- Community Resources for Science – Bay Area Scientists in Berkeley Elementary Schools: $1,500
Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS) brings diverse, enthusiastic scientists and engineers into Berkeley Unified School District elementary classrooms to deliver hands-on science experiences to students. BASIS enriches traditional science teaching, inspiring young students, and supporting Berkeley teachers.
- Berkeley Chess School (BCS) – Berkeley Chess School’s Outreach Program: $5,000
Recipients of chess instruction have shown significant improvement in academic performance, attendance and behavior. The BCS will provide chess instruction to 600 at-risk students at Title I schools throughout the Bay Area.
- East Bay Community Music Project (EBCMP)- BUSD School Sing-Alongs: $4,600
Monthly sing-along gatherings for school communities at 3 Berkeley Unified School District sites: Malcom X Arts & Academics Magnet, Le Conte, and Washington Communication & Technology Magnet elementary schools. By offering BUSD schools monthly sing-alongs, timed at drop-off to capture parent participation, EBCMP addresses the deficit of community music making opportunities in the lives of as many as 1,450 students.
- Berkeley High School – First Step Scholarship: $4,800
Every year, Berkeley High School counselors award First Step Scholarships to low-income college-bound seniors to help with initial expenses such as housing and tuition deposits, placement test fees, and transportation. In Dulci Jubilo provided funds for six students to receive an $800 scholarship, helping them to take the first step towards higher education.
- Habitot Children’s Museum– Family Outreach Program 2016: $2,000
Habitot Children’s Museum provides free Museum access for thousands of low income and vulnerable children and their families through its Family Outreach Program. This program offers free field trips for Head Start and state-supported schools, subsidized memberships for eligible families, referrals for social service agencies, hospitals and other nonprofits.
- Kala Artists-in-Schools (AIS) Program: Berkeley Middle Schools Printmaking: $5,000
Kala Artists-in-Schools will partner with teachers and students at King and Willard Middle Schools to bring a professional Kala artist residency to BUSD students. The project aims to bridge the gap between art education and academic subject areas, providing students with a professional experience with art making that captivates all learners.
- Cragmont Elementary School – Mosaic Project: Social Emotional Learning for the Cragmont Community: $4,000
The Mosaic Project aims to provide young people, at a pivotal time in their lives, with a hands-on, social-emotional, educational experience designed to build empathy and leave students with lifelong tangible tools for resilience, and conflict resolution. This grant will support scholarship funding for a week-long Outdoor School for all fourth graders; in-school educational programming for all students, teachers and staff; and a training workshop for parents.
- LaPena Cultural Center and Composing Together: “My Words, My Music”: $5,000
La Pena Cultural Center and Composing Together will bring professional composers to three Berkeley middle school classrooms, collaborating with 150 students over a 12 week period to create and perform new musical/spoken word compositions inspired by student poetry.
- Rotary Club of Berekely– Young Adult Project Center Renovation: $5,000
This is a Centennial Project of the Rotary Club of Berkeley in partnership with the City of Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley and the South Berkeley Community. The plan is to renovate the building to be brighter, safer and even more effective for learning and growing.
- Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA)– Visions of Mother Nature Mural Project: $5,000
The project will engage 150 children, and 40 youth in summer 2016 art making at YSA’s building to create a large 50′ x 2 story mural. Also a 14′ x 6′ front mosaic tile mural on the topic of environmental health. Artists involved will be Pancho Peskador – Community Rejuvenation Project and Wesley Wright. In collaboration with YSA, Washington Communication and Technology Magnet Elementary, Juneteenth Festival and South Berkeley Neighbors Association/Friends of Adeline.