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"Because of this program, I realize I am someone." — 2008 program participant

Our Programs

We provide transformative experiences to disadvantaged youth from public high schools in Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond, California. Building on our students' energy, intelligence, and passion for law and social justice, our programs include:

  • Classroom and experiential learning
    related to law, government and
    social justice
  • Paid internships in law, government and community service offices
  • Life skills and leadership development curriculum
  • College preparation and career development activities
  • Mentoring

Learn more about our strategies and goals

Our Impact

We inspire and help prepare youth for higher education, fulfilling careers, and active
participation and leadership in the community.

  • 100% of our program graduates
    graduate from high school
  • More than 92% of our graduates attend higher education

Hear from a few recent participants

Read 2012 student profiles and evaluation results

What's New


2012 Annual Report

News Video
featuring program students and
alumni, produced by The Recorder

The Center was honored with the
Education Pipeline Award
by the California State Bar in 2011

The UC Berkeley School of Law
website has a story featuring the Center

Our Video
Student Profiles

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