Mission Statement: 

Working in partnership with local schools, school districts and communities, the Center for Educational Partnerships improves academic achievement and expands post-secondary educational opportunities for students who face significant barriers to college.


Our diverse programs help young people overcome educational and financial barriers to prepare for and be accepted at two- or four-year colleges. Ten programs provide services free-of-charge to well over 35,000 students annually including summer programs that give hundreds of students academic enrichment while they experience campus life at Cal.

Almost 9,000 6-12 grade and community college students benefit from intensive cohort programs. About 90% of these high school seniors immediately attend higher education and over 90% of these community college students who apply to UCB successfully transfer to Cal - and they are often the first in their family to attend college.

In addition, over 26,000 students are served through CEP's school wide/systemic change programs which build college-going cultures in schools and districts by serving teachers, counselors, administrators and families. CEP partners with 96 schools and 30 California community colleges each year.


The Center for Educational Partnerships is part of UC Berkeley's Division of Equity & Inclusion. CEP's main office is located at 2150 Kittredge Street in Downtown Berkeley between Shattuck and Fulton.

Our Programs

California College Preparatory Academy (Cal Prep)

College Tools for Schools

Community College Transfer Center (CCTC)

Transfer Alliance Project (TAP)

Destination College

Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)

East Bay Consortium (EBC)

Talent Search (formerly Educational Guidance Center)

Kindergarten To College

Puente Project

School/University Partnerships

Solano County Educational Consortium

Upward Bound

Upward Bound Math and Science