BSC Members Digest April 12th


April 12, 2021

Special Give

WRITTEN BY MADELEINE LOH (Development Director) and DarCom

The BSC’s annual fundraising campaign will be April 26–30. All donations to the BSC will be MATCHED by generous alumni! In addition, we will be running the Members Give Campaign on our social media outlets (Instagram, Facebook). We are encouraging our members to think about what the BSC gives back to its members, and show support for our mission! What kinds of opportunities have the BSC given you? Shoot an email with one sentence for some Community Improvement credit and a feature on our Instagram!

Spring 2021 House Account Budget Report (HABR) as of April 2, 2021

WRITTEN BY KATIE ALDUCIN (Accounts Payable Specialist)

Hello Co-Op'ers,

Attached is the most up-to-date report, as of April 2, 2021. Please review the information and let us know if you have any questions or see any charges you don't recognize—if you catch something we missed, we can correct it! For more information about HABR's or how your house finances work, you can always reach out via email ( or give us a call at the Central Office—we're always happy to help make sense of the tricky world of BSC finances!

Here's a link to the HABR Summary and HABR Detail sheets

BSC Scholarship Application for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Is Now Open!

WRITTEN BY MADELEINE LOH (Development Director)

Applications are due June 1, 2021. The BSC will notify applicants of results after June 15 and before the July 7, 2021 deadline for canceling Fall 2021 contracts without penalty. New BSC applicants are encouraged to apply! You do NOT need to be a current BSC resident to apply for a BSC scholarship. The scholarship is in the form of rent credit FOR BSC HOUSING ONLY. Your scholarship will be 1/6 of your rent each semester. Example: If the rent for a room and board house is normally $3,384/semester, the rent will be reduced to $2,820/semester for a scholarship recipient. You must be living in the BSC and a full-time student in order to receive the scholarship in each semester. You cannot save an incomplete application; you must complete it all at once. IF YOU MADE A MISTAKE IN YOUR APPLICATION, just start a new application and we will disregard the application with the older timestamp. We rely on financial need information from your school. Please make sure your FAFSA/California Dream Act and all verifications are timely submitted to the financial aid office of your school. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED EMAIL CONFIRMATION after you submit this application. Please review your application before you submit the form. Questions? Contact Madeleine Loh at

Now Hiring!

Looking for a job that works with your busy student schedule? Want to get paid $18.00/hr and gain valuable work experience? Look no further! The BSC has you covered! We currently are seeking candidates for the Central Office Receptionist position and the Conduct Member Advisor position. To learn more about these positions and to submit an application, please visit Applications are due Wednesday, April 14, 2021 by 11:59pm.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Cassidy Marsters (Hiring Committee Chair) at


Urban Adamah is hiring a Facilities Associate
Full-Time Position Start Date: June 1, 2021

The Facilities Associate supports the work of and is supervised by the Facilities Director on work including general maintenance and a variety of site projects helping to maintain a 2-acre community farm and education center. The campus includes approximately 1 acre of food production, extensive areas of perennial native and non-native plants, and a variety of buildings and other farm structures. Are you or a good friend perfect for the position? Pass this along! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions please email the Facilities Director, Kez Quin at Learn more about the position and how to apply here!

Program Coordinator Needed
An affordable housing developer in Richmond is looking for a Program Coordinator. If you are interested, reach out to Minh Hang Nguyen at

COVID-19 Resources and Support


The ERT is keeping up with the news, in routine contact with our partners at UHS, and actively assessing the BSC’s COVID-19 guidelines. Please direct any vaccine related questions to Emmett at and any questions about BSC policy to Mindy at All are welcome to attend ERT office hours every Sunday from 2–4PM [Zoom link:] and/or email us at with any questions or concerns.

Questions or concerns about COVID? Email if you have any questions or concerns about COVID. You will receive a response within normal business hours, if not sooner. We are checking messages over the weekend too! Check out this 1-page guide on what to do if you have symptoms, exposure, or a positive test result.

Important Upcoming Dates

May 21 BSC Spring Contract period ends
May 23 BSC Summer Contract period begins
June 1 BSC Scholarships Application due


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(In front of Casa Zimbabwe)
Central Office: (510) 848-1936
Central Food & Supplies: (510) 549-5969
Central Maintenance: (510) 549-5965
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