Local Service Projects

Every year Berkeley Rotary Club assists local schools and non-profit groups with hands-on volunteer work, including:

  • Malcolm X School – built garden boxes for environmental learning
  • Francis Albrier Community Center – rebuilt computer center
  • Bahia Child Care Center – built play structures
  • YEAH homeless shelter – built handicapped ramp
  • YMCA of the Central Bay Area, Teen Center – assisted in painting interior
  • West Berkeley Recreation Center – assisted in painting interior
  • BOSS, Harrison House shelter – built play structure
  • Ed Roberts Campus, Through the Looking Glass (Head Start program) – built play yard storage and equipment
  • Literacy Center Golden Gate Fields – refurbished classroom and provide tutoring for ESL program, computer training, citizenship classes
  • YMCA of the Central Bay, Head Start – built and installed educational garden boxes
  • Options Recovery – landscaping and interior painting
  • East Bay Regional Parks District – created the Tilden lookout, planting 500 redwood trees to screen the Carousel and establishing the Tilden Peace Grove.

And we provide financial support assistance to local non-profit groups, including:

  • Berkeley Arts Center – program support
  • Rosa Parks Elementary school – equipment and enhancements
  • BUSD summer reading programs
  • Rosa Parks & Cragmont Elementary Schools – chess instruction
  • YMCA of the Central Bay Area – support for student leadership committee of Teen Center
  • BORP, Bay Area Recreation and Outreach Program (for disabled youth) – specialized equipment
  • Berkeley Public Library – library equipment at each branch

How to apply for a Rotary grant