Member Resources Newsletter January 31st, 2017

From Rainy Hernandez, MRS Assistant
Welcome to the first BSC newsletter of the semester! I'm Rainy, the Member Resources Assistant. I'll be sending these newsletters out every 2 weeks with info y'all might find interesting--things like events/opportunties within the BSC, internships, student events and news, opportunties to get involved in your community and more! 

Have something in mind you want included in the next newsletter? 
Cooperative Connections
Join the BSC Programs Board

Programs Board is awesome. You'll be on a team of fellow co-opers planning events across the organization, like the BSC Graduation shown above. Other ideas of events that could be planned include band nights, co-op wide assassins games, or co-op wide sports competitions.

Job Overview

The Programs Board is responsible for BSC-wide programming designed to enhance member education and engagement across the cooperative. The Programs Board is responsible for planning and executing a minimum of 5 educational and/or social events each year.  As a member of the programs board, you will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of planning and executing these events.  There are available positions compensated at 3-4 hours per week.  Programs board members will be supervised by the Social Manager Coordinator working closing with member resources department and the Experience and Training Committee.  


Applicants must have excellent organizational and communications skills, and an interest in event planning and execution.  Previous advertising, writing, and public speaking experience, as well as the ability to work independently and with a diverse group of people are necessary for this position.  Knowledge of BSC policies is helpful, but not required.  You must be an eligible BSC member to hold this position.  


This is either a 3 or 4 hour/week position, which is compensated with a rent credit stipend of $668.46 - $891.28 each semester.  This is an academic year position.  If, for any reason, the position is not filled until after the beginning of the contract period, the stipend will be prorated.  You cannot be a member of the Board of Directors and hold a central-level position.

Deadline to apply is: Midnight on Monday February 6th

If you have any questions, send inquiries via email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cooperative Connections
You Run Your House. Why Not Your Grocery Store?

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 non-profit, volunteer-run grocery store across from Lower Sproul that is governed completely by members. And we want you to join us.


If you want to learn about business, food justice, accounting, education, marketing, or non-profit management in a real-world business — and if you like delicious food — join us!

Cooperative Connections
Become A BSC Restorative Justice Practitioner

The Berkeley Student Cooperative is seeking 2 members to serve as Restorative Justice Practitioners (RJP). No experience with RJ is necessary, but preferred.  The RJ Practitioners will be trained in BSC Policy, Procedure and Legal Responsibility, Restorative Practice (RP), Restorative Justice (RJ) and other forms of conflict resolution. They will be responsible for providing services in these areas for members and managers in the Berkeley Student Cooperative.  In addition, they will meet collectively to discuss unit climate and conflict issues within the coops.

Applicants must demonstrate that they are highly self-disciplined and self-motivated as much of the work is independent. Applicants must also be confident in engaging conflict, and in acting as creators of safe/brave spaces for peers to discuss issues of unit climate, social justice, conflict and harm.  The RJPs will report to the Cooperative Experience Manager. We are seeking candidates who can commit to working up to 70 hours per semester.

The deadline to submit an application is on
Monday, February 6th at 5pm. If hired you will be required to attend the RJP training on Saturday, February 11th from 10am-4pm.

Free Yoga Classes For Co-Ops
Katrina Lund is a yoga instructor looking to offer free yoga classes to the co-op houses. If anyone is interested in FREE yoga classes for their unit, please get in touch! 

Thank you so much for your time and support in promoting mind-body wellness in young people! 
Tackle Environmental Challenges With Green Corps

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. 

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups. 

If you think you’re one of those people, visit to apply.

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2017 with Introductory Classroom Training and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. 

Apply Now
CASE Advancement Intership Program
The CASE Advancement Internship program seeks to increase and diversify the number of professionals in educational advancement. This program is designed to attract students (undergraduate and graduate) who may not have previously considered a career in institutional advancement.

You can learn more about the program here.

Applications close February 12, 2017 11:59PM EST
Apply Now
Join the Health Advocacy Program
The Health Advocate's Program (HA) is a volunteer-powered program that connects patients to community resources with the goal of minimizing health disparities. HAs assess patients for resource needs such as food, housing, transportation, public benefits, and so much more with a strong medical-legal partnership to address the depth of needs of patients.
Sound interesting? Join our interested applicants list
Furthermore, we are teaching a DeCal this semester that delves deeper into issues like social determinants of health and population health. The link to the DeCal course information and application is: Health Advocacy DeCal
I'm Interested
You Keep This Newsletter Running
All of our submissions come from you, the BSC community. Know of an event or opportunity that'd be perfect for the next newsletter? 
Join the Restorative Justice Decal
Student Life
Thursdays, 5-7pm
2 Units
CCN: 15102
Location: VLSB 2061

  • Engage in Community Building Circles with your peers
  • Discuss current issues related to social justice and the criminal justice system
  • Work to disrupt cycles of violence and oppression
  • Develop dynamic and emphatics responses to harm in your communities
  • Build solidarity to be more effective in micro- and macro-level social change
Learn More
UC in Washington, DC
Student Life
UCDC sends juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. each semester to participate in prestigious internships and research projects for a full semester of UCB academic credit.   

Students have described this experience as life-changing and one which jump starts careers, distinguishing participants from other graduates after college.  


Application deadline for Fall 2017:   February 23, 2017
Want to learn more?  Come to one of our information sessions in 236 Evans Hall. 

  • Wed, Feb. 1, 2017 4-5 p.m.
  • Mon, Feb. 6, 2017 12-1 p.m.
  • Thu, Feb. 9, 2017 5-6 p.m.
See you at an info session!
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Join the Progressive Student Association
Student Life
The Progressive Student Association (formerly UC Berkeley for Bernie Sanders) is looking for new members to continue Bernie's political revolution of progressive change here at UC Berkeley.  We'll be holding a spring recruitment meeting this Thursday at 8 in 104 Barrows.  Come check us out and join the premiere political club at UC Berkeley.
Read More
Store Up to 50 Items FREE For Your First Month
Hi! We’re Omni, the storage, access, and sharing service launching soon in Berkeley. We wanted the BSC community to be among the first to give us a try, so in addition to early access, we’re offering an extra incentive—a FREE first month to try us risk-free!

Community Opportunities
Affect Real Change in Your City
With five new city council members, up to 200 positions on 39 boards and commissions are opening up within the coming months and we need people to fill them all. If you are passionate about housing, the environment, homelessness, health, or any other city issue please contact us with your interest. A full list of commissions and vacancies can be found on the city website here.
Interested in paid research to help fight HIV?

Bridge HIV at the San Francisco Department of Public Health is now enrolling for a new HIV vaccine study. Globally, 2.5 million new HIV infections happen every year. We need an HIV vaccine to stop this epidemic, and it will take thousands of volunteers to find one.

 An effective vaccine will train the body’s immune system to fight off disease before a person is ever exposed to the real thing. You cannot get HIV from an HIV vaccine or any other study product we are testing.

Participants receive compensation for study participation. You will be compensated up to $75 per visit. Contact us at (415) 437-7485 or visit to enroll today.


Share Your Story: Center for Research & Education on Gender & Sexuality

The Our Stories Study is exploring relationship dynamics among trans women and trans men and their non-trans male partners. The study will take place at The Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality (CREGS) in their downtown SF office. 

Interviews will last 60-90 minutes and
 you and your partner will each receive $50 for your participation! Call 888-688-1777 or email to get involved!

I'm Rainy, the Member Resources Assistant.
Former Clone & Davisaur, current Sherm. 

Mail  :   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
BSC Office: 2424 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94704

"The mission of the Berkeley Student Cooperative 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."