The CED Undergraduate Advising Office is open for drop-in appointments. Here is this week's schedule:

10 am - 12 pm
1 pm - 4 pm
Omar, Heather

Heather/Anthony, Susan
Isela, Susan
Isela, Heather

We are the Berkeley Student Food Collective: people working to provide more accessible, more sustainable, and healthier food to the Berkeley community — and learning how to run a business in the process. We run a nonprofit, volunteer-run grocery store across from Lower Sproul that is governed democratically by members. And as we expand our programming and continue our remodeling process this fall, we want you to join us.

If you're looking for a semester full of experience in food justice, business, marketing, accounting, or nonprofit management in a real-world business — or being
a part of
a community actualizing their vision for a more equitable food system — sign up at

Can't sign up this semester? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for deals, demos, and more! 

SPRING 2020 SEMESTER IN WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Now Accepting Applications! Due Sept. 19, 2019

UCDC sends juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. each fall and spring to participate in prestigious internships and take exciting courses for a full semester of UCB academic credit.   

All majors are welcome. UCB financial aid is transferrable.

Recent participants have said: "UCDC was instrumental in landing a job after I graduated," and "UCDC was my best semester at Berkeley!"

Come to an info session to learn more and hear from alums of the program.

Please see our website at for more information, or contact at

Upcoming Info Session Dates – (9 Durant Hall)

Friday, August 30th 11AM-12PM
Tuesday, September 3rd 3PM-4PM
Monday, September 9th 2PM-3PM
Thursday, September 12th 10AM-11AM  

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You are invited to attend a Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session!

The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in effective ways. 

The minor requires five courses and a "Practice Experience."  This experience is a central component of the minor in which students partner with domestic or international non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from food security and sustainable technologies to economic justice and grass-roots political power.  The combination of the coursework for the minor and this real world experience allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Funding is available to support students’ practice experiences.

The deadline to declare the minor this semester is Wednesday, October 9th.  There are no prerequisites required to declare.

The Declaration Form and additional information about the minor can be found at:

Information Sessions about the minor will be held in Blum Hall 100A/B (Ground Floor) at the following times:

Wednesday, September 4th 12 - 1 PM
Tuesday, September 10th 4 - 5 PM
Thursday, September 19th 3 - 4 PM
Tuesday, September 24th 5 - 6 PM
Monday, September 30th 12 - 1 PM
Friday, October 4th 11 AM - 12 PM

Contact with any questions.


The CED Undergraduate Advising Office has the following work-study position available for the Fall semester beginning September 16th. The pay is $16 per hour and hours are negotiable. To apply, email your resume and cover letter expressing interest and qualifications, along with day/hours available to Heather Grothjan at See detailed information below. 

CED Undergraduate Study Abroad Research Assistant, Job #4264427747

Job Description:
In collaboration with a CED Undergraduate Advisor: 
*Research CED applicable University of California, Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) study abroad programs and courses
 *Plan and implement one study abroad information session for CED students in the fall semester 
 *Organize and design content to improve the study abroad section of the CED website 
 *Design study abroad materials for students

Desired Skills:
Applicants should be undergraduates from the College of Environmental Design who have studied abroad via UCEAP or who have a passion for travel. Good interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, prompt, well-organized, reliable, proactive. Familiar with common computer applications. Able to work independently and with a team. 

Additional Info:
Schedule and hours may vary week to week ranging between 4-6 hours per week. Weekly schedule is flexible, however applicants must be available for work during normal business hours (8-5pm, M-F). This position is for Fall 2019 semester with the possibility of extension through Spring 2020 semester. The first review of resumes will begin August 19th. 

ARC SPACE is expanding into the Bay Area and are looking for talented passionate students who want to help us bring a functioning transitional housing and affordable housing solution to the Bay.

Highly sustainable steel modular units with grid-independent power and water are one of the most likely scalable solutions for the housing crisis under $200 a sqft. We are at the apex of one of the most critical issues of our time… Help us take on the archaic building bureaucracy and show what affordable communities of the future look like NOW! 

Take a look at some of our recent press and enquire about how you may want to be involved. 

Do you want to be a part of the fight for housing justice?
Over the last 3 years 499,010 households have faced evictions in the California courts. During that same time, tenants have gotten organized in over 20 cities to bring tenants protections to the polls and to fight for more livable and affordable housingand volunteer counselors on our hotline have supported over 3,000 tenants to fight for their rights.
It is time for all of us to fight back for those most vulnerable in our communities and take action against housing injustice & displacement in California.  Join the fight and become a volunteerWe are seeking volunteer hotline counselors, researchers, graphic designers, fundraisers, organizing volunteers, & anyone who wants to share their skills and time to fight for housing. 
Join us at our next training & get trained on tenants’ rights!
16ab17c55eb6917eb2Tenants' Rights Counselor Training
Wednesday & Thursday Sep 25th & 26th  6-9pm
 Tenants Together, California’s Statewide Organization (based in SF), is looking for new volunteers to support tenants across the state in rising up against real estate speculation, displacement and injustice.
Hotline Volunteers are key in the fight against gentrification and displacement. As a Tenant Hotline Counselor you will play a key role in defending housing as a human right by supporting those most impacted by the housing crisis to assert their rights and protect their homes and families. In many counties across California, theTenants Together Hotline is the only service that offers information and support to renters.
Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months at the TenantsTogether office located at 474 Valencia St, San Francisco

Museum of Tomorrow (MOTPOP) is recruiting! MOTPOP is a climate change pop-up museum targeting college students for easy everyday sustainability solutions. With grants from Big Ideas Competition, Jacobs Design Institute, Berkeley SkyDeck and Berkeley Law, we have launched the prototype in April receiving 500+ people in less than four days. The results were phenomenal with a 35% point increase in commitment to change across all exhibits. 

In preparation for our showcase at the David Brower Center early next year (Feb-May), we are adding more interactive exhibits to our existing collection that includes a VR, a photobooth sized food tornado and a Bottle Pool. We are launching a YouTube channel to foster more conversation in this space, and act as a gateway to the physical exhibits. We are looking for:
  • YouTube Editor + Cameraman who takes the film, edits and publish the content 
  • Artists/Fabricators who want to get their hands moving, making some interactive and also aesthetically pleasing exhibits!
Benefits include fully covered material costs by MOTPOP, resume update, letters of recommendation, reference personnel, team snacks, occasional field trips and saving the Earth! Interested applicants please out this form or reach out to for further information.  


Our program, Food for Thought, is reaching out as we have just opened sign ups for our 4 courses for the Fall 2019 semester!

What is Food for Thought?
Our program began in the Spring 2018 semester by undergrads with an idea to combine life skill courses with resources! We currently offer current Cal Undergraduates and Graduate students 4 courses and resources for students in our program! As well, all our classes are offered for 2 units letter graded (+ Food Literacy and Emotional Well-being have a 1 unit P/NP section)

What are our Courses this Semester?
· Food Literacy (CCN: 26531) - Learn about basic nutrition and health and what you can do to be more food secure. Our students will have access to free food! (Discussion available)
· Emotional Well-being (CCN: 33673) - Learn about stress management techniques and how to promote your own emotional wellness! (Discussion available)
· Computer Skills (CCN 33674) - Learn about computer skills from Microsoft Office to Adobe Products (like basic website design and video editing)! Our students will have priority for our semester laptop rentals.
· Narrative Exploring (CCN: 33920) - Learn about how to express your narrative (great for personal statements and interviews) while you think about your next life steps!
Resources for our Students:
· Textbook Library - Our students get priority for our textbook lending library (of over 1000 books!)
· Laptop System - Our students can borrow a laptop for the semester 
· Campus Resource Guide - We also have a resource guide on our website that any student can have access to!
· Professional Development - All of our classes were created and led by students and we want to help promote student professional development! As such, we have opportunities for students that have completed a class to stay involved in the program!

Want to take a class for 2-3 units, get resources, and learn from other students?? Check out our website and sign up for a class!
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