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2021 Peralta Latinx Graduation Celebration

21 May 2021

Raices: Peralta Latinx Graduation Celebration

The Peralta Association of Chicanos/Latinos de Aztlan are very happy to be partnering with Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College to celebrate graduation with our Latinx students. The celebration is June 5th at 12pm-3pm. This will mark the first time the four colleges work together to honor our students.

The virtual event takes place via Zoom.  Click here to  join us on June 5th at noon!

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97632524086#success

Know someone who might be interested in this event?  Please share our flyer

Raices Graduation Flyer

Filed under: Academic Excellence, Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, graduation, Laney College, Merritt College

Student Virtual Town Hall Thursday, April 23

22 April 2020

 
Peralta Colleges’ student leaders are hosting a virtual town hall meeting to get more of your questions answered.

COVID-19 is still impacting us all. You have questions about how it is impacting your college classes.

Please join us:
🗓️WHEN: Thursday, April 23rd from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15pm

📍WATCH ONLINE: Watch the Town Hall Meeting Live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/peraltatv

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE AT:
safe.peralta.edu/ask

 
Join the Town Hall here: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/98037442917

We hope you can participate and thank you for your patience during this ever-changing situation.

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12th Annual African/African American Graduation event postponement

13 April 2020

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The Peralta Colleges 12th Annual African/African American Graduation pre-commencement celebration honoring African/African American graduates from Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College has been postponed until further notice.

In the meantime, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020 graduates are encouraged to click on the link below and to provide contact information in order to receive a certificate recognizing your accomplishment and to be contacted for future events.

African/African American Graduation Homepage

View the 2019 African/African American Graduation HERE

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African/African-American Graduation 2019 – “Reclaiming Our Narrative: Looking Back and Moving Forward!

4 March 2020

The Peralta Colleges 12th Annual African/African American Graduation pre-commencement celebration honoring African/African American graduates from Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College has been postponed until further notice. In the meantime, Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 graduates are encouraged to click on the link below and to provide contact information in order to receive a certificate recognizing your accomplishment and to be contacted for future events.

Here’s a look at a previous graduation ceremony in 2019: HERE

Please fill out the survey below to RSVP

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Peralta Community College District Receives Over $1.8 Million in Grants for Online Career Education

5 September 2019

 The Peralta Community College District has been awarded over $1.8 million in competitive grants to improve online career and technical education programs.  Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College, as well as the Peralta District office, all received grants awarded by the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI), Improving Online CTE Pathways Grant Program.

 

The California legislature and governor provided funding to support existing California Community Colleges in accelerating innovative online learning opportunities leading to increased employability and upward mobility for working Californians.  The Budget Act of 2018 (SB840) and trailer bill (SB843) appropriated one-time funds of $35 million and  provided competitive grants to community college districts to develop online programs and courses through the Online Education Initiative, the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) and Improving Online CTE Pathways Grant Program.  No matching funds are required.  

 

“We are delighted that the California Community Colleges and the Peralta Community College District are aligned and well-positioned to educate our diverse population in order to increase wages and improve social mobility in a rapidly changing economy, ” said PCCD Acting Chancellor, Frances L. White.

 

The largest grant within the Peralta district went to College of Alameda, which was awarded $450,880.31 to develop Online Career Education Opportunities at the College.  These opportunities include: 17 new online Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses; the updating of two hybrid online CTE courses; the improvement of access to opportunities for students; and the acceleration of the attainment of credentials for students in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Business and Entrepreneurship, Computer Information Systems, and Public Administration/Violence Prevention CTE programs. Eva Jennings, Dean of Career and Workforce Education  at College of Alameda says, “We’re excited about the opportunity to expand our programs and offer online Career Education opportunities to our students.”

 

Merritt College received a $413,009 award in the area of Accelerating Online CE Pathways to Employment, in order to build new online credit and noncredit certificates. CE Advisory Boards will identify skills needed to fill employment gaps and will concentrate programming on Business, Education, Allied Health, and Public Safety, as well as collaborate with faculty from other colleges to develop coursework that can be deployed regionally in a shared sequence.

 

A grant in the amount of $400,370.00 for Improving Online CTE Pathways with a Focus on ESOL and Adult Students has been awarded to Laney College in order to create and expand online opportunities in:  Business Management and Supervision; Construction Management, California Green, and Sustainable Building Standards; Legal Community Interpreting; and provide wraparound support through counseling and tutoring.

Berkeley City College, a recipient of a $282,300.00 grant for Innovative CTE Online Pathway Development and Quality Assurance for Students Success, will address gaps and build certificates to focus on workforce needs such as: Develop online course offerings and certificates in Multimedia Arts and Business, professional development for CE faculty in DE; and hire an Instructional Designer to coach, train, and guide faculty to ensure that all online courses created are aligned with the Online Equity Initiative Course Design Rubric. Dr. Francisco Gamez, Dean of Business, Science, Multimedia Arts, and Applied Technology, states that “BCC is excited to be awarded this grant to develop our online course offerings and certificates in Business and Multimedia Arts.  We wish to deliver student-centered online certificates that will meet the workforce needs of our community and region.“

 

The Peralta Colleges District Office has been awarded a CTE Online Equity Initiative grant in the amount of $319,000 that will be used to:  redesign the Peralta Online Equity Rubric and Training for CTE programs; extend the impact of the PCCD Online Equity Rubric and offer trainings and workshops to 300+ faculty throughout California; and train 20 PCCD faculty to incorporate equity principles into online CTE courses. The primary goal of this grant is to develop more inclusive career focused programs across the district.

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Peralta Study Abroad Programs

26 February 2018

The Peralta Colleges are offering upcoming programs abroad led by faculty in Belize, Iceland/New Zealand, England, Germany, Egypt, Ghana, China, Japan/Taiwan, and Mexico.

Deadlines are quickly approaching for certain programs!
Click here to fill out our Pre-Travel Information Form to learn more about the program you are interested in: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/peraltapretravel

JAPAN Principles of Retailing (May 24-May 31, 2019) – Merritt College, Simon Chan (ychan@peralta.edu)
CHINA Study Abroad in China (May 27-June 7, 2019) Laney College (Pending Approval)
COSTA RICA Physical Geography (May 31 – June 15, 2019) College of Alameda – Gary Hasbrouck (gmhasbrouck@peralta.edu) – (Pending Approval)
ICELAND Anthropology Field Studies (June 1-7, 2019) – College of Alameda, Jayne Smithson (jsmithson@peralta.edu)
LONDON Cosmetology (June 1-11, 2019) Laney College, Cosmetology – Petra Maria (petramaria@sbcglobal.net)
MEXICO Nauatl/Spanish (June 1-16, 2019) Laney College, Arturo Davila-Sanchez (adavila@peralta.edu)
BELIZE Critical Thinking (June 5-15, 2019) – Merritt College, Egbert Higinio (ehiginio@earthlink.net)
GERMANY History of Western Art (July 5-21, 2019) College of Alameda, Maria Guzman (mguzman@peralta.edu)
TAIWAN Principles of Retailing (July 26-August 1, 2019) – Merritt College, Simon Chan (ychan@peralta.edu)
EGYPT Beginning Conversational Arabic (Dates TBD Summer 2019) Berkeley City College  – Gaye Walton-Price (gwaltonprice@peralta.edu) PENDING COLLEGE APPROVAL
GHANA Dance, Intercultural Communications and African American Studies (July 23 – August 9, 2019) – Laney College/College of Alameda, Andrea Lee (avlee@peralta.edu), Kwesi Wilson (kwilson@peralta.edu), Jody Campbell (jcampbell@peralta.edu)
NEW ZEALAND Anthropology Field Studies (August 1-12, 2019) – College of Alameda,Jayne Smithson (jsmithson@peralta.edu)

For more information, please contact Drew Gephart at dgephart@peralta.edu or visit the Study Abroad website at https://web.peralta.edu/international/study-abroad

 
Sincerely,
 
Drew Gephart
International Services Manager
Peralta Community College District
Office of International Education
333 East 8th Street
Oakland, CA, 94606
Tel: (510) 587-7834; Fax: (510) 663-0937

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Town Hall Meeting at Fremont High School 11/15

8 November 2017

A Community College Education and Your Pathway to a Career is in the Neighborhood!

 

In partnership with Oakland Unified School District, Peralta Community College District Chancellor Jowel Laguerre and Board Trustees are excited to host its next Chancellor’s Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, November 15th, at Fremont High School, 4610 Foothill Blvd, off High Street in Oakland from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  

 

The Chancellor’s Town Hall Meeting, a series of community conversations, showcase Peralta Colleges’ wealth of career technical and academic programs, throughout the Peralta Colleges district community areas.  At the Town Hall Meetings, a suite of enrollment services and representatives are also on-hand to provide information on financial aid, admissions, counseling and more, in an effort to assist potential students to navigate the process with ease.
 

Last month Governor Jerry Brown signed new legislation to make community college free for all full-time students in California. Peralta Colleges and Oakland Unified School District’s collaborative work aims to ensure our communities are aware of the new law to increase the number of students who enroll in community college full-time, as well as the number of people who are prepared for careers that support their families.

 

Light food, networking and information table highlighting career technical and trades programs will begin at 5:30 pm in the Cafe.   The program presentations will take place in the Auditorium with OUSD staff and a conversation with Peralta Chancellor Jowel Laguerre and Peralta alumni.

 

The town hall meeting is free and open to the public.  To RSVP, visit www.experienceperaltafhs.eventbrite.com.

 

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DACA scholarships available

27 September 2017

DACA students: Don’t forget to renew your status by October 5th if your permit expires by March 5th. You can apply for scholarships from Mission Asset Fund to renew your status through this link or if you need help, contact the chancellor’s office and ask to speak to Dr. Mary Denise Jackson. They may email her at mdjackson@peralta.edu

From a letter from the California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley:

Good Afternoon Colleagues, As you may know, earlier this month the Mission Asset Fund (MAF) announced a scholarship fund to help young immigrants pay for the $495 DACA renewal fee. Today, the fund is announcing it has now tripled in size to reach $3,000,000—enough to help 6,000 Dreamers renew their DACA permits for two more years. To date, 4,000 scholarships have already been issued, with 2,000 scholarships still available—making this DACA renewal fund the largest of its kind in the nation. It is also important to note, close to 900 of the applications received so far are from California community college students.

There is a great deal of support for the young people who know this country as their only home. California Dreamers, many of whom are our students, want to live life outside of the shadows — so that they can study, earn a degree or certificate, work and build a future for themselves and their families. DACA was the salvation that brought them into the light of day.

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Peralta News: Merritt College Pruning Club

19 September 2017

Back in 1980’s Dennis Makishima was working as a gardener in the East Bay hills, and wanted to expand his training in the field of Horticulture, so he started attending classes in the Landscape Horticulture department.
 
As his horticultural knowledge increased, so did his understanding of a need that Dennis was able to develop into a clear vision of Aesthetic Pruning courses, which  “embrace the creative interpretation of small trees and shrubs in the urban context. The living art form combines the artistic skill of the pruner, the essences of the tree and the science of horticulture  and the needs of the clients and the surroundings.”  
 
Dennis Makishima was able to impart his skills and horticultural understanding into a successful series of courses designed to help students into a career that cultivated specialized pruning skills.
 
Dennis has taught hundreds of students and mentored many into lucrative careers of service to the East Bay and beyond.  
 

The Merritt Pruning Club has a 30-year history of mentoring and service. The Apprenticeship model of training and the Aesthetic Pruning club’s’ mission has benefited many gardens in the East Bay.  We are grateful to ALL the founding members and appreciate the skill and enthusiasm which has lasted and still inspires our community.
 
The 30 years of continuous service to the community,  here and throughout the world, had its beginnings here at Merritt College.
 
The department wants to also acknowledge Judy Thomas who was Faculty advisor to this club for the first 20 years:
 Pete Churgel, Yuki Nara, Randall Lee, and Bill Castellon and of course Michael Alliger, all extraordinary teachers, and Tom Branca assisted the program forward.
 
Merritt College has been offering a fee-based series of classes in Aesthetic Pruning for more than 20 years, with a wide array of individual modules for all interests and levels of expertise. These classes, plus additional Horticulture classes and experience, can lead to a Department-issued Award in Aesthetic Pruning! For more information, please visit: http://merrittlandhort.com

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Peralta Outreach on the Move 

18 September 2017

Come and see Peralta Colleges representatives and learn more about Peralta Colleges classes at the following community events: 

  • West Oakland Anthem – Defremery (Bobby Hutton) Park, (9/23/17) 12-5pm
  • 21st Annual Back-to-School Shoe Giveaway – Oracle Arena (9/23/17) 9-1pm
  • 40th Annual College Information Day, University of California, Berkeley, Dwinelle Hall (10/14/17) 9-2pm
  • Civic Pride Leadership Conference – Laney College, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland
    nd, CA, 94606, (10/21/17) , 9-2pm
  • 1st Annual Beyond the Barriers Careers & Resources Expo, Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA  (10/25/17) 10-4pm

For more information, contact Tamika M Brown, email: tmbrown@peralta.edu

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Filed under: Academic Excellence, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College

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