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Phone: 510-642-4520
U C Berkeley School of Law
California 94720

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Geographic areas served: Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland, California

Programs: We provide disadvantaged East Bay young people with a full-time summer program that includes legal and life skills instruction on the UC Berkeley campus, instruction in conflict resolution and communication skills, and paid, full-time professional internships. Throughout the year, we provide one-on-one mentoring and career and educational support activities to young people who have previously completed our summer program.


Our mission is to inspire and help prepare disadvantaged young people to:


  • Succeed in higher education
  • Achieve productive, fulfilling careers and lives
  • Understand our system of government and law, and
    Participate meaningfully in community life
Hundreds of youth have completed our full-time, summer program of paid internships, academic enrichment, and life skills and career development activities.  We have also provided follow-up educational mentoring to these young people. 

100% of our program participants have graduated from high school, and 90% have pursued higher education.

Some remarks by program graduates:

“This program changed my life!”

“Because of this program, I realize I am someone.”

“This program showed me how, if I put my mind, body, and soul into something, I can get anything accomplished.”

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I first joined the Center For Youth Development Through Law in the summer of 2005 with an interest in law and public policy but graduated with an enormous passion for politics. As a Political Science major at the University of California, Davis, I owe much to the director and staff of the Fellowship... more »
This program is nothing short of amazing, beneficial, productive, and has changed my life for the better in so many ways. I graduated from the program in 2007 and am currently the youngest and only graduate on the Board today. I had a wonderful internship, and really built on my resume, ... more »
This program introduced me to so many different experiences and helped me a lot in future career choices. Not only did it introduced to law classes at Berkeley and allowing me to experience what it was like to study on a college campus, it also set me with an internship at AIDS Project East Bay in ... more »
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