, UC Berkeley May 16, 2014
Every Bear Goes Home is a collaborative effort of public-safety personnel, students and administrators, seeking to reduce injury and loss of life in the campus community.
The Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund has announced the 2014-15 award recipients for projects focused on education, arts, math and sciences, economic development and community safety. Entering its ninth year, the fund will award a total of $202,264 to 11 partnerships between local community members and UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff. The fund has awarded $1.86 million since 2006.
UC Berkeley created the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund to strengthen the campus’s support of the Berkeley community. Grants are awarded in two categories: community service programs that enhance the economic, social or cultural well-being of Berkeley residents, and neighborhood-improvement projects that enhance the physical environment of the city’s neighborhoods.
“The fund builds bridges by connecting the campus and the community through research, public service and engaged scholarship — and we all benefit,” said Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. “It is with great pride that I support all of the work we do to strengthen relationships and partnerships with our local Berkeley community.”
This year’s 11 winning projects were selected from a pool of 59 proposals totaling nearly $2 million in funding requests. Among them:
“I congratulate UC Berkeley and Chancellor Dirks on their ongoing commitment to strengthening partnerships between the university and the community through the Partnership Fund,” said Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. “By working together, we can continue to make Berkeley a stronger, healthier and more vibrant community.”
“I am thrilled and proud to be a partner with ‘Every Bear Goes Home,’ a program created by Berkeley Fire Department firefighter Kristin Tucker designed to educate and reduce alcohol-related harm,” said UCPD Chief Margo Bennett. “The potential impact of this partnership is invaluable, and I look forward to working with Kristin to bring about cultural change and awareness on the Berkeley campus.”