Jul 3, 2015
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The Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay is seeking a housing expert and a local community member to join its Community Working Group.

The Working Group was formed to make recommendations on binding, legally enforceable commitments to the City of Richmond regarding community benefits for the Global Campus. The issues to be addressed include education, local employment, procurement and workforce training.

The Working Group is also interested in the impact of the campus on local housing and resident displacement.  In May, group members voted to add a representative with expertise in housing issues, such as affordable housing, tenant concerns and displacement.

Members also agreed to add a representative from the surrounding neighborhood near the Richmond Field Station, where the campus will be built, to serve as a liaison with the community.

Viewed as a major expansion of UC Berkeley, the campus will be used by U.S. and international students to advance the knowledge of bioscience, health, energy development and data studies. Both undergraduate and graduate programs will be offered along with its research mission.

The Working Group is composed of representatives from a broad selection of constituencies, including labor, education, government, faith-based organizations, business, and non-profits organizations. Members serve two-year terms and meet monthly.

To learn more about the working group and to apply for one of the open positions, go  to chancellor.berkeley.edu/berkeley-global-campus-richmond-bay.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.