The Community Connections Lunch Hour, a monthly virtual series hosted by Berkeley Lab’s Government and Community Relations Office, provides opportunities for Lab employees to learn how they can support outreach activities in our surrounding communities.  

Each month’s session will feature informational talks by GCR staff or partnering organizations focused on current activities, the importance of the work our partners are doing in the community, and how you can help support their missions.  These sessions are meant to be interactive, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the speakers.  

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Berkeley Community Scholars 

Learn how Berkeley Community Scholars helps bridge the opportunity divide for youth from low-income families, hear from a Lab employee who’s served as a BCS mentor, and find out how you can get involved as either a volunteer or a mentor! 

Ecology Center

Learn about one of our great community partners: the Ecology Center! They highlight service opportunities and events happening in the near future and ways you can participate. 

Digital Accessibility

Jeremy Snyder from Berkeley Lab's K-12 team presents on making digital and multimedia content accessible to people with disabilities. He covers some of the most important and versatile techniques for improving accessibility, and discusses the "Curb-cut Effect," which describes how accommodations for some often result in unforeseen benefits for all. 

K-12 Opportunities

Tune in to learn how the K-12 program is  bringing science and community together and what you can do to help! 


Hear from Joel Sjostrom, CEO of the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, about how institutions like the Lab help advance their mission to end hunger and what we as a community can do to stay engaged. Biosciences Area’s Trent Northen will also make brief remarks.  


This month we're joined by Community Resources for Science, a long time education and outreach partner. Come hear about their programs that support STEM identity in the Bay Area, and participate in an interactive session on best practices for in-person and virtual outreach.