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Berkeley Alliance
2000 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
The "alliance" in Berkeley Alliance refers to the collaboration between UC Berkeley, the City of Berkeley and theMore Berkeley Unified School District. These organizations work together within the BA to bring together the ideas and resources of policy makers, community leaders and institutional representatives to come up with creative and just policies benefiting Berkeley youth and their families.
1718 8th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
The Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement provides subsidized or full-cost coverage child care for kidsMore ages 5 to 10 at this 8th Street location. It supplements the Berkeley Unified School District, providing part-time care after school during the school year and full-time on BUSD holidays and during the summer. It provides nutritionally balanced snacks during the half-day schedule and three meals during the full-day sessions. 
Chez Panisse Foundation
1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
The Chez Panisse Foundation likens the provision of a healthy school lunch to the provision of physical educationMore classes in schools, and wants to create a future where the former will seem as natural as the latter. In pursuing this goal, it developed a model for reform now implemented in the Berkeley Unified School District that eliminates almost all processed foods in favor of local, seasonal, organic meals prepared from scratch every day that still falls within the district's food budget. It also keeps up a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom at the MLK Jr. Middle School in which children learn healthy lifestyle choices.
John Muir Elementary School
2955 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
John Muir Elementary School occupies an elegant 1916 Tudor landmark building down the street from (and similar in styleMore to) the Claremont Hotel. With only 245 students, Muir Elementary is the smallest by enrollment of all schools in the Berkeley Unified School District. The grounds include a permanent instructional kitchen, and all grades get cooking lessons that incorporate math, science and writing into the culinary curriculum. Muir also hosts a magnet program for deaf and low-hearing K–5 students from all over the Bay Area (the California School for the Deaf was once a few blocks away, but has since moved to Fremont). And it is one of just 41 Bay Area schools to host Playworks, an innovative physical education program. Javier Mendieta is principal. 
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