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The Peralta Community College District cordially invites you to our 50th Anniversary Grand Reception, October 30

3 October 2014

50th Anniversary Reception

image007“Celebrating the Past and Building for the Future” Guest Speaker: Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Thursday at 6pm, October 30, 2014 in the Newton/Seale Student Lounge at Merritt College. Call (510) 466-7206 for information and tickets.

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Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center Named at Merritt College In Honor of Congresswoman

21 July 2014


In appreciation and recognition of Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s contributions to Merritt College and the Peralta Community College District, the Board of Trustees’ passed Resolution 14/15-05 at its July 15 meeting to name the Merritt Science and Allied Health Center the “Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center” in her honor. Trustee Linda Handy, in yellow, reads the Resolution to Saundra Andrews of Congresswoman Lee’s office, who is flanked by President of the Board, Abel Guillén. Members of the Board, as well as Chancellor Dr. José M. Ortiz, and other senior administrators, are also pictured.

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Affordable Care Act: Health Care to Help Heal the Nation lecture at Merritt College – April 24

20 April 2014

1909279_10202789008303970_1858046380_oAffordable Care Act: Health Care to Help Heal the Nation lecture at Merritt College – April 24

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FRIDAY: Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet to Join Congresswoman Barbara Lee at Laney College

25 March 2014

peace_corpsWASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2014 – Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will join U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) at Laney College in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, March 28 to talk with students and faculty from across the region about how Peace Corps service can give them a competitive edge in today’s global job market. Current Peace Corps volunteer and Oakland resident Teneasha Pierson will also participate from Kenya to share her service experience. 

California produces more Peace Corps volunteers than any other state nationwide with 973 residents currently serving. Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, more than 28,000 California residents have served overseas as Peace Corps volunteers.

Peace Corps volunteers travel to the farthest corners of the world where they work toward sustainable change while gaining hands-on experience and developing skills employers are looking for now more than ever. College graduates who have served with the Peace Corps return home with cross-cultural, leadership, community development and language skills that help strengthen international ties and increase our country’s global competitiveness.

The Peace Corps has eight regional recruitment offices across the country that work closely with prospective volunteers. In addition, the agency’s Office of Diversity and National Outreach aims to recruit a diverse pool of volunteers and build an inclusive culture that welcomes applicants and volunteers who reflect the rich diversity of America.

Peace Corps event with Oakland-area college students and faculty

Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13)
Laney College President Dr. Elñora T. Webb
Peace Corps Kenya Volunteer Teneasha Pierson

10 a.m. PT, Friday, March 28, 2014

Laney College Student Center, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA

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While at Laney College, Hessler-Radelet will also meet with returned Peace Corps volunteers, including members of the Northern California Peace Corps Association.

To learn more about the Peace Corps, students and community members can contact the Peace Corps’ San Francisco Regional Office at

About the Peace Corps: As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level with local governments, schools, communities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. When they return home, volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences – and a global outlook – back to the United States that enriches the lives of those around them. President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961 to foster a better understanding among Americans and people of other countries. Since then, more than 215,000 Americans of all ages have served in 139 countries worldwide. Visit to learn more.

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Peralta College Delegation in Washington, D.C.

12 February 2014


Peralta Colleges’ Chancellor, José M. Ortiz, led a delegation this week to Washington, D.C., to discuss educational issues with the nation’s lawmakers. 

In this photo, Peralta’s delegation met Congresswoman Barbara Lee (California’s 13th Congressional District) in the Longworth House Office Building where the Congresswoman was attending a Workforce and Education Committee hearing. Pictured from left, Trustee Bill Withrow, Trustee Meredith Brown, Congresswoman Lee, Chancellor Ortiz, Trustee Linda Handy and Trustee Cy Gulassa.

Peralta’s delegation asked lawmakers to change work study formulas to be fair and equitable, to support successful “wrap-around” services for students, for Congress to expand programs for Asian American, Native American Pacific and Hispanic-serving institutions, and to allow colleges to use tax exempt funding practices to keep pace with infrastructure needs.

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P-SPAN – Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduces Career Awareness Day at Berkeley City College

25 April 2013

Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduces Career Awareness Day at Berkeley City College, on April 19, 2013. This event focused on careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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THE BARBARA LEE & ELIHU HARRIS LECTURE SERIES – Saturday, April 20 with Dr. Helene Gayle

8 April 2013

Saturday, April 20 at 7pm. Parks Chapel A.M.E. Church, 476 34th St., Oak.  To RSVP Call 510-434-3988.

Dr. Helene Gayle

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Peralta News – Peralta Awarded $3.6 Million TAA Grant

9 November 2012

The Peralta Colleges recently was awarded a $3.6 million dollar grant, part of a 15 million dollar Trade Adjustment Assistance Grant from the Obama Administration.

As part of the announcement Congresswoman Barbara Lee made a visit to Laney College and Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis visited Berkeley City College.

Randy Tillery of Contra Costa Community College talks to us about what the grant is and what it means to Bay Area community colleges.

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Congresswoman Lee to Visit Laney College Machine Technology Lab Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

9 October 2012. 0 comments

Congresswoman Barbara Lee will join Cy Gulassa, Board of Trustees President, Peralta Community College District, José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, Laney College President Elnora Webb, Ph.D., and students, faculty and staff on a  tour of the Laney College Machine Technology Lab (Room G-100) on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  Laney College is located at 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA.

Following the tour, Congresswoman Lee will hold media availability where she will discuss the latest figures released by the Department of Labor showing the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent and the addition of 114,000 jobs and how Laney College’s recent Department of Labor grant helps move the Bay Area economy forward by creating a regional workforce equipped to meet the demands of emerging fields like advanced manufacturing, logistics and engineering fields.

The Laney College’s Machine Technology Lab will be partially used to retrain displaced workers in emerging manufacturing and technology fields for the Design it-Build it-Ship it program.   The Peralta Community College District including Laney College is part of a consortium that was recently awarded $14.9 million grant for a this regional workforce initiative through the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program.

Peralta Colleges students, faculty and staff and the community are encouraged to attend.

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RSVP TODAY! Barbara Lee & Elihu Harris Lecture Series III – featuring Ambassodor Andrew Young – October 20

8 October 2012. 0 comments

RSVP by email at or by phone (510) 654-5335


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