to support the program in perpetuity.