BSC MEMBERS DIGEST -- November 22, 2021


November 22, 2021

City of Berkeley Offers Mental Health Apps: myStrength and Headspace

SHARED BY EMILY GERGER (Member Resources Coordinator)

Anyone at least 13 years old who lives, works, or attends school in Berkeley can now use one of two apps for free: one helps navigate issues ranging from depression and substance abuse, while the other provides more general support around mindfulness and meditation. These two widely used apps can help develop daily practices and habits that have the potential to provide a space of solace, address a longstanding struggle, or simply lower stress.

No one tool can address all of a person’s individual needs. But the goal is that these two differing apps—myStrength and HeadSpace—can provide stepping stones on a path toward greater emotional well-being.

“The pandemic has strained mental health for many of us,” said Steve Grolnic-McClurg, manager of Berkeley’s Mental Health Division. “We hope that by making these apps free to almost everyone in our community, more people have access to tools that can help them prioritize and care for their mental health.”

The state provides almost all of the funding for Berkeley Mental Health with a mandate to help those with the most serious needs in our community. The division – one of only two operating at the City level in California—joined this state-funded, multi-county initiative to serve a much larger population and help address mental health issues that are even more pronounced during the pandemic. Full article about mental health apps at the city of Berkeley's website.

Sign up for myStrength and Headspace

City of Berkeley Mental Health Division

BSC Year-End Appeal to Donors 2021

WRITTEN BY VICTOR VASQUEZ (Vice President of External Affairs (VPEA)

Let’s come together to raise funds for our organization! Starting 11/30 Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season the BSC will highlight member profiles in order to showcase our impact to the Berkeley Community. These member profile are stories of hope and reliance. We hope that our alumni and others will be moved by these stories to donate to our cause.

Tell Your Story to Donors!

EACom is collecting stories from members that we can share on social media and through email. We want to communicate the social value the BSC brings to our members back to our donors. The members whose stories are chosen will receive an $18 gift card from EACom. Link and QRCode to Google form:

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to or

New Jobs Ahead!

WRITTEN BY TOMI CHUNG (Hiring Committee Chair)

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 have a variety of jobs for Spring 2022. Positions will remain open until filled. Please note that most applications are due on December 3 except for Delivery Coordinator and COVID Action Team student leader, which are hiring ASAP. More details can be found at

Questions? Please email Tomi Chung, the Hiring Committee Chair, at

Available Member Jobs Starting Spring 2022:

Accounting / Collections Assistant

Anti-Oppression Education Coordinator

Central Office Receptionist

Conduct Committee Member

Conduct Member Advisor

COVID Action Team Student Leader

Delivery Coordinator

Development Associate

Non-Perishables Coordinator

Publications Coordinator

Restorative Justice Practitioner

Rochdale Assistant Manager

Fall 2021 House Account Budget Report (HABR) as of November 19, 2021

WRITTEN BY KATIE ALDUCIN (Accounts Payable Specialist)

Hello Co-Opers!

Attached is the House Account Budget Report as of November 19, 2021.

Please open, and take a look at both the Summary and Detail reports. The Summary provides an overview of your house's finances and accounts, while the Detail gives you your transaction history. You can find your apartment/house tab along the bottom to view your unit's report.

If you need any clarification or are interested to learn more about your house's finances please don't hesitate to reach out:

Here are links to the HABR Fall Summary sheet and HABR Fall Detail sheet.

Committee Meetings and Office Hours

Rafael Grillo, one of BSC's Non-Executive Cabinet Members (NECMs) wanted to share with you the following list of resources to access Committee Meeting discussions and to be able to contact Cabinet members at Central level. This resource, still under construction, includes information on Standing and Ad Hoc Committee Meetings and office hours. This document will be updated on a regular basis so be sure to check back regularly! BSC Resource Sheet


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