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Friendship Center
1646 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94703
The Friendship Center was founded in 1998 by the Inter Friendship House Association. Its mission is to provide supportMore to Chinese students and scholars that immigrate to the United States to further this studies, and to encourage these students to support their fellow Chinese students upon their return to China. The Friendship Center provides housing for students, meeting space, seminars, workshops and traditional Chinese celebrations. 
Nyingma Centers Volunteer Office
2910 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
For students of Buddhism, Nyingma Centers offer a work-study program in which students live and work in a BuddhistMore community. The students do good work for such groups as the Tibetan Aid Project, which preserves Tibetan cultural heritage. Volunteers and potential students do not need to be Buddhist to apply.
UC-Berkeley Graduate Division
2728 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
According to the National Research Council, UC-Berkeley Graduate Division has both the largest number and the largestMore percentage of top-ranked doctoral programs in America. Graduate-student instructors receive relatively good pay and benefits compared with their peers in other schools, they say. It is engaged in diversifying its graduate student body, which is now only about 15 percent students of color. About 58 percent of its grad students are enrolled in doctoral programs; the rest are master's students. The average grad-school applicant was 28 years old in 2009; the oldest was 69.  Nearly 20 percent of grad students are international students. 
UC Berkeley Transfer Re-entry and Student Parent Center
100 César Chávez Student Center, Berkeley, CA 94720

This office in Lower Sproul Plaza assists veterans, transfer students from community or other colleges, youngerMore students who are financially independent, students who are also parents, and re-entry students, defined loosely as people who have been away from school five years or more. 

The office has comfy couches and computer workstations, coffee, a microwave and a study pod for parents with toys and books for kids. Peer and professional counselors are on hand to help ease adult students into (or back into) the Cal experience. 

UC-Berkeley Residential and Student Service Programs
100 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
This office oversees campus living and dining options at UC-Berkeley. The university can house only a small portion ofMore its 35,000 students so if you want campus housing it's important to apply as soon as you are admitted. Most of the roughly 6,000 dorm spaces are predominantly for lower-division students. There are 226 beds in the Channing apartments for upper-division students, and about 250 more in the Manville and Ida Jackson graduate and law-school housing complexes. Some dorm floors operate as theme houses. For student heads of household, the Smith-Fernwald and Albany Village complexes offer housing for about 1,000 families. For student and faculty families, the school offers about 280 child-care spaces in several locations. The university operates four all-you-can-eat dining commons near the dorms for students and staff. The office also provides rental listings for private off-campus housing, as well as help and advice for students who have never rented a place of their own before. Some of the dorms operate as budget hotels during the summer, a great way to visit the Bay Area at a low price. 
University of California, Berkeley - Disabled Students Program
230 Chavez Student Ctr., Berkeley, CA 94720

This office in Lower Sproul Plaza assists disabled students and prospective students with all aspects of their lifeMore at UC Berkeley. The staff helps with obtaining appropriate housing, paid internships especially for disabled people, classroom accommodations such as note-takers, tutors and extra time for exams, and priority enrollment, among many other services.

Students with a disability must apply for the services in a process separate from their application to the university, and must submit medical certification of their disability. Applying for the services is handled through the Disabled Students Program as well. Needless to say, the entire office (in the Cesar Chavez Student Center) is retrofitted for wheelchair users. The office also distributes an extremely useful Tote Bag CAG (Campus Access Guide) that lists disabled parking spots and wheelchair entrances throughout campus — helpful for visitors to the Cal campus as well as for students. 

Carlson's Garage
2105 Parker St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Carlson's Garage offers general automotive maintenance on foreign and domestic cars. Located south of the University ofMore California Berkeley campus, the shop's location is convenient to students and non-students alike.
Berkeley Student Food Collective
2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
The Berkeley Student Food Collective operates a cooperative grocery store providing locally sourced and sustainablyMore produced foods for affordable prices. Because the Collective makes all decisions democratically, it gives students good experience in business management, while also teaching about nutrition.
ASUC - Associated Students of the University of California
400 Eshleman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
The ASUC is Cal's student government. It disburses funds to student groups, lobbies Sacramento on behalf of students,More and runs several useful ventures including an online lecture-note service. Through its Campus Affairs Office, it runs an art studio, the SUPERB (Student Union Program, Entertainment, and Recreation Board) entertainment office, and an open computing lab with free scanning and printing. Its headquarters, in Eshleman Hall, house the Daily Californian newspaper and other publications. There's also a seventh-floor library with amusing historic volumes of the Cal yearbook, the Blue and Gold.
College Admit PRO
632 Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94708
College Admit Pro provides a special mentoring service that guides students through the college admissions process. ItMore can help students to select classes and extracurricular activities, choose the college that is best for them, prepare for interviews and submit their applications. College Admit Pro also uses video conferencing and phone conferencing to communicate with their students. This is a home-based business, so you will need to make an appointment if you would like to use its services.
Jazz Cafe
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Jazz Cafe opened in 2002 with the original intention of serving students of the Jazzschool. Because of its greatMore location, Jazz Cafe is an ideal place for students and non-students alike to grab a sandwich or enjoy a beverage inside its vibrant and colorful location. The cafe is conveniently located adjacent to the Jazzschool in downtown Berkeley, one block away from the Bart station. Jazz Cafe also serves a small selection of beer and wine. 
UC Berkeley Political Science Department
210 Barrows Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
Political science is one of Cal's most popular undergraduate departments, with more than 1,000 declared majors and moreMore than 400 bachelor's degrees awarded each year. There is an honors program for students with a 3.5 GPA in the major and 3.3 overall that provides for individual faculty guidance and a year-long seminar. Charles and Louise Travers, for whom the department is named, endowed several undergraduate scholarships and fellowships and an ethics program. There are about 150 doctoral students. The department does not admit students for a master's degree.
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley
1009 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
The oldest bilingual school in the East Bay, the Ecole Bilingue offers a diverse student body an education in English,More French, Mandarin, Spanish and Latin. A majority of their students are native French speakers, more than a third are people of color, and nearly half receive financial aid. With more than forty nationalities represented, this school gives preschool through eighth-grade students a real education in multiculturalism as well as traditional academic subjects.
Berkeley High School
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Berkeley High is the only public high school in the city of Berkeley and enrolls about 3400 students in grades nineMore through twelve. With such a large student body, the school is able to offer a wide array of classes, from Spanish and Mandarin to dance and video to AP physics and math. A variety of sports, extracurricular activities, community service and youth development clubs are also available. The school features Small Learning Communities, which organize student academics into broad themes, including the environment and social justice, the arts, and an International Baccalaureate program.
Oxford Elementary
1130 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94707
Oxford is one of the smallest schools in the Berkeley district, with 290 students. Tucked onto a quiet street in theMore Berkeley hills a few blocks west of Tilden Park, it serves students from a wide demographic range. All Oxford students get free weekly music instruction with support from the PTA. Parental volunteers help enrich the curriculum with activities such as baking and papermaking. Janet Levenson is Principal.
Berkeley Scholars to Cal
2400 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
The Berkeley Scholars to Cal program seeks to provide a more comprehensive remedy to the problem of inequalities in ourMore schools by providing 75 African American and Latino students with eight years of assistance before their high school graduation. This includes summer and after-school academies, case managers and student mentors and has been wildly successful, with student graduates of the program excelling far beyond their similarly situated classmates. Contact the program to make a donation, volunteer your time or to nominate a student you would like to see involved in the program.   
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