UC Berkeley HRI
The University of California, Berkeley has been home to one of the many HRI chapters in California and has continuously been emboldened by passionate and dedicated members who are eager to promote educational equity and give back to their Armenian roots. Throughout the years, we have organized a variety of projects and have also had multiple members participate in the annual HRI summer camps as well as the English Zoom tutoring program.
Additionally, during the 2020 Artsakh War, our chapter helped organize the holiday backpack project for kids living in border villages and families that had been displaced from their homes.
Some ongoing fundraisers we organize have included selling Krispy Kreme donuts in San Francisco, baked goods on campus, designing and selling stickers, working with our university to do crowdfunding, and partnering with Chipotle to conduct fundraisers. We also organized a fundraiser to help fund a community sports complex for families in Shvanidzor, Armenia.
As a chapter, we have organized potlucks and picnics to help bring our members together. Recently, we also launched a podcast series which features the stories of children from remote villages and provides a platform for discussion of various topics. Lastly, we are working towards creating an online tutoring program for general subjects to further increase academic resource accessibility and connect students all around the world.
We are very happy to be a part of the HRI family and to work collaboratively with our members to plan for yet another productive and exciting year! We are always open to recruiting members and hearing new ideas, so please feel free to reach out!