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Sign Up for Free COVID Vaccinations At Laney College

25 May 2021

PCCD and Alameda County Partner To Provide Free COVID Vaccinations

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) has partnered with the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations for Peralta students, employees, and their families. ACPHD has selected Clayworth Pharmacy to administer the free Moderna vaccinations.

The first dose will be given on the Laney College campus on Monday, June 7, with slots available from 10am to 1:30pm.  The specific location on campus is still to be determined and we expect to confirm details later this week.

The second dose will be given on the Laney campus a month later, on Wednesday, July 7, with slots available from 10am to 1:30pm. When you register for the first dose, you are automatically signed up for the second one too.

To reserve a spot, please visit https://www.primarybio.com/r/clayworthvaccine and provide the requested information (name, phone & email contact info, and home address).

It is a quick process to sign up. Clayworth Pharmacy is administering several clinics, which you’ll see on the landing page. The last step of the registration is to choose your location, so please choose “Laney College.”

We currently have 150 vaccination slots available on a first registered, first served basis, with the opportunity to expand to 300 slots upon demand. If the demand exceeds 300 people, we will work with ACPHD to add clinics potentially at the other colleges. Don’t wait though. If you want the vaccination, sign up now!

To learn more about the Moderna vaccine, click here for a fact sheet. The Moderna vaccine is FDA approved for individuals 18 years old or older.

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Filed under: Announcements, Laney College, Peralta News

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

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

Laney College awarded prestigious $1.5 million U.S. Department of Education Grant

9 September 2020

Oakland, CA – Laney College’s APASS (Asian Pacific American Student Success) program was awarded a prestigious $1.5 million U.S. Department of Education AANAPISI (Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) grant to support job training, job placement and career pathways for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Asian American Pacific Islander students. While Laney College has received two previous AANAPISI grants, this is the first grant that specifically supports job training and placement for AAPI and ESOL students.

“Laney has long served as a Bay Area institution that welcomes students from all backgrounds, and we continue to offer classes and support services in a welcoming environment to the many communities that embody us,” said Dr. Rudy Besikof, President, Laney College. “I congratulate our APASS team for securing this prestigious grant, as it represents a tremendous opportunity for us to expand our job training and placement services during a time when such help is so critically needed by the students we serve.

The five-year grant program is designed to help immigrant students get prepared for jobs such in fields such as carpentry, HVAC, elevator repair, machine technology, culinary arts, computer programming, virtual reality and cosmetology. It will also support the hiring of CTE counselors and career coaches that will help students access financial aid, free groceries, free legal assistance and other support, which will be available to students online and in several languages including Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Lao.

“This grant is absolutely vital to not only Asian Pacific Islander students at Laney College, but also to the many English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) who rely on APASS services and support to achieve their academic and career goals,” said APASS Director Dr. David Lee. “Thanks to this funding, we will be able to provide critical job training and placement support to help students enter successful careers that will allow them and their families thrive. The key to the Bay Area’s economic recovery begins with education and job training, and APASS is proud to play an important role helping the community emerge out of this pandemic stronger than ever.”

The AANAPISI program has helped thousands of Asian American Pacific Islander and ESOL students at Laney College with counseling, tutoring, mentoring, coaching, college tours, and Summer Bridge programs.  

Most Fall semester classes are currently being offered online, and are still enrolling, with over 1000 seats available in September and October-starting classes. For more information, please visit https://laney.edu/classes/ today.

To learn more about Laney College APASS and the AANAPISI grant, please contact David Lee at delee@peralta.edu

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Statement by the President of the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees

21 June 2020

As President of the Peralta Board of Trustees, I want to acknowledge that the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees is aware of the allegation of racist remarks by an instructor to a student at Laney College regarding the pronunciation of the student’s name. Consistent with his rights to due process, the instructor has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into this matter.

 

The Board does not take these allegations lightly. We understand the need to challenge and eliminate racism and white supremacy in all of its insidious forms, including the suppression of native cultures and languages and its demands that people of color conform to norms of “whiteness.” We remain steadfast in our commitment to stand against any and all racist and xenophobic acts as they are antithetical to our principles as individuals, our professional duty as Trustees, and closely held values to honor and support all students in the Peralta Colleges in their quest to better their lives and their communities through higher education.

 

We remain committed to upholding the mission and values of the Peralta Community College District: we recognize and celebrate the strengths of  the diverse students, communities, and colleagues we serve; and we provide the diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.

 

In Service,

 

Julina Bonilla

Peralta Board of Trustees, Board President

Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud

Chancellor – Board Secretary

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Peralta Community College District Partners with Local Nonprofits to Provide Thousands of Meals to Students

26 May 2020

Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation and World Central Kitchen provide resources and logistics to offer meals at three PCCD colleges

OAKLAND, CA – In response to dramatically increased food insecurity from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Peralta Community College District forged a partnership with two nonprofits – Oakland’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation and the World Central Kitchen – to provide thousands of meals to students at three of its four campus locations. The Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation underwrites the cost of the meals, while the World Central Kitchen helps provide food delivery and distribution logistics.

While the District’s four colleges, College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, Laney College and Merritt College, have long offered food assistance programs, the District recognized the need to quickly ramp up its capacity to address the growing need of its student population.

“It became clear early on that some people in our community might need additional support to weather this difficult time,” said Chancellor Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud. “Thanks to the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation and the World Central Kitchen, we have been able to bring in the additional resources to keep our community fed. I’d like to give special thanks to Peralta Colleges Foundation Executive Director LaNiece Jones for helping make this new venture possible.”

Laney College and the College of Alameda launched their partnerships with both organizations this past April. Merritt College will launch its food pantry this coming Thursday (May 28), and discussions are currently underway for a partnership at the District’s Berkeley City College.

“We are so grateful to the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation and the World Central Kitchen for the work they are doing to keep our community from going hungry,” said Peralta Colleges Foundation Executive Director LaNiece Jones. “I’d also like to thank all of the District staff at the colleges who are working hard every day to ensure these meals are distributed to students.”

According to Jose Corona, who heads Programs & Partnerships for Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation,  “The Peralta District does an amazing job of serving young adults, and we want to make sure that we do our part in supporting their students and families during this unprecedented time.”

The Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation was founded by Stephen and Ayesha Curry to end childhood and family hunger in Oakland, and provides critical funding to a variety of local organizations that provide food and distribution logistics, including the World Central Kitchen. Celebrity chef José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen in 2010 to provide meals in response to natural disasters, and has served 19 million meals since its founding.

Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta Colleges Foundation, Press Release. Tagged: ,

College Campuses and District Office to remain closed through June 2020

27 March 2020

The Peralta Community College District college campuses and the district office will remain closed through June 30, 2020.  Personnel performing essential functions may be required to work on site.   

 

Classes that can be conducted remotely will resume on Monday, April 6, 2020. Faculty will continue the excellent work of converting face-to-face classes into remote instructional formats. Also, important student services will be provided remotely.  Classes and servicethat cannot be transitioned to a remote format will not be able to proceed until the campuses reopen.  We will continue to explore the possibility of resuming instruction of programs that prepare essential sector critical infrastructure workers identified in Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 but cannot be converted to a remote modality.  

 

Thank you to the many administrators, faculty and staff who have been working tirelessly to transition on this unprecedented scale.   

 

I realize this is a difficult situation. We will do all we can to keep this community safe and support student educational needs, during this pandemic and into the future.  

 

Take good care, 

Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, Chancellor 

Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: ,

COVID-19 Update: Classes cancelled to April 6, 2020

16 March 2020

In light of the “shelter in place” directive issued earlier today by Alameda County, all classes at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College are cancelled from March 23, 2020 to April 6, 2020. All four college campuses as well as the District office, currently closed for Spring Break, will continue to be closed to April 6, 2020.

All employees will continue to work remotely while the college campuses and district offices are closed. Employees (including student workers) will maintain their respective schedule and continue to be paid during this time.

Additionally, travel on behalf of the district is now suspended, including previously approved travel plans.

Services for students will be available following Spring Break, beginning on March 23 through the April 6 campus closure period, but are offered online and not via in-person contact.

The health and safety of members of the Peralta community remains our top priority. Peralta Community College District will continue to follow the guidelines and best practices for institutions of higher education as recommended by the Alameda County Public Health Department, the California Department of Public Health, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The latest updates from Peralta regarding COVID-19 are always available at https://web.peralta.edu/health-services/coronavirus/. Peralta serves a diverse community of learners and we are committed to maintaining a welcoming environment of belonging. Please treat each other with respect and kindness in these challenging times. You are all important members of our community.

Thank you for the incredible job you are doing as we respond to the emerging information.

If you have questions, please contact Mark Johnson at markjohnson@peralta.edu.

Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: ,

COVID-19 Update: Campuses Closed March 14-21, 2020

13 March 2020

A Message from Chancellor Regina Stanback Stroud to the Peralta Community:

Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, and the District office will be closed starting tomorrow, Saturday March 14, 2020 through Saturday, March 21, 2020.  All employees are asked to work remotely while the college campuses and district offices are closed. All employees (including student workers) will maintain their respective schedule and continue to be paid during this time. 

 

I recognize that there are some jobs that cannot be done remotely. If this applies to you, please contact your manager promptly for guidance and instruction. 

 

Student services will continue to be available remotely (online or via telephone) during the campus closures. 

 

The health and safety of members of the Peralta community remains our top priority. Peralta Community College District will continue to follow the guidelines and best practices for institutions of higher education as recommended by the Alameda County Public Health Department, the California Department of Public Health, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

 

The latest updates from Peralta regarding COVID-19 are always available at https://web.peralta.edu/health-services/coronavirus/. Peralta serves a diverse community of learners and we are committed to maintaining a welcoming environment of belonging. Please treat each other with respect and kindness in these challenging times. You are all important members of our community. 

 

Thank you for the incredible job you are doing as we respond to the emerging information.  

A PDF version of this announcement is available here.

Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: ,

COVID-19 Update: Spring Break Moved to March 16-21, 2020

11 March 2020

At an Emergency Meeting on March 11, 2020, the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees voted to approve the following changes to the academic calendar:

  • Spring Break (originally scheduled as the week of April 13-18) has been moved to the week of March 16-21, 2020.
  • Flex Day (a faculty training day originally scheduled March 19, 2020) will now be held on Monday, March 30, 2020.

These changes, made with appreciated support of the Peralta Federation of Teachers (PFT), are a response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) intended to increase social distancing and better protect our community.

Yesterday, on March 10, 2020, Chancellor Regina Stanback Stroud announced that face-to-Face classes at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College are cancelled on Wednesday, March 11, Thursday, March 12, Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Cancelling classes March 11-14 allows instructional faculty to attend trainings offered at their respective college and evaluate optional resources for potentially transitioning their classes to remote forms of instruction as needed. College administration will communicate times and locations for trainings.

The health and safety of members of the Peralta Community remains our top priority. PCCD will continue to follow the guidelines and best practices for institutions of higher education as recommended by the Alameda County Public Health Department, the California Department of Public Health, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Faculty opting to use remote forms of instruction will begin doing so following Spring Break on Monday, March 23, 2020, and continue through Saturday, April 4, 2020 (faculty may continue to teach face-to-face, however, we strongly encourage faculty who can opt to use remote forms of instruction to do so).

Resources for faculty regarding remote methods of instruction are available at:

Resources for students regarding preparation for online and hybrid classes are available at https://peralta.instructure.com/courses/442.

Please note:  The Colleges and District Offices will remain open.  Administration and staff are expected to report to work unless they are ill. The aim of this approach is to maintain academic continuity and proactively take steps to protect the community by reducing the number of people gathered in public spaces.

The latest updates from Peralta regarding COVID-19 are always available at https://web.peralta.edu/health-services/coronavirus/. Peralta serves a diverse community of learners and we are committed to maintaining a welcoming environment of belonging. Please treat each other with respect and kindness in these challenging times. You are all important members of our community.

Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, Board of Trustees, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News, Press Release. Tagged: , ,

COVID-19 Update – March 10, 2020

11 March 2020

Face-to-Face classes at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College are cancelled on Wednesday, March 11, Thursday, March 12, Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, 2020.  

 

Cancelling classes on the above stated dates will allow instructional faculty to attend trainings offered at their respective college and evaluate optional resources for potentially transitioning their classes to remote forms of instruction as needed. College administration will communicate times and locations for trainings.   

 

The health and safety of members of the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) continue to be our top priority. Information regarding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving.  PCCD will continue to follow the guidelines and best practices for institutions of higher education as recommended by the Alameda County Public Health Department, the California Department of Public Healththe California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

 

The PCCD Board of Trustees has scheduled an Emergency Meeting on Wednesday, March 10,2020 to consider recommended changes to the academic calendar.  The  

Chancellor recommends:  

  • the scheduled Spring Break during the week of April 13-17 be moved to the week of March 16-20, 2020.   
  • the scheduled March 19, 2020 Flex Day be changed to Monday, March 30, 2020.  

 

Faculty opting to use remote forms of instruction will begin doing so on Monday, March 23, 2020, and continue through Saturday, April 4, 2020 (faculty may continue to teach face-to-face, however, we strongly encourage faculty who can opt to use remote forms of instruction to do so). 

 

Resources for faculty regarding remote methods of instruction are available at: 

 

Resources for students regarding preparation for online and hybrid classes are available at https://peralta.instructure.com/courses/442. 

   

Please note:  The Colleges and District Offices will remain open.  Administration and staff are expected to report to work unless they are ill. The aim of this approach is to maintain academic continuity and proactively take steps to protect the community by reducing the number of people gathered in public spaces.    

 

We will continue to update you.    

 

 

Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News, Uncategorized. Tagged: ,

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