Rebecca Rosen Lum, BerkeleyPatch, June 12, 2012
"Their career goals span a wide spectrum of fields, from medicine to public policy to the arts. While still in high school, they worked, tutored or participated in academic and social service efforts in addition to excelling in their coursework. Several will be the first in their family to attend college.
"And none could have done so without the help of the Berkeley Community Fund.
"The Fund is a young but ambitious organization whose purpose is to craft a bridge to college for promising Berkeley students who otherwise could not get there."
"The Fund does more than give students a financial edge, says director Laura Olivas. It provides one-on-one mentoring throughout each student’s college career.