Member Resources Newsletter April 6th, 2017

"The mission of the BSC is to provide a quality, low-cost, cooperative housing community to university students, thereby providing an educational opportunity for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a university education. "
BSC News
BSC Gown-Lending Program
Need a gown for graduation this semester? Check out the BSC Gown-Lending Program! 

We have a small selection of graduation gowns for co-opers to borrow for their big day. You can fill out this form if you want to reserve a gown!
Gowns are first come, first serve, so filling out this form does not guarantee you will get a gown. We will contact you after you fill out the form to let you know if you can borrow one.

Have an old cap & gown? Have a sibling with gown? Donate it to the BSC Gown-Lending Program and get a free gift card and your name in the next newsletter! You can drop it off at CO and leave your name and email with the front desk, and we'll get in touch. 

If it's not convenient to drop it off at CO, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll work something out! Don't miss out on free gift cards and good co-op karma.

Apply for FREE Emergency Supplies
The CERT Community Emergency Supply Program (Disaster Cache Program) application period is Open.  This program awards a limited number of qualifying groups an initial emergency cache of equipment and a container for storage.
The application period is open through May 26. See the application on the Office of Emergency Services website for more information. 
The Berkeley GMRS Repeater Project: Let’s Talk
What if Berkeley citizens had a means of communicating with one another from the Bay to the flats to the hills in a disaster? What if a group on McGee at Cedar could loan a ladder to a group on Acton at Delaware? Neighborhood group leaders Geoff Lomax and Richard Perlman have a vision of neighbors  communicating to support each other. They have built a radio network that's up and running and can directly connect people from all over the community. On April 12th, they will be presenting their vision and asking more neighborhoods to join in the network.

Interested? The next CERT volunteer meeting is on April 12th, 7pm at 997 Cedar. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Personal Attendants(s) Wanted
Seeking Personal Attendant(s) to assist me with a dinner routine, night routine and morning routines to start ASAP!
The morning routine consists of helping me use the restroom, dressing me, dressing my catheter (not as difficult or intimidating as it sounds), food prep, and light house cleaning. The dinner routine consists of meal prep, assistance with me using the bathroom if needed, and light house cleaning. The night routine shifts consists of light house cleaning, helping me undress for bed, assisting me with the restroom, showering, and putting me into bed.

A bit about me: I am currently a student living in the Fenwick/Rochdale Cooperative (about a 15 minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART and also close to bus stops for the 6 and 51b) getting my masters in counseling. I enjoy being out and about, spending time with friends and family. I also very much appreciate my down time. My hobbies and interests include reading, video games, horror films, and exploring the world. I enjoy good conversation but also like my privacy.
I’m looking for responsible, organized, careful, and meticulous people who have a good sense of humor. Being on time is important too.
Must have and use a cell phone.

Rate of Pay: $12.50/per hour
Available shifts are as follows:
Tuesday: 6pm-7:30pm
Friday: 10am-11:30am
Please include your phone number and references and send it to my email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
*If you are not already signed up with In Home Support Services (IHSS), I’d be happy to help you enroll. The process requires you to pay fee for a background check and finger printing. Due to the time it takes to complete the process, your initial paycheck may be delayed.


• Any gender is fine 

• Comfortable with personal care/females 
• Ability to readily lift 80 lbs. 
• Prompt and reliable (sick days must be very rare, though, occasionally swapping shifts with other attendants and advance notice is fine) – my life depends on your being there and being on time.
• Must be able to follow directions 
• Good sense of humor detail-oriented 
• Quick learner 

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• Strong communication skills
• Fluent in English
• Valid Driver's License with clean driving record (if you drive)
• Social Security # and Work Permit (if required) and good references
• Must be available for at least 6 months
I am willing to Train - No attendant work experience necessary. Prior experience with someone who has epilepsy and/or a catheter is not required but is a plus. No homophobes please.
Are You A Tutor, Reader, or GSI?
If so, did you know that you’re part of the bargaining unit represented by the statewide student-worker union, UAW 2865? Our union will start bargaining a new employment contract at the beginning of 2018, and your input can help set priorities on everything from wages and tuition remission to healthcare, accessibility, and working/learning in spaces free of discrimination and harassment. Drop by the UAW 2865 Table outside the Student Learning Center on Lower Sproul on Friday, April 14thbetween 10am-1pmto learn more about our union, share your thoughts and experiences, and (if you want) get involved. There will be free coffee, donuts, and fruit!
Join Teach For America

Where will your career take you after graduation? By joining Teach For America, you’ll be part of a network of leaders whose ambition and passion match your own. Start your senior year with a job offer in hand, connect with a vast network of social impact leaders, and access leadership development and paid opportunities available exclusively for early decision applicants.

 Why apply early? Hear from others who applied in their junior year and learn about perks exclusive to early decision applicants.

It’s not too early to get started. Apply to the corps today.

FINAL Early Decision Application Deadline for the 2018 corps: Friday, April 21, 2017.


To learn more, visit  


 All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. 50,000+ alumni network.


Want to Contribute to the Newsletter?
We accept newsletter submissions on a rolling basis! If you know of something that would be a cool addition to the newsletter, send it to Rainy!
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Student Life
Rise Leadership Conference

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your leadership skills? 

Rise is a selective national leadership conference for sophomores and juniors of all majors. As an attendee, you will develop a deeper understanding of how to leverage your unique leadership style to impact your campus organizations and community.

As a Rise conference participant, you’ll network with other student leaders from across the country, explore your personal values and leadership styles, discover how to harness your talents to expand your leadership, and learn concrete ways to continue your development on your college campus!

Rise will take place May 18-21, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Teach For America will cover expenses including travel, lodging, and meals.


  • Current Sophomores and juniors with a 3.0 GPA and above
  • Must hold a leadership position in a campus organization, or aspire to hold future leadership roles in a current organization

Apply by April 9th 

Apply Now
John Denero Presents:
"Can Berkeley Provide Computing Education for Everyone?"
WHENWednesday, April 19 at 6:30pm

WHERECloyne Courtyard

WHOEveryone and anyone is invited! Not just for BSC members! Please RSVP!

WHATJohn Denero, a popular computer science professor here at Berkeley and an ex- senior research scientist at Google, would like to discuss with you the inclusivity of computing education at Cal. Come here what he has to say, and stick around after his talk to participate in a Q&A! Please see the beautiful attached flyer (made by our very own Emma and Nelli) for all the details. 
This event is FREE, ADA accessible, and dinner is provided!
Please spread the word, invite you're friends, and >MAKE SURE TO RSVP< so we know how many people to feed and seat!
Also, check out/share our Facebook event!
Co-Oper of the Month
Do you know a co-oper that deserves to be recognized for being cooperative? Maybe you know someone that goes above and beyond to make your house a cooperative and works well with others. Nominate them for the Co-Oper of the Month Award! 

A new co-oper is selected every month and wins a cash prize!
Community Opportunties
Mass Casualty Incident Preparedness
 The BMRC is a federally deployable responder unit of EMT-Bs on the UC Berkeley campus. We are affiliated with both the Tang Center and UCPD. Our members regularly work to provide medical care at campus and local events. 
Each semester, the Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps (BMRC) holds a Mass Casualty Incident Drill; we set up a disaster scenario (earthquake, fire, explosion, etc) and have our EMTs triage, transport, and treat volunteer patients. This semester, the MCI scenario is that of an active shooter. We wanted to have volunteer patients who could realistically enact the mental and physical trauma experienced in such a situation. These drills are an essential part of preparing the BMRC for a real campus, local, state, or national emergency. The entire scene will be set up as it would occur in real life and can be particularly applicable to students wishing to pursue the medical corps or attain real-world experience for first response treatment.
A brief overview of the drill:   
Time: April 29th from 4:00pm-7:00pm
Location: 2625 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704

If you're interested in volunteering for the event, you can preregister here.
YWCA Shadow Day Volunteers Wanted
The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland is preparing for its 24th Annual Shadow Day. This event matches 300 high school sophomores with 300 current UC Berkeley students for one day, Thursday, April 13th, 2017. The goal is to give high school students a glimpse of all the activities, opportunities and academics that college has to offer. Students will spend the day on campus shadowing one UC Berkeley student, attending classes and workshops as well as touring the campus.
Applications to be a mentor are online and can be found here:

Submissions are DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 7th
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The mission of the BSC is to provide a quality, low-cost, cooperative housing community to university students, thereby providing an educational opportunity for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a university education.