¡Hola Osxs! 

Dear Chicanx Latinx Cal Alumni,

We hope you are safe and well, especially during these difficult times as Covid-19 has impacted so many in our community. We share our condolences to those who have lost loved ones. 

As we start the 2021 year, we are excited to see several of our Cal Alumni appointed to leadership roles in the new Biden Administration including Alejandro Mayorkas ’81 as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the first Latinx and immigrant to lead DHS, and Julie Chavez Rodriguez ’00 as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Go Bears!

We are looking forward to our 2021 Diversity Career & Internship Fair on March 10 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. If you or employers you know are hiring, we encourage registering for this virtual fair (the deadline is February 24). We expect a great turnout of continuing and graduating students, and employers (already over 50 employers have registered).

Following our great participation and success last year, CLAA will again be welcoming new admits through our hosted virtual yield events in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Please mark your calendars the last two weeks of April (19-23 and 25-30).  We’ll have more details and registration next month.  Your participation makes a big difference!

En Comunidad,
Michael Treviño ‘89
Executive Director
2021 Diversity Career Fair - March 10

Our Diversity Career & Internship Fair provides a special opportunity to engage with terrific diverse continuing and graduating students interested in internship and career opportunities. Offered in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Career Center, this virtual fair is open to all Cal students and includes special outreach targeting diverse student populations.

Sponsors of the Diversity Career & Internship Fair will also be named sponsors of the preceding Diversity Career Development Summit on March 5th. Sponsorship also includes the opportunity for one or more named scholarships.

There are a limited number of fee waivers available for local government, nonprofit, and community-based organizations. To apply, please email Andrew Green (

  • Fees:

    • $600 for Corporate Employer

    • $150 for Nonprofits

    • $150 for Government or Military

    • $150 for UC Berkeley Department

    • $1,500 for Diversity Champion Sponsor

    • $3,000 for Premier Inclusivity Sponsor

    • $5,000 for Equity Visionary Sponsor

Employer Registration and details:
Registration Deadline: February 24, 2021
Joe Kapp Scholarship Fundraiser 
Toast to Coach Joe Kapp's birthday with CLAA and Ron Rivera, Washington Football Team's Head Coach. Coach Rivera, an All-American, PAC 10 Football Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl XX Champion, will tell us about playing on the Cal field for Coach Kapp and why Time Magazine named Kapp "The Toughest Chicano" in 1971. Coach Kapp inspired us at Cal as a quarterback, coach, and now by his philanthropy. 

Meet co-authors, JJ Kapp and Robert Phelps, of Coach Kapp's biography, who will also discuss Coach Kapp's illustrious life on and off the field.

The Cal Advantage – Haas MBA Program
Streamlined MBA application process for Cal alumni. No test score required.

One of Dean Harrison and program leaders' goals is to reduce barriers and expand pathways of access for historically underrepresented communities into our MBA programs. As such, the increased diversity of their application pool and incoming classes last year inspired Haas, in part, to offer The Cal Advantage program again. 

UC Berkeley seniors and alumni of all programs (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to apply to the Haas School of Business for fall 2021 enrollment through Cal Advantage, an exclusive, streamlined application process. GMAT/GRE/EA test scores are optional for Cal alumni. Interested candidates can apply to either the Evening & Weekend or Full-time MBA program.

Last year in the Full-time MBA process, over 20% of the application pool identified as an underrepresented minority, solidly higher than the traditional pool!
Learn more...
California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19.
This program of the California's Office of Small Business Advocate and administered by the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Lendistry with the support of over 500 partners across the state.
Apply here! 
Destination College Advising Corps is currently recruiting College Adviser Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year.
UC Berkeley Destination College Advising Corps (DCAC) is seeking recent college graduates with a passion to increase educational opportunities for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented high school students to serve as full-time College Adviser Fellows at one of our partner sites in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, or Solano County. The paid position as a DCAC College Adviser Fellow requires a full-time commitment from August 1, 2021 -  May 31, 2022 and August 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023
. Apply here ...
HSI Report
UC Berkeley's Road to Becoming an HSI

The Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the HSI Task Force is out and the top key recommendations to Chancellor Carol Christ are below:
  • Academic Excellence and Investments in Faculty, Teaching, and Learning Initiatives
  • Prioritization of Retention and Recruitment
  • Campus-wide Communication and Marketing Strategies
  • Strengthening Presence, Connectivity, & Inclusiveness
  • Expansive communications and marketing plan

The HSI Task Force identified three implementation phases leading to HSI designation by 2027. While HSI designation may be achieved in a shorter time, the recommendations identified through the implementation phases are necessary to foster an ongoing Latinx thriving culture.

Read the HSI Report!
UC Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association

Interested in system-wide Chicanx Latinx issues?
We invite you to the UC CLAA. 

The UC Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association is a statewide collective of the
10 Chicanx Latinx alumni associations from all 10 UC campuses whose mission is to support the overall advancement of the University of California by engaging UC Chicanx Latinx alumni for life to build a culture of philanthropy, promote UC alumni to leadership positions, and be a voice for the UC Chicanx and Latinx communities on state, national and worldwide issues.

UC CLAA Quarterly Meeting for 2021

  • March 13th
  • June 12th
  • September 11th
  • December 11th
If you would like to be added to the listserve please email one of the two
co-chairs: Taty Aguilera (UC Davis) at or Lupe
Gallegos-Diaz (UC Berkeley) at
Campus News
Dear Chicana/o Studies Alumni 
The Chicana/o Studies Program is considering a change of the program's name, and have first consulted in two meetings with our currently enrolled undergraduate majors and minors and also administered a survey, which is still open to them.  And now welcome input from you, our Chicana/o Studies Program alums. To that end, we are also cordially inviting you to a Chicana/o Studies Program Alum Town Hall meeting with the faculty of the Chicano Studies Program on Friday, February 26th from 6:00pm-7:30 pm

Any questions please contact Laura Jimenez-Olvera at
UC Berkeley’s Building Name Review Committee unanimously recommended removing Kroeber’s name from the building
UC Berkeley’s Kroeber Hall became the fourth building on campus to be stripped of its name in a year’s time. The decision by Berkeley officials capped a formal review process and was made, in large part, because the building’s namesake — Alfred Louis Kroeber, born in 1876 and the founder of the study of anthropology in the American West — is a powerful symbol that continues to evoke exclusion and erasure for Native Americans. Read more... 

Oscar Dubón, Jr. , Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion, to resume his faculty position as Professor of Materials Science & Engineering effective June 30th

Over the past three and a half years, Oscar has led the Division of Equity & Inclusion and supported the campus community through very challenging times, including a divided nation, wildfires, power outages, our country’s and campus’ racial reckoning, financial instability, and a pandemic. Our CLAA community is especially thankful for Oscar’s leadership as co-chair of the Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force, and for establishing the Chicanx Latinx Standing Committee of faculty, staff, students, and alumni to advise the Chancellor’s Cabinet. Read more ...

2021 Homecoming Alumni Reunion Weekend
We will be joining the campus in October with Fall Homecoming celebrations! More to come! 
2022 Legacy Event 
Our UCB Legacy event originally scheduled for 2020 has been pushed out to September 31-October 2, 2022 due to the pandemic. A big thanks to the 65 pledged Honorary Committee members (to date) for their leadership and commitment to the gathering in 2022. We are looking for 30 additional Honorary Committee members to join us at $1k level and/or being a corporate/community sponsor.

To join us as an Honorary Committee member or a sponsor please contact Lupe Gallegos-Diaz at or Martha Flores at
Do you remember Cal in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90's? 
Tell us about your experience on the UC Berkeley campus for the Chicanx Latinx Timeline project! The timeline will be featured at our Legacy Celebration. Don't miss your opportunity to be part of this great project highlighting Latinx at Berkeley. 
For more information contact: Lillian Castillo-Speed at:
Submit Here!
Stay Connected -
Volunteer Opportunities 
UCB CLAA has various opportunities for Cal alumni to stay connected. If
you are interested in being a speaker for our monthly platicas/talks,
become a speaker at our annual Sharing Wisdom Across Generations
student-alumni conference, provide a workshop for our Chicanx Latinx
student seminar, being mentor/femtor, or volunteer at campus and community events please connect with us at
Fill out our interest form and our office team will be reaching out to
Stay Engaged with CLAA!
CLAA Membership 
Our Annual CLAA Membership is a great way to give back and support our Chicanx/Latinx community of alumni and future (students) alumni. Your membership of only $10 a month helps support CLAA activities and events. Our UCB CLAA network helps engage alumni throughout the state, nation, and world. Find your local chapter! Check out our Strava page for event updates! 
Become a Member!

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

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