For decades, the University of California, Berkeley has nurtured partnerships between schools, community colleges, and the university in an effort to improve educational opportunity and help prepare students for university admission and success.
Dozens of UC Berkeley outreach programs and initiatives work with K-14 faculty and administrators, along with parents and community members, to support students from kindergarten to community college. Most programs focus on educational access in the Bay Area, but UC Berkeley outreach has an impact that stretches throughout Northern California and the nation.
UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students take pride in a rich tradition of learning through community service. Each semester, hundreds of students connect with these outreach programs, working side-by-side with Berkeley faculty and staff to share university research and resources with the community.
The people who will become California's leaders tomorrow are students in K-14 schools today. In its many forms, outreach at UC Berkeley aims to ensure that those leaders reflect California's diversity and are therefore well prepared to meet the challenges facing the state in the 21st century.