Our Programs

Our High Hopes and Promise Scholarship Programs help Berkeley public school graduates flourish in college and beyond.

Our Impact

Over 90% of our scholars are persisting in/have graduated from college.


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Become A Mentor

Mentor a High Hopes Scholar during their four year college journey.

Our Vision

We envision a more equitable future in which our scholars, who embody the diversity, spirit and values of our community, achieve their aspirations and become more economically secure.

Apply to Our Programs

Our two programs support Berkeley public high school students attending four year universities or Berkeley City College with the intention of transferring to a four year university.

Support Our Programs

Donations to our organization help us provide a powerful combination of financial assistance and mentoring support--closing the opportunity gap for students in our community.

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  • #GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration happening on December 3, 2019. 

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  • Why We Changed Our Name

You may have noticed something a little different about us…

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    October 1, 2019

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  • Berkeleyside to Be Honored at 2019 Annual Gala

The Berkeley Community Fund has announced that Berkeleyside co-founders Frances Dinkelspiel, Lance Knobel, and Tracey Taylor have been selected to receive the 2019 Benjamin Ide Wheeler Award.

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