September Newsletter

Welcome Back to School! Times are definitely different, but let's get this bread this semester! We have a lot of fun and exciting programming coming soon! Read more down below!

In this Issue

Join our Intern Class
Welcome B(l)ack Barbecue
Highway 5 to Higher Education
Bay Area College Tour
Meet the 2020-21 BRRC Team
Intern Application
Need extra units? Want to give back the greater Black@Cal community through service and work? Want to be supported through your academic, professional, and personal pursuits? Then sign up to intern under BRRC!
Deadline to add the course: September 16th
Deadline to submit intern application: September 18th at 5 PM PST
Read the full application here.
Welcome B(l)ack Barbecue
Our annual Welcome B(l)ack BBQ is here! As y’all know, it will be virtual but we want to give back and make sure y’all eatin good! The first 100 to sign up for the WBB will be receiving a $15 UberEats Gift Card and if you are in the Berkeley area a Cupcakin’ Gift Card!! You even get a FREE shirt! Deadline to sign up is THIS WEDNESDAY 9/16 at 5 PM PST!!! Link is here.
Highway 5 to Higher Ed

Highway 5 to Higher Ed is designed to bridge the gap between Black low-income high school students and colleges and universities, but every Black student is encouraged to apply. Application closes Friday, October 2nd at 11:59 PM, and the first 150 students to apply will receive a FREE care package! We hope to celebrate Black joy and Black empowerment in higher education as well as support students right now as this country. If you have any questions or concerns the program coordinators can be reached at

We need Volunteers! Click here if you want to be a logistical volunteer and here if you would like to be a general program volunteer.

Coming soon: Bay Area College Tour
BRRC 2020-21 Executive Board
Meet the 2020-21 BRRC Board Members
For role descriptions, click here
John Stewart
External Affairs Director
Jalen Banks
Internal Affairs Director
Nadyca Stallworth
Operations Co-Manager
Andin Ngwa
Operations Co-Manager
Jordan Goodwin
K-12 Co-Coordinator 
Tiffany Okeani
K-12 Co-Coordinator 
Kaiyah Florence
Outreach Co-Coordinator
Amaya Mootry
Outreach Co-Coordinator
Ezinne Abba
Public Relations and Data Manager
Nayzak Wali-Ali
Transfer Coordinator
Anehita Okojie
Community Wellness Coordinator
William Parker
Community Retention Coordinator
New & Updated Website
BRRC #BlackatCal Resource Guide
COVID-19 Community Resource Guide
we got y'all back!


The Black Recruitment and Retention Center is a student-initiated, AND entirely a student ran organization that was founded in 1983. 

The purpose of the BRRC is to supplement, expand, and create efforts on campus and within the community toward the recruitment and retention of Black students. We are one of 7 RRCs in the bridges’ Multicultural Resource Centers, a coalition of 8 centers.

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