2010 Grantee Convening
Growing the Grassroots: Tips & Tools to Build Organizational Capacity
Friday, October 1, 2010
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
The Brower Center is located at 2150 Allston Way between Shattuck and Oxford and across the street from UC Berkeley.
Bike parking is available in front of the Brower Center and in the underground Oxford Garage (Enter on 2161 Kittredge Street).
Take the Richmond line to the Downtown Berkeley station. Walk south on Shattuck and turn left onto Allston Way. The Brower Center is at 2150 Allston Way.
Plan your trip to the Brower Center using AC Transit and BART: http://www.511.org/
Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor service (Sacramento to San Jose) offers daily service to the Berkeley Station at University Avenue and Third Street. Take AC Transit bus 51B to the Brower Center.
From Highway 80, exit at University and go east on University Ave. Take a right onto Shattuck and left on to Allston Way. The Brower Center is on the right. To go to the parking garage: From Highway 80, exit at University and go east on University Ave, take a right onto Shattuck, go past Allston and take a left on Kittredge. Make a left into the parking garage. Please note that the entrance to the Brower Center is on Allston, not on Kittredge.
Please carpool! There are many garages in downtown Berkeley, including the Oxford Garage just below the Brower Center. Enter on 2161 Kittredge St. between Shattuck and Oxford.
The Allston Way Garage is located at 2061 Allston Way, between Shattuck and Milvia Street.
The Center Street Parking Garage is located downtown at 2025 Center Street between Milvia and Shattuck.
The Berkeley Way Parking Lot is located on Berkeley Way at Henry (between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street).
Offer rides or find rides to the conference at http://rosefdn.org/rideboard.
Where to Stay
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Downtown Berkeley Inn, which is an easy walk to the convening. When you make your reservation say you are with the “Grassroots Fund Convening”:
Downtown Berkeley Inn
2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Price $89 -$99 (not including tax)
Please note that you are responsible for making your own hotel reservations, and paying for your own room. If you applied for a hotel stipend when you registered for the convening, you will receive a check when you arrive at the Brower Center.
Other Accommodations Options
We have a block of rooms at Downtown Berkeley Inn, so try them first (see above). If they are full, try the following:
Bed and Breakfast
Rose Garden Inn
2740 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
Price $115 to $145 (not including tax)
2434 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley
Price $32 to $90 (not including tax)
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley
Price $165 -$196 (not including tax)
Holiday Inn Express
1175 University Ave, Berkeley
Price $110 – $127 (not including tax)
La Quinta Inn & Suites
920 University Ave, Berkeley
Price $82 – $112 (20% off if stay 2 nights)
Please Bring a Reusable Water Bottle
Please bring a reusable water bottle to the conference. We will not have pitchers of water on the table in order to conserve the earth’s resources.
Fragrance Free Event
In order to accommodate everyone, please do not wear perfume, scented products or other fragrances (even natural). A growing number of individuals are chemical/fragrance sensitive.