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embARC Summer Design Academy Diversity Scholarships

Raised toward our $7,410 Goal
36 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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One Week To Go, and only $500 away from an embARC Scholarship!

March 24, 2017

Dear embARC Supporters,

Thanks to 25 generous donors, we're only $465 away from an embARC Summer Design Scholarship for potential students like Yusra:

Yusra is now attending high school in Richmond, but has lived with her family in Oakland, Berkeley and Yemen. She says of a recent trip to the latter:

"I strolled along its dirt paved streets, the residential buildings catching my eye... They were different from the homes in my North Oakland neighborhood. They weren't built from wood, but clay and iron. Now looking back, I see the differences between the architecture, and the irony in it. The homes in Yemen were built by the very elements that both sheltered people, and killed them. While clay kept the families dry and warm, the iron weapons separated them... Bombed down and stripped of their beauty, and buildings now litter the streets. The very streets I left as soon as the revolutions started. The very streets that filled my mind with curiosity, are now graves."

Yusra would bring an intense interest in architecture, a keen eye for observation, a commitment to social justice and a 3.96 grade point average to the embARC program. 

Your gift makes attending embARC a reality for Yusra and other students like her across the Bay Area!

If you haven't already given, will you help us close that $465 gap

Thanks and best,

embARC Staff


Meet Pang Shen, one of embARC 2016's Scholarship Recipients!

March 06, 2017

With the help of 21 generous donors and the Wishbone organization, Pang Shen had a transformative experience at embARC last summer. He had this to say about his time in Wurster Hall:

"In my past four weeks at embARC Summer Design Academy, I learned about the basic principles of architecture and also each of the majors at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. I met students from across the United States and around the world who share my passion for the field of architecture. In addition, I collaborated with my peers to build a shed for the Verde Elementary Garden in North Richmond.

But most of all, I experienced what it's like to be a college student, particularly a student majoring in architecture. With these experiences at embARC, I am ready to start my journey towards a major in architecture. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and that first step is embARC Summer Design Academy."

To that, we say: "GO PANG!"

Please contribute to the embARC Diversity Scholarship fund and help us bring other students from underrepresented communities to Wurster Hall this summer!


Our way
of Thanking You



Have your name (or the name of your designee) listed on the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design's website sponsor page that highlights all of the embARC Diversity Scholarship sponsors.

5 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017



Earn a social media shout out on the embARC Facebook Timeline or Twitter Feed!

3 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017



Get an etched thank you postcard straight out of the CED Digital Fabrication Lab's state-of-the-art laser cutter.

3 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017



Receive a three-dimensional reminder (and cool conversation piece) for your support of embARC, fabricated in CED's bleeding-edge Digital Lab.

2 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017



Hob-nob with embARC Student Designers at a reception celebrating the culmination of four intensive weeks of instruction, design, visioning and fabricating, and formally donating the Design Build projects to the UC Berkeley Food Pantry. Students will be on hand to discuss the experience of designing and building the project, illuminating their challenges and successes, that they will take with them after graduating.

2 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017



Designate a name or organization to be inscribed on a plaque affixed to the Design Build project.

1 of 25 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2017



Attend a fun-filled luncheon hosted by Dean Wolch and embARC staff honoring the Wishbone scholarship recipient and other scholarship awardees whose participation in embARC is made possible by your generous donation.

2 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017



Secure your or your organization's legacy as committed supporters of diversity and food security with a highly visible name or logo inscription on the Design Build project. Limit one per structure.

0 of 4 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2017
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