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¡Hola Osxs! 
Dear Chicanx Latinx Cal Alumni,
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. Thank you for your involvement and support of our community during these historically challenging times.
 
UCB CLAA involvement this spring was key in helping new admits in Cal’s first admissions cycle since announcing the goal of becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution. UCB CLAA chapters and alumni partnered with Chicanx Latinx Student Development to host a first-ever statewide series of virtual bilingual/bicultural events. Thanks to the involvement of over 100 alumni, we were able to share information for success to our new students and their families, and helped increase our entering Latinx enrollment to the highest percentage in more than 20 years.
 
As mentioned in our Spring Newsletter, the needs of our students impacted by Covid-19 are tremendous, and through donations to our ¡Osxs en Comunidad! campaign fund we have been able to award emergency grants to 38 students so far. With many more needy students remaining (60+), we are continuing to fundraise through the end of July.  If you have not done so already, please join us in giving to this fund as every contribution helps.
 
The UCB CLAA Board of Directors has joined our campus partners the Chicanx Latinx Student Development Office and the Chicanx Latinx Standing Committee (Chancellor’s Cabinet Advisory Committee) in adopting a statement of support of our Black brothers and sisters as we stand together to denounce acts of racial injustice against our communities of color. We believe it falls on us now more than ever to be thoughtful and critical about our actions – to listen, make space for anger and grief, and to ensure that our interactions are built on love, humanity and understanding. Our statement is posted on our UCB CLAA website
 
Finally, if you have not renewed your membership to UCB CLAA (and are not a life member), please join. Your membership dues help support our activities and mission, and are shared with your local UCB CLAA chapter to provide key support for local activities.
 
 
En comunidad,
Michael Trevino ’89
Executive Director
Virtual Yield Events
April and May marked a triumphant return of the CLAA family to the 2020 Berkeley stage. We celebrated yet another memorable partnership with the Chicanx Latinx Student Development team and are proud to announce that our Cal Latinx community has risen to the yield challenge once again.

A total of 346 Latinx accepted students, 110 alumni and 7 CLAA chapters participated in our 11 bilingual information and discussion sessions, including both admitted first-years and transfers. Among those, we have confirmed that approximately 25% of these Latinx first-year students have officially accepted joining Cal. Yes, in 2020, we went from 10-12% to 25% yield. We are hopeful for similar numbers from our transfer osxs as well! A huge thanks goes out to those who contributed, including all of you alumni, our great campus staff and our incredible Cal students.

This is the beginning to a promising goal of helping UC Berkeley become a Hispanic Serving Institution by 2025. We are hard at work to make sure that we keep growing and keep supporting our Cal Latinx with as many resources as possible.
Donate to Student Aid! 
We received over 100 applications from students with urgent needs. We are continuing to fundraise and seek additional donations in order to assist as many students as possible. Your donations are an immense help in addressing the immediate needs of our students. Please consider donating today!
Donate Now!
CLAA News 

Non-Linear Path: To Information Security 

Our first speaker is Elizabeth Ramirez, who over two decades has worked in program management, working primarily with underserved communities, including our undocumented community as a defense immigration paralegal. In 2015, she embarked on a non-linear career path into the field of information security. Currently, she works with a global community of hundreds of security researchers. 

Join us on 
July 10th from 4pm-5pm! 

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Interested in hosting a webinar for our UC Berkeley community? Contact membership@ucbclaa.org for more information! 
The 2020 National and Chapter CLAA Scholarships are now open for all undergraduate and graduate Cal Chicanx and Latinx students. 

This year's CLAA Scholarship Program is sponsored by Joe Kapp and his family. Once identified by Sports Illustrated as "The Toughest Chicano," Joe is proud to continue giving back to his beloved Cal. We are thankful for having a leader like him in our community. Mil gracias, Joe. 
Share the Opportunity!
Do you remember Cal in the 60s, 70s, 80s? 
Tell us about your experience on the UC Berkeley campus for our Latinx Timeline project! The timeline will be featured at our Legacy Celebration. Don't miss your opportunity to be part of this great project highlight Latinx at Berkeley.
Submit Here!
Upcoming Events 
Join us at this year’s welcome party as we build community with our incoming first-year and transfer Osxs and their families. We will have testimonials, conversation and a good time. 
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Looking for your next career opportunity?  Join us online for our upcoming Hire UC Virtual Alumni Career Fair. Over 70+ employers from a wide variety of industries offering entry-level and experienced positions will be in attendance. This event is free for University of California alumni to attend, but you must register to participate.  

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
10AM to 4PM (PST)
Register Today!
CLAA Membership 

Our Annual CLAA Membership is a great way to give back and help CLAA raise funds for scholarships and programming for students while providing workforce development and networking opportunities for alumni.  Your membership dollars also help support your local CLAA chapter to help recruit and support high school and community college students that are interested in going to Cal while staying engaged with alumni in their regions.

Become a Member!
UC News

On June 5th, a University of California Board of Regents special committee has nominated Alexis Atsilvsgi Zaragoza, a UC Berkeley undergraduate student, to be the 2021-22 student regent.

If approved by the Board of Regents at their July meeting, Zaragoza will become the 47th student regent, a position established in 1975. She will serve as the student regent-designate for the coming year, able to participate in all deliberations, and will have voting privileges when her one-year term as a regent begins in July 2021.

Read more! 

On May 20th, The University of California Board of Regents approved Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz’s appointment as UC Merced’s fourth chancellor. Muñoz comes to UC from the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), where he has served as president since 2017.

We welcome and congratulate Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz on his incredible accomplishment! 

Read more!
In May, Art Torres, a former California state senator and former chair of the California Democratic Party, was named the fifth UC Santa Cruz alumnus to serve as an Alumni Regent. Torres’s role as alumni regent will give UC Santa Cruz an important voice at the table during a critical time for University of California. 

Read more! 
The University of California, Davis, Chancellor Gary S. May has selected Pablo Guillermo Reguerín to be the next vice chancellor of Student Affairs. 
Reguerín serves as principal investigator on three U.S. Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institution, or HSI, Title V and Title III grants, totaling more than $9.3 million. UC Davis has made a significant commitment to achieve HSI designation, and Reguerín will play a key role in this major effort. Check out the press release! 
The University of California Board of Regents has issued a statement addressing the protests and violence following the death of George Floyd. 
Read their Statement!
On June 15th, the University of California Board of Regents unanimously endorsed Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 (ACA 5) as well as the repeal of Proposition 209, which banned the consideration of race and gender in admissions decisions a quarter-century ago. The votes from the governing board of the world’s preeminent public research university underscore the proactive need to help address systemic and perpetual inequalities in public education.

Read more! 
Community News
Angélica Garcia has been named the first chicana president of Berkeley City College!

Peralta’s chancellor, Regina Stanback Stroud states that Garcia's “experience as a first-generation college student, and student of color, informs her teaching and leadership, always putting students first,”.

We want to congratulate Angélica Garcia on her accomplishment and her impact in the Berkeley community! 
Read more! 
On June 18th the U.S Supreme Court ruled the Trump administration's attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This ruling is enormously important for undocumented students and staff and for our campus community as a whole. The UC system values every member of the community and embrace the talents, unique journeys, and perspectives they bring to the campuses.
Read more!
Learn more about the Undocumented Student Program at UC Berkeley!

Thank you for your continued support! Look out for our next newsletter for more events and announcements!

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