Berkeley Lab in the Community
Berkeley Lab Ambassadors in Action
October 30, 2022
For the first time, Berkeley Lab’s Latin American and Native American (LANA) Employee Resource Group and Community Relations Office joined forces to participate in the Unity Council’s Día de los Muertos Festival. The event, which has been held annually in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood since 1996, draws thousands of visitors each year.
August 27, 2022
Berkeley Lab and Rebuilding Together East Bay-North volunteers spent a recent Saturday building a new fence for Youth Homes, a nonprofit that supports underserved youth and young adults in Contra Costa County. As a community, we were able to contribute to something meaningful. The privacy fence that was installed will help provide Youth Homes’ clients to process and heal from trauma and build supportive networks.
The Lab’s Government and Community Relations office will host future service days with RTEBN; please check the Berkeley Lab Service Portal at service.lbl.gov for upcoming opportunities to serve our community.
Brandt participates in Berkeley Chamber event focused on post-pandemic planning
May 5, 2022
Deputy Lab Director for Operations and Chief Operating Officer Michael Brandt recently participated in “Berkeley Today and Tomorrow,” an annual event hosted by the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce that brings businesses together to share success stories, advocate for the best of Berkeley, and connect community thought leaders together in one place.
Lab staff volunteer their time at the Food bank of Contra Costa and Solano
April 9, 2022
In honor of national volunteer month, Berkeley Lab staff kicked off its first service day with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Staff spent a recent Saturday morning at the Concord warehouse sorting through produce that will be distributed to families experiencing food insecurity in the area. The Lab’s Government and Community Relations office will host three more service days with FBCCS this year; please check the Berkeley Lab Service Portal at service.lbl.gov for those and other upcoming service opportunities.
Service days at FBCCS were inspired by the Lab’s winter 2021 food drive, which was held in response to the urgent needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Berkeley Lab employees rallied together and raised $44,635 to support the important work being done by FBCCS to help our neighbors in need. If you would like to volunteer before our scheduled service days, please visit volunteer.foodbankccs.org to sign up and learn more.