Resources for Community Development 2730 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA94705 Resources for Community Development develops and owns affordable housing units throughout the East Bay. The housing…More communities serve low-income families. Resources for Community Development works with local government, foundations and donors to enable its mission. It also provides tutoring and educational programs, nutrition and health workshops, summer youth programs and other services. The organization welcomes donations and volunteers.
Community Services United of Berkley 1937 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA94703 This social services organization serves local communities in and around Berkeley. If offers drug counseling, food…More services, professional referrals and help for the homeless.
South Berkeley Community Church 1802 Fairview St, Berkeley, CA94703 South Berkeley Community Church was founded in 1943 and is part of the United Church of Christ. The church is part of…More the Alameda County Food Bank and its hunger program gives away hot meals every Thursday at noon. Sunday service is held at 11am.
Pacifica Foundation 1925 Martin Luther King Jr. Wy, Berkeley, CA94712 The Pacifica Foundation oversees the operations of KPFA in Berkeley and more than one hundred other affiliated Pacifica…More stations. These listener supported community stations are commercial free. The stations are highly dependent on the generosity of the communities in which they operate.
Frances Albrier Community Center 2800 Park St, Berkeley, CA94702 The Frances Albrier Community Center provides rental space for various activities. There is a landscaped patio, a…More kitchen with a commercial oven and stove, and a Social Hall that can be reserved for meetings or large groups. The center's arts and crafts room and multipurpose room can each accommodate up to 40 people.
Live Oak Community Center 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA94709 The Live Oak Community Center is a multipurpose facility that can be reserved and rented by community members for a…More variety of functions. The center includes a social hall that can accommodate up to 200 people, several community rooms for meetings, classes and events of varying size, a kitchen and a fireside room with a hearth. Outside, two children’s playgrounds, a soccer field, and tennis, volleyball and basketball courts provide a field of play for youth of all ages. After-school programs and summer programs are also available here. For a current guide to activities, visit the <a href="http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=5682">Web site</a> or stop by in person to pick up an Activity Guide.
New Spirit Community Church 1712 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA94709 New Spirit Community Church, located in the Pacific School of Religion Chapel, is headed by pastor Jim Mitulski and is a…More combination of United Church of Christ, The Metropolitan Community Churches and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It welcomes all sexual orientations, races and classes. Services are at 11am on Sundays, and the Taize worship service, which includes a beautiful choral program, is at 7pm on Wednesdays.
Berkeley Youth Alternative 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA94702 The Berkeley Youth Alternative has been serving the community since 1971. This community-based organization offers…More programs and activities for children, youth and their families, promoting healthy living, education and crisis prevention. There is an after-school center for students and a teen center for at-risk youth. Berkeley Youth Alternative provides career development, sports and fitness activities, counseling and more.
Seva Foundation 1786 5th St, Berkeley, CA94710 This non-profit confronts the problems caused by disease and poverty. Staff members and volunteers work in Native…More American communities in the U.S. as well as various Asian and African countries, undertaking health and wellness, community and cultural development and environmental protection projects in conjunction with local community organizations. Musician Bob Weir is a member of the advisory board.
Berkeley Community Media 2239 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA94704 Berkeley Community Media provides a platform where locals can express political views, air educational videos or create…More other original programming on a myriad of topics. TV Channels 28 and 33 function as the Bay area's public, educational and government access channels. Berkeley Community Media also offers internship and apprenticeship opportunities for those interested in broadcast careers.
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA94709 The Jewish Community Center, while promoting Jewish culture and heritage, is open to people from all faiths and ages. It…More hosts film, literature and other cultural events; operates a preschool and afterschool programs; offers classes to adults; and sponsors a Jewish music festival. The facility is also available for rent.
Berkeley Chamber of Commerce 1834 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94703 Like other chambers of commerce, this Berkeley organization seeks to advance the causes of the business community,…More particularly those of its member businesses. It supports Buy Local Berkeley and the Sustainable Business Alliance which encourage community-based, environmentally-responsible businesses reflecting local values.
Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza 2172 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 The Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza and transit area is a community center that was the subject of a major renovation…More process orchestrated by the Berkeley Downtown Business Association. It is a modernized transit station with sustainable, environmentally sound design, trees and gardens, ample seating and lighting, a bus shelter and secure access to trains. The plaza also features a "cafe zone" with local restaurants and shops.
UC Berkeley's School of Public Health founded this center in order to translate the research and resources of the…More university into good public health policy and programs.</p>
<p>Health Research for Action collaborates with various public agencies, foundations and organizations to evaluate the needs of the communities served, customize resources to fit those needs and distribute information to the community.</p>
Kol Hadash 2116 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA94704 Kol Hadash Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism is a community for secular Jews to connect with one…More another. If you are Jewish and don’t feel comfortable with a theistic perspective but want to stay involved with others of a like mind, the members of Kol Hadash celebrate their Jewish identity non-theistically, have a number of educational programs for all ages, and give to and volunteer with a number of charities.
Chi Omega 2421 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 The members of this UC Berkeley sorority house are committed to academic excellence, intellectual pursuits, community…More service and social enrichment. The house is located just south of Channing Way, on the UC Berkeley campus. Fall Formal Recruitment traditionally begins at the end of August. Call for detailed information or to schedule a visit.
GAIA: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives / Global Anti 1958 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 Groups from more than 80 countries participate in this alliance that advocates for safe, sustainable solutions and…More against traditional polluting incinerators. They share resources and information with one another, provide community support and coordinate campaigns for greater effectiveness.
Church for Today 1449 Cornell Ave, Berkeley, CA94702 Church for Today is a small, interracial church in northwest Berkeley. It stresses music as a vehicle for spiritual…More awareness and serves the community through volunteering. Services are Sunday at 11am and you can check the website for a list of sermons for download.
James Kenney Community Center, City of Berkeley Recreation Cente 8th St & Delaware St, Berkeley, CA94710 This city recreation center is 4.24 acres in size and has a softball field, volleyball court and two lit tennis courts…More with a practice wall. There is a small picnic area with a barbecue grill as well as two playgrounds for small children. They also have a gym that city residents can use for a variety of sports-related activities. Please note that the tot play area is handicapped accessible, but the school-age play area is not.
Sequoia Foundation 800 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA94710 Sequoia Foundation works with government agencies, research institutions and community organizations to identify and…More reduce threats to public health and promote good health policy. It also connects government officials with health professionals.
Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA94704 Eighteen different congregations comprise this faith-based non-profit working for issues of social justice. It trains…More members in the community organizing around such issues as affordable housing, universal access to health care and just immigration policies.
Empty Gate Zen Center 2200 Parker St, Berkeley, CA94704 The Empty Gate Zen Center provides a calm and relaxing environment to practice Zen meditation. The center offers Zen…More practice sessions throughout the week, as well as ‘Beginner’s Night’ on Wednesdays between 7pm and 9pm. Membership is not necessary, but members do receive discounts and access to special retreats and events.
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry 1712 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA94709 The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies provides resources for religious scholars, people of faith, as well as gay,…More lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. It helps them work through the inevitable conflicts that occur as changes work their way through society and religion. The center is devoted to improving the lives of the LGBT communities and to stimulating an open discussion on religion and sexuality.
Berkeley Chinese Community Church 2117 Acton St, Berkeley, CA94702 Berkeley Chinese Community Church has services in both Cantonese and English. It has free Tai Chi classes every Sunday…More morning as well as contemporary and traditional music. To see a full list of the charities it is involved with and a full set of programs, check the Web site or give the church a call.
AnewAmerica 1918 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 AnewAmerica targets new American citizens and immigrants to help them establish their own socially responsible…More microbusinesses. It offers a three-year program designed to incubate new businesses while helping support the families running them and the immigrant communities in which they operate.
Berkeley Hillel Jewish Student Center 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA94704 Berkeley Hillel Jewish Student Center is a community center and synagogue for Jewish students at UC Berkeley. It has…More various groups that focus on Jewish issues of social change, Israeli self-determination, Hebrew culture and religious life. Visit the website for a full calendar of events.