These programs are designed to help students succeed in school and prepare for college. If the area or program that you are interested in is not listed, the East Bay Consortium may be able to provide further assistance.
CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
The Center for Educational Partnership (CEP) is charged with improving academic preparation and expanding educational opportunities for middle school, high school, and community college students. Services include academic instruction, extracurricular enrichment activities, six summer academies, informational outreach, and after-school tutoring.
ACADEMIC TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
A summer program designed to enrich academically talented elementary and secondary students. Students engage in academic subjects and activities designed to broaden students' interests and expose them to a variety of careers.
This program is fee based, with financial aid available to low-income families.
UC Berkeley - Tel. (510) 642-8308.
COMMUNITY COLLEGES PROGRAMS
Concurrent Enrollment - Allows students to enroll in a maximum of two courses per semester at the community college and earn either high school or college credit.
Peralta Colleges: (510) 466-7263
Contra Costa College: (510) 235-7800
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES (EOPS)
Provides support in mathematics, English and study skills courses for students who meet eligibility requirements. Cultural and social activities emphasized. Tutoring, counseling, peer advising and financial aid available.
College of Alameda: (510) 748-2258
Laney College: (510) 464-3422
Merritt College: (510) 436-2473
Contra Costa College: (510) 235-7800 EXT. 4426
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER CENTER
The Community College Transfer Center provides assistance to disadvantaged community college students interested in transferring to the Berkeley campus. Services include: college and academic advising; admissions, housing, and financial aid information; and special recruitment activities for 31 selected community colleges.
UC Berkeley: Tel. (510) 643-7159.
EARLY ACADEMIC OUTREACH PROGRAM
The goal of EAOP is to increase the opportunities for University of California admissions for program participants. The program provides academic support services, career advising, college counseling, motivational activities and skill-building workshops for intermediate and high school students. Service area includes San Francisco, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, and Southern Alameda County.
UC Berkeley - Tel. (510) 642-2364.
EAST BAY CONSORTIUM (EBC) / CAL-SOAP
EBC provides middle school and high school students with information and academic programs that will improve their ability to attend college. Services and programs include: tutoring, mentoring, college going and financial aid workshops, college days, referrals to colleges and outreach programs, college field trips, parent workshops, College: Making It Happen, and the Pre-Collegiate Academy, an intensive summer program for students from targeted Oakland schools. Services are also provided to elementary school and community college students via the I¹m Going to College Program and the Transfer: Making It Happen Program respectively. EBC is one of 15 Cal-SOAP programs in the state. Non-profit.
Tel. (510) 238-9450.
Talent Search ( Formerly Educational Guidance Center--EGC)
This program provides college advising to secondary school students in East Bay schools. EGC also provides academic support services, career advising, motivational activities and skills-building workshops to current participants. EGC targets its services to low-income, first generation college bound students.
UC Berkeley - Tel. (510) 643-3223.
RECRUITMENT AND PRE-ADMISSION ADVISING
Cal State East Bay students supply information to high school students on CSU college admissions requirements. The High School Outreach Program also gives information on institutions of higher education and information regarding necessary preparation for college study.
CSU Hayward - Tel. (510) 885-3982.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PDP)
Prepares women and students for successful college-level study at UC Berkeley. Academically talented students are identified and recruited for a two-year pre-college program of math, English and science. The program includes an intensive 7-week summer session after the 10th and 11th grades.
UC Berkeley: Tel. (510) 642-5881.
The goal is to increase the number of low income, first generation college students. Students who are academically eligible for college are recruited from secondary schools. Tutoring, academic, career, and personal counseling, student/parent conferences, college/career advising, social cultural activities, Saturday classes, and a residential program are included. Three programs:
- CSU, East Bay: (510) 885-2960
- Holy Names College: (510) 436-1061
- Mills College: (510) 430-2177
- UC Berkeley: (510) 643-6591
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS AT HAAS (YEAH)
Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) is the West Coast's premier University-based business and finance education resource for youth. For over fourteen years it has created innovative programs that prepare young people (middle and high school) to succeed both academically and economically, all led by Haas School of Business undergraduate and MBA students. YEAH partners with Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond public schools to select talented students to participate in our enrichment programs.
UC Berkeley - Tel. (510) 643-4622
YOUNG MUSICIANS' PROGRAM
Intensive college preparation and career training for musically gifted, low-income Bay Area youth, ages 11-17. Over 70 youngsters receive individualized, private instruction year-round at no cost to their families. Participants attend an intensive seven-week summer session on the Berkeley campus. During the summer, students develop skills essential for musicians in classes such as music theory, ear-training, sight-singing, piano, music history, improvisation, conducting, composition, ensemble performance, chamber music, and chorus.
UC Berkeley - Tel. (510) 642-2686.
YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (YWCA-OAKLAND)
The Oakland YWCA Career Development Center offers a four week program of job/career preparation for young women ages 16-26. The series of employability seminars covers career assessment and guidance, job seeking skills and job maintenance skills.
Tel. (510) 451-7900.