Berkeley thanks the following "seed" funders who grasped the Berkeley Changemaker vision early on and have been critical in catalyzing its launch:

This workshop was very insightful and eye-opening for me as a first-generation student. Being in leadership positions, I never really took the time to evaluate what the culture of our organization or team was. I was never really coached on how to be an effective leader and how to create real and valuable change in groups that were not aligning to their goals and purpose. Through this workshop, I learned how significant the culture of a space can be and how much of a role it plays when deciding between two options. As Rich Lyons mentioned in the workshop, culture of different organizations, workplaces always existed, yet recognizing them as a gear factor to contribute to a decision is something that is very valuable and efficient in the long run. I am super grateful for this workshop and am eager to take a Berkeley Changemaker class soon!
Anmol Walia, a recipient of the Cal Alumni Association’s The Achievement Award Program scholarship, is a sophomore studying microbial biology on a pre-med track.
Students listening to lecture

Photo credit: Jim Block

Cal Alumni Association (CAA)

The Cal Alumni Association has partnered with UC Berkeley to introduce Cal alumni and student communities to the groundbreaking, interdisciplinary Berkeley Changemaker™ curriculum. We're thrilled to continue to partner with our friends at the CAA to present workshops to CAA Alumni Scholars.

Chief Technology Office

Berkeley Changemaker Technology Innovation Grants

The Berkeley Changemaker is proud to partner with the Chief Technology Officer on a series of Technology Innovation Grants.

Berkeley Changemaker™ Technology Innovation Grants fund transformative ideas with real applications that benefit the Berkeley campus.

Berkeley Changemaker Technology Innovation Grants provide financial incentives to bring together individual ideas and excellence from across Berkeley's decentralized campus, fostering connections and developing institutional awareness and support to expand positive impact. In Berkeley Changemaker spirit, these awards help visionaries bring their ideas to life, and scale them across the wider institition to make Berkeley more effective, efficient and forward-looking.

Haas Digital

All videos for our gateway Course 12 were designed and produced by our talented colleagues at Haas Digital.

Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET)

SCET has partnered with Berkeley Changemaker to offer the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series: A Berkeley Changemaker Course.

This lecture series recognizes the entrepreneurial vision of A. Richard Newton, Dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering from 2000 to 2007, by inviting distinguished innovators to share lessons from their own successes and failures. The course features a selection of highly accomplished industry speakers, including Cal alumni, who share their unique insights on industry developments, leadership, and innovation accumulated through experience in their careers. 

I was excited about learning about the legacy of Berkeley Changemakers. Before...I thought being a changemaker was an independent act. Now, I realize that my work as a changmaker [sic] is an active continuation of "good" throughout Berkeley campus and the world. Not only will I be supplied with tools from this course, but I can learn from those before me. I personally am more excited to be a part of something greater than me. Changemaking is a movement and a movement flourishes with people.
L&S C12 Student & Berkeley Changemaker

See Diane Dwyer ('84) Interview Noah East ('22) and CIEO Rich Lyons about the Berkeley Changemaker

Becoming a "Berkeley Changemaker™"

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BERKELEY CHANGEMAKER is a trademark of The Regents of the University of California through its Berkeley campus.  It is not affiliated with any third parties using “changemaker” or similar terms