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¡Hola Osxs! 
Dear Chicanx Latinx Cal Alumni,

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well during this coronavirus pandemic that has changed our lives. The changes are especially difficult for our students (undergraduate & graduate) as they can't be on campus, and are facing increased barriers to achieving their academic and career dreams.  They are sheltering-in-place, accessing classes and services online, and trying to survive with reduced income, housing and food insecurity, and new challenges. 

To help them through this difficult time we have launched a Student Aid Campaign to provide emergency grants to students who find themselves with emergency needs—for food, rent, medical, or transportation expenses. These emergency grants can make a big difference in times like these. Please give, as whatever you can give will go a long way in supporting our future C/L Cal Alumni and their families.  Use the "Student Aid Campaign" button to make a secure, online donation.

Because of the coronavirus, our March 11 Diversity Career Fair had to be cancelled just 48 hours before. To help our students and alumni in this challenging environment, if you have or know of jobs available please email them to us so we can post and share them in the jobs section on our website.

Due to the cancellation of all in-person new admit yield receptions and events, including Cal Day, UCB CLAA chapters and CLSD have organized two weeks of virtual yield events beginning this weekend to welcome and encourage newly admitted C/L students to come to Cal.  These events will include information for students and families with bilingual and bicultural programming hosted by multiple chapters to provide local connections. We will also be doing alumni phone banks to call new admits by region. If you are able to, please sign up for a phone bank and check the schedule to join us for a virtual yield event.

Finally, the UCB CLAA Board has revised and updated our membership plans. These changes simplify the categories, offer free membership to our students and new graduates (for the first year), and provide critical shared funding for our chapters and operations to better serve members. Thank you for joining and supporting our community.


En comunidad,
Michael Trevino ’89
Executive Director, UCB CLAA

 
Virtual Yield Events 
Alumni RSVP
Due to the cancellation of yield events, we have partnered with the Chicanx Latinx Student Development Office in order to outreach to our newly admitted Chicanx Latinx students, who may have questions and concerns. If you are interested in participating in phone banking, please fill out the interest form. Let's welcome our new osxs with open arms! 
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Student Emergency Aid 
  It is imperative that now, more than ever, we collectively invest in our community, but more importantly, in our Cal Latinx students. Although we have made some progress, there are many of our students still experiencing food and housing insecurities. Many students have lost their jobs and are attempting to make sense of virtual learning. We have launched this campaign in order to help out our students during these stressful times. No donation is too small!
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With the current situation, many students, including the Class of 2020, have had their summer and job opportunities cancelled. We are calling on our alumni to create community by sharing professional opportunities to our students. Additionally, CLAA is launching professional development webinars in order to offer additional resources to our students during shelter-in-place orders. Interested in providing a webinar or have a job opportunity? Please contact membership@ucbclaa.org 
CLAA Membership 
A CLAA membership is just one way to help us serve you, our alum, and our students.  The contribution will go towards student scholarships, programming, alumni networking, workforce development, and help contribute towards the building capacity at CLAA and its chapters
Become a Member!
Alumni News
Cal Alum Rey León joins the discussion on How Can We Make Farm Work Healthier along with Nikiko Masumoto, Chia Thao, Alice Daniel, and Tania Pacheco-Werner. 

Rey León is the mayor of the town of Huron, California. He is the founder and executive director of the San Joaquin Valley Latino Environmental Advancement & Policy Project (Valley LEAP), the founder of the San Joaquin Valley Regional Green Jobs Coalition, and co-founder of the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition. 
Check out the panel!
Interested in nominating and highlighting alumni who are doing amazing work in our community? Visit our website and fill out our contact form! 
Alumni Spotlight
COVID-19 
UC Berkeley has launched “Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19,” a series of live, online events featuring faculty experts from across the UC Berkeley campus who are sharing what they know and what they are learning about the pandemic. New events are being added regularly; if you miss the live presentations, tune in anytime on the Berkeley Conversations website.
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Thank you for your continued support! Look out for our next newsletter for more events and announcements! Stay safe!

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