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UC Berkeley's Black Recruitment and Retention Center (BRRC) virtual information sessions begin Oct. 12

BRRC will host a series of virtual information sessions coupled with interactive learning modules for prospective Black students from around the state of California through its first SoCal - NorCal virtual recruitment trip entitled “Highway 5 to Higher Ed”. 

BRRC will be hosting weekly information sessions beginning on October 12 and ending October 24, 2020. This free program will include, interactive modules, live virtual sessions with UC Berkeley students, financial aid and admissions advisors, giveaways, care packages, and more!

This program is designed to bridge the gap between Black low-income high school students and colleges and universities, but every Black student should apply. Click here to register.

The Black Recruitment and Retention Center (BRRC) was founded in 1983 and is a Black student-initiated, student-run organization at the University of California, Berkeley. BRRC is designed to help increase the number of Black students enrolling in and graduating from Cal. Through their recruitment and retention efforts, they seek to supplement, expand, and create efforts on campus and within the community toward the recruitment and retention of Black students. Jordan Goodwin and Tiffany Okeani are the K-12 Coordinators for the BRRC of the University of California, Berkeley.

Annually, BRRC does an outreach trip to Southern California during the Fall semester to give college presentations to Black high school students so that they may be encouraged to pursue higher education, apply to UC Berkeley or another institution of their choosing, or simply find a passion for learning and have future goals in mind post-high school. Due to COVID-19, they had to reconfigure this trip into an online format. Rather than limit their reach to Southern California though, they have decided to expand their program to those residing in all regions of California.

See an overview of the program schedule

For more information, please contact


Provided by:

Jordan Goodwin & Tiffany Okeani

K-12 Recruitment Coordinators

Black Recruitment and Retention Center

University of California, Berkeley