The Berkeley Lab Filipino-American Club is sponsoring a donation drive to help Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda victims in the Philippines. Proceeds will support UNICEF’s emergency response efforts, which are focused on the five million children who have been affected by this natural disaster. Club members will have a table in the cafeteria lobby during the Holiday Craft Fair this afternoon from 3:30 to 6 p.m., as well as lunchtime on Monday, Dec. 9 (11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.), and Thursday, Dec. 12 (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.). For more information, contact Lady Idos or Madelyn Bello.
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Nicole Pagano’s day job as the Lab’s protocol officer involves a certain amount of adult education. But rarely, if ever, does she get the opportunity to share her true passion—Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Then she heard about a program at the San Francisco County Jail that aims to stop the cycle of violence in the community and decided that teaching a class on Dante would be an excellent way to combine volunteering with her favorite piece of literature. More>
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Last month, Workforce Development & Education’s Laleh Coté served as a facilitator for a Hackathon in Oakland hosted by the Level Playing Field Institute. More than 100 local, low-income students in grades 6-12, from under-represented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) participated in the event. Student teams brainstormed educational, health and environmental issues in their communities, explored root causes of the issues and built a mobile app to address these challenges. Nearly 90% of the students were African American or Latino, 75% were low-income, and 80% had parents that did not attend college.
The Berkeley Lab Yoga Club will be hosting a special yoga class tomorrow (Dec. 4) from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Building 70A-3377. The class will be donation based, with all proceeds will go towards relief efforts in the Philippines for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. All donation amounts will be accepted. New students are welcome to attend. Mats, straps, blocks, and blankets will be available. This will be a basic/beginner yoga class taught by 500-hour certified Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Lady Idos. Contact Idos at email@example.com for more information.
The Philanthropy Club is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The Bloodmobile will be parked at the Cafeteria parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register for an appointment here (sponsor code is LBL). Walk-ins are welcome as well. For questions, contact Marissa Smithwick (x6088).
For Aseel Honein, an architect, teacher and design activist from Lebanon, spending a month collaborating with scientists at Berkeley Lab was a dream come true. She got the opportunity to do so through the TechWomen 2013 program, which brought 76 women from 16 Middle Eastern and African countries to the U.S. in October for a five-week professional mentoring program. Five of these emerging leaders were hosted by colleagues from the Lab who worked closely with them on projects related to their burgeoning careers. More>
Share engaging science activities with visiting 5th grade students! Participate in an upcoming volunteer workshop for the Berkeley Lab Adventure Zone in Elementary Science (BLAZES) program. Learn to guide visiting 5th graders as they investigate properties of matter through hands-on science activities related to states of matter, electricity, and thermal conductivity of metals. BLAZES is an on-site program for which volunteers are needed daily from Oct until mid-May. You choose the date(s) when you can volunteer! The time commitment is from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the day(s) that you are volunteering. The workshop will be held Dec. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Building 7-211. Registration required.
MSD Gives Back is sponsoring a toy and coat drive benefiting BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency) in Berkeley. BOSS provides services that help families and individuals move from homelessness to homes. Employees and affiliates are encouraged to bring a new toy (for children age 5-18) or a gently used coat to the MSD Division office in Building 66-250 between Nov. 18 and Dec. 13. MSD has partnered with One Warm Coat for the drive.
For the 16th year, Berkeley Lab is sponsoring a charitable giving campaign called Berkeley Lab SHARES. Employees can pledge online, or fill out this donation form to pay by check or take a payroll deduction. Send completed donation forms (with check if applicable) to Bldg. 971-PR by Friday, Dec. 6 in order to meet the early cut-off payroll deadline. Go here to view a donor resource guide.
Employees interested in sharing engaging science activities with visiting fifth grade students are invited to participate in an upcoming volunteer workshop for the Berkeley Lab Adventure Zone in Elementary Science (BLAZES) program. In this workshop Lab employees learn to guide visiting fifth graders as they investigate properties of matter through hands-on science activities related to states of matter, electricity, and thermal conductivity of metals. BLAZES is an on-site program. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon until May 2014. The workshop will be held Monday, Nov. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bldg. 7-211. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.