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Posted in BERKELEY, EVENTS, NEIGHBORHOOD with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

BERKELEY COMMUNITY FUND

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”                             – Nelson Mandela

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Berkeley Community Fund www.berkfund.org recently hosted an evening of conversation addressing the complex Barriers to Social Mobility & Educational Opportunity.

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Featured guests included Christopher Edley, former dean of UC Berkeley School of Law and a leading figure in Democratic Policy circles. Joining him was Maria Echaveste, former advisor to President Bill Clinton and one of the highest ranking Latinas to serve in a presidential administration. The conversation was monitored by Jill Tucker, education reporter for The SF CHRONICLE. The event was held at the Berkeley home of two BCF supporters.

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BCF provides four-year scholarships, mentoring and support for academically talented and resilient Berkeley High School students. The awards ceremony for this year’s 27 scholarship winners is Monday, June 13, 6-8pm, Berkeley City Club, Berkeley.

IMG_0273Learn more about fulfilling short-and-long term volunteer opportunities joleen@berkfund.org or donate http://www.berkfund.orgt/donate

BCF appreciates your generosity to help create a more equitable society, starting right here in Berkeley.

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